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

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

Championship Standings, Thailand MotoGP 2018

Championship Standings, Thailand MotoGP 2018
Marc Marquez, Championship Standings, Thailand MotoGP 2018 / runganSport English © Twitter/Repsol Honda.

Buriram, EN runganSportMarc Marquez (Repsol Honda) is getting stronger at the top of the standings after successfully winning the 15th series race this season, which took place at the Buriram circuit in Thailand on Sunday (7/10).

Now the Cervera rider has a total of 271 points, ahead of 77 points from his closest competitor, Andrea Dovizioso.

Dovi, who finished second, collected 194 points.

While Movistar Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi was third in 172 points.

Two other drivers, Maverick Vinales (146 points) and Jorge Lorenzo (130 points) each occupied the top four and five.

Championship Standings, Thailand MotoGP 2018

  1. Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda 271
  2. Andrea Dovizioso, Ducati Team 194
  3. Valentino Rossi, Movistar Yamaha 172
  4. Maverick Vinales, Movistar Yamaha 146
  5. Jorge Lorenzo, Ducati Team 130
  6. Cal Crutchlow, LCR Honda 128
  7. Danilo Petrucci, Pramac Ducati 126
  8. Johann Zarco, Monster Yamaha Tech3 123
  9. Andrea Iannone, Suzuki Ecstar 113
  10. Alex Rins, Suzuki Ecstar 102
  11. Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda 87
  12. Jack Miller, Pramac Ducati 74
  13. Alvaro Bautista, Angel Nieto Team 72
  14. Tito Rabat, Reale Avintia 35
  15. Franco Morbidelli, EG 0,0 Marc VDS 33
  16. Aleix Espargaro, Factory Aprilia Gresini 32
  17. Pol Espargaro, Red Bull KTM Factory 32
  18. Hafizh Syahrin, Monster Yamaha Tech3 28
  19. Bradley Smith, Red Bull KTM Factory 19
  20. Takaaki Nakagami, LCR Honda 18
  21. Scott Redding, Factory Aprilia Gresini 12
  22. Mika Kallio, Red Bull KTM Factory 6
  23. Karel Abraham, Angel Nieto Team 5
  24. Michele Pirro, Ducati Team 1 (DN/eV)

NEXT: Race Results, Thailand MotoGP 2018

Race Results, Thailand MotoGP 2018

Race Results, Thailand MotoGP 2018
Race Results, Thailand MotoGP 2018 / runganSport English © Twitter/MotoGP.

Buriram, EN runganSport — Having the race from Pole position, Repsol Honda rider, Marc Marquez came out as the winner in the Thai MotoGP, which took place at the Buriram circuit on Sunday (7/10).

The Spaniard crossed the finish line with a total time of 39 minutes 55,722 seconds.

The second place finish position belongs to the Ducati Team racer Andrea Dovizioso who lost at the last corner of Marquez.

Completing the third podium Buriram this weekend, comes the name of Movistar Yamaha rider, Maverick Vinales.

While his teammates, Valentino Rossi had to settle for finishing fourth and failed to get on the podium.

Rossi’s problem as long as the race is very clearly seen during the ‘exit corner’, apparently the M1 acceleration problem caused by the electronic system still haunts Rossi until now.

Race Results, Thailand MotoGP 2018

  1. Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda 39m 55.722s
  2. Andrea Dovizioso, Ducati Team
  3. Maverick Viñales, Movistar Yamaha
  4. Valentino Rossi, Movistar Yamaha
  5. Johann Zarco, Monster Yamaha Tech3
  6. Alex Rins, Suzuki Ecstar
  7. Cal Crutchlow, LCR Honda
  8. Alvaro Bautista, Angel Nieto Team
  9. Danilo Petrucci, Pramac Ducati
  10. Jack Miller, Pramac Ducati
  11. Andrea Iannone, Suzuki Ecstar
  12. Hafizh Syahrin, Monster Yamaha Tech3
  13. Aleix Espargaro, Factory Aprilia Gresini
  14. Franco Morbidelli, EG 0,0 Marc VDS
  15. Bradley Smith, Red Bull KTM Factory
  16. Scott Redding, Factory Aprilia Gresini
  17. Karel Abraham, Angel Nieto Team
  18. Xavier Simeon, Reale Avintia
  19. Jordi Torres, Reale Avintia
  20. Thomas Luthi, EG 0,0 Marc VDS
  21. Pol Espargaro, Red Bull KTM Factory
  22. Takaaki Nakagami, LCR Honda
  23. Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda DNF. (DN/eV)

NEXT: Championship Standings, Thailand Moto2 2018

Qualifying Results, Thailand MotoGP 2018

Hasil Lengkap Kualifikasi MotoGP Buriram, Thailand 2018
Marc Marquez, Qualifying Results, Thailand MotoGP 2018 / runganSport  English © Twitter/MotoGP.

Buriram, EN runganSport — Repsol Honda rider, Marc Marquez managed to get out as the fastest in the Thailand MotoGP Qualification session at the Buriram circuit on Saturday (6/10).

The Spaniard scored the best lap time of 1 minute 30,088 seconds.

In second place, there is Movistar Yamaha rider, Valentino Rossi who is tight +0.011 seconds.

While in the third position, the name of the Italian star, Andrea Dovizioso was present who defended the Ducati Team.

