Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez took time out of their busy Silverstone MotoGP schedule to visit Honda Europe HQ near London. The dynamic Spanish duo, who were first and second in the championship standings, were presented with a scaled-down version of the Silverstone circuit and some toys to play with.

The toys in question were not their regular Honda RC213V race machines but quarter-scale SkyRC Super Rider SR4 remote-control dirt bikes, 600mm long and packing quite a punch. (kindly supplied by www.rcbikes.co.uk)

With an estimate maximum speed of more than 70kph (40mph), the bikes had to be restricted before battle commenced in order to limit potential damage, because the battle also involved relatively inexperienced Honda associates.

The opportunity to tell your grandchildren that you had once raced against Pedrosa or Marquez was taken up eagerly by staff, who entered a draw to have their names picked out of a Repsol Honda cap by current MotoGP stars.

Six lucky winners got to pit their skills against the professionals in a pro-am challenge and it was no surprise that it was the diminutive Spaniards who came out on top.

Marquez, in particular, picked up the finesse and feather-like touch required to control the bikes almost as quickly as he has mastered his RC213V this season and, in no time at all, he was power-sliding the rear-end of his machine around the Honda car park.

Watch the video of the event here: