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Redding sends get-well message to Marquez

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Marc Marquez dislocates his shoulder after winning his fifth MotoGP title in the Asian country of Japan, requiring medical treatment after fans mobbed him in the celebrations

British rider, Scott Redding has allegedly sent a get-well message to Spaniard, Marc Marquez who recently picked up an injury.

The latter actually sustained the issue after carting home his fifth MotoGP title in Japan over the weekend.

Marquez clinched a fifth crown, his third on the trot and then copped a bizarre shoulder injury when celebrating victory.

The 25-year-old dislocated his shoulder after enthusiastic hugs from his Honda team and British rider in the person of Redding.

On the other hand, though, the triumph gave Marquez his eighth win of the season at his team’s home track.

“The shoulder just popped out and luckily with the adrenalin, it does not hurt that much.

“But I will need to be careful not to overdo it on the dancefloor tonight,” he said.

Redding added: “Once we were rivals, big rivals, now we have nothing but respect and fun but sorry for the dislocated shoulder.”

Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso was Marquez’s major title rival but the Italian slid off while in second on the penultimate lap.

Fellow Honda rider, Cal Crutchlow ended runner-up after Dovizioso’s fall with Alex Rins (Suzuki) edging out Rossi (Yamaha) into third.

Marquez moves level with Doohan on five titles

However, Marquez has now moved on to the same level with Mick Doohan on five titles in the top class.

It is only the duo of Valentino Rossi on seven crowns and Giacomo Agostini on eight who are above him.

“I feel really good, I worked really hard all weekend,” Marquez who emerged winner with three races to go said.

“And I was pushing really hard but I have massive disappointment because Dovizioso deserved to be here on the podium.”

Marquez began the race in Japan in the sixth position and had never won a MotoGP race.

And that is after failing to qualify in the top five places on the grid.

Dovizioso seemed to be lining up a passing manoeuvre on Marquez in the final laps.

But then, the former slid onto the grass from his rival’s slipstream.

That afforded Crutchlow the huge opportunity to finish in second place with Alex Rins edging out Rossi to come third.

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