It's a battle won for the Lorenzo, but the war for Marquez

It's a battle won for the Lorenzo, but the war for Marquez

Snapshot: Marquez only needed a second position to secure the title, and so did he managed to achieve it.

Team Ducati was riding high on the success of the pole position they received after almost a long gap of 4 years, and so was Andrea Dovizioso, who won the pole at this very circuit, 4 years ago. As the Ducati was preparing for the race today, little did anyone know that Marc Marquez was praying to atleast come at the 2nd position, to win the consecutive championship, 3 race before the season end. Last year, the boy genius has to fight hard till the last race to conquer the title and prove his ability, but this year, he took the championship by storm by winning 10 back to back races and securing the title, well before the time.

Marquez only needed a second position to secure the title, and so did he managed to achieve it, with the Yamaha Movistar rider, Jorge Lorenzo, winning the second successive race. Marquez finished the race, 1.638s behind Lorenzo to collect the crucial points for the title win, as Rossi completed the podium, finishing in third position.

The race for the Marquez, did not take off as expected, with Marquez, struggling to find his place among the top 3, for 10 straight laps. He finally hunts down the pole position holder Davizio from the Ducati and later, the 'Doctor' Rossi, to be in 2nd position behind Lorenzo. The podium was completed by 2 Yamahas and one Honda. Dani Pedrosa of the Repsol Honda, finished fourth place, missing the podium by 0.555s, with Dovizioso in the fifth.

The top ten was completed by Andrea Iannone (Pramac Racing), Stefan Bradl (LCR Honda MotoGP), Pol Espargaro (Monster Yamaha Tech3), Bradley Smith (Monster Yamaha Tech3) and Alvaro Bautista (GO&FUN Honda Gresini).

Marc Marquez was invisible in the 2014 season, winning 10 straight races, making him the first rider since Mick Doohan in 1997, to do so. But, it was Brno, which showed Marquez, that he was a human after all. He finished in fourth and later saw his season worst, finishing 15th and 13th in Misano and Aragon, respectively. He was still a healthy, 75 points ahead, before the race in Japan.

Marquez has already signed a two year deal with Honda, extending his terms till 2016.

Read our preview on the Japan GP, here.

Race results:

Pos.

Points

Rider

Team

Bike

Time/Gap

1

25

Jorge LORENZO

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

Yamaha

42'21.259

2

20

Marc MARQUEZ

Repsol Honda Team

Honda

+1.638

3

16

Valentino ROSSI

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

Yamaha

+2.602

4

13

Dani PEDROSA

Repsol Honda Team

Honda

+3.157

5

11

Andrea DOVIZIOSO

Ducati Team

Ducati

+14.353

6

10

Andrea IANNONE

Pramac Racing

Ducati

+16.653

7

9

Stefan BRADL

LCR Honda MotoGP

Honda

+19.531

8

8

Pol ESPARGARO

Monster Yamaha Tech 3

Yamaha

+19.815

9

7

Bradley SMITH

Monster Yamaha Tech 3

Yamaha

+23.575

10

6

Alvaro BAUTISTA

GO&FUN Honda Gresini

Honda

+35.687

11

5

Aleix ESPARGARO

NGM Forward Racing

Forward Yamaha

+40.668

12

4

Katsuyuki NAKASUGA

YAMALUBE Racing Team with YSP

Yamaha

+51.027

13

3

Hiroshi AOYAMA

Drive M7 Aspar

Honda

+51.093

14

2

Nicky HAYDEN

Drive M7 Aspar

Honda

+55.792

15

1

Hector BARBERA

Avintia Racing

Ducati

+59.089

16

 

Scott REDDING

GO&FUN Honda Gresini

Honda

+59.508

17

 

Alex DE ANGELIS

NGM Forward Racing

Forward Yamaha

+1'16.547

18

 

Michael LAVERTY

Paul Bird Motorsport

PBM

+1'28.021

19

 

Mike DI MEGLIO

Avintia Racing

Avintia

+1'29.470

20

 

Broc PARKES

Paul Bird Motorsport

PBM

+1'33.253

   

Yonny HERNANDEZ

Energy T.I. Pramac Racing

Ducati

1 Lap

   

Karel ABRAHAM

Cardion AB Motoracing

Honda

10 Laps

   

Danilo PETRUCCI

Octo IodaRacing Team

ART

20 Laps

   

Cal CRUTCHLOW

Ducati Team

Ducati

23 Laps

 

 

 

•  MotoGP
on 2014-10-12 10:05:26

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