Marc Marquez has revealed his seat fitting ahead of his special Formula 1 test with Red Bull Racing alongside Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa.

Earlier this week the Repsol Honda MotoGP squad confirmed its riders would get a chance to take part in a test next month at Red Bull’s Spielberg circuit, the venue for both the Austrian MotoGP and F1’s Austrian Grand Prix, with the test organised by Red Bull.

Both Marquez and Pedrosa were expected to visit the team’s UK base in Milton Keynes for a seat fitting as well as experience the team’s F1 simulator.

Interestingly, Marquez’s picture (above) on his Twitter shows him wearing Toro Rosso race overalls with the Honda logo – perhaps unsurprising given the reigning MotoGP champions links to the Japanese manufacturer – but the Spaniard isn’t expected to test a Honda-powered F1 car given its partnership with Red Bull’s junior team only began this year.

Marquez and Pedrosa are thought to be testing a V8-powered F1 car which would mean a car from 2013 or earlier.

Of the current MotoGP riders, Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo have both previously test F1 cars with Ferrari and Mercedes respectively.

Last year Red Bull-backed World Rally Champion Sebastien Ogier was given the opportunity to test a Red Bull Racing F1 car at the Spielberg circuit as part of a promotional event.

The Marquez and Pedrosa test will be Honda’s second major MotoGP and F1 crossover since returning to F1 in 2015, when partnered with McLaren Fernando Alonso rode Marquez’s title-winning 2016 RC213V at the Japanese manufacturer’s annual ‘Thanks Day’ at Motegi.



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