Author: Bike Social Sports Reporter Posted: 27 Aug 2014
Marc Marquez stunned workers in the City of London today as he rode his 240bhp Honda RC213V MotoGP bike across the Millennium Bridge.
In doing so the Spaniard became the first person to ever ride a motorcycle across the bridge which is for pedestrians in day-to-day life.
The stunt was organised by BT Sport in celebration of their extensive coverage of the 2014 British Grand Prix, kicking off on Friday at 08:30 BST on BT Sport 2.
Marquez was then joined by the British MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 contingent (with the exception of Cal Crutchlow and Scott Redding) for a press conference. The 21-year-old and his opponents will take to the track at Silverstone for what will potentially be the last time ever this weekend, with the possibility of MotoGP heading back to Donington Park for 2015 before the Circuit of Wales is completed in 2016.
“It was really nice to become the first ever person to cross the Millennium Bridge on a motorbike,” Marquez smiled. “This event was really important for MotoGP ahead of the British Grand Prix and we were very lucky with the weather - I normally expect rain in England! So to be here in the centre of London on such a bright day, riding over the River Thames and making history was a memorable experience. The slippery metal surface of the bridge did not make it easy, but I went as fast as I could!”
Bike Social spoke with Marquez following the stunt in London, keep your eye out for our features with him over the next few days!