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Photos: Pol Espargaro’s title celebrations at Motegi
It’s been a dream come true for Pol Espargaro in Japan this weekend, taking the Moto2 crown with another commanding win at the Motegi circuit. Here’s a selection of photos from the emotional victory and title celebration of Pol, his brother Aleix and the Pons Team. Source: Pons Racing Read more
World Champion! Pol Espargaro secures Moto2 title in perfect fashion with victory at Motegi
Tuenti HP 40 rider Pol Espargaró made the dream of every racer come true, one which he had been pursuing since he was three years old and sat on a motorbike for the first time. The rider from Granollers has taken victory at the Japanese Grand Prix in Motegi... Read more
Espargaro ends Japanese Grand Prix with a crash after struggling with brake issues
The weather conditions at Motegi had caused havoc with the MotoGP schedule this weekend, and the final example of this was the reduction in length of the Sunday practice session from 50 minutes to 45. The race was able to take place, however, at its full duration. Jorge Lorenzo... Read more
Simon happy with fifth place finish at Motegi
It’s been one of the most difficult Grand Prix weekends ever for Italtrans at Motegi. Typhoon Francisco has soaked Japan for two days, upsetting the schedule for the race weekend: no free practices and straight to qualifying on Saturday afternoon. With no training the session brought several surprises and... Read more
Terol makes excellent comeback from 24th to 6th at Motegi, Torres injures foot in crash
The opening race in Moto2 at Motegi lasted just a single corner. At the end of the straight, Esteve Rabat was thrown from his bike, which remained in the middle of the track and was hit by Scott Redding. The red flag was shown and the race was restarted... Read more
Japanese Grand Prix, Motegi: Bridgestone Race Review
Jorge Lorenzo dominated today’s Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi, the Yamaha Factory Racing rider leading from start to finish at Motegi to set the stage for an enticing championship decider at the final round of the season in Valencia. Starting from pole position, Lorenzo got a great start to seize... Read more
Another fantastic fourth for Bautista at Motegi: “The race was more than positive”
Despite the typhoons, heavy fog, an earthquake and two crashes, Alvaro Bautista’s weekend at Motegi finished with a fantastic fourth place following another excellent race performance from the Spaniard. The Team Go&Fun Gresini Honda rider delighted the home crowd with a brave battle back from ninth place on the... Read more
Alex Marquez takes career-first victory at Motegi, Rins crashes out but stays in title fight
Alex Marquez took the first Grand Prix win of his career, and did so at the best possible moment for his teammate, Alex Rins. The latter, who came into the race 5 points off the lead of the series, crashed out with four laps remaining. A crash for Luis... Read more
Salom maintains narrow title lead after crashing out of dramatic Japanese Grand Prix
The Japanese Grand Prix was a tricky race featuring many crashes, in which unfortunately two Red Bull KTM Ajo were taken out on the opening lap. First to fall was Zulfahmi Khairuddin, with Luis Salom following just a few corners later. In both cases the crashes came due... Read more
Lorenzo keeps championship hopes alive with another victory at Motegi
Defending world champion Jorge Lorenzo delivered an incredible performance today to take victory in the Grand Prix of Japan, claiming the Motegi circuit for Yamaha. A dramatic weekend dominated by complicated weather conditions meant the only dry set up time for today’s race was this morning in the final... Read more