There is a corner of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya that burns bright blue. EG 0,0 Marc VDS rider Alex Marquez is one of the fiercest home hopes for the Catalan masses at the annual and anticipated stop at the Mediterranean venue. The 22 year old usually stands out for the fans. Not only thanks to his speed that puts the former Moto3 World Champion at the front of Moto2 but also a distinct lid design that has some amusing origins.
“One day I went out with my friends and for a joke we dressed up and I was a cowboy,” #73 smiles. “It is a look and an idea that somehow became part of my fan club: the ‘Blue Gunners’. I didn't really want a cowboy on the helmet but we worked on a design of a bullet coming out of a gun and I’ve had that theme since 2015.”