Shoulder Doctor Surprised Marc Marquez Won Title

Shoulder Doctor Surprised Marc Marquez Won Title
Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda MotoGP 2018 / runganSport English © Twitter.
Valencia, EN runganSport — Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez has hidden his shoulder injury since the start of the 2018 season until the end of the season.

the Spaniard just revealed about his shoulder after the Japanese GP race, at which time he had managed to secure the world title faster.

Dr Xavier Mir, one of the doctors assigned to repair Marquez’s shoulder with an injury to the left shoulder dislocation, said the operation on Tuesday was “more complicated than expected” because the level of joint damage was quite severe.

“I barely understand how he can win a world title like that,” explained Dr. Mir to Marca.

Dr. Mir also revealed that Marquez’s humeral bone, which connects the shoulder to the elbow is quite severe and requires open surgery on the bones and additional work to repair the ligament.

“One hundred percent success is not guaranteed by anyone, but after surgery, even with him falling asleep, we do a stability test, move the shoulders in all directions and it doesn’t dislocate,” Dr. Mir added after successfully repairing Marquez’s shoulder.

“That’s a good sign because when he wakes up, the muscles will hold the bones well,” the Spanish doctor stressed.

Marquez’s main target now is to get fit right away so he can be ready for the 2019 opening test which will take place at the Sepang circuit, on February 6-8. (DN/eV)

NEXT: First Look! Jorge Lorenzo with Repsol Honda

First Look! Jorge Lorenzo with Repsol Honda

vFirst Look! Jorge Lorenzo with Repsol Honda
Jorge Lorenzo First Look! Jorge Lorenzo with Repsol Honda, Pre-season MotoGP 2019 Test Valencia, Spain 2018 / runganSport © Twitter/#ValenciaTest 

Valencia, EN runganSport –Spanish rider, Jorge Lorenzo with Ducati Team which will last in 2018.

But the X-Fuera received permission from Ducati to try to use Repsol Honda’s RC213V motorbike at the Valencia Test, Tuesday and Wednesday (20-21 / 11).

Lorenzo will become a Honda racer starting in 2019 until 2020, which is the next two years.

Before the Ducati in early 2017, Lorenzo had spent nine seasons with Yamaha.

So, Honda is the third manufacturer for Lorenzo in the main class.

With Yamaha, Lorenzo won three world titles, while two years with Ducati, Lorenzo managed to win 3 times.

Interesting to see what Lorenzo can do with Honda in 2019 MotoGP later.

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Although not trying out a Honda motorbike with a complete orange livery like the Repsol Honda as usual, it is very interesting to see Lorenzo on a different motorbike.

Honda ridden by Lorenzo on the first day The Valencia test is plain black with a few accents, also clearly displayed number #99 belongs to JL on the front of the motorbike. (DN/eV)

Jorge Lorenzo, Repsol Honda, Pre-season MotoGP 2019 Test Valencia, Spain 2018 / runganSport © Twitter/#ValenciaTest.

NEXT: Rossi: Where Dovi Get New Tires After the Red Flag?

Marc Marquez is the 2018 MotoGP World Champion

Marc Marquez is the 2018 MotoGP World Champion
Marc Marquez is the 2018 MotoGP World Champion / runganSport English 2018 © Twitter/Crash

Motegi, EN runganSport — Repsol Honda rider, Marc Marquez managed to come out as the winner in the Japanese MotoGP race, which took place at the Motegi circuit on Sunday (10/21).

The Spaniard was at the same time locking up the world title because now the points were not overtaken again, especially after Dovi failed to finish in two laps before finishing.

The second Japanese MotoGP podium was secured by the LCR Honda satellite driver, Cal Crutchlow.

Following the third place finish, there was the name of the Suzuki Ecstar driver, Alex Rins.

While Movitar Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi managed to finish in fourth place and Angel Nieto Team’s satellite driver Alvaro Bautista finished fifth this time.

The sixth and seventh place finishes this time fell to Monster Yamaha Tech3 Satellite driver Johann Zarco and team mate Rossi, Maverick Vinales.

