The 2018 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season is the 70th F.I.M. Road Racing World Championship season. Marc Márquez entered the season as the reigning champion, with Repsol Honda being the reigning team champions and Honda the reigning constructors’ champions.
Originally scheduled for 19 races, the season was reduced by one Grand Prix due to the cancellation of the 26 August Silverstone event due to unsafe track conditions involving standing water after a rider vote.
After fifteen rounds of the championship, Marc Márquez holds the championship lead, after winning three consecutive races during the spring and seven overall. Andrea Dovizioso is in second and Valentino Rossi in third, the former with three wins, while Rossi remains winless. Jorge Lorenzo and Cal Crutchlow were the other race winners. Yamaha are suffering their worst winless streak in their history with no wins in 24 races, which had started from the 2017 German Grand Prix.
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2018 Thailand MotoGP, round 15 of 19.
Marquez wins the inaugural Thai MotoGP at Buriram after a last-turn showdown with Dovizioso, as Yamaha riders Vinales and Rossi complete a close lead group after a thrilling race at the front.
Jorge Lorenzo withdrew from the remainder of the weekend after injuring his left wrist during a huge Friday afternoon highside, which followed foot injuries at Aragon.
Michelin suggested that all riders use the hard rear tyre in the race due to the extreme conditions.
Tito Rabat is still recovering from leg fractures at Silverstone and was again replaced by WorldSBK rider Jordi Torres. Torres has the GP16 machines of Simeon, who is on Rabat’s GP17s.
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