Dovizioso vs Marquez at Motegi
DESMODOVI’s fifth victory this year to bring his MotoGP race win tally to seventh victory of his career. Dovizioso crosses the line first after the victory went down to ‘Victory’ corner both Dovi and Marquez both overtaking each other in the final laps and in the Victory Corner of the Motegi circuit, Dovi had the Austria Deja Vu again but this time in the wet condition. Danilo Petrucci, once again delivers peak performance in the rain.
With 3 more races to go the battle will go neck and neck between Dovi and Marquez to decide the 2017 championship. with 11 points separating Dovi and Marquez, the Championship heads for the legendary Phillip Island, with this gap. But Motegi’s wet race will go down in history as best wet battle of all times.
15th October 2017 – Motul Grand Prix of Japan – Twin Ring Motegi
1. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (GP17) 47m 14.236s
2. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V)
3. Danilo Petrucci ITA Octo Pramac (GP17)
4. Andrea Iannone ITA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)
5. Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)*
6. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Ducati Team (GP17)
7. Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)
8. Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1)*
9. Maverick Viñales ESP Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1)
10. Loris Baz FRA Reale Avintia (GP15)