Marc Marquez wants to imitate Mick Doohan and Valentino Rossi
Marc Marquez electrocuted by the Honda NSR500
Marc Marquez on a MotoGP 500? A peculiar scenario that, who knows, could come true in the future, at the testing level, of course.
In fact, the eight-time world champion was thunderstruck by the Honda NSR500, on which he got to ride – only for a few posed shots – during a series of celebrations by the Japanese manufacturer, inside the Honda museum in Motegi.
“We need to organize a test with this bike,” exclaimed Marquez, as shown in a video posted by Honda on social media, “I took it once but briefly, and only in the straights. It would take a real test. Imagine what video you could make.”
The Honda NSR500 raced in MotoGP for nearly two decades, from 1984 to 2002. It is the bike made great by Mick Doohan, who won five world titles between 1994 and 1998, but it was also carried to the title by two-wheeled champions such as Freddie Spencer, Wayne Gardner, Eddie Lawson, Alex Crivillé and, last only in order of time, Valentino Rossi, who won his first title in the premier class (then it was the 500) on the very NSR500, in 2001.