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Nov 30, 2018

Marquez in 7th Heaven

Marc Marquez celebrates his seventh World Championship with a victory leap on the podium at Motegi.


     On Thursday at Honda's Twin Ring Motegi, Marc Marquez said that with four more races left, he was in no rush to secure a fifth MotoGP title. He then talked up rival Andrea Dovizioso's chances, saying the hard-acceleration, hard-braking track layout favored Ducati.

     But come Sunday, the defending World Champion's intentions were clear. An electric start and incessant pressure on leader Dovizioso took its toll: Dovizioso's crash on the penultimate lap clinched Marquez's fifth premier class title, and his seventh World Championship in nine years.

     "What he did was really special," admitted Dovizioso, referencing Marquez's Sunday performance. But the same could be said for Marquez's 2018, a season where he made it look so easy...

From the December 2018 issue of Roadracing World

MotoGP Analysis, World Superbike, MotoAmerica: All the Inside Info!

     While Marc Marquez walked away with the winner's trophies as the MotoGP season wound down, all eyes were on the Ducati GP18, arguably the best motorcycle in the field. Roadracing World looks at how the Bologna missiles have become perhaps the most potent weapon on a MotoGP grid, and how Suzuki is honing its GSX-RR into a sharper blade for 2019 ...

     ...Jonathan Rea stomped the Superbike World Championship field to take his record-setting fourth straight title, in the face of new regulations designed to level the competition in Superbike. Read how Rea and Kawasaki -- and the force of unintended consequences -- led to the ZX-10RR dominating a season that on paper looked like it should have been a brawl ...

    ...Toni Elias took his Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 to a pair of victories at the season-ending MotoAmerica round at Barber Motorsports Park, but within days the big teams were testing again in preparation for the 2019 season. Read about Roger Hayden's final Superbike race before his retirement, and how MotoAmerica's leading teams tested the Dunlop race tires in development for next season ...Read all about it in the December 2018 issue of Roadracing World & Motorcycle Technology.

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