Qualifying Results, Thailand MotoGP 2018

  1. Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda 1m 30.088s
  2. Valentino Rossi, Movistar Yamaha
  3. Andrea Dovizioso, Ducati Team
  4. Maverick Vinales, Movistar Yamaha
  5. Cal Crutchlow, LCR Honda
  6. Andrea Iannone, Suzuki Ecstar
  7. Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda
  8. Johann Zarco, Monster Yamaha Tech3
  9. Danilo Petrucci, Pramac Ducati
  10. Jack Miller, Pramac Ducati
  11. Alex Rins, Suzuki Ecstar
  12. Alvaro Bautista, Angel Nieto Team
  13. Franco Morbidelli, EG 0,0 Marc VDS
  14. Takaaki Nakagami, LCR Honda
  15. Bradley Smith, Red Bull KTM Factory
  16. Aleix Espargaro, Factory Aprilia Gresini
  17. Karel Abraham, Angel Nieto Team
  18. Hafizh Syahrin, Monster Yamaha Tech3
  19. Pol Espargaro, Red Bull KTM Factory
  20. Xavier Simeon, Reale Avintia
  21. Jordi Torres, Reale Avintia
  22. Thomas Luthi, EG 0,0 Marc VDS
  23. Scott Redding, Factory Aprilia Gresini (DN/eV)

NEXT: Free Practice 4 Results, Thailand MotoGP 2018

Why Marquez Can be a World Champion?

Why Marquez Can be a World Champion?
Marc Marquez, MotoGP Buriram, Thailand 2018 / runganSport © Twitter/MotoGP.

Buriram, EN runganSport — Barcelona’s young star Marc Marquez is the most successful driver in recent years with four titles in the premier class in five years.

Marquez managed to become king in MotoGP 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017, now the Repsol Honda rider is in the hunt for the 2018 season title, which leads with 72 points.

Marquez’s extraordinary talent which is fully supported by giant manufacturers like Honda makes it unmatched.

“After every season, I analyze precisely why we won the title or why did we fail?

That’s how I learned a lot, especially from racers, like Andrea Dovizioso, “Marquez admitted as reported by Speedweek.

“I have learned a lot from Dovi to deal with certain situations.

Dovi is really focused, it makes the race weekend easier to end.

Dovi works perfectly and this strategy can also be used if you are on the track,” explained Marquez.

“This season, I only focus on race speed. I also learned from the 2017 analysis that you have to do this with Michelin tires.

So I have to focus more on the race, I always get a fast lap in qualifying, but the race remains the most important,” Marquez stressed.

Marquez has since the beginning of the season until now continues to be consistent with good results, while competitors, Ducati has just risen in the second batch.

This condition came down in favor of Marquez, whose position is now quite safe at the top of the standings. (DN/eV)

NEXT: Rossi Target Podium at Thailand MotoGP

Title Nears, Marquez Excited Race in Thailand

Title Nears, Marquez Excited Race in Thailand
Jorge Lorenzo vs Marc Marquez, MotoGP 2018 / runganSport English © MotoGP.

Buriram, EN runganSport — After winning the MotoGP Aragon two weeks ago, Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez was 72 points ahead of Ducati Team rider Andrea Dovizioso, who was his closest competitor to win the world title.

Ahead of the Thailand MotoGP this weekend, Marquez is excited about getting closer to this year’s championship opportunities.

He was also curious about Thailand, which was the first to hold a MotoGP race.

“This will be a fun race in Thailand for the first time, there will definitely be a lot of fans in the stands, and always be a good feeling,” Marquez said to Crash.

“We have to stay focused and calm, because it is important to manage the weekend well, working in the way we have always done so far,” he continued.

Previous MotoGP racers had already tested the Buriram circuit in the Pre-season test earlier in the year.

Marquez became the third fastest driver at the time, behind his team-mate Dani Pedrosa and Monster Yamaha Tech3 satellite rider Johann Zarco in February then.

“We did a good test in February, but now we have to double-check every detail starting the first free practice later,” admitted Marquez.

“Some parts of the circuit are complicated, but the layout is generally good.

Of course high humidity and temperature will demand on the body, but when you are on the motorbike, you will forget these things and only focus on race,” closed the Spanish rider. (DN/eV)

NEXT: Race Schedule Buriram, Thailand MotoGP 2018

Marquez Will Leave Honda, Not Because Lorenzo

Marquez Will Leave Honda, Not Because Lorenzo
Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda 2018 / runganSport English © MotoGP.

Aragon, EN runganSport — Next year a Spanish rider, Jorge Lorenzo will join the Repsol Honda team, playing with another Spanish rider, Marc Marquez.

Neil Hodgson from BT Sport predicts that the Marquez-Lorenzo duet will not last long, it could be that one of them will move to another team.

“Critics will say that the new Marquez is called a true champion if he tests himself at a different manufacturer, but I think it is a waste load,” Hodgson told Express Sport.

“But because of that he will leave Honda at some point, he won’t spend his entire career with Repsol Honda.

“I think Marquez’s departure will not be because Lorenzo is his team-mate,” Hodgson explained.

In these last two races, in San Marino and Aragon, Lorenzo always failed to finish.

Lorenzo explained that the accident at Misano was purely his own fault, in contrast to what happened at Aragon last week.

Lorenzo took part in blaming the prospective tandem for the incident on the first corner of the Aragon circuit.

The conditions of both of them had heated up before finally cooling off after Marquez built further communication with Lorenzo.

Lorenzo himself is currently still in the recovery phase of his injury and is still doubtful at the Thailand MotoGP next week. (DN/eV)

NEXT: New Drama, Rossi Rejects Marquez Handshake