NOT the MotoGP News – Japanese Grand Prix review
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Marc Marquez clinches second World Championship title at Motegi
An historic second place for Marc Marquez at Honda’s home track of Motegi allowed him to mathematically claim a second MotoGP title. The Repsol rider becomes the youngest man in history to take two consecutive titles in the premier class, and adds the accolade to his World Championship wins... Read more
Jordi Torres & Nico Terol aiming for further progress in Motegi
Last year’s ‘flyaway’ races ended with the Grand Prix of Japan but this year the Motegi circuit plays host to the first of the three traditional intercontinental back-to-back races that bring the MotoGP World Championship towards its climax. Australia and Malaysia are the next two destinations before the series... Read more
Maverick’s title hopes go down to the wire at Valencia
The Japanese GP was frantic, and Maverick Viñales’ second place, together with the failures of both his title rivals Luis Salom and Alex Rins, threw the championship wide open again with only one race to go. Whoever out of the three wins in Valencia will be proclaimed Moto3 world champion.... Read more
AirAsia Grand Prix of Japan: Race round-up, MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3
MotoGP Jorge Lorenzo has triumphed for the seventh time in 2013, winning Sunday’s AirAsia Grand Prix of Japan. The Yamaha Factory Racing rider fought off a stiff challenge from Repsol Honda Team’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa to ensure that the MotoGP™ title battle goes down to the wire for... Read more
Marquez & Pedrosa double podium in Japan seals 2013 Team Championship for Repsol Honda Team
It has been another dramatic weekend with schedule changes and extreme weather conditions disturbing proceedings. However, this morning the MotoGP paddock woke up to sunshine for the first time this weekend. Once the early mist burned off, the morning Free Practice session was extended to 45 minutes as this... Read more
Pol Espargaro: Moto2 World Champion 2013
Pol Espargaro’s 2013 success signals his first title win in the World Championship. The 22-year-old Spaniard becomes the fourth Moto2™ World Champion and the 107th different rider to win a title in the history of the World Championship. The younger brother of MotoGP™ racer Aleix Espargaro made his World Championship... Read more
Jorge Lorenzo takes perfect pole at Motegi
Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo delivered a stunning performance in this afternoon’s extended MotoGP qualifying session to take pole position for tomorrow’s Grand Prix of Japan. Following yesterday’s cancellation of practice sessions due to weather conditions, the premier class were today given a special 75-minute qualifying heat, allowing the... Read more
Front row start for Maverick Viñales and Team Calvo
After not having any track time at all on Friday due to the bad weather, today the riders could finally go out for the qualifying session for the Japanese GP. Maverick Viñales recorded the second fastest time in difficult conditions. The Team Calvo rider showed a great pace during... Read more
Jordi Torres and Nico Terol in 17th and 25th after mixed track conditions in ‘all-in-one’ session
The Moto2 class was arguably the most fortunate of the three on Saturday, in terms of track conditions. The intermediate category had its schedule reduced to a single session, lasting 55 minutes and deciding the grid for the Japanese GP. There was no rain in the runout, but a... Read more