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Alex Marquez delays move to MotoGP

13 Aug 2019, 23:13 GMT+10

Paris - Moto2 championship leader Alex Marquez has delayed his projected move into MotoGP by signing a new deal to race for Marc VDS in 2020, the Belgian team announced on Tuesday.

The new one-year deal puts on hold the prospect of the 23-year-old going wheel to wheel with his older brother, five-time MotoGP champion Marc Marquez.

"I am very happy to be able to announce that next season I will continue with Marc VDS in the Moto2 category," said Alex Marquez in a statement on the team website.

"I am very grateful for the confidence of the team."

"With its renewed technical structure, a key part of the current success, I will be able to continue for one more year to improve as a rider, raise my riding level and prepare myself to fulfil my dream of making the leap to MotoGP."

Marquez has won five races this season and leads the Moto2 standings by 43 points with eight races remaining.

He was Moto3 champion in 2014.

His brother has a 58-point lead in the MotoGP standings.

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