Marc Marquez has won his fifth MotoGP title with victory in today's Japanese MotoGP.

The Spaniard came into the event with a 77-point lead over Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso and wrapped up his seventh world championship in all classes - with three rounds still remaining – when Dovizioso fell while trying to stay in touch with the Honda rider on the penultimate lap.

Marquez joins another Repsol Honda rider, Mick Doohan, on five premier-class titles, leaving only Valentino Rossi (7) and Giacomo Agostini (8) higher on the all-time list.

25-year-old Marquez, who made his grand prix debut in the 125cc class in 2008, won the now defunct two-stroke class in 2010, the Moto2 crown in 2012 and made history by winning the MotoGP title as a rookie in 2013.

Marquez has only suffered one title defeat since joining the premier-class, slipping to third in the 2015 standings behind Yamaha riders Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi.

Lorenzo will join Marquez at Repsol Honda next season, in place of Dani Pedrosa, with both riders signed until the end of 2020.



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