This just in from Red Bull:
Repsol Honda star rides through Madrid streets for ‘Marc Márquez: ALL IN’.
Twenty thousand people accompanied six-time MotoGP champion Marc Márquez through the streets of Madrid en route to the open air cinematic launch of his new docu-series ‘Marc Márquez: ALL IN’ which premieres on Prime Video from February 20 and will be available worldwide for free on Red Bull TV from June 5. Here is all you need to know:
– The five episodes look back on the recently turned 30-year-old’s amazing career and, in particular the 2022 season, a watershed year where the 59-times MotoGP race winner weighed up his future.
– A day ahead of the full series release, a convoy of 350 bikers, led by Márquez, first rode just under three kilometres through the streets of Madrid to celebrate the Spanish motorbike legend’s exploits.
– He said: “The convoy was the most important thing for me. In a race weekend, you feel the fans, but they are far. But doing a thing like that, even limited to 350 motorbikes, to be close to them, being also on the blue carpet today, seeing the grandparents with the kids… it’s something so special.”
– After arriving at the destination, Márquez switched to his Repsol Honda bike to perform a showrun demonstration right in the middle of Madrid’s Gran Vía, an iconic Spanish street in the country’s capital city well known for being the location of many Spanish movie premieres each year.
– After that, MotoGP CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta and Márquez’s brother and fellow MotoGP rider Alex Márquez were among the crowd for the world premiere of ‘Marc Márquez: ALL IN’ on a giant screen.
– Márquez added: “Everybody is hungry for the rest of the chapters. I think people today have enjoyed a lot and they have seen another part of me, not only the rider but also the person. We are humans. Most of the time they are watching us in our superhero dress, wearing helmets and leathers, but we are normal people and we have our private life and even personal problems, not only motorbikes.”
– The release of the docu-series in the lead up to the 2023 MotoGP season marks the full-time return to competition for Márquez following three seasons plagued by potentially career ending injuries.
– He revealed: “Our goal is trying to fight for the championship. It’s true that we are not coming from my best moment, but I’m optimistic and the ambition is always there. I will try all my best, it’s my dream and mentality”.
– The first 2023 race will take place in Portugal on March 26 around the Algarve International Circuit in Portimão with June 11’s Italian Grand Prix at Mugello marking the global release of the series on Red Bull TV.
– He enthused: “The next chapter for me is about winning and success. The real comeback. The real comeback will happen when I’m being able to fight for the win again. That will be my next chapter.”