Marc Marquez made it four wins on the bounce with a superb victory at the Motul Grand Prix of Japan.

Marc Marquez on his Honda Moto GP race motorcycle. Coming out of the pits at the Motegi circuit for the Japan GP.

The 2019 World Champion held off an early challenge from second place finisher Fabio Quartararo, who was made to sweat in the final stages by third place Andrea Dovizioso.

It wasn’t the perfect getaway for polesitter Marquez but he held his advantage into Turn 1, with Quartararo braking late to get underneath his teammate Franco Morbidelli (Petronas Yamaha SRT) as the duo went slightly wide, allowing the fast-starting Jack Miller (Pramac Racing) to grab P3 on the exit of Turn 2. A frantic opening lap then unfolded as Quartararo passed Marquez for the lead at Turn 7, only for the number 93 to pounce back at the tight Turn 10. It was a late lunge from the Honda man as the duo ran slightly wide. Quartararo looked for the cutback but almost lost the front of his YZR-M1, with third place Miller sniffing an opportunity to grab P2. That door quickly closed though as Miller almost ran into the back of Quartararo.

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