It was a Marc Marquez masterclass as the Repsol Honda star blitzed the field in Japan.
Pole-sitter Marc Marquez can equal Mick Doohan with a 54th career MotoGP win if he triumphs in Japan.
Despite sealing the world title in Thailand, Marc Marquez did not let up in qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix.
Frenchman Johann Zarco has secured a ride until the end of 2019 but Jorge Lorenzo is confident he will not be impacted by the move.
The MotoGP circus rolls into Japan and Marc Marquez still has plenty of targets remaining despite wrapping up the championship.
The Hard Rock Stadium, home to the Miami Dolphins, could play host to a Formula One race by 2021.
Mercedes have never looked back since dethroning Red Bull to take the constructors' title in 2014, going on to make history.
Mercedes did not intend to pit team-mates Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas against each other in the Japanese Grand Prix, Toto Wolff said.
Sebastian Vettel paid the price for a poor start from pole as Valtteri Bottas claimed his third win of the season at Suzuka.
Ferrari had a forgettable first lap, with a frustrated Sebastian Vettel slow off the line and Charles Leclerc hitting Max Verstappen.