Repsol Honda Team Spanish rider Marc Marquez celebrates on the podium of the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix at Twin Ring Motegi circuit in Motegi, Tochigi prefecture on October 21, 2018. AFP / Martin BUREAU
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Spain's Marc Marquez wrapped up his third straight MotoGP championship with victory at the Japanese Grand Prix Sunday after title rival Andrea Dovizioso fell on the penultimate lap while trying to find a way past the Honda rider.Marquez, who sealed two of his previous titles at Motegi, moved 102 points clear of Ducati's Dovizioso with three races remaining.Dovizioso attempted to move back past Marquez on the penultimate lap but pushed it too far and came off his bike.Marquez pipped Dovizioso on the final lap of the Thailand Grand Prix last time out, and while he didn't leave it quite as late at Motegi, the result was the same.Dovizioso, who was the championship runner-up to Marquez in 2017, will have to wait another year for a shot at his first MotoGP premier class title.
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