The first edition of Madrid Motor Days will be under way between Friday, Dec. 20 and Sunday, Jan. 5, showcasing a range of unique vehicles and an extensive program of activities at the Feria de Madrid. During the show, numerous famous MotoGP faces will be attracting the crowds.
For yet another year, thousands of fans take to the streets of Marc Marquez’ home town to congratulate the MotoGP rookie title winner.
The MotoGP World Championship concluded last weekend with the Valencian Grand Prix, and with a new title winner in Marc Marquez. His neighbors in Cervera, Lleida, took to the streets to celebrate upon the champion’s return, decorating the town with the name and number of the Repsol rider to provide a hero’s welcome.
As they did in 2010 for Marquez winning the 125cc World Championship and last year for the star’s Moto2 title triumph, fans banded together to make the homecoming an event to remember. Marquez – who debuted in Grand Prix racing with Repsol backing in 2008 – was accompanied by his brother – and Moto3 Rookie of the Year– Alex at a press conference, before being paraded through the streets of Cervera in an open-top car.
Marc Marquez has once again failed to wrap up the 2013 MotoGP World Championship, and will now look to capture the title in two weeks time at Valencia.
Marquez needed to outscore eventual race winner Jorge Lorenzo by eight points in Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix to clinch the title, but the Repsol Honda ace was unable to do so. Instead, Marquez finished second to Lorenzo, decreasing his championship lead to only 13 points with one race remaining in the season.
The 20-year-old struggled to keep pace with fellow Spaniard Lorenzo, and acknowledged that it was better to settle for second rather than crash out while vying for the win.