Best. Works. Christmas. Do. Ever.
This happened over the weekend. It’s the Honda Racing ‘Thanks Day’ which was held at the Motegi circuit in Japan.
The great and good of racing across two and four wheels got together in front of a big crowd of Honda employees to try out each others vehicles, have a bit of a laugh and meet the people who put the hours into making the bikes and cars that the superstars race. Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez were on hand to put the laps in on pukka karts, old race bikes and various cars.
It was the usual big names trying stuff out at slow-pace parade laps but twice F1 world champion Fernando Alonso did grab the headlines by swapping his McLaren Honda car for a few laps on a factory RC213-V MotoGP bike (pictured below).
Here’s some pics from the event (no lap times were given, it was just a bit of fun at the cold and slippery racetrack so we have no idea if Alonso was tidy on the bike).