2018 MotoGP : Round 16/19 Results

Editor@Throttle|Updated: October 22, 2018 8:09
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Spaniard Marc Marquez won a fifth MotoGP title - his third in a row in Japan. He then suffered a bizarre shoulder injury when celebrating victory in Japan. Marquez, 25, dislocated his shoulder after enthusiastic hugs from his Honda team and British rider Scott Redding. The victory gave Marquez his eighth win of the season at his team's home track.

 

Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso was his main title rival but the Italian slid off while in second on the penultimate lap. Fellow Honda rider Cal Crutchlow finished runner-up after Dovizioso's fall with Alex Rins (Suzuki) edging out Rossi (Yamaha) for third. Marquez moves level with Mick Doohan on five titles in the top class, with only Valentino Rossi (7) and Giacomo Agostini (8) ahead of him.

 

Dovizioso appeared to be lining up a passing manoeuvre on Marquez in the final laps but slid onto the grass from his rival's slipstream.That allowed Crutchlow to claim second, with Alex Rins edging out Rossi to finish third.

 

Race Results : 

 

1. Marc Marquez (Spa/Honda) 42mins 36.438secs

2. Cal Crutchlow (GB/LCR Honda) +1.573

3. Alex Rins (Spa/Suzuki) +1.720

4. Valentino Rossi (Ita/Yamaha) +6.413

5. Alvaro Bautista (Spa/Ducati) +6.919

6 Johann Zarco (Fra/Yamaha) +8.024

7 Maverick Vinales (Spa/Yamaha) +13.330

8 Dani Pedrosa (Spa/Honda) +15.582

9 Danilo Petrucci (Ita/Ducati) +20.584

10 Hafizh Syahrin (Mal/Yamaha) +24.985

 

 

Championship Standings : 

 

1. Marc Marquez (Spa/Honda) 296 points

2. Andrea Dovizioso (Ita/Ducati) 194

3. Valentino Rossi (Ita/Yamaha) 185

4. Maverick Vinales (Spa/Yamaha) 155

5. Cal Crutchlow (GB/LCR Honda) 148

6. Johann Zarco (Fra/Yamaha Tech3) 133

7. Danilo Petrucci (Ita/Ducati Pramac) 133

8. Jorge Lorenzo (Spa/Ducati) 130

9. Alex Rins (Spa/Suzuki) 118

10. Andrea Iannone (Ita/Suzuki) 113

 

 

Article Source : BBCNews