MARC MÁRQUEZ vs. BRAD BAKER
BARCELONA’S SANT JORDI ARENA TO HOST BIG REMATCH
It’s now confirmed. Marc Márquez and the defending AMA Grand National #1, the world´s most prestigious Dirt Track title, Brad Baker, will compete next December 13th for the supremacy of the Sant Jordi Arena.
Backed by Barcelona City Counciland organised by RPM Racing and Moto Club Segre, the Sant Jordi Arena will live again in December one of the most exciting and thrilling duels of motorcycling.
Last January, the City of Barcelona lived a unique show in the Sant Jordi with a sensational oval soil track, the match between the # 1 World dirt tracker, American Brad Baker, and the youngest ever MotoGP champ, Catalan Marc Márquez.
A heart-stopping finale, unfinished
Somehow, back in January, the fight for the #1 dirt tracker finished inconclusively, as Márquez fell following a contact with Baker, two laps before the end of the race, handing the victory to the US rider.
In front of 8.000 spectators, after shaking hands, Brad Baker and Marc Márquez agreed for a second edition of the Superprestigio Dirt Track with the aim to have another try of that unfinished Final.
Over 20 riders from the World Road Racing Championship, and some of the Top American dirt trackers also invited
With five months to go 16 road racers have already confirmed their intention to take part in the Event: Tito Rabat (ESP, Moto 2), Bradley Smith (GBR, Moto GP), Álex Márquez (ESP, Moto 3), Scott Redding (GBR, Moto GP), ÁlexRins (ESP, Moto 3), Mika Kallio (FIN, Moto 2), Álvaro Bautista (ESP, Moto GP), Johann Zarco (FRA, Moto 2), Jonas Folger (GER, Moto 2), Lorenzo Baldassarri (ITA, Moto 2), Julián Simón (ESP, Moto 2), Kenny Noyes (USA, CEV Superbike) Marcel Schrotter (GER, Moto 2), Xavier Simeon (BEL, Moto 2), Niklas Ajo (FIN, Moto 3) and Enea Bastianini (ITA, Moto 3).
Other confirmations are expected increasing the list of riders in the Superprestigio category (reserved to road Racing riders). More than 20 riders are expected.
Brad Baker will not be the onlyAMA Grand Nationalrider representing the US. These riders together with the best nationals in Enduro, MX andSupermotard will join the Open category.
Tickets on sale from 25 Euros
Marc Márquez: “It was a great to compete against Brad Baker, #1 in the US, in the 1st edition of the Superprestigio Dirt Track. As I expected, it was a magical event, under the lights of the Palau, with exciting sliding and tight racing with the crowd so close it was amazing. The crash was the only unfortunate part of that great evening, so I am looking forward to racing again in the Sant Jordi arena, have fun…. and try to beat Brad!.
Brad Baker: “I am super excited to visit Barcelona again in December! I met so many great people when I was there in January and everyone made me feel like I was home. RPM Racing and everyone involved with them was top notch and I’m sure they will make the second edition of Superprestigio even greater than the first! It’s a complete honour to be invited to Barcelona for a second time and I’m really looking forward to riding with Marc Marquez and all the other great GP riders again as well”.