It was not easy: Marc Marquez on 10th MotoGP 2019 win

first_img Next It was not easy: Marc Marquez on 10th MotoGP 2019 winMotoGP world champion Marc Marquez has won the Japanese GP for his 10th race victory of the season.advertisement Reuters TokyoOctober 20, 2019UPDATED: October 20, 2019 17:01 IST Spain’s MotoGP rider Marc Marquez celebrates after winning (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMarc Marquez had already made sure of his sixth MotoGP championshipFrench rider Fabio Quartararo finished second for the non-works Petronas Yamaha teamThe constructors’ title was Honda’s 25th, coming as the company celebrates 60 years in motorcycle racingMotoGP world champion Marc Marquez won the Japanese Grand Prix with a pole-to-flag ride on Sunday as Honda secured the constructors’ title at their home Motegi circuit.The 26-year-old Spaniard had already made sure of his sixth MotoGP championship, and fourth in a row, a race earlier in Thailand on Oct. 6.The constructors’ title was Honda’s 25th, coming as the company celebrates 60 years in motorcycle racing.”It was not easy,” said Marquez after his fourth win in a row and 10th of the season. “I was pushing from the beginning… with the fuel and everything I was on the limit.”French rider Fabio Quartararo finished second for the non-works Petronas Yamaha team, 0.870 behind, to be sure of the MotoGP ‘rookie of the year’ accolade, with Italian Andrea Dovizioso third for Ducati.The podium was Quartararo’s sixth top-three finish of the season but the 20-year-old is still awaiting a first win in the top category. His first lap attempt to get ahead of Marquez lasted only three corners.Marquez then led every lap as he made sure of his 54th victory in the top class, pulling him level in the all-time record books with retired Australian Mick Doohan.Quartararo came under pressure at the finish on fading tyres, with Dovizioso closing the gap but running out of time to make a move. The Italian could still celebrate his 100th podium finish.”It was a strange race. I think Quartararo maybe finished the tyre,” said Dovizioso. “I was pushing so hard, a bit over the limit, because I really wanted second.”advertisementMarquez has an unbeatable 350 points to Dovizioso’s 231, with three races remaining in Australia, Malaysia and on home soil in Valencia.Honda have 356 points to Ducati’s 270.Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales was fourth with Britain’s Cal Cruchlow seizing fifth at the line for LCR Honda from Quartararo’s team mate Franco Morbidelli.Yamaha’s Italian great Valentino Rossi crashed four laps from the end while in 11th place, and Marquez’s triple world champion team mate Jorge Lorenzo finished only 17th and 40 seconds behind the winner.Also Read | PKL 2019: Bengal Warriors crowned champions after beating Dabang Delhi in finalAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Marc MarquezFollow MotoGPlast_img read more

Chinese doubles ace teams up with UNESCO to fight gender inequality

17 September 2007China’s Grand Slam-winning Zheng Jie today became the latest female tennis ace to join forces with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Educational Organization (UNESCO) to encourage the emergence of gender equality around the world. China’s Grand Slam-winning Zheng Jie today became the latest female tennis ace to join forces with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Educational Organization (UNESCO) to encourage the emergence of gender equality around the world.Ms. Zheng is the third player on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour to be named a “Promoter of Gender Equality” and will be involved in campaigns to raise awareness, both in China and outside, of gender equality issues.The partnership between UNESCO and the WTA Tour tries to raise awareness and funding through the named Promoters as well as through mentoring, scholarship and fellowship projects designed to create opportunities and the kind of environment for women and girls to succeed in all walks of life.UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura said today that he was delighted to announce the appointment of Ms. Zheng, who joins four-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams of the United States and the rising French top-20 player Tatiana Golovin as a Promoter of Gender Equality.“These accomplished young women serve as leaders and role models for women and girls around the world, sending a singularly important message: gender equality is not an outdated, impossible dream, but a goal that can and must be realized in order for us to achieve peace and sustainable development,” he said.Ms. Zheng, 24, from Cheng Du, became one half of her country’s first-ever Grand Slam champions when she teamed with compatriot Yan Zi to win the Australian Open and Wimbledon doubles titles last year. She has also won three singles titles since 2005.After being appointed at a ceremony today in Beijing, Ms. Zheng said she was “truly honoured” to be named to the post.“Not only through my efforts as a tennis player, but also because of my passion for women’s rights, I hope that I can make a difference on this very important issue,” she said. read more