Mighty Marc’s champion leap


MARC Marquez dislocated a shoulder during a bizarre celebration in last Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix after securing his third straight MotoGP crown for Honda, and his fifth in all.

The 25-year-old Spaniard, from Catalonia, was injured after enthusiastic hugs from his colleagues and British rider Scott Redding, at the Honda team’s home track, following his eighth success of the season.

“The shoulder just popped out,” he said. “Luckily, with the adrenaline, it doesn’t hurt, but I’ll need to be careful not to overdo it on the dance-floor tonight.” he said.

Redding said: “Once we were rivals, big rivals, but now we have nothing but respect and fun. But I’m sorry for the dislocated shoulder.”

Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso was Marc’s main title rival, but the Italian slid off while second on the penultimate lap.

Fellow-Honda rider Cal Crutchlow finished runner-up after Dovizioso’s fall, with Alex Rins (Suzuki) edging out Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) to take the third spot.


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