The Hakone Turnpike is a popular pass road about 90 minutes south of Tokyo otherwise known as Japan’s Nürburgring with many films of the iconic Japanese drifter culture produced there.
Marc Márquez has prepared for his attempt at a fifth MotoGP World Championship title on Sunday with a trip along Japan's famous Hakone Turnpike on a Honda RC213V. Here is all you need to know:
If the Spaniard concedes less than two points to title rival Andrea Dovizioso and no more than 24 points to Valentino Rossi at the Japanese GP, he will clinch a staggering fifth MotoGP World Championship crown during just six years in motorbike racing's elite class.
Should he manage to seal a fifth title, it will leave him level with Australian Mick Doohan in the all-time records and two behind Italian legend Rossi, who currently sits third in the 2018 rider standings.
Ahead of his title tilt at the Motegi track, the 25-year-old Márquez was given the chance to take a Honda RC213V road bike along the famous Hakone Turnpike, which runs along the side of the Mount Hakone volcano.
Márquez did not get a free ride, though, as the Repsol Honda rider encountered Japanese vehicles from various eras such as a soba bike, traditional Japanese trucks, street bikes from the 1980s/1990s and a drift car.
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