Tag Archive: Japanese GP

Oct 14

Timed to perfection: Zarco takes shock pole in Japan

Motul Grand Prix of Japan

Timed to perfection Zarco takes shock pole in JapanMonster Yamaha Tech 3 rider masters tough-to-judge conditions at the Japanese GP to take his second ever pole. Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) shocked for a last minute pole position in the Motul Grand Prix of Japan – his second in the permier class – taking the honour late in the session and no further laps able to challenge the Frenchman.

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Oct 12

“Everybody will attack”: title contenders ready for Motegi

Motul Grand Prix of Japan

Everybody will attack title contenders ready for MotegiA minimoto showdown prefaces the Press Conference for the Japanese GP. Ahead of the Motul Grand Prix of Japan, action first got underway on Thursday with a Minimoto showdown in Mobi Park in Motegi, with Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech 3), Alvaro Bautista (Pull&Bear Aspar Team), Scott Redding (Octo Pramac Racing), Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini), Tito Rabat (EG 0,0 Marc VDS), Alex Rins and Andrea Iannone (Team Suzuki Ecstar) and Takaaki Nakagami (Idemitsu Honda Team Asia) teaming up with some local children and swapping their usual steeds for electric mini bikes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 30

Marc Marquez breaks hand while training

A fall while out training on his bicycle results in a broken left hand for Marc Marquez ahead of the Japanese GP

Marc Marquez breaks hand while trainingWhile out training with brother Alex Marquez on their bicycles on Tuesday, Marc Marquez suffered a fall resulting in a broken fifth metacarpal on his left hand.

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Oct 07

Button fastest, Vettel crashes but title race almost over

With Jenson Button now the last man standing as a hazard to Sebastian Vettel’s 2011 title, morning practice at Suzuka seemed to follow the script

2011-07-30 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Hungary - Jenson Button 002011-09-24 - Red Bull Racing - Singapore - Sebastian Vettel 2For the championship battle to move on to Korea in a week’s time, McLaren’s Button needs to win on Sunday with Vettel failing to score a single point. The young German was third quickest early on Friday but he also ended the session as a spectator by crashing his Red Bull at Degner. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 01

Motegi pole for Stoner with new outright lap record (+result)

Round 15: Japanese GP – Qualifying Twin Ring Motegi
 
Repsol Honda logoMotoGP - Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda TeamRepsol Honda’s Casey Stoner secured his fourth consecutive pole position at Motegi today with a stunning penultimate lap to set a new outright circuit record, beating the previous best of 1m 45.543s by almost 0.3seconds. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 30

Leaders under lap record already after first day at Motegi

Round 15: Japanese GP – Free Practice One & Two

MotoGP - Andrea Dovizioso, Repsol Honda Team, was last year's pole-sitter here and finished third fastest today1MotoGP - Nicky Hayden, Ducati Team, was third fastest in FP1 and sixth quickest overallFittingly for Honda at their circuit, the leaderboard was dominated today by Honda machines: the Repsol Honda trio of Dani Pedrosa, Casey Stoner and Andrea Dovizioso in first, second and third respectively and San Carlo Honda Gresini Marco Simoncelli fourth fastest.

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Oct 06

Rain looms for weekend’s Japanese GP

Wet weather could play a role at Suzuka this weekend.

Suzuka CircuitHuge amounts of rain have been falling in Japan’s Mie Prefecture recently, but better conditions have prevailed in recent days as the teams set up their garages at the popular circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 29

Fuji to give up Japanese GP – report

This year, an annual alternating scheme with Suzuka commences.

Owners Toyota have decided to no longer host the Japanese grand prix at Fuji Speedway, the Asahi newspaper reported on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

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