New Moto3 world champion Alex Marquez says he never gave any consideration to making the big leap straight into MotoGP in 2015.
The younger brother of dominant double MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez wrapped up the Moto3 crown by just two-points after a dramatic and tense final round decider against Aussie rival Jack Miller in Valencia last month.
Miller has been fast tracked straight from the Red Bull KTM Moto3 squad to MotoGP on a lucrative three-year deal with HRC.
The highly rated 19-year-old will ride an Open class RC213V-RS for LCR Honda in 2015 in the same team that will field Briton Cal Crutchlow on a Factory prototype.
But Marquez said he never looked at making a similar move and he will take a more conventional career path through the intermediate Moto2 category after signing a two-year deal to join the Marc VDS Racing squad.
The Spanish teenager, who won the Moto3 crown with a third place in Valencia, told MCN: “It is important for me to go to Moto2. It is another step after Moto3 and I think I will go to the best team in Moto2 and the results certainly say this. Tito (Rabat) was world champion and Mika (Kallio) second, so I am really happy to be in that team. I think for me it was impossible to go directly to MotoGP because it is the wrong way for me. For Jack, I don't know but we will see in the first races of next year. But the best option for me is to make two years in Moto2 and this was always my best plan and then if I have an offer in MotoGP I will go. But I have a lot of things to learn in Moto2, so I think step-by-step is best for my future.”