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Marc Márquez clinches title with victory in Japan

Marc Márquez clinches title with victory in Japan

Repsol Honda Team rider achieves his seventh title, winning at the home of Honda after taking the lead and forcing a mistake from rival Dovizioso. His teammate, Dani Pedrosa, finishes eighth.

Starting from sixth position, Márquez was third on the first corner and up into second –behind Dovizioso– before the end of Lap 1.

Four laps from the end, he passed the Italian at Turn 9 and defended his lead from then on, with his rival making a mistake on the penultimate lap.

Dani Pedrosa gained three places off the start and settled into eighth place, the position in which he took the chequered flag.