Alex Marquez delays move to MotoGP

09:15 | 14/08/2019
Moto 2 championship leader Alex Marquez has delayed his projected move into MotoGP by signing a new deal to race for Marc VDS in 2020, the Belgian team announced on Tuesday (Aug 13).
alex marquez delays move to motogp
Alex Marquez will continue to compete in Moto 2 in the 2020 season (Photo: AFP/Michal CIZEK)

The new one-year deal puts on hold the prospect of the 23-year-old going wheel to wheel with his older brother, five-time MotoGP champion Marc Marquez.

"I am very happy to be able to announce that next season I will continue with Marc VDS in the Moto2 category," said Alex Marquez in a statement on the team website.

"I am very grateful for the confidence of the team."

"With its renewed technical structure, a key part of the current success, I will be able to continue for one more year to improve as a rider, raise my riding level and prepare myself to fulfil my dream of making the leap to MotoGP."

Marquez has won five races this season and leads the Moto 2 standings by 43 points with eight races remaining.

He was Moto 3 champion in 2014.

His brother has a 58-point lead in the MotoGP standings.

AFP

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