Márquez Roars Past Classic Japanese Cars on Famous Road

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Spanish MotoGP rider Marc Márquez prepares for the upcoming Japanese GP by taking his Repsol Honda bike for a spin on the legendary Hakone Turnpike road in Hakone. Marquez can be crowned World Champion for the fifth time if results go his way at Motegi. // Marc Márquez poses in Hakone Turnpike on October 17, 2018 ahead of the MotoGP Grand Prix of Japan // Taku Nagami/Red Bull Content Pool // For more content, pictures and videos like this please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com
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Spaniard takes on Hakone Turnpike ahead of potential fifth MotoGP title

Marc Márquez has prepared for his attempt at a fifth MotoGP World Championship title on Sunday with a trip along Japan‘s famous Hakone Turnpike on a Honda RC213V. Here is all you need to know:

 

Marc Márquez
Spanish MotoGP rider Marc Márquez prepares for the upcoming Japanese GP by taking his Repsol Honda bike for a spin on the legendary Hakone Turnpike road in Hakone. Marquez can be crowned World Champion for the fifth time if results go his way at Motegi. // Marc Márquez performs in Hakone Turnpike on October 17, 2018 ahead of the MotoGP Grand Prix of Japan // Kunihisa Kobayashi/Red Bull Content Pool // For more content, pictures and videos like this please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com

 

– If the Spaniard concedes less than two points to title rival Andrea Dovizioso and no more than 24 points to Valentino Rossi at the Japanese GP, he will clinch a staggering fifth MotoGP World Championship crown during just six years in motorbike racing’s elite class.

– Should he manage to seal a fifth title, it will leave him level with Australian Mick Doohan in the all-time records and two behind Italian legend Rossi, who currently sits third in the 2018 rider standings.

 

 

– Ahead of his title tilt at the Motegi track, the 25-year-old Márquez was given the chance to take a Honda RC213V road bike along the famous Hakone Turnpike, which runs along the side of the Mount Hakone volcano.

– Márquez did not get a free ride, though, as the Repsol Honda rider encountered Japanese vehicles from various eras such as a soba bike, traditional Japanese trucks, street bikes from the 1980s/1990s and a drift car.

– The Hakone Turnpike is a popular pass road about 90 minutes south of Tokyo otherwise known as Japan’s Nürburgring with many films of the iconic Japanese drifter culture produced there.

 

More photos ahead ….

 

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