MVDS Racing team

Alex Marquez

Alex Marquez

Date of birth: 23 April 1996
Place of birth: Cervera, Spain

Like his older brother Marc, Alex Marquez earned his spurs in the Catalan Championships. In 2010, he joined the Monlau Competición team to start in the Spanish 125 Championship. Although he was five days too young to take part in the first race, he finished eleventh in the second event in Albacete. He finished the season in the same position. In 2011, the 125 category disappeared to be replaced by the Moto3 class. Regularly at the forefront, Marquez finished the season as Spanish vice-champion. In 2012, he won the title in Spain and took part in a series of Grand Prix with wild cards. In 2013, he entered the Moto3 World Championship full-time with KTM. Coached by Emilio Alzamora, he had his first success at the end of the year in Japan and finished fourth in the championship. For the next season, the Monlau team swapped its KTMs for Hondas. The start of season was a little complicated, but Alex got better with each race. With ten podiums including three victories, he won the title at the end of the last race in Valencia, opposite Australian Jack Miller. This year, Marquez will be trying his luck in Moto2 with the Marc VDS team, back with his great friend Tito Rabat.

2014 : Moto3 World Champion
2013 : 4th in the Moto3 World Championship
2012 : Moto3 Spanish Champion, 20th in the Moto3 World Championship
2011 : 2nd in the Moto3 Spanish Championship
2010 : 11th in the 125 Spanish Championship

Esteve Rabat

Esteve Rabat

Date of birth: 25 May 1989
Place of birth: Barcelona, Spain

Born beside Barcelona, in the cradle of Spanish motorsport, Esteve Rabat was given a chance to ride his first Grand Prix in 2005, when he was just sixteen. The following year, the Catalan raced many of the 125 world championship events after retrieving the Honda ridden by Aleix Espargaro. With ten races on the program, the rider now nicknamed Tito managed to score eleven points and finish the season in 23rd position. These encouraging results enabled him to obtain a full-time job as a rider for the 2007 season. He was not yet eighteen when he made it to his first podium, in China. Finishing eleventh overall, he was given another KTM for the 2008 season, but he had to wait two more seasons and his arrival in the Blusens STX team to get back on the podium. Perhaps less talented than some of his compatriots, on the other hand Tito is a hard worker, totally dedicated to his love of competition. It was that sense of self-sacrifice that allowed him to finish the 2010 season in tenth position and move up to Moto2 the following year. Finishing third in the Indianapolis Grand Prix despite his lack of experience with 4-stroke engines, Rabat impressed Sito Pons who decided to take him on in his team alongside Pol Espargaro. Immediately at ease with the Kalex of the Spanish team, Tito regularly showed his skill, although he continued to find the ends of each race a little complicated. In 2013, the Catalan moved up a notch, making it seven times to the podium, including three on the top step. Finishing third overall behind Espargaro and Redding, Rabat attacked the 2014 season flying the flag of the Marc VDS Racing Team with one goal: to win the title of Moto2 world champion. Mission accomplished. With fourteen podiums and seven wins, the Spanish took control of the Championship from the first to the last race. This year he will be the first Moto2 rider to defend his title.

2014 : Moto2 World Champion
2013 : 3rd in the Moto2 World Championship
2012 : 7th in the Moto2 World Championship
2011 : 10th in the Moto2 World Championship
2010 : 6th in the 125 World Championship
2009 : 18th in the 125 World Championship
2008 : 14th in the 125 World Championship
2007 : 11th in the 125 World Championship
2006 : 23rd in the 125 World Championship