This is the twentieth championship title for the Spanish brand which now boasts nine Manufacturer titles and eleven Rider championships.
Barcelona, 17 October 2010 – Thanks to the victory earned by the young Spanish rider, Marc Marquez, in the Australia GP, Derbi has mathematically conquered the Manufacturer title in the 125 class for the 2010 Moto GP season.
For the Catalan-based manufacturer, founded in Martorelles in 1922 and now part of the Piaggio Group, the title earned today on the Phillip Island track is the twentieth world title summing the nine manufacturer titles with the eleven wreaths earned by Derbi riders.
Great champions have raced and won with the Derbi. To name a few, Jorge Martínez 'Aspar' (32 victories on the Derbi), Angel Nieto (30 victories), Japanese rider Youichi Ui (11), Jorge Lorenzo (4) and Frenchman Mike di Meglio (4).
The nine Manufacturer titles have been earned by Derbi in the 125 class (4 times), 250 class (twice) and 50 cc (3 times).
This year Derbi had already celebrated an historic mile marker: one hundred victories in Moto GP, thanks once again to Marquez, who won in August in the German GP round.
With today's win, Derbi chalks up 105 GP victories.
With today's victory, Marc Marquez also strengthens his position as leader in the 125
championship Rider standings.