MARC MARQUEZ won a FIFTH MOTOGP title and a his third in a row with victory in  JAPAN on Sunday .

Fierce rival ANDREA DOVIZIOSO could not complete the race after a fall while  HONDA rider CAL CRUTCHLOW finished second and  SUZUKI  ALEX RINS  edged out YAMAHA rider VALENTINO ROSSI to complete the podium.

The victory is MARQUEZ  eighth win of the season and a fifth title with three races to go.

The SPANIARD now moves level with MICK DOOHAN on five titles in the MOTO GP 1, with only VALENTINO ROSSI  and GIACOMO AGOSTINI  ahead of him with 7 and 8 titles respectively.