While the other three drivers who managed to finish in the top ten zone were Repsol Honda drivers Dani Pedrosa, satellite champion Alma Pramac Racing Ducati, Danilo Petrucci and team mate Zarco, Hafizh Syahrin.

Marc Marquez scored a brilliant victory at Twin Ring Motegi today, earning his eighth win of the season, the seventh World Title of his career and his fifth MotoGP World Championship in six years.

The 25-year-old Spaniard is the youngest rider in the history of the sport to win seven World Championships: 125cc in 2010, Moto2 in 2012 and MotoGP in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Marc is also the youngest rider to have won five premier-class titles.

Marc Marquez 2018 World Championship facts so far

– At the age of 25 years and 246 days, Marquez is the youngest rider of all time to reach the milestone of seven World Championships, taking the record from Mike Hailwood, who was 26 years and 140 days old when he won his seventh title, the 1966 350cc crown.

– Marquez is one of only eight riders to have taken seven or more World Championships across all classes, the others being John Surtees (7), Phil Read (7), Carlo Ubbiali (9), Mike Hailwood (9), Valentino Rossi (9), Angel Nieto (13) and Giacomo Agostini (15).

– Marquez is the youngest rider ever to win five premier-class titles, at the age of 25 years and 246 days, taking the record from Valentino Rossi, who was 26 years and 221 days old when he won his fifth premier-class title in 2005.

– Marquez has joined Mick Doohan, Valentino Rossi and Giacomo Agostini as one of only four riders to have taken five or more premier–class titles.

– Marquez has won all his MotoGP titles while riding Honda motorcycles, joining Mick Doohan as the riders with the most premier-class crowns with the Japanese manufacturer (5).

– Only one Spanish rider has won more world titles than Marquez: Angel Nieto, who earned 13 World Championships (seven in the 125cc class and six in the 50cc class) between 1969 and 1984.

– Marquez has won at least five GPs per season over the past nine years, across three categories: 125cc, Moto2 and MotoGP. He is the first rider to achieve this distinction in the 70-year history of motorcycle Grand Prix racing, beating his own record from last year. Previously, Mike Hailwood was the only man to have achieved at least five victories per season over seven years, across at least three classes, between 1961 and 1967.

– Marquez’s current 2018 tally of five pole positions extends his all-time pole record (in the modern era—since 1974, when full poles began to be officially recorded) to an incredible 78 poles across three classes.

– Marquez has won more MotoGP races this season than any other rider (8). He has also scored the most podiums (13) and the most pole positions (5).

Race Results Motegi, Japan MotoGP 2018

  1. Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda 42m 36.438s
  2. Cal Crutchlow, LCR Honda
  3. Alex Rins, Suzuki Ecstar
  4. Valentino Rossi, Movistar Yamaha
  5. Alvaro Bautista, Angel Nieto Team
  6. Johann Zarco, Monster Yamaha Tech3
  7. Maverick Vinales, Movistar Yamaha
  8. Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda
  9. Danilo Petrucci, Pramac Ducati
  10. Hafizh Syahrin, Monster Yamaha Tech3
  11. Franco Morbidelli, EG 0,0 Marc VDS
  12. Bradley Smith, Red Bull KTM Factory
  13. Pol Espargaro, Red Bull KTM Factory
  14. Katsuyuki Nakasuga, Yamaha Factory
  15. Takaaki Nakagami, LCR Honda
  16. Xavier Simeon, Reale Avintia
  17. Jordi Torres, Reale Avintia
  18. Andrea Dovizioso, Ducati Team
  19. Scott Redding, Factory Aprilia Gresini
  20. Thomas Luthi, EG 0,0 Marc VDS
  21. Sylvain Guintoli, Suzuki Ecstar
  22. Andrea Iannone, Suzuki Ecstar DNF
  23. Karel Abraham, Angel Nieto Team DNF
  24. Jack Miller, Pramac Ducati DNF
  25. Aleix Espargaro, Factory Aprilia Gresini DNF (DN/eV)

NEXT: Lorenzo “Grateful” to Marquez for Not Blocking His Move to Honda

Race Schedule Motegi, Japan MotoGP 2018

Race Schedule Motegi, Japan MotoGP 2018
Race Schedule Motegi, Japan MotoGP 2018 / runganSport English © MotoGP.

