Marquez wins in Malaysia to secure 2018 Constructors title for Honda

Marquez wins in Malaysia to secure 2018 Constructors title for Honda

Marc Marquez
photo: HRC

Marc Marquez took a brilliant 70th career win today at the Malaysian Grand Prix, earning Honda the 2018 MotoGP Constructors title. The success marks a record 24th Premier Class Constructors trophy for the Company and its seventh in the past eight years.

This year the prestigious achievement was claimed thanks to the points earned by 2018 World Champion and Repsol Honda Team rider Marc Marquez, LCR Honda Team rider Cal Crutchlow and EG 0,0 Marc VDS rider Franco Morbidelli.

From seventh on the grid to the 70th win in his career: in Malaysia, Marc Marquez took his ninth win this season and his 44th in MotoGP, earning Honda its 24thPremier Class Constructors Title

Furthermore, thanks to today’s win of newly crowned Moto3 World Champion Jorge Martin, Honda has achieved also the Moto3 Constructor Title. That brought its tally to 69 over all classes, a record in the Championship’s history.

Such were the numbers, but today’s competition was also another master class race for the 2018 MotoGP World Champion. He recovered from the third row of the grid to second place within five laps of the start before beginning a long chase of erstwhile leader Valentino Rossi. Marc was preparing for what seemed certain would be a battle for the victory when the Italian slipped off four laps from the end.