Marc Marquez
Marc Marquez

Marc Marquez wins Moto GP world title

ANI | Updated: Oct 21, 2018 15:26 IST

Tokyo [Japan], Oct 21 (ANI): Spanish rider Marc Marquez clinched the 2018 Moto Grand Prix world title here on Sunday.
The 25-year-old collected 25 points in the match to finish on top.
Marquez, who had started sixth on the grid, got past his title rival Andrea Dovizioso from team Ducati in the 21st lap to take the lead which he maintained till the end.
The rider has become the youngest to win five premier class titles and the to reach seven Championships overall. He is also now one of only four men to have won five or more premier class crowns, joining Valentino Rossi, Mick Doohan and Giacomo Agostini in that exclusive club.
Marquez's rise to glory began with his first title in the 125 Championship in 2010, just two years after making his debut on the world stage at 15.
A podium finisher in that rookie year despite the season-ending in some injury struggles, Marquez impressed early - and in 2010 his talent shone fully for the first time as he took the crown and won ten of the last 14 races of the year. (ANI)