Motegi, EN runganSport — This weekend MotoGP will hold its 16th series in a total of 19 series this season.

Twin Ring Motegi Circuit became the Japanese MotoGP venue this weekend, home to Suzuki, Yamaha and Honda.

Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez came as the leader of the standings with a 77-point lead from his closest competitor, Andrea Dovizioso.

If Marquez manages to finish in front of Dovi on Sunday, it is not impossible that the Spanish rider will immediately lock the world title this year earlier.

The Twin Ring Motegi circuit has an overall length of 4.8 km, with six left bends and 8 right bends.

The average track width reaches 15 meters and the longest straight line stretches up to 762 meters.

Racing for the Moto3 class will take 20 laps, Moto2 22 laps and the main class 24 laps.

The name of the Repsol Honda rider, Dani Pedrosa and the champion of the Ducati Team, Jorge Lorenzo became the rider with the most wins in Japan, which is the same three times the top podium one.

Race Schedule Motegi, Japan MotoGP 2018 (Local Time)

Free Fractice – Friday, October 19 2018
Moto3: FP1 – 09:00 – 09:40
MotoGP: FP1 – 09:55 – 10:40
Moto2: FP1 – 10:55 – 11:40
Moto3: FP2 – 13:10 – 13:50
MotoGP: FP2 – 14:05 – 14:50
Moto2: FP2 – 15:05 – 15:50

Qualification – Saturday, October 20 2018
Moto3: FP3 – 09:00 – 09:40
MotoGP: FP3 – 09:55 – 10:40
Moto2: FP3 – 10:55 – 11:40
Moto3: QP – 12:35 – 13:15
MotoGP: FP4 – 13:30 – 14:00
MotoGP: Q1 – 14:10 – 14:25
MotoGP: Q2 – 14:35 – 14:50
Moto2: QP – 15:05 – 15:50

Race – Sunday, October 21 2018
Moto3: WUP – 08:40 – 09:00
Moto2: WUP – 09:10 – 09:30
MotoGP: WUP – 09:40 – 10:00
Moto3: Race – 11:00
Moto2: Race – 12:20
MotoGP: Race – 14:00

Race Results Motegi, Japan MotoGP 2017
1. Andrea Dovizioso, Ducati Team
2. Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda,
3. Danilo Petrucci, Pramac Ducati. (DN/eV)

NEXT: Red Bull: No MotoGP Test for Verstappen

Red Bull: No MotoGP Test for Verstappen

Red Bull: No MotoGP Test for Verstappen
Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing F1 2018 / runganSport English © Red Bull.

Suzuka, EN runganSport — The Belgian-Dutch Formula 1 Red Bull Racing team rider, Max Emilian Verstappen said that he could not appear in tests with the MotoGP motorbike.

This was conveyed directly by Verstappen, that the sponsor, Red Bull did not give him permission to try out the MotoGP engine.

The driver, who is now only 21 years old, admitted that in early 2018, he successfully passed the motorbike driving license exam.

Verstappen explained to the De Telegraaf newspaper that he now had a Harley Davidson motorbike.

“I have asked the team whether I can try the MotoGP motorbike,” Verstappen said as reported by Sports Mole.

“Red Bull is also a sponsor of MotoGP and I want to try it on the Red Bull Ring circuit or somewhere.

But they say there is no chance. They really say no. They think it’s too dangerous. So that’s how it is,” said the Dutch star.

Previously, a few months ago, MotoGP riders from the Repsol Honda team, Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa were given a special opportunity to try out the F1 car that was supported by the same sponsor, Red Bull.

