NOT the MotoGP News – Japanese Grand Prix review
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Miguel Oliveira seventh in battle of attrition in Japan
True to the weather forecasts, intense rain played a big part in the action at Twin Ring Motegi on Sunday. With the track in worse conditions than it previously had been during the weekend, and with the Moto2 race reduced to just 15 laps, Miguel Oliveira was able to... Read more
Jorge Martin in the points in Japan
After a first competitive part of the race for Jorge Martin, which saw him able to stay with the front-runners, the Spaniard – who started the encounter from seventh place on the grid – wrapped up what has been a difficult weekend with a 15th place finish. The #JapaneseGP draws to... Read more
Maverick Viñales 9th in Motegi Race
Today Movistar Yamaha MotoGP‘s Maverick Viñales put in a consistent ride at a very wet Twin Ring Motegi track to secure ninth place. Viñales had a great start to Yamaha‘s home race, riding midfield through the spray from a 14th-place starting position to eighth in the opening lap. He had to let Alex Rins and... Read more
Pol Espargaro 11th in Motegi
Following KTM‘s best qualifying in MotoGP yesterday, the rain continued today at Motegi, Japan, to give some of the worst conditions seen for a Grand Prix in many a year but through the rain Pol Espargaro scored yet more points for Red Bull KTM Factory Racing in their debut... Read more
Tito Rabat in the points in wet Motegi race
Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS rider Tito Rabat finished an impressive fifteenth to score a world championship point in today’s wet and slippery Japanese Grand Prix. The 24-lap race at the Twin Ring Motegi was run in steady rain and low visibility, which required a huge physical and mental... Read more
Weekend to forget in Japan for Joan Mir
In a race characterized by intense rain, Mallorca’s talent finished out of the points for the first time this season, but maintains command of the Moto3 standings firmly. Sunday was not a happy day for the Leopard Racing Team today, both out of the points in a race cut to... Read more
Rain master Álex Márquez wins in Japan
Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS rider Álex Márquez won his third Moto2 race of the season with a superb performance in today’s rain soaked Japanese Grand Prix. It was wet track masterclass by the 21-year-old Spaniard who rode a near faultless race in atrocious conditions at the Twin Ring... Read more
Alex Rins takes fifth in Japanese GP
Finally rain proved to be beneficial for the Team SUZUKI ECSTAR riders at the Japanese GP. Andrea Iannone got 4th place at the end of the race, with his teammate Alex Rins immediately behind in 5th. This is also the best result of the season for both the riders... Read more
Jorge Lorenzo places sixth in wet Japanese GP
Jorge Lorenzo eventually finished today’s Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi in sixth place after starting from the second row. The Spanish rider got off to a good start and led during the opening lap, but then dropped a few positions following a contact with Zarco and suffering from a... Read more