We hate to be repetitive but... What can we do if ‘our’ Marc Márquez – the Honda rider Human Tecar specialist Paolo Castelli, Marc’s personal physiotherapist, calls “terminator” – has made it a habit of winning? We reported on the Spanish whiz kid a short time ago, after his September 25 win at the Movistar de Aragón Grand Prix – practically on home ground. Now, after Márquez’ victory on Honda’s home ground, Motegi, Japan, Sunday, October 16, we can confirm it is now a mathematical fact that the 23-year-old has secured his third premier class world championship, with three races remaining.
The Honda rider started behind pole-sitter Valentino Rossi; the ‘doctor’, however, crashed on the seventh lap, followed by Jorge Lorenzo on the nineteenth, who also took the bend too fast. Marc, who won the Grand Prix of Japan ahead of Dovizioso and Viñales, has therefore accumulated 273 points in the overall standings, versus Rossi’s 196 points and Lorenzo’s 182. The die is cast, the championship certain.“It’s a fantastic sensation,” el Cabroncito confided. “It’s really very special to come back on top after such a difficult year, and rewarding for the team. I thank them all, mechanics, engineers, thank you to each and every one.”
As we are well aware thanks to Human Tecar, difficulties, if tackled with a method, make us stronger.