Marc Marquez wins Moto GP title

Sakal Times
Monday, 22 October 2018

Raspol Honda Team rider Marc Marquez took an incredible victory at Twin Ring Motegi on Sunday, to become the 2018 MotoGP World Champion with three races to go, in front of Honda President and CEO Takahiro Hachigo, who joined him on the podium.

MOTEGI: Raspol Honda Team rider Marc Marquez took an incredible victory at Twin Ring Motegi on Sunday, to become the 2018 MotoGP World Champion with three races to go, in front of Honda President and CEO Takahiro Hachigo, who joined him on the podium.

After starting from the sixth spot on the grid, Marc was immediately able to recover four positions, taking over second place and engaging in race-long battle with title contender Andrea Dovizioso and fellow Honda rider Cal Crutchlow. With two laps remaining, the Italian rider crashed out of the race, just after Marc had passed him in preparation for a last-lap duel.

With his eighth win of 2018 and the 69th in his career (across all classes), Marquez becomes the youngest rider of all time to reach the milestone of seven World Championships (125cc in 2010, Moto2 in 2012 and MotoGP in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018). He achieved the feat at the age of 25 years and 246 days, taking the record from Mike Hailwood, who was 26 years and 140 days old.

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