Tag Archive: Motegi

Jun 12

McLaren denies Allison to design Honda test car

James Allison to design Honda test car – report

James Allison 2011-10-22McLaren on Wednesday denied reports former Lotus technical director James Allison will re-emerge at Honda. Amid reports he could re-emerge at Ferrari or Red Bull, it appears former Lotus technical director James Allison is actually Honda-bound. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 16

Motegi MotoGP™ debrief with Shinji Aoki

Motegi is referred to as a ‘stop-and-go’ circuit

MotoGP - Start of the 2012 Japanese Grand PrixMotoGP - Bridgestone engineer checking Dani Pedrosas tyresRepsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa won for the second consecutive time at Motegi in a race that saw an all-Spanish podium with Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo and San Carlo Honda Gresini’s Alvaro Bautista placing second and third respectively.

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Oct 09

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Race Preview – Round 15: Motegi, Japan

At approximately 4.8 kilometres in length Motegi is characterised by four straights that create numerous heavy braking and acceleration zones.

MotoGP logoTwin Ring Motegi logoRound fifteen of the 2012 MotoGP™ season takes place at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit for one of the most important contests of the year, as the strong Japanese presence in the paddock – including Bridgestone – celebrate their home Grand Prix as the championship battle enters a critical phase.

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Oct 05

Red Bull denies Japan food contamination reports

Red Bull has denied reports it is concerned about team members consuming contaminated food ahead of this weekend’s Japanese grand prix

2011-09-11 - Red Bull Racing - Italy - Sebastian Vettel 42011-06-09_0330The German newspaper Bild am Sonntag on Sunday said Sebastian Vettel’s team had shipped its own food to Suzuka due to concerns about the Fukushima nuclear crisis. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 02

More points for Mahindra at Motegi

 Japanese Grand Prix, Motegi – Race Report
Mahindra Racing logoMotoGP - Estoril - Mahindra - Danny WebbMahindra rider Marcel Schrötter finished in the points again at Motegi, with 12th place adding to his personal tally and reinforