Marc Marquez clinches 2019 MotoGP title with Thailand GP win
Honda rider Marc Marquez became MotoGP champion for the sixth time after defeating Fabio Quartararo in a scintillating battle for Thailand Grand Prix victory .Marquez, who has sealed the 2019 crown with four races to spare, is now just two premier-class titles short of Giacomo Agostini and one short of Valentino Rossi.The 26-year-old spent most of the Buriram race in Quartararo's wheeltracks before inflicting another last-lap defeat on the rookie, whose wait for a maiden MotoGP victory goes on.
Ducati and Ducati Corse have launched a new project called Memorabilia. It gives enthusiasts the opportunity to buy and own genuine parts once used in Ducati’s MotoGP and SBK machinery.
Crankshafts, camshafts, pistons, con-rods and more will be available for enthusiasts. Each part is personally certified by Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali and Gigi Dall’lgna, engineer and general manager at Corse.
Each piece will also come with a technical description and information on who rode the bike it came from, and the season in which it was ridden.
Marc Marquez makes MotoGP history with pole in Japan
Despite sealing the world title in Thailand, Marc Marquez did not let up in qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix.Marquez, who wrapped up his sixth premier class title in Thailand last time out, has now earned a pole at every circuit on the sport's calendar, having never previously topped the grid in Motegi.
All pieces will come mounted in a plexiglass display case, with a certificate of authenticity to accompany it. The base of each case will come with an inscription of what year and race the part was in service, and what bike it was from.
Exactly how far back the marque will be reaching for these memorabilia pieces is unknown. The parts are described as coming from bikes used in ‘recent’ years of MotoGP and SBK racing.
Initially, you’ll only be able to buy these display pieces from the Ducati store in Bologna, Italy, or from Ducati dealerships.
From 2020, you’ll be able to order parts online too. Given that these are authentic race bike parts, needless to say, they are also limited in supply.
Expect the limited availability of these parts to also mean that they’ll cost a pretty penny, too. For some devoted enthusiasts, there won’t be a price too high.
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Leclerc reveals Ferrari were unhappy with secret skydive .
UK-MOTOR-F1-LECLERC:Leclerc reveals Ferrari were unhappy with secret skydiveThe Monegasque, winner of two races in his first season with the sport's most glamorous and successful team, last month posted a picture to his 2.6 million Instagram followers after his first tandem dive.