Things are going really well for Alex Marquez this year and the Spaniard is Moto2 Championship Leader at the moment, being the main candidate for the World Title. Since circus came back to Europe, Marc’s brother seemed unstoppable and he had a lot of confidence with his bike after a tough start of the season.
Anyway, it seemed also that Alex was not going to stay with his actual team for 2020, with an open negotiation with Petronas that wanted him in their crew and job was almost done. However, at the end Lin Jarvis apparently stopped negotiation and did not want Marquez on Petronas, risking to have a mole inside their team.
Alex was then forced to find another seat, but MotoGP’s door is closed for him as long as there are not free bike on the grid, except Johann Zarco’s one, but it was not an option for the Spaniard. Marquez expressed his thoughts about his future telling he probably would have stayed in Moto2 also for 2020, aiming for a MotoGP seat on 2021.
In this scenario, the ending was that Alex Marquez renewed his contract with Marc VDS, staying another year with his team, the same who made him begin his journey in the World Championship since Moto3, probably with a Title to defend. His teammate will be Sam Lowes, who made an official statement during this weekend, with the Briton who will have the chance to shine alongside the Spaniard, while Xavi Vierge has to find another seat for 2020.