Marc Marquez produces another dominant display to demonstrate his 2019 MotoGP world title credentials with victory at Honda’s home round to wrap up the world constructors’ championship.

Pole position and victory gives the 26-year-old another perfect score at the Japanese MotoGP in an impressive performance for Repsol Honda.

Petronas Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo continues to catch the eye as he seals the Rookie of the Year honour with three rounds to spare, while Andrea Dovizioso continues to tighten his grip on the runner-up spot in the championship with a solid recovery ride to third place for Ducati.

Meanwhile it was another disaster for nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi as he struggled in qualifying before crashing out the of the Japanese GP while running in a lowly 11th place for Monster Yamaha.

On the other side of the factory Yamaha garage it was another solid showing from Maverick Vinales as he draws level with Alex Rins in third place in the MotoGP riders’ standings to setup an intriguing final three rounds.

But the bad news continues for Jorge Lorenzo, despite small shoots of recovery, as the Repsol Honda rider remains well off the pace and out of the points.

This weekend also marks Takaaki Nakagami’s final MotoGP outing of the year for LCR Honda as he will miss the final three rounds due to a shoulder injury which requires surgery. The Japanese rider will be replaced by Johann Zarco.

MotoGP heads straight on to Phillip Island this weekend for part two of the triple-header with the Australian GP, before completing a frantic run of races at Sepang for the Malaysian MotoGP.

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