No MotoGP for Alex Marquez next season. The Spanish rider was negotiating for a possible move up to the reigning class with the Avintia team, but he has decided to remain in Moto2, continuing on with the Marc VDS team. Alex has signed a contract for 2019, an unusual year for the intermediate class with the move over to Triumph engines.
“I’m very happy to be able to announce my renewal - states Marquez - I would like to thank the team for their confidence in me for a project that has us all very excited, ahead of a year in which there will be many regulation changes and novelties. This will help me to continue growing as a rider and prepare me for one of my objectives, which is to move up to MotoGP. I have great motivation to continue being part of this project, and we will give our all to win the Moto2 World Championship."