The Repsol rider, World Champion and able to dominate his bike at more than 240 km/h, came of age yesterday and today took his...

The Repsol rider, World Champion and able to dominate his bike at more than 240 km/h, came of age yesterday and today took his driving exam.

Used to see him flying over the circuits, it is paradoxical to think that a Motorcycling World Champion would not have a driving licence. But this is what happens when your name is Marc Márquez and you are someone who has amazed the whole Motorsport world since you were 15. Marc turned 18 yesterday and it did not even take him 24 hours to pass his driving test.

Taking advantage of the break in the competition, the Repsol rider worked hard to try and reach one of the aims of any boy of his age: to get driving lessons in Colchester and then get the driving licence. After passing the theory exam some weeks ago – he has always been a good student- and turn 18 yesterday in Estoril, the Repsol rider celebrated today his coming of age by taking the practical exam for the car driving licence.

This challenge is never easy, whether you are World Champion or not, but Marc Márquez did a good job and drove with no incidents through the streets of Lleida. His examiner passed him and the Repsol rider is now of age and has his driving licence. Nevertheless, as any other rookie driver at the wheel of a car, he will have to put in his car, clearly visible, the famous “L” for beginner drivers. It will undoubtedly be a curious image.

Marc Márquez: “This winter I took advantage of the break to do physical training, which was my priority, but also to get my driving licence. At 18 is the objective of any guy of my age. Yesterday I turned 18 and today I can say that I have my licence. So I will be able to experience new feelings on the road. Now I have to think only about my bike and focus in the next tests that will take place in Jerez”.

Source: Repsol Media

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