What do you get when you combine the budget and might of Red Bull, MotoGP champion Marc Marquez, his Honda RC213V, and a ski slope? The title says it all. You get one of the most talented motorcycle pilots on the planet piloting a 260 hp beast through the snow and up one of the toughest slopes in the World Cup of skiing.

Helping Marquez prepare for the attempt was Austrian ice speedway legend Franky Zorn, who fitted the huge spikes – 483 in all – into the RC213V’s tires. As for the attempt itself, Marquez approached it with the enthusiasm one might expect from a 23 year-old, stating “It was really difficult to keep the bike under control, but I’m young and it’s good fun to try some crazy things! We enjoyed it and we could see after a few runs everything that was possible.”

You can tell from the video that Marquez isn’t taking it easy, as he’s revving the RCV liberally to get it to climb the slope. At times the terrain bucks him off the seat, but the spiked tires have so much grip the Spaniard is able to pull a wheelie at one point. Marquez also had to have spikes installed on the heel of his boots so he could put his feet down at a stop without slipping and falling.

As impressive as the feat is, Marquez is not the first to pilot a prototype racing machine up Austria’s Kitzbühel Alps (though he is the first to do it on a MotoGP machine). Formula 1 driver, and fellow Red Bull athlete, Max Verstappen, drove his F1 car up the same slope last year.

Marc Marquez’s talent on a motorcycle is enormous. That’s not much of a surprise, considering his three premier-class MotoGP titles and his exploits in flat track, capped by his recent victory at the Superprestigio over none other than former AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National champion Brad Baker. Is ice racing in his future? Who knows, but we wouldn’t doubt his chances should he decide to take it up.

Check out the video below.

  • Born to Ride

    It’s really hard to stay mad at this guy for the 2015 fiasco. He does all the coolest shit, has mad skills, and balls of steel. Screw you marky marq.

    • TroySiahaan

      I keep telling myself that Rossi 15-20 years ago would have done this. But social media didn’t really exist back then. Neither did tiny wearable cameras. And he was sponsored by a petroleum company, not energy drinks like he is now.

      But yeah… I guess Marky Marq has his moments.

      • Born to Ride

        If it was a race up the ski slope, I know the Doctor would have been there. I just know it.

  • Starmag

    That’s snow way to treat a Motogp bike unless you’re trying to spike some interest during the off season.

    • TroySiahaan

      We have a jokester, ladies and gentlemen!

  • Craig Hoffman

    Oh Hell Ya…

  • Paul Lucas

    Pretty cool even the little Honda jump starter thingy had an orange wheel.