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Honda wins 63rd Constructors Championship, Marquez yet another race

Snapshot: Honda riders have won 695 races across all categories and are not stopping anytime soon.

MotoGP is an incredible sports by any means, be it the insane amount of speeds, the risk involved or be it the tight corners. But, to win a race in this mega event is one thing and setting a record of 695 race wins, another. Honda, achieved the impossible with yet another Constructors Championship win at the Sepang, Malaysia,today, all thanks to the incredible personality, Mr. Marc Marquez. Not only did he achieved podium with yet another win after winning the Riders Championship last race, he also helped his team, Honda Repsol to win the Constructors' title, ending the Yamaha's dominance after 4 continuous seasons.

Speaking in terms of numbers, the 2014 MotoGP Constructors Championship is Honda’s 21st in the premier class, eighth in the MotoGP category and 13 in the 500cc capacity category. Add another six 350cc title, 19 wins in the 250cc class, 15 in the 125cc class, and two in the 50cc category, an incredible 63 wins. Also, Honda riders have won 695 races across all categories and are not stopping anytime soon.

Shuhei Nakamoto, HRC Executive Vice President, commented, “Once again we’ve seen a very exciting season and it’s been particularly special for our HRC Factory squad, The Repsol Honda Team. Marc showed incredible dominance at the beginning of the season after winning the first ten races in a row, and I must congratulate him on this incredible achievement! Winning his second MotoGP Championship in just his second year, and also doing so in Japan, is something I will never forget.”

A huge crowd of 80000 people witnessed Marquez’s win his 12th race of the season, equaling Mick Doohan’s record of most premier class victories in a single season. Marquez said, “I’ve equalled Mick Doohan’s record, with one race left maybe I can beat it! If I had a bad result here the pressure in Valencia would be more. But now I am free in Valencia and I can do well for my fans and just enjoy it!”

"I’m really happy with the race. The strongest opponent was the weather, it was really hot! But yeah, it was difficult. At the start I was worried about the tyre life, especially looking towards the end. I was not so good through turn one, but then I started to overtake riders. I came back strong and I’m very happy to return to the win,” he added.

Although, it was Valentino Rossi, who rides on the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP, who took the limelight away from Marquez. Starting 6th from the grid, he took the lead mid-race, to get in front of Lorenzo and finishing 2nd, just behind Marquez and confirming his second position in the rider list. Lorenzo (Movistar Yamlaha MotoGP), completed the podium, finishing the race at the 3rd position. He took  an early lead in the race over Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda) crashed and later finished in 11th position.

Stefan Bradl (LCR Honda MotoGP) beat Bradley Smith (Monster Yamaha Tech3) to finish the race in fourth position. Pol Espargaro (Monster Yamaha Tech3) finished in sixth place, followed by Yonny Hernandez (Energy T.I. Pramac Racing) at seventh, and Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) at eighth position. The top ten was completed by Hector Barbera (Avintia Racing) and Scott Redding (GO&FUN Honda Gresini).

Read about the journey of the Marc Marquez here.

Also, check the latest update on the 2015 season, here.

Result

Pos.

Points

Rider

Team

Bike

Time/Gap

1

25

Marc MARQUEZ

Repsol Honda Team

Honda

40'45.523

2

20

Valentino ROSSI

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

Yamaha

+2.445

3

16

Jorge LORENZO

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

Yamaha

+3.508

4

13

Stefan BRADL

LCR Honda MotoGP

Honda

+21.234

5

11

Bradley SMITH

Monster Yamaha Tech 3

Yamaha

+22.283

6

10

Pol ESPARGARO

Monster Yamaha Tech 3

Yamaha

+34.668

7

9

Yonny HERNANDEZ

Energy T.I. Pramac Racing

Ducati

+38.435

8

8

Andrea DOVIZIOSO

Ducati Team

Ducati

+48.839

9

7

Hector BARBERA

Avintia Racing

Ducati

+50.792

10

6

Scott REDDING

GO&FUN Honda Gresini

Honda

+59.088

11

5

Hiroshi AOYAMA

Drive M7 Aspar

Honda

+1'15.949

12

4

Michael LAVERTY

Paul Bird Motorsport

PBM

+1'17.966

13

3

Mike DI MEGLIO

Avintia Racing

Avintia

+1'27.773

14

2

Broc PARKES

Paul Bird Motorsport

PBM

+1'44.244

 

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