Marc Márquez is the 2012 Moto2 World Champion

10/27/2012 @ 9:36 pm, by Jensen Beeler4 COMMENTS

Congratulations to Marc Márquez for becoming the 2012 Moto2 World Champion today at Phillip Island. After missing the honor last year due to an eye injury, Márquez clinched the title today at the Australian GP in his usual dominant fashion.

With an unnatural ability to maintain his corner speed, Márquez has become infamous in Moto2 for his ability to get fantastic drive out of corners, drafting past his opponents, and slamming the door shut on the following turn. An aggressive rider on the track, it will be interesting to see how the young Spaniard fares next year in MotoGP, as Márquez is set to join Dani Pedrosa at the Repsol Honda factory MotoGP team for the next two seasons.

While the learning curve will be huge, many well-educated members of the GP paddock tip Márquez as being the sport’s next Rossi. After his performance this year in the 2012 Moto2 Championship, they may well be right. Congrats again Marc!

Photo: © 2012 Scott Jones / Scott Jones Photography – All Rights Reserved

  • Afletra

    Congrats! And…welcome to the class of the Kings! :) (not my rights to say it, but…yeah, I wanna say it LOL)

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  • I think that Marc won the title well. He had a few rough moments during the season, but seemed to mature as the season went on. I’m looking forward to seeing him on the Repsol Honda next season. I expect him to be a worthy successor to Casey Stoner.

  • Westward

    Bradl had a very respectable showing this season, and Marquez is significantly better than he is. Add to that a factory Repsol Honda, and I would suspect Marquez should be in the top five or six. That is, if he does not just start winning on the ready…

    His career sort of mimics Rossi’s in that he has won the title in his second season of each class thus far…