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Marc Marquez crowned 2018 MotoGP Champion!

Marc Marquez MotoGP Champion

On Sunday at the Motegi Circuit in Japan, Marc Marquez managed to pull off what Lewis Hamilton could not, he was crowned 2018 MotoGP Champion, his 5th World Championshiphis 5th World Championship with 3 races still to go. At only 25, Marquez still has every chance of 1-day matching and perhaps exceeding Giacomo Agostini’s total of 8 Championships.

Honda rider, Marc Marquez secured his 5th MotoGP World Championship, after rival Andrea Dovizioso lost the front end of his Ducati on the penultimate lap. The pair engaged in a tense battle from start to finish until Dovizioso lost out at the final hurdle and gave Marquez the perfect ride to victory.

British rider, Cal Crutchlow, managed 2ndplace and secured his third podium of the 2018 season with Alex Rins close behind him at the finish for 3rd.

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Torres back with Avintia for Thailand

Jordi Torres will make his second MotoGP appearance, with Reale Avintia Ducati, at this weekend’s inaugural Thailand round.

Tito Rabat is still not yet fit to return from the fractured femur, tibia and fibula suffered at Silverstone and needs ‘a few more weeks of patience before getting back on his Ducati GP17’.

Torres was at the back of the field on his MotoGP debut at Aragon, but only 0.637s from team-mate Xavier Simeon in qualifying and within one-second of the Belgian by the end of the race.

“After the great experience of Aragon, where I had to absorb a lot of information over the weekend to adapt to my riding style to the MotoGP category, it’s fantastic to have another chance and to get back on the bike in Thailand,” Torres said.