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- Team: Repsol Honda
- Class: MotoGP
- Number: 93
- Bike: Honda RC213V
- Born: February 17, 1993 – Cervera, Spain
Marc Marquez was born with a passion for two-wheeled competition. Receiving his first motorcycle as a gift from his parents at the age of four, Marquez's incredible journey began. His first race came just one year later, but it was in 2001 that his competitive fire really began to burn, as he won the Catalan Motocross and Enduro Championship at the age of 8. And the rest, as they say, is history.
In 2002, Marquez made the [now] historic switch to road racing. Marching forward to 2008 (and several amatuer championships later), Marc debuted as a rookie on the world stage in the 125cc World Championship at age 15, and within two races scored his very first podium at Donington Park.
Marquez continued setting the MotoGP world on fire in 2010 when he earned his first-ever World Championship in the 125cc class by securing 12 pole positions and 10 victories. After an up-and-down 2011 season in the highly-contested Moto2 class, Marquez finished runner-up in the championship. In 2012, Marc raced his way to 9 impressive wins en route to securing the Moto2 title–his second World Championship.
His debut in the premier MotoGP class came in 2013, and Marquez continued to impress as he became the youngest-ever MotoGP champion–the first rookie to win since “King” Kenny Roberts in 1978. Marquez defended his MotoGP title in 2014 and won a record-setting 10 races in a row (13 total victories).
Now in 2016, Marquez has his fifth World Championship well within his sights, as he continues riding himself into the history books...
- Team: Latus Motors Racing
- Class: Superstock 1000
- Number: 50
- Bike: Kawasaki ZX-10R
- Born: October 25, 1990 – Stockton, California
A former flat-track racer and West Coast Supermoto champion, Bobby Fong made a seamless transition into road racing in 2006 when he won a pair of AFM championships. Fong has been a front runner since he debuted as an AMA professional in 2007, with his breakthrough victory coming at Virginia International Raceway in the Daytona SportBike class in 2010.
Heading into 2016 (his ninth season as a pro), Fong made the exciting leap up to the Superstock 1000 class aboard his Latus Motors Racing Kawasaki ZX-10R. With 13 career National road-race podiums to his credit entering the new season, Fong has already secured an additional three in the big bike class, including back-to-back wins at Circuit of the Americas in April.
- Team: Mopar Express Lane BMW Motorrad Canada Superbike Team
- Class: Superbike
- Number: 1
- Bike: 2015 BMWS1000RR
- Born: December 30, 1978 — Brantford, Canada
Jordan Szoke’s career started as the youngest roadracer to earn his professional license, at the age of 15. Jordan showcased his raw talent consistently landing him on the podium. Shattering track records and earning championships gained him some deserved notoriety. Winning his very first National Championship at the age of 16, only two short seasons after entering competition, it was clear that this was exactly what Jordan was born to do.
Throughout his evolution Jordan has won over 20 National championships in his 20 year career. Jordan changed the record books in 2010 when he earned both Superbike and Sportbike championships for 5 years consecutively. Jordan also holds the record for the most Superbike Championships in Canadian History with 10 in total. His seventh title in 2010 and his tenth title in 2015 was achieved with an unprecedented perfect season.
Szoke’s first venture at owning and running his own team in 2010 was also tremendously successful as he earned the acclaimed “Team of the Year” award.
Szoke, partnered with Mopar Express Lane and BMW Motorrad, claimed another Superbike Championship along with the "Team of the Year” award both in 2012 and 2015.
"This sport is coveted as an individual sport, but you cannot win something like this on your own. You have an entire crew behind you that provides you with a safe motorcycle that you can win on and an atmosphere to feel comfortable in."
Jordan Szoke – 2012
- Team: Yamaha Extended Service Graves Yamaha
- Class: SuperSport 600
- Number: 31
- Bike: Yamaha YZF-R6
- Born: August 1, 1995 — Katy, Texas
I was born with a passion for anything with wheels and an engine. I watched my dad race motocross as I was growing up and loved every minute of it. Then, when I was four years old I got a motorcycle of my own, a Yamaha PW-50. After years of riding in the dirt, I switched to asphalt when I was 12 years old and realized I was a lot better at road racing than motocross. I focused all of my energy into improving my skills at road racing and slowly started working my way through the rankings. I turned professional when I was 16 years old and won my first ever pro race in 2011. In 2012 I was picked up by Yamaha and Gravesport, who I still race with to this day (as of this writing). From the first time I twisted the throttle on my tiny, 50cc Yamaha, I dreamed of riding a motorcycle everyday. I'm lucky enough that I'm able to live out that dream and I plan on doing everything I can do keep it going for as long as possible!
- Team: Monster Yamaha Tech 3
- Class: MotoGP
- Number: 38
- Bike: Yamaha YZR-M1
- Born: November 28, 1990 – Oxford, England
Monster Yamaha Tech 3's Bradley Smith cut his teeth in the 125cc World Championship back in 2009, where he scored three grand prix wins and finished runner-up in the championship. After beginning his successful partnership with the Tech 3 team during his first season in the Moto2 World Championship, Smith went on to score three podiums and finished seventh overall in the series. In 2013, Smith became the youngest British rider ever to earn a full-time ride in the prestigious MotoGP class.
After a superb 2015 season, which featured top-ten finishes in all 18 grand prixs and a magnificent sixth-place overall in the championship, Smith entered 2016 (his fourth season in the MotoGP World Championship) with plenty of confidence. Unfortunately, injuries have held him back thus far in 2016, but he looks to improve on his 2015 highlights (including a brilliant second-place finish at the San Marino Grand Prix) in the last few rounds of the championship.