Motogp™ Race Recap: Young Marquez Makes His Mark and Makes History
In what amounted to a “statement” weekend for young Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez, the 20-year old Spanish MotoGP™ rookie not only claimed his very first pole position, but also his very first MotoGP race Sunday, April 21, putting the rest of the field on notice that despite his youth, he will be a force to be reckoned during for the remainder of the 2013 racing season. In doing so, he also became the youngest driver ever to win a Moto GP race—in just his second start—at the first international motorcycle Grand Prix held at the new Circuit of The Americas™ sports and entertainment complex.
Marquez takes the record, set 21 years ago before he was born, from former American MotoGP rider and two-time series champion Freddie Spencer whose first win came at the Belgian MotoGP race in Spa Francorchamps when he was 20 years, 196 days old. Marquez wins at age 20 and 63 days.