So what was MotoGP man of the moment Marc Marquez doing on London's Millennium Bridge? Mirco Lazzari/Getty Images
Ahead of the British Grand Prix, Marquez became the first person to cross the footbridge on a motorbike to help promote the race. Mirco Lazzari/Getty Images
The Spaniard takes a 77-point lead into the race at Silverstone, as he seeks to defend his world title this year. Mirco Lazzari/Getty Images
After racing across the Millennium Bridge, the Honda rider found time for an interview with CNN's Jonathan Hawkins. CNN
Marquez's 10-race winning streak was halted in the Czech Republic on August 17 as teammate Dani Pedrosa took victory ahead of Yamaha duo Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi. Marquez finished fourth. Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images/file
Britain's Cal Crutchlow has endured a nightmare season since leaving the satellite Yamaha Tech3 team for Ducati, winning just 36 points in 11 races.
Crutchlow's compatriot Scott Redding, also off the pace in his debut MotoGP season with the Gresini Honda team, has beaten Marquez before in motorcycling's lower classes. Jonathan Hawkins
Fellow Briton Bradley Smith has signed a new contract with the Yamaha Tech3 team after picking up 65 points so far this season. Tech3 Yamaha