MotoGP ace Marc Marquez suffers brilliant malfunction after win in Japan
Marc Marquez cruised to yet another MotoGP win this morning - but he needed a helping hand on his victory lap.
The Honda hero has already wrapped up the Championship after bagging victory in Thailand last week.
But he showed no sign of easing off the gas in Japan with another dominant showing.
He led from start to finish having rarely been troubled by the chasing pack.
Despite another virtuoso display, it wasn't entirely plain sailing once he crossed the finish line.
As the 26-year-old celebrated, his Honda RC213V - which was out of fuel and running on fumes - gave up the ghost.
Tech 3 ace Hafizh Syahrin had to give the Catalan a push back to parc ferme.
Fans on social media were loving the glitch.
"Notice Nobody else would give him a tow back," joked one observer.
"Syahrin to Honda Factory Team 2020," said another.
"The Only thing that went wrong," added a third.
"Wow! Very good job man," said one more.
Speaking after the race, Marquez revealed managing his fuel consumption was a real problem.
"The issue on the race is we predict as a team - because we did a great job - to analyse all the things," he explained.
"We predicted like a 46 second low pace. But the problem was I always able to ride in 45 high, in a good way.
"Sometimes this is good news. But this time it was not so good because then with the fuel, we know it was a little bit on the limit.
"I just try to control during the race and be smooth. Be on this 46 low.
"When I take two seconds, then now I will try to manage the distance.
"It was lucky for me, because one and a half laps remaining, the fuel alarm was on the dashboard,
"When I have the alarm it means three laps remaining of fuel. Then I try to manage and control.
"It was enough to pass the line in the first position."
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