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Always wondered about this. Is this sport not governed by WADA?
How dare you exclude Mick Doohan.Marquez can wrap up the title this weekend in Motegi if he wins the race (or just finishes ahead of Dovi). A win here will put him at 5 championships, behind only Giacomo Agostini and Valentino Rossi.
Valentino Rossi has conceded that his MotoGP records are in danger if Marc Marquez continues his current form.
Honda rider Marquez's seventh win of 2018 in Thailand was his 42nd since he graduated to MotoGP in 2013, and puts him within touching distance of a fifth premier class championship crown.
He leads nearest rival Andrea Dovizioso by 77 points with four rounds left to go, meaning he could wrap up this year's title this weekend at Motegi if he isn't outscored by the Ducati rider by more than a point.
At just 25 years of age, Marquez appears to be on track to surpass Rossi's record 89 premier class wins, as well as the Italian's haul of seven premier class titles (second only to Giacomo Agostini's eight 500cc championships).
But Rossi insists he has no qualms about Marquez, with whom he has had a famously fraught relationship during their time as rivals in grand prix racing's top tier, potentially going on to surpass his achievements.
"Marquez can beat my records, but it does not bother me," Rossi said last week during an event at the Dainese Store in London.
"You have to think about your own career and I think that mine is good. I won many races and I could have won more championships.
"My biggest regret is losing the championship in Valencia in 2006, when I made a mistake."
How dare you exclude Mick Doohan.
Marquez still has a long way to go before getting 5 consecutive championships like Dohaan (5 consecutive out of 5 total), Rossi (5 consecutive out of 7 Total to date) and even further from Agostini's 7 consecutive wins out of a total of 8 championship wins.
He's from springs isn't he? I can't remember.Well done to Marquez. I've said it before, but he's destined to become the greatest rider of all time.
Also congrats to Darren Binder for getting on the podium. That being said, I'm very disappointed about his f-bomb at the interview. He's a professional sportsman and should know better. Also not the first time he's shown a lack of class. Twice this year he made offensive hand gestures to fellow riders involved in crashes with him.
Great ride. Wish they got his bike setup right earlier this year, he would've been right up there with a shot at the title. Maybe next year.What a ride from Brad! I thought he'd cooked his tyres with about 5 laps to go but he hung in there. Fantastic stuff
Insane accident! I don't think there's ever been a crash at that speed in MotoGP. And getting up and walking away. Like one of the commentators said, "he should buy a lottery ticket"Yoh, intense race. But what an accident for Zarco! Scary stuff.
Great ride. Wish they got his bike setup right earlier this year, he would've been right up there with a shot at the title. Maybe next year.
Insane accident! I don't think there's ever been a crash at that speed in MotoGP. And getting up and walking away. Like one of the commentators said, "he should buy a lottery ticket"