Marc Marquez, Pol Espargaro and Maverick Viñales traveled to Madrid on Thursday as the three Spanish World Champions of the MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 classes of the World Championship received congratulations from Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.
Praising the riders for their ‘hard work and dedication’ in a season that saw Spaniards clinch all three World Championship titles for their respective Repsol Honda Team, Tuenti HP 40 and Team Calvo outfits, Rajoy labelled the trio as ‘absolutely unbeatable’.
“Many millions of happy Spanish people dedicate their free time on Sundays to see how you win,” Rajoy commented to Marquez, Espargaro and Viñales, adding that the achievements are ‘an incentive and an example for all’.
The Prime Minister also thanked the teams and managers in question for their efforts in achieving such success. “It is a matter of equipment,” he added. “Nobody can do anything alone, in any facet of life – something I am sure these Champions know very well.”
Espargaro wrapped up his Moto2 title two weeks before the end of the 2013 season, at Motegi in Japan, whereas Marquez and Viñales sealed their individual MotoGP and Moto3 honors in the Valencia finale on Nov. 10.