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Marquez and Pedrosa race mopeds

Repsol Honda Racing Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa race mopeds
Moped racing

After a hard-fought win in the MotoGP season, it was time for World Champion Marc Marquez and teammate Dani Pedrosa to let off some steam racing mopeds.

This Honda Racing video shows the Repsol partners demonstrating their skills against amateurs in Japan.

They are racing in their Repsol leathers on Super Cub 110 mopeds also with Repsol livery.

The mopeds are powered by a single-cylinder 109.1cc overhead cam engine with just 8 horsepower (6kW) and 8.4Nm of torque.

That compares with their RC213V race machines with about 1256hp (185kW).

The video starts with Marc doing a burnout on the starting line, probably not so much to heat the tyres, but just out of pure fun.

Despite starting toward the back, it’s not long before the pair are competing for the lead.

At one point Marc switches on his indicator to distract Dani.

Other riders try cutting corners and motocross-style cornering, but the MotoGP greats prevail, with Dani claiming the win over his Spanish compatriot.

In a display of bravado, Marc ends the race by take-sliding into a wall!

The Honda honchos must have been biting their nails wondering if the pair would injure themselves.