History-making brothers Marc and Alex Marquez, who both won Grand Prix titles this season, lapped together on a pair of RC213Vs at the Valencia MotoGP test this afternoon.
Alex was given the ride as a present by HRC vice-president Shuhei Nakamoto and he followed elder brother Marc for some demonstration laps in the middle of the afternoon session before the two-time MotoGP champion let him past. Valentino Rossi also got in on the action too, splitting the pair through a couple of corners.
"I am very happy to have tried the MotoGP bike. Yesterday I fulfilled a dream that I had, and today I fulfilled another. It’s not every day you can try a bike like this! I want to thank Honda and especially Shuhei Nakamoto for this opportunity that they have given me," said Alex.
"It is a great gift after becoming Moto3 World Champion. What impressed me the most was the power that the bike has. The feeling you get when you're on the straight is incredible and braking is amazing too, plus the time between corners is greatly reduced. At first I was a little stiff on the bike, but I think I held up well. It was a lot of fun and I ended up a little tired!”