Champ finds him­self on thin ice

Motorcycle News (UK) - - This Week -

Mo­togp world cham­pion Marc Mar­quez is never afraid of a new chal­lenge, or rid­ing on the ragged edge of ad­he­sion, but he re­ally went off-piste re­cently to ride his Mo­togp bike up a ski run on the Hah­nenkamm moun­tain in the Alps.

With mod­i­fied tyres fea­tur­ing snow spikes, and the help of Aus­trian ice speed­way leg­end Franky Zorn and TV ski pun­dit Ar­min Assinger, Mar­quez did for two wheels what Max Ver­stap­pen did for four when he took his F1 car for a spin in the same spot in 2016. Mar­quez said: “It was re­ally dif­fi­cult to keep the bike un­der con­trol, but I’m young and it’s good fun to try some crazy things! I could re­ally get go­ing and I had a great feel­ing. The grip was un­be­liev­able, enough for a wheelie!”

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