World champion, Marc Marquez secured his 11th victory of the season at the Australian MotoGP after his rival Maverick Vinales, crashed on the last lap.
The Monster Energy Drink and Yamaha rider had been on the top all weekend at Phillip Island and was leading for most of the race until Repsol Honda’s Marquez overtook him in the last laps. In an attempt to regain the lead, Vinales’s bike skidded out of control and his rival won his sixth MotoGP world title in Thailand.
Britain’s Cal Crutchlow, who had previously suffered a career-threatening injury at Phillip Island 2018, came second on his LCR-Honda with Australian Jack Miller third on a Ducati.
“It was an incredible, incredible victory because today we were not the fastest on the racetrack,” said Marquez, who became Honda’s most successful ever premier class rider with his 55th win surpassing Australian great Mick Doohan. Maverick was fastest but I was waiting for him… and I did a strong move to pass, it was the only chance for me. The whole weekend has been crazy,” he added,
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17 November, 2019