Marc Márquez satisfied as pre-season testing ends

Incredibly high winds were waiting as the Repsol Honda Team arrived at the Losail International Circuit for the final day of pre-season testing. This delayed Marc Marquez slightly as the track opened. Track temperature fell during the night, causing a spate of late crashes.

When the wind did drop, riders began to fly. Marc Marquez led the charge and set a succession of quick laps, settling on a 1’54.613 before the end of his run. A fall at Turn 6 with two hours remaining did little to dent his confidence and he soon returned to running. With 144 laps completed, Marquez’s time of 1’54.613 saw him end the Qatar Test in fourth.

Marc now return to his respective home before travelling back to Qatar, ready for Free Practice 1 of the Qatar GP on Friday, March 8 and the opening race on Sunday, March 10 under the floodlights.

Marc Márquez 1:54.613: “I feel ready today, ready to start the season. Like yesterday we did a lot of laps, worked well and made some more steps. We’re still not 100% but we have a good feeling. Qatar is a track where normally we struggle, but at this test we are there with everyone else. It was a bit difficult with the wind and the temperature on track tonight but we still did what we needed to.

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DAZN appoints Marc Márquez as its brand ambassador in Spain

DAZN, the global live and on demand sport streaming service, has signed Marc Márquez as its brand ambassador in Spain. His skills and determination to overcome any obstacle and the endurance of the young rider makes him the obvious ambassador for DAZN, as the new home of MotoGP in Spain.

Marc Márquez’s has enjoyed a glittering career, having achieved great success since virtually the first day he rode a bike, taking the sport by storm with his distinctive riding style that helped him  to break records. (you can write it with your own words) . Since then, Márquez has not stopped growing and his rise to the top of the MotoGP™ world has been meteoric and unparalleled, as the youngest ever five-time MotoGP™ World Champion.

Márquez’s key role as a brand ambassador for the Spanish market with DAZN will include promoting the brand in Spain as the face of the streaming service until 2021.

DAZN has the exclusive broadcast rights for every session of MotoGP™, Moto2™, Moto3™ and MotoE™, from Free Practice 1 (FP1) to the race, for three years. The ambition is to grow audiences further in one of its most successful markets by providing live and on demand streaming of every event.

DAZN is finalizing details for the imminent launch of the service in Spain, which will offer a host other exclusive premium sports events, including the English football Premier League and the basketball EuroLeague. The launch of DAZN in Spain signals the advent of a new era for sport broadcasting in Spain.


Veronica Diquattro, EVP Revenue, Southern Europe, DAZN, said: “We are delighted and honored to welcome Marc Márquez to the DAZN family. His ambition, passion and fighting spirit perfectly fit with the values of DAZN. Marc’s new role as our brand ambassador further strengthens DAZN’s relationship with MotoGP as its new home in Spain.”


Marc Márquez added, “It’s a great pleasure to be part of DAZN’s family. I feel very proud to join DAZN and witness this new era for the sport in Spain.. With my contribution I wish to help to expand the DAZN platform. The sport streaming service will break down barriers for sport fans in Spain and allow people to watch their favourite sports wherever and whenever they want. I’m excited to start the new season and give my best and give spectacle to all the people who follow the races in DAZN.


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