Marc Márquez meets his canine namesake

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The MotoGP rider stars in the second episode of Box Repsol’s “Fan Stories” series, in which he visits an animal shelter and meets a dog with the same name.

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Marc Márquez meets his canine namesake

Box Repsol are looking for the most unique motorsport fans, and the current MotoGP World Champion has joined the cause. Ahead of International Dog Day on Sunday, July 21st, the Repsol Honda team rider recently visited an animal shelter, where he met the ‘Marc Márquez’ of dogs.

The canine is the second star of the “Fan Stories” series, in which Box Repsol commemorate 50 years of Repsol’s involvement in motor racing, in addition to 25 years partnering Honda in the premier class of the Motorcycle World Championship .

Named by the owners of the refuge, Marc Márquez the dog shares his namesake’s speedy nature, and met the Spaniard on the Repsol Honda rider’s visit.

The dog has lived in the shelter after being found on a road following some cyclists. Some 138,000 dogs and cats are abandoned every year in Spain, especially in the summer on roads, at service stations and at supermarket entrances. MotoGP World Champion Márquez and Repsol want fans to think carefully before buying a pet, and collaborate through adoption or sponsorship to give a home to these animals.

Find out about this and other stories of Box Repsol fans on social media through the hashtag #FanStoriesRepsol.

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