Márquez proclaims five-time Moto GP world champion
Last weekend a very significant appointment for the HRC team took place, the great prize of Japan was disputed in the circuit Twin Ring Motegi. It presented the first opportunity for Márquez to sentence his championship and could do it at Honda's house.
In free practice on Friday, the weather conditions were changing, having a FP1 in the dry and a FP2 in the wet. Marc Márquez led the FP1 while he booked and did not race the FP2. His teammate Dani Pedrosa was 11th and he managed to make a quick lap in mixed conditions. On Saturday, Márquez finished 4th in FP3 and got the sixth fastest time, so he would start from the second row of the grid while Pedrosa would start from the fourth row.
Sunday arrived and all the predictions were fulfilled, Marc Márquez was proclaimed world champion of Moto GP. After leaving from the sixth position, in the first lap Márquez advanced four positions placing himself behind his closest rival in the championship, Andrea Dovizioso. The Italian occupied the first place until the penultimate round, where after overtaking his opponent to the throne, he made a mistake and was out of the race. In this way, Márquez took the victory and with it sentenced the title of world champion.
Dani Pedrosa who came out from the 11th position, advanced four positions finishing in eighth position. After finishing the race, Pedrosa said he was not happy with the performance they had had in the Japanese circuit, in turn, congratulated his teammate for getting his new title.
Marc Márquez achieves his third consecutive title in the premier class, thus achieving his fifth championship in Moto GP and seventh world of his sports career. With only 25 years old, Márquez continues to beat records that will, once again, become part of the history of motorcycling.