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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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