MotoGP: Motegi win gives Marc Marquez 2016 title
Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo crash out of race, putting an end to their championship hopes
Marc Marquez claimed his third MotoGP premier class title, after winning the Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi. The Spaniard rode a strong race, crossing the chequered flag first, as title rivals Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo ended up crashing out of the race.
It was Marquez who got off to a good start, moving to the head of the order, from second on the grid, as soon as the race began. While Lorenzo soon managed to move ahead of the Spaniard, pole-man Rossi needed to fight his way back, having lost positions at the start. However, it...
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