Fernando Alonso shares his exciting but scary experience with the Moto GP


Once behind the wheel of an F1 car, Fernando Alonso is one of the deadliest forces on the grid. The 41-year-old rider currently rides for the Alpine team alongside French rider Esteban Ocon. He recently landed his 98th career podium at the 2021 Qatar GP. However, when the F1 ace tried his hand at a Honda MotoGP machine, it turned out to be a terrifying experience for him.

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Alonso has a passion for two-wheelers like many other F1 drivers. He had the opportunity to ride the top-level MotoGP bike and he grabbed it with both hands. The Honda machine made a strong impression on him with its speed and exclusivity. However, he thinks it was a scary experience for him to handle her around high speed corners.

Formula 1 F1 – Grand Prix Steiermark – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria – June 24, 2021 Fernando Alonso of Alpine walks the track before the Grand Prix Steiermark REUTERS / Leonhard Foeger

Fernando Alonso switches to two wheels

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Alonso is one of the greatest drivers to ride in an F1 cockpit. Alonso’s raw pace, calculated aggressiveness and defending master class still make him one of the best drivers on the grid.

On a separate note, Fernando Alonso shares a great curiosity for motorcycles like many others on the grid including Kimi Raikkonen, Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll. The Spaniard also owns a Harley Davidson and a Ducati. However, his favorite two-wheeled experience is when he tried his hand at a MotoGP motorcycle.

During a “Honda Thanks Day” in Motegi, he took his love for motorcycles to another level. The two-time world champion tested on the Honda motorcycle of the six-time MotoGP champion Marc Marquez. Although impressed with the bike, he was afraid to replicate what the riders do in a MotoGP race.

“It’s amazing what this bike can do. I didn’t have my elbow down, just the knee, although I really only wanted to scratch the leather – so I was able to prove I was down. But it was very scary ”, Alonso said as reported by the General blog.

Alonso is ready for 2022

The Spaniard came out of retirement in the 2021 F1 season and has had a decent season with Alpine. Kimi Raikkonen’s retirement makes him the most experienced driver on the grid next season. He was back on the grid after post-season testing before canceling it for the winter break.

The Spaniard is confident about his preparation for the next season. “I feel good, honestly I feel an advantage, you know? When I arrive on a circuit, I know the circuits“Alonso said as reported by Fi.

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“Even now you know everyone is testing this 18 inch tire and I know these WEC tires very well. [with Toyota]. “

“I think I only see the benefits. Physically, I think today’s cars are not very demanding. I can do 300 laps with these cars, so there is no physical problem. he added after the practice session in Abu Dhabi.

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If Alpine prepares a well-suited car for the 2022 season, fans would love to see Fernando Alonso return to the top. What is your prediction for the two-time world champion in 2022?

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