Wednesday, 24 April 2019 | 11:16 WIB

Marquez Secures Fifth Championship Title after Winning MotoGP Japan

Marc Marquez has just secured the MotoGP championship title for the third consecutive time at the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday

TOKYO, NNC - Marc Marquez has just secured the MotoGP championship title for the third consecutive time at the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday, Oct 21, after his closest rival Andrea Dovizioso fell off the bike during the second lap trying to chase Marquez.

In total, the Spaniard has won the MotoGP championship title five times, or equal to the record set by Australian rider Mick Doohan. Other riders who surpassed the record was Valentino Rossi (seven times) and Giacomo Agostini (eight times).

He also won two previous races at the Motegi circuit, now packing a full 102 points over Ducati rider Dovizioso, with three remaining races this season.

Dovizioso was in pole position at the start of Sunday's race and led most of the laps before Marquez, who started at sixth, and slowly climbed during the last four laps.

The Italian rider tried to overtake Marquez again during the last second lap, but eventually fell off. He hopped on his bike again and continue the race to finish 18th.

Marquez finished the final lap and secured the world championship title for the fifth time.

Dovizioso in 2017 became runner up under Marquez.

Here is the MotoGP Japan result on Sunday:

1. Marc MARQUEZ (Spanyol) Honda 42:36.438
2. Cal CRUTCHLOW (Inggris) Honda +1.573
3. Alex RINS (Spanyol) SUZUKI +1.720
4. Valentino ROSSI (Italia) Yamaha +6.413
5. Alvaro BAUTISTA (Spanyol) Ducati +6.919
6. Johann ZARCO (Perancis) Yamaha +8.024
7. Maverick VINALES (Spanyol) Yamaha +13.330
8. Dani PEDROSA (Spanyol) Honda +15.582
9. Danilo PETRUCCI (Italia) Ducati +20.584
10.Hafizh SYAHRIN (Malaysia) Yamaha +24.985
11.Franco MORBIDELLI (Italia) Honda +25.931
12.Bradley SMITH (Inggris) KTM +26.875
13.Pol ESPARGARO (Spanyol) KTM +27.069
14.Katsuyuki NAKASUGA (Jepang)Yamaha +32.550
15.Takaaki NAKAGAMI (Jepang) Honda +37.718
16.Xavier SIMEON (Belgia) Ducati +39.583
17.Jordi TORRES (Spanyol) Ducati +39.839
18.Andrea DOVIZIOSO (Italia) Ducati +42.698
19. Scott REDDING (Inggris) Aprilia +49.943
20.Thomas LUTHI (Swiss) Honda +52.707
21.Sylvain GUINTOLI (Prancis) Suzuki +1'01.848