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Marquez brothers grab headlines with joint MotoGP™ test

Marquez brothers grab headlines with joint MotoGP™ test

There was great interest in Monday’s MotoGP™ test at Valencia with one particular novelty grabbing numerous headlines – after Moto3™ World Champion Alex Marquez joined his brother Marc Marquez for a taste of the premier class.

As a reward for winning the Moto3 title on Sunday on Honda machinery, HRC allowed Alex Marquez to ride one of his brother Marc’s MotoGP™ title-winning Honda RC213V machines for several laps of the Ricardo Tormo circuit. Marc rode alongside his sibling on one of his spare prototypes

‘Marquez brothers ride 12 laps together on MotoGP bikes’ was the headline in Spanish daily sports newspaper AS, as they also informed their readers that Valentino Rossi had ridden alongside the Spanish pair for several corners. ‘Kings and Wise Men’ was Marca’s headline as they alluded to the Spanish gift giving tradition of Kings Day.

Meanwhile, newspaper Mundo Deportivo focuses on the unusual sight of the two Marquez brothers riding on Honda RC213V bikes both liveried with the number 93, while another daily Spanish newspaper Sport ran the headline, ‘Marc and Alex together in the last test of the year’.

Italian publication La Gazzetta dello Sport, noted that seeing the Marquez brothers on track together seemed like a ‘vision from the future’. Also in Italy Motosprint captioned a photo ‘MotoGP Marquez: Seeing double!’

In France, Sport-Bike enthused, ‘Marc Marquez offers his brother Alex a course in MotoGP riding.’

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