But why if an F1 driver who wants to try a MotoGP motorbike is banned with driver safety? (DN/eV)

NEXT: Lorenzo “Grateful” to Marquez for Not Blocking His Move to Honda

Lorenzo “Grateful” to Marquez for Not Blocking His Move to Honda

Lorenzo "Grateful" to Marquez for Not Blocking His Move to Honda
Marc Marquez & Jorge Lorenzo, MotoGP 2018 / runganSport English © AutoSport.

Buriram, EN runganSport — Ducati Team rider, Jorge Lorenzo will move to Repsol Honda next year.

Lorenzo arrived after Dani Pedrosa decided to retire at the end of the 2018 season.

Lorenzo will play with other Spaniards, Marc Marquez for the next two seasons.

X-Fuera admitted “grateful” because Marquez did not block his way to move to Honda starting next year.

Lorenzo even confirmed that he owed Marquez the “welcome” attitude of the Cervera rider.

“For me this means Maquez really believes in himself and he doesn’t want to show any weaknesses,” Lorenzo said when interviewed by AutoSport.

“I owe him the fact that I was able to sign a contract with Honda smoothly because at that time I was in a difficult condition,” he continued.

Lorenzo denied he would be forced into another choice if Marquez blocked his move to Honda.

Referring to Yamaha’s new satellite team, SIC Petronas, Lorenzo explained “I want to continue the race, so I will choose another possibility that I am still open.

I feel better than before and will be very ashamed to say goodbye in such a situation,” he added. (DN/eV)

NEXT: Marquez Try to Copy Dovi Riding Style

Marquez Try to Copy Dovi Riding Style

Marquez Try to Copy Dovi Riding Style
Andrea Dovizioso vs Marc Marquez, Race MotoGP Buriram, Thailand 2018 / runganSport English © MotoGP.

Buriram, EN runganSport — Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez won the Ducati Team star, Andrea Dovizioso at the Thailand MotoGP yesterday.

The two fought fiercely until the final lap, even Marquez won after passing Dovi at the final corner.

Both of these drivers defend the same team and manufacturer, two with two different racing styles.

Both remind us of the fierce duels in the early era of the Grand Prix of the 1990s, namely the battles of Wayne Rainey and Kevin Schwantz.

Marquez noted that his late braking style made him more comparable to Schwantz, but Marquez admitted that he was currently trying to appear even more gentle like Dovi who tended to be the same as Rainey’s racing style.

“Of course it was last year and this year we have a really great fight, and the fight to the final corner is always good for this sport,” Marquez told MotorSport.

“I always try to give everything to the last meter, because Dovi also does the same thing.

This is a good fighting method, and we always respect each other,” continued the Spaniard.

Marquez admitted that the racing style with Dovi was indeed very different from each other.

“We have a different racing style, a different motorbike and he has very strong points, I have strong points in other sectors.

So this creates conditions that we can play in a good way, another way to overtake opponents.

“I might prefer Schwantz style, because I put the brakes on the brakes and braking points differently than most riders.

“But now I’m trying to change my racing style, I’m trying to imitate the racing style of Dovi, which is famous for being smooth, a little leaning and very fast when it comes out of the corner,” explained Marquez. (DN/eV)

NEXT: Rossi Explains About Retirement Rumors

Rossi Explains About Retirement Rumors

Rossi Explains About Retirement Rumors
Valentino Rossi, Movistar Yamaha 2018 / runganSport English © MotoGP.

Buriram, EN runganSport — Throughout 2018, Movistar Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi has never won again.

More precisely since the Dutch series in 2017, Rossi and Yamaha no longer feel the victory.

Yamaha’s main problem is with electronic systems, which greatly affect speed when going in and out of corners, and sometimes always have problems with Michelin rear tires.

Yamaha’s condition is still the same since the beginning of the season, it cannot win and is increasingly less competitive.

Even Rossi himself reminded Yamaha, that good results in Thailand could not be a benchmark for the actual performance of M1.

Rossi stressed that Yamaha’s competitiveness in Thailand did not necessarily solve the fundamental problem of the Japanese manufacturer.

This condition also raises rumors that Rossi will soon retire because of Yamaha problems that have not gone away.

