Here is your Monday motorsport round-up of the top categories of world motor racing.
Marc Marquez claimed his eighth win of the 2018 season in the premier two-wheel class. In doing so he also earned enough points to be crowned 2018 MotoGP champion. His nearest title rival Andrea Dovizio crashed out of the Japanese event, thereby handing Marquez the title.
This is Marquez’s fifth MotoGP title, putting him in the esteemed company of Australian Mick Doohan. It is also his seventh world title overall after winning the 2010 125 cc and 2012 Moto2 crowns.
After the race Marquez said: “It was the same strategy as Thailand and I saw that before the last lap, Dovi had more chance to win because he was riding faster on acceleration, but when I saw he was out, my first thought was that I was very happy. I won the title, but he deserves to be here too. He did an incredible season and an incredible race.”
The Formula One circus made its single stop in the US this weekend as it visited the purpose-built Circuit of the Americas in Austin Texas.
Click here to read about and watch our recent experiences driving a Mercedes-AMG at COTA.
Kimi Raikkonen took a very popular win in the US GP. He drove a faultless race to set a new record for the longest break between victories (113 races). Max Verstappen came from 18th on the grid to take second place. Lewis Hamilton stood on the final podium step. You can see race highlights by clicking here.
Said the racer winner: “I got a good start, I needed to push hard and look after the tyres… Obviously I’m much happier than finishing second.”
Battle recommences next weekend in Mexico next weekend.
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