Dovizioso complicates Marquez's goal

Dovizioso complicates Marquez's goal

The Italian Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Desmosedici GP18) complicates the attainment of the goal of Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda RC 213 V) to proclaim himself mathematically MotoGP world champion in the Grand Prix of Japan that takes place tomorrow in the circuit "Twin Ring" Motegi being the fastest of official training and finishing sixth in Spanish.

Although in the fourth round of free practice Marc Márquez managed to be the fastest, just a few tenths of a second below the best time of the weekend accredited until then by the Italian Andrea Dovizioso, his search for limits led him once again , and they are going eighteen throughout the season, to roll on the floor.

Márquez fell into turn seven once again when he completely lost the profile of his front tire, that was exhausted, when he was running at 125 kilometers per hour, but in the mishap there was no damage, although he had to return to his workshop on a motorbike assistance, unable to recover his Repsol Honda.

That circumstance conditioned to some extent his performance in the second classification, which had to compete with a single motorcycle by not giving material time to its mechanics the damage that occurred in the accident.

Álvaro Bautista (Ducati Desmosedici GP17), who was out of the second direct classification at the last minute for "fault" of Valentino Rossi's best time, became the fastest of the first classification.

With this he won his place in the next round with the Japanese Takaaki Nakagami (Honda RC 213 V), while the Italian Franco Morbidelli (Honda RC 213 V) suffered a spectacular "tumble" in turn twelve, the same in which his compatriot Danilo Petrucci (Ducati Desmosedici GP18).

Already in the second classification the Repsol Honda riders, Marc Márquez and Dani Pedrosa, were the first to jump on the track, although the initial leader was the Italian Valentino Rossi (Yamaha YZR M 1), who had left a bit after them.

After an unsuccessful first lap, on his third lap Marc Márquez reached a 1: 45.182 that placed him first, although after him came the Italians Andrea Iannone (Suzuki GSX RR) and Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Desmosedici GP18) to overcome it, as the British Cal Crutchlow (Honda RC 213 V), the fastest with 1: 44.909, the first driver to shoot in that second throughout the weekend.

In his fourth lap the Repsol Honda rider achieved his second fast lap (1: 45.095), which placed him second and still with almost half official training ahead, so he entered his workshop to change the rear tire and returned to track .

On his return and on the seventh turn, Marquez again placed leader with 1: 44.860, but after him came the Frenchman Johann Zarco (Yamaha YZR M1) and the Australian Jack Miller (Ducati Desmosedici GP17), He was after his slipstream, and both of them overcame him, although the best was yet to come.

Something further back Andrea Dovizioso rolled, who returned to surprise everyone with his performance and climbed to the first final position with a record of 1: 44.590 that nobody could beat, while Marc Márquez, with a single motorcycle, had to conform with the sixth place, defeated in the final section by the Italian himself, Johann Zarco, Jack Miller, Cal Crutchlow and Andrea Iannone.

After the Repsol Honda driver he finished the Spanish also Maverick Viñales (Yamaha YZR M 1), with Alex Rins (Suzuki GSX RR) and Valentino Rossi (Yamaha YZR M 1), then Álvaro Bautista in the tenth place and Dani Pedrosa eleventh . EFE


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