Alex Marquez has been signed up again by his current Moto2 team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS. Earlier rumors suggest that he might be stepping up to the MotoGP world championship from 2019, but clearly, that’s not the case.

Alex is a talented rider and has been a part of the Marc VDS team for quite some time now. He has scored a Moto3 world championship in 2014, and the Spanish Moto3 title in 2012. He seems to be pretty happy with his current contract being extended. Speaking about this, he said, “I’m very happy to be able to announce my renewal with Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS. I would like to thank the team for their confidence in me for a project that has us all very excited, ahead of a year in which there will be many regulation changes and novelties.”

He further added, “This will help me to continue growing as a rider and prepare me for one of my objectives, which is to move up to MotoGP. I have great motivation to continue being part of this project, and we will give our all to win the Moto2 World Championship.”

Team boss Marc Van der Straten commented on Alex’s continuing partnership, “I am very satisfied to make official the agreement reached with Alex Marquez for him to continue with the team next season. We want him to continue to spearhead our project, and to be a rider with whom we can fight for the Moto2 World Championship – as we are already doing this season.”

He continued, “Alex has shown that he has the potential and talent necessary to be up at the front, to fight to win races and get on the podium. This renewal gives us continuity for a project that, along with Estrella Galicia 0,0, provides our riders with the possibility of carrying out their sporting career in a family environment, as well as the team being professional and competitive at the highest level.”

The next Moto2 season in 2019 will be an exciting one for sure because all the race bikes will feature Triumph’s new engine.