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Marquez's Midas Touch Continues
by stafftastic
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Young master Marquez's Honda RC213 MotoGP bike. The kid is such a saint that he visits sick children in the hospital. Fast and selfless?! What next?
image by dean f adams

Marc Marquez can do almost no wrong these days.

As documented Monday at Soup, Repsol Honda rookie Marquez showed incredible speed - and an abnormal amount of joy for a factory rider - while leading all three days of the Honda-Yamaha test last week at Austin. He quickly has ascended from a wunderkind who is a candidate to win a race this season to a kid who seems almost predestined to stand atop the podium this year and could mount a title challenge.

Marquez also showed a very human side Tuesday by visiting sick children in a Barcelona hospital. He donated 500 copies of the book about his Moto2 championship season, "Magic Hands," for a fundraiser for the children's wing of the hospital.

Copies of the book will be sold to the general public for a minimum donation of $25, with all proceeds going to the hospital. Fire up Google Translate - unless you're fluent in Catalan - and visit www.capsetasolidaria.org for more information.

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