Marc Marquez secures fourth MotoGP world title as Andrea Dovizioso CRASHES out

Marc Marquez secures fourth MotoGP world title as Andrea Dovizioso CRASHES out

Marquez was even able to shrug off his 27th crash of the season after posting his best time of 1min 29.897sec for his eighth pole of the season.

That means the 24-year-old Marquez can assure he clinches another MotoGP title if he finishes in 11th place or better.

The role of spoiler goes to Andrea Dovizioso, an Italian who trails Marquez by 21 points.

He was also the first rider in the 69-year history of grand prix motorcycling to win at least five races a season for eight years in a row.

Marquez shared the victory with his fans at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo where he cemented his reputation as the top talent in motorbike racing. Since his debut in MotoGP in 2008, Dovizioso had only won two races before this campaign.

"We have to be happy, happy about the championship".

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Marquez has failed to finish three races this season, but he hasn't finished lower than sixth place in the 14 races he did complete.

Spain's public weather service forecasts sunny skies with no signs of rain that could complicate the track conditions for the race.

"I'm happy because we tried until the end, and it was open until 10 laps to the end", said Dovizioso, who saw Marquez's slide and save but could do nothing to take advantage of it. "We have one strategy: try to win".

Marquez was the first across the line of that quartet and posted a 1m30.255s, with Zarco slotting into second ahead of Iannone - the pair setting identical times of 1m30.501s. "This weekend, I will perform as usual, perform 100 percent of my ability", said Marquez, as quoted from Motorsport.

The 24-year-old, who started on pole position with a 21-point lead and also nearly fell, finished third and safe in the knowledge that he was the sport's youngest four times champion in the top category. "It's not the first time I've fought for the championship here and it's hard but I'll try to manage it the best I can".

"During the race I was trying to control the situation, but then I thought it was time to move because I felt really good".

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