The 21-year-old Spaniard won the opening 10 rounds of 2014 MotoGP, including a dominant performance in both stateside races at Circuit of the Americas and Indy.
Off the track, Marquez, who lost only at Brno and Misano so far this season, is a quiet fellow. He has a love for motocross, but doesn’t ride on the street. In fact, the Repsol Honda RC213V pilot doesn’t have a motorcycle license.
Marquez spends a considerable amount of time training, mostly on a mountain bike or by running. As MotoGP is extremely demanding on the body, the 5’6” rider’s training is intense to keep his weight at 130 lbs.
When relaxing, Marquez spends his time in the mountains during the winter months, and the beach during the summer months. But he does have one fear – the sea. “I have a fear of the Sea. Especially when its dark.”
Marquez has a favorite vacation spot in the south of Spain that “is quiet with not many people.”
For food, Marquez enjoys pasta, and ham and pineapple pizza. He washes it down with Red Bull – one of Marquez’s major sponsors.
Marquez hails from Cervera, Spain, where he hangs out with his longtime friends: “I live in that town I grew up in since I was 1 year old. And always my friends have been neighbors…its a small town so everybody knows everybody.”
Marquez may be quiet off the track, but when he’s racing, he has complete focus. This helped him set many records, including becoming the youngest rider to earn a premier-class MotoGP title.