19 - 11 - 2012
Catalunya Caixa i Marc Márquez, World Champions
Two years ago opted for Marc Márquez CatalunyaCaixa and values: effort, continuous improvement and maximum efficiency. A commitment Cervera talented pilot and a firm commitment to the work of Marquez, facing the leap to the new category with humility, but with the ambition befitting a world champion after winning the 125cc title in 2010. Together they have worked to get a challenge. And after a season magical, unforgettable, in which Marquez has nine wins, seven poles and 14 podiums, the pilot has proclaimed CX Moto2 World Champion. A glaring success, the result of a joint work team. CatalunyaCaixa, provided by the World Champion, has worked hard, with determination and with all the necessary proximity to both dreams come true.
A historic year that began with a new example of constant CatalunyaCaixa pilot. Vision problems that arise from the accident at the Malaysian Grand Prix last year, cut short his season. But in the first Grand Prix of the year at the Losail circuit, the pilot took the win CX. An impressive milestone, exciting, he left behind the difficult winter of Marquez and welcomed an exciting season. With two wins in the first three Grands Prix, Marquez began the course as a sledgehammer to the head of the overall standings. But a fall in Le Mans he would lose a two-run lead would recover later in Silverstone. From the Grand Prix of Great Britain, the pilot CatalunyaCaixa dominated the standings, winning at Assen and Sachsenring. After the summer break, which could make the preseason Marquez could not do, his performance was spectacular: four wins, Indianapolis, Brno, Misano and Motegi-and second-MotorLand. For history will victory in the Japanese Grand Prix, after another pilot CatalunyaCaixa comeback. After staying stuck in the outlet and face the first corner from the 29th position, Cervera managed to finish first. After this display, arrived in Sepang with 53 points ahead of second-placed Pol Espargaró, and with options to World Champion three rounds remaining. But a drop in the rain tropical Sepang when Champion was virtually prevented the attainment of the title in Malaysia.
Seven days later, at Phillip Island, the pilot already proclaimed CatalunyaCaixa mathematically Moto2 World Champion. Marquez only needed to finish 14th and score two points for the title, but Cervera was third, with an advancement in the last corner when he was fourth. A new stroke of genius that proved, once again, the ambition and the talent of the young pilot CX, who at just 19 years and 254 days, won his second World Cup. And with the title under his belt, Marquez arrived in Valencia at Ricardo Tormo de Cheste circuit, which would see a major exhibition of the history. Marquez, sanctioned by Race Direction after an incident with Simone Corsi in the second free practice on Friday, had to go last in the Grand Prix of Valencia. And from the 33rd position trace and got a win dream. The greatest triumph in the history of motorcycling.
Thus, Marquez became the youngest driver to win the Moto2 title and third in history to win the championship in the intermediate category, after Dani Pedrosa (19 years and 18 days) and Jorge Lorenzo (19 years and 176 days).
The Cervera, with nine wins, seven poles and 14 podiums, beating his personal record of 12 in 2010 - has become the best champion in the intermediate category with 324 points. These figures together with those of the previous season, make the pilot in the great ruler CatalunyaCaixa Moto2: holds the record for wins (16), poles (14), podiums (25) and points (575).
In addition, Marquez, with 26 wins in the last three years in the World, and is the most successful driver before age 20. Overtook Pedrosa (21 wins), Valentino Rossi (17) and Lawrence (15). With these victories, the de Cervera and Spanish is the fifth winningest driver, behind Angel Nieto (90), Pedrosa (45), Lawrence (44) and Jorge Martinez Aspar (37), and ahead of historic and Alex Criville (20) and Ricardo Tormo (19).
This title is the best epilogue to two spectacular seasons, you have to add the two championships in Spain made by pilots also CatalunyaCaixa Álex Rins last season, and this year Álex Márquez. Challenges met.