Horsepower versus horse: Marquez takes to the rodeo

Horsepower versus horse: Marquez takes to the rodeo

on Wednesday, 23 May 2018 16:30

MotoGP rider tests bike skills in a barrel racing challenge with Jackie Ganter.

It proved the ultimate test of horsepower as professional barrel racer Jackie Ganteron four legs took on MotoGP rider Marc Marquez on two wheels.

The unlikely, high-paced challenge took place at Dripping Springs Ranch in the state of Texas where there could only be one winner. Here is all you need to know:

-Jackie Ganter is a professional barrel racer, a traditional rodeo event in which horse and rider have to ride around three barrels in a cloverleaf pattern in the quickest time possible.

- She is arguably the sport's most up-and-coming star and burst onto the scene as the sport's female rookie of the year back in 2015.

- Ganter walked Marquez through the sport of barrel racing and then proceeded to run her way through the course on her horse Gatsby, allowing the Spanish motorbike rider to try his hand at beating her time on two wheels on a Honda CRF450 dirt bike.

- Marquez currently lies fifth in the MotoGP standings after a difficult Argentinian Grand Prix but already boasts four MotoGP world titles at the age of 25.

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Derek Rockel

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