Rossi’s contract with Yamaha will actually end at the end of the 2020 season, but lately the Rossi issue will soon be retiring sooner than the contract period.

However, these rumors were directly challenged by The Doctor.

“The difference between Yamaha and Ducati and Honda is huge, because they work harder lately.

“We have to focus on fixing our motorbike package in general, but it seems that machines and electronics are our most lagging zone,” Rossi said as reported by Corsedimoto.

Rossi also denied that he would retire because of the Yamaha problem that had not been lost?

“I have actually signed the contract officially with Yamaha for two more seasons.

So, I am very confident that I will continue to perform in 2019 and 2020.

I certainly will not change this plan. I still want to race as long as I’m still competitive, because I really enjoy the feeling of being a racer after winning or taking the podium, ” concluded the Italian rider. (DN/eV)

NEXT: Marquez: I Know Dovi Last Turn Style

Marquez: I Know Dovi Last Turn Style

Marquez: I Know Dovi Last Turn Style
Marc Marquez vs Andrea Dovizioso, Race MotoGP Buriram, Thailand 2018 / runganSport English © MotoGP.

Buriram, EN runganSport — Ducati Team rider, Andrea Dovizioso has defeated his toughest opponent three times, Marc Marquez at the final Turn.

First at the 2017 Austrian Grand Prix, then at the 2017 Japanese GP and earlier this year at the Qatar GP.

Dovi almost beat Marquez four times in the same way, but this time in the Thai MotoGP yesterday Dovi failed to execute The Baby Alien.

On the contrary, it is now Marquez’s turn to work on Dovi at the final Bend, Marquez was immediately pleased and revealed that he could finally take revenge on the Italian rider.

In the two laps before finishing, Dovi actually had the same moves to conquer Marquez at the final corner.

It turned out that this was immediately studied by Marquez, in order to avoid the DesmoDovi trap, the end of the final lap.

“I know the Dovi strategy well, because I have lost three times in this way,” Marquez admitted as reported by Motorsport.

“I gave a full boost on the last lap, because I had lost against Dovi on the last lap and that had affected me so far.

But this condition has become a motivation for me to get out of the shadow of the power of the final corner of Dovi, ” closed the Cervera rider.

With victory in Thailand last week, it is likely that Marquez will immediately lock the world title in the next race at the Japanese GP.

Marquez only needed to finish in front of Dovi just to make sure he became champions this year, without the need to wait for the final race in Valencia. (DN / eV)

NEXT: Rossi: Yamaha Don’t Fooled Thai MotoGP Results

Rossi: Yamaha Don’t Fooled Thai MotoGP Results

Rossi: Yamaha Don't Fooled Thai MotoGP Results
Valentino Rossi, MotoGP Buriram, Thailand 2018 / runganSport English © MotoGP.

Buriram, EN runganSport — Movistar Yamaha riders, Maverick Vinales and Valentino Rossi were competitive at the Thailand MotoGP last week.

Vinales won the third podium and Rossi finished fourth, a result that was quite encouraging compared to the previous series.

But Rossi stressed to Yamaha that they should not be fooled by good results in Thailand.

Because so far the Yamaha problem has not yet been broken.

“It’s a pity when Yamaha thinks they’ve solved the problem after good results in Thailand, this is clearly a wrong mentality.

In fact, often our engineers were happy when Vinales scored a good time at Free Training, they said, ‘we understand!’

“If I were a Yamaha engineer, I would analyze the results of the second half of the season and I would not be happy about one fast lap or the front row,” Rossi said as reported by MotorSport.

Rossi himself admitted to being surprised by Yamaha’s excellent performance in Thailand, but he suspected the Buriram asphalt surface had a big influence on Yamaha’s success.

“On paper this track is not a circuit that matches Yamaha.

I previously thought we would have difficulties, but in fact we are better here than at Misano then.

For me, the asphalt layout and clutches that really helped us in Thailand were more or less the same,” explained Rossi.

The next race will take place at the Motegi circuit in the Japanese MotoGP. (DN/eV)

NEXT: Rossi Explain Podium Failure at Thailand MotoGP