Marc Marquez leads MotoGP ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix

Repsol Honda and Marc Marquez have had the best most consistent results so far this 2016. In a season plagued with tire dramas, unstable front tires, and rainy weather, Marquez has managed to finished all races and secured 92.86% of top 5 finishes. That gives the Spaniard the edge => 248 points in the 2016 MotoGP Standings.

Looking to the Movistar Yamahas: Valentino Rossi finished 11 races (78.57%) and so he has 3 races no points (disadvantage to Marquez) whereas Jorge Lorenzo finished 12 races (85.71%). Keep in mind though that Rossi lost a win at the Italian Grand Prix - that was a race for Rossi to win - but an engine failure prompted a very infamous retirement. Regardless Marquez finished second in Italy; and so even with Rossi wining the points gap was not going to be reduced:

2016 MotoGP Championship

RiderTeamPoints
MarquezRepsol Honda Team248
RossiMovistar Yamaha MotoGP196
LorenzoMovistar Yamaha MotoGP182
PedrosaRepsol Honda Team155
VinalesSuzuki Ecstar MotoGP149
CrutchlowLCR Honda105
Go to 2016 Full MotoGP Standings

Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team), Maverick Vinales (Suzuki Ecstar MotoGP) and Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda), all conquer their glory win in the second half of this season. Unfortunately the Ducatis (Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone) lost momentum and are now out of the top six... probably Ducati is more focusing their dev effort for 2017 when Jorge Lorenzo join the Italian team.

Who has win the most? Marc Marquez leads with 4 wins, Lorenzo 3 wins, Rossi only 2 wins and something unusual for MotoGP with five different grand prix winners in the last seven races: 2016 MotoGP Most Race Wins

Can Italian Valentino Rossi conquer glory this year? We love Rossi and the fact that he is a multiple world champion, but if were to bet, we think the bets are going to Marquez. Just looking at the championship progression here:

2016_MotoGP_Championship_Leaders_by_Round

There are four MotoGP races to go, Rosi will need to win all races and have Marquez relegated to third position or less or failed to finish at least 2 races - which is probably not going to happen. Marc Marquez is a world champion fair and square - and he knows that he just need to finish the next races - as he has been doing all year long.

Posted on October 08, 2016

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