Book details

224 Pages
Publication date: May 2023
Imprint: Pantauro
Werner Jessner

Being Marc Márquez

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The eight-time world champion has been riding two wheels his entire life. In what way has it shaped him, how does it satisfy him? Does the much-vaunted »freedom on two wheels« exist in racing? Or is that too much of a romantic notion in a world where you compete elbow to elbow at 350 km/h?

»Being Marc Márquez« is not a linear biography, because the story of his life, his career, has not been written yet. The man behind the iconic acronym MM93 reveals what matters to him on the racetrack and in life, and what guides him there. In 10 chapters, he allows readers to get an up-close look, much closer than ever before. Marc opens his tinted vizor and allows a peak into the mind and soul of an all-out racer, a tireless fighter and an unapologetically optimistic family guy.

In this book, the likeable Spaniard provides an intimate insight into his emotional world and the passion that has formed his personality–and has millions on the edges of their seats every single Sunday: How on earth did he do it this time?

Full English and Spanish manuscript available on request

»Absolutely must-read for every motorsports fan, even beyond two wheels!«

»A fascinating book about the world of top-level sports!«
Motorsport XL

»This is not a linear biography but an insider’s view of the superstar with surprising insights into a small, close-knit group that left the small town of Cervera and so as to never be overtaken.«
Motorrad Magazin

»In this visually stunning biography, the eight-time world champion Marc Márquez lets down his guard for the first time and allows author Werner Jessner profound insight into the soul of an uncompromising racer and an optimistic family man. A must read for every MotoGP and motorcycling fan.«
The Red Bulletin Magazin

»Being Marc Márquez is a visually stunning biography of pictures and text in a modern design that makes readers feel like they themselves are sitting on a motorcycle going 220 mph.«

»Werner Jessner is a master at giving motorcycling enthusiasts an adrenaline rush with his narrative style. His book about Marc Márquez is not a biography in the conventional sense. In eight very richly illustrated chapters, the reader becomes immersed in the world of superstar Marc Márquez and the Repsol Honda success team. And once you’re in a reading flow, you’ll have trouble putting the book down for sure.«

»You don’t have to like the little Spaniard, but you should still read his book.«