Alex Marquez the younger brother of World Champion Marc Marquez has signed a two-year deal which moves him from the Moto 3 class to Moto 2.
Marquez will ride alongside Tito Rabat who is currently leading the championship in the Moto 2 class. Rabat will be a tough competitor for Marquez to prove himself against. Therefore, it will be interesting to see how quickly Marquez will get up to speed in the new formula.
Moto3 title up for grabs
The 18-year-old Spaniard is currently fighting for the Moto3 title, he is 13 points of championship leader Jack Miller following a second place in Sunday's Silverstone race.
Marc VDS team boss Michael Bartholemy believes the right structure is in place for Marquez to have a learning season before a championship assault in '16.
"It has always been our goal to bring young riders into Moto2, and Alex Marquez is the perfect fit for us," Bartholemy told reporters. "He has shown he has both the talent and the drive to succeed with some impressive performances over the past two years, which are the attributes we want as we look towards the future.
This means that Mika Kallio is set to lose his ride at the Marc VDS Teams team for Alex Marquez. However, the Finnish rider could be making the jump back onto Moto GP for next season.