F1 meets MotoGP: Fernando Alonso and Marc Marquez race in Japan

    Fernando Alonso in action at the Yas Marina Circuit during the 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

    Story highlights

    • F1 star and MotoGP champion race in Japan
    • Alonso vs. Marquez on two wheels
    • Race part of Honda Racing Thanks Day

    (CNN)He's more used to four wheels, but Fernando Alonso looked just as sharp on two as he took to the track with reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez in Japan.

    The double Formula One world champion was on track at the Motegi Twin Ring Circuit at the weekend as Honda -- engine-supplier to the Spaniard's McLaren F1 team -- brought the curtain down on their motorsport year.