Marc Marquez had a date with the town of Villamartin #RepsolYMárquezEnCádiz
Ahead of this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuito de Jerez, Marc Marquez had a date with the town of Villamartin, whose in habitants were able to see the Repsol Honda rider up close. The town in the Cadiz municipality was treated to the illustrious visit after winning a region-wide competition organised by Repsol -receiving more than 54,000 of the over 200,000 votes cast.
In a packed sports centre, more than a thousand residents greeted the youngest ever MotoGP World Champion. Marquez was presented with a surprise, in the form of a new tapas snack named in his honour, designed by chef David Garcia Aparicio of the ‘Guia Repsol’-recommended Hacienda El Rosalejo.
The Mayor of Villamartin, Juan Luis Morales, welcomed the Repsol rider in the Cloister of San Francisco, along with a group of participants in the contest who had the privilege of meeting Marquez in person.
Villamartin (Population: 12,000) has an important archaeological heritage, due to the melting pot of cultures present in the town for more than eight centuries. An example of this cultural wealth is Matrera Castle, which has been recently restored and is one of the monuments listed in the ‘Guia Repsol’. In addition, Villamartin incorporates the dolmens at Alberite, dating back to the 5th century B.C. and declared a site of Cultural Interest.