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GP Week : Issue 214
MARqUEz BROS: pERFECT... AlMOST MOTOGP >>> nEWs Marc and Alex Marquez ended a stunning season with two World Championships, the first for brothers in the sport. Marc, 21, scored his 13th win at Valencia, eclipsing the record for the number of wins in a single season that was held by Mick Doohan. The great Australian won 12 races in 1997. Alex, 18, became the 11th spaniard to win the 125cc or Moto3 crown. He follows in the footsteps of Angel Nieto (1971/’72/’79/’81/’82/’83/’84), Jorge Martinez (1988), Alex Criville (1989), emilio Alzamora (1999), Dani Pedrosa (2003), Alvaro Bautista (2006), Julian simon (2009), Marc Marquez (2010), Nico Terol (2011) and Maverick Viñales (2013). The two are the first pair of brothers to win World titles in the 66-year history of the motorcycle world championship. But the weekend might have been even better for the younger Marquez, Marc Tweeting “Alex made a deal with Nakamoto-san that if he wins he can try the MotoGP bike, but I think he will enjoy tonight!” 14 GPWEEK.com // 14 GPWEEK.com // PARTNERS: