Marc Marquez makes Moto2 move

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New 125GP world champion Marc Marquez has confirmed today he will contest the 2011 Moto2 world championship.

The Spaniard had delayed a decision on his future until after he clinched the 125GP crown in a nail-biting final round shootout against compatriot Nicolas Terol in Valencia earlier this month.

Marquez has signed a two-year deal and will race in the Monlau Competition team with a Suter chassis and he will again be backed by fuel giant Repsol.

He will make his Moto2 debut in Jerez tomorrow (Wednesday).

Scott Redding will also be in action at the test and the British rider is expected to complete laps on the Suter BMW-powered MotoGP bike designed for the 1000cc rules in 2012.

Czech Republic rider Karel Abraham will also be on track in Jerez getting in more crucial miles on the Ducati GP11 he will ride in MotoGP next season.

Ducati’s test team is also in Jerez with Franco Battaini in action. It is expected he will test some modifications to the GP11 machine after Valentino Rossi’s low key debut for the Bologna factory in Valencia earlier this month.

Rossi ended up down in 15th on the timesheets and over 1.5s off the pace in his first appearance for Ducati.

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Matthew Birt

By Matthew Birt