Japanese Grand Prix, Motegi: Bridgestone Race Review
Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa continued his imperious form in the MotoGP™ World Championship by setting a new circuit lap record on course to claiming his fifth victory of the season. Pedrosa’s main challenger once again was Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo with the two riders closely matched for the first... Read more
Perfect day for Pons Moto2 Team with Espargaro on pole, Rabat third and Pons in 13th
Pol Espargaró has taken his fifth pole position of the season at the Japanese Grand Prix in Motegi, with an incredible pace which at the end saw him smash the 1.51 mark. He had previously done several laps just over 1.51, but at the end he posted a lap... Read more
Rosell positive for Motegi race despite small setbacks on second day
Both QMMF Racing Team riders Anthony West and Elena Rosell suffered small set-backs on the second day of practice for the Grand Prix of Japan and had to settle for the 20th and the 31st position on the grid. Rosell was only able to complete four laps in the morning... Read more
Salom unhappy with second row after running into traffic on last qualifying lap
During the qualification session at the Motegi Twinring circuit in Japan, the RW Racing GP riders couldn’t show their capabilities. Luis Salom was held up in his last fast lap, but still improved his lap time and will start tomorrows race from 6th position. Luis Salom (6th): “I’m... Read more
Japanese Grand Prix, Motegi: Bridgestone Qualifying Review
Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo set a new pole position record in today’s qualifying session at Motegi with a time of 1’44.969 that eclipsed the previous mark by 0.298 seconds. Lorenzo’s scorching time was set using the softer rear slick option – the medium compound – in conjunction with... Read more
Improved front suspension feeling gives Bautista confidence to push for second row start
Team San Carlo Honda Gresini rider Alvaro Bautista made progress on the second day of action at Motegi to find improved confidence with the front end of his Honda RC213V and qualify for the second row of the grid for tomorrow’s race. The team did a great job today... Read more
Japanese Grand Prix, Motegi: Bridgestone Friday Review
Dani Pedrosa was fastest on day one of action at Motegi as the Repsol Honda rider cut a lap quicker than his circuit lap record he set on the way to winning last year’s Japanese Grand Prix. Pedrosa set a time of 1’46.088 towards the end of FP2 to relegate... Read more
Josep Rodriguez replaces Jasper Iwema to ride for FGR Moto3 team until end of the season
Spaniard Josep Rodriguez will ride for the MOTO FGR team in the last four races of the season, taking the start number 28. In an official press release published today the team stated: “The team has decided to cease cooperation with Dutch rider Jasper Iwema after the 13th race of... Read more
Rizla Suzuki MotoGP welcomes back Loris Capirossi from injury for this weekend’s race in Japan, the first of three Grands Prix over as many weekends around the Pacific Ocean. The first race of the trio tour sees the Rizla team heading to Suzuki’s homeland of Japan for the Motegi Twin-Ring... Read more
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