Marc Marquez might only be 23 years old, but he’s made quite a name for himself in the extremely competitive world of MotoGP racing.He recently won his fourth consecutive M Award for once again being the fastest qualifier throughout the season, and I’m super jealous of what he took home as his prize. Marquez was handed the keys to a brand new BMW M2 in Long Beach Blue Metallic, one of my favorite colors available.
The BMW Division started the M Award back in 2003 as they are long time partners with Dorna Sports, organizers of the MotoGP. They use a similar points system that’s used for the actual races themselves. So every rider at every race is awarded points based on their qualifying position for each race. So for a rider to win this award four years in a row is actually quite spectacular.
To give you a little more insight as to just how talented Marquez is on these high-powered sports bikes, his first year winning the M Award he was actually a rookie! He was the first and only rookie to ever win this prestigious award.
I’ll admit, I’m not a huge follower of MotoGP racing. But I’ve always had a deep level of respect for what these riders are able to do on those incredible bikes. It blows my mind how far they lean into the turns, to the point that they have special pads on their knees to prevent scraping along the pavement.
But that’s what I’ve found to be so damn impressive about Marquez and his riding style. Leaning over far enough to scrape your knee is child’s play for this guy. He leans so far into the turns that he’s damn near dragging his face on the pavement. There are pictures taken where he’s leaning so far into a turn that it literally doesn’t seem possible to recover.
Marquez may ride for team Honda, but as far as we’re concerned he can be a spokesperson for BMW anytime.