Honda prepares the ‘big party’

In Japan everything is ready for a special event. Many motorsport stars meet at Motegi, including Marc Marquez.

Marc Marquez and Yuki Tsunoda (HRC)
Marc Marquez and Yuki Tsunoda – Motors.News

Like every year-end HRC Honda organizes the now traditional “Thanks Day” in Japan, where the stars of the two- and four-wheeled Golden Wing brand are present. This year the field of champions is very large in the city of Motegi, where the famous Twin Ring circuit also resides, where the MotoGP world championship stops every year. But the occasion is also good to talk about football, given the simultaneity of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.

In fact, some motorsport aces showed up with the shirts of their respective national teams, in this case Marc Marquez with the shirt of Spain, while the standard bearer of Formula 1 Alphatauri Yuki Tsunoda with that of Japan, riding the wave of success, given that their countries won in the first few outings. In fact, the Japanese celebrated their sensational 2-1 victory against Germany at the start of the World Cup.

Marc Marquez between Motegi and Madrid

The motocross champion has also arrived at Motegi Tim Gajser, the 26-year-old Slovenian who won his fifth MXGP world title riding a Honda and is the most successful rider of the Honda brand after Marc Marquez, winner of six premier class titles with the colors of the Japanese giant. The list of riders featured is extensive and exciting, for example with Ai OguraTaka Nakagami, Somkiat Chantra, WorldSBK aces Xavi Vierge and Iker Lecuona, plus compatriot Tony Bouwinner of thirty world titles in trial.

On the front of the four wheels, the Formula 1 champion is present Max Verstappen, teammate Sergio Perez and Pierre Gasly. The “Thanks Day” event will be live streamed on Instagram this Sunday. It will also be the right occasion to take stock of this 2022 season for the HRC colours, with Marc Marquez intent on returning to the limelight after the difficult period following his injury in Jerez in 2020. His health is now returning to normal. normality and will be able to appear at the starting line of the next World Cup in top form.

But for the Cervera phenomenon, the sporting events haven’t finished yet for this year. In fact, on December 17 he will be in his Madrid, where he has lived for about a year, where he will participate in the Red Bull Ep1c Race to ‘La Caja Mágica de Madrid’. A competition in which a large group of renowned drivers will join ‘streamers’ or well-known personalities in Spanish territory to compete in a Polaris buggy race, on a circuit created for the occasion. Not the classic speed race, since there will be jumps and obstacles to make it more complicated and fascinating. Along with Marc Marquez there will also be his brother Alex, Dani Pedrosa and Dani Sordo.

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