Marquez claims 7th world title
Spanish rider Marc Marquez Repsol Honda won his seventh World Championship title after claiming the 2018 MotoGP trophy with a thrilling victory in Japan
Motegi (Japan): Spanish rider Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) won his seventh World Championship title after claiming the 2018 MotoGP trophy with a thrilling victory in Japan.
The 25-year-old Spaniard became the youngest ever seven-title winner in history. "The race was exactly what was in my mind," the Spanish victor said after the win, bringing his total MotoGP titles to five.
Marquez led the race in Japan after taking advantage of a spill from his key Italian rival Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team), who crashed with two laps to go.
The Spaniard led the Japan race in Motegi with a time of 42 minutes and 36.438 seconds, just 1.573 second ahead of second-placed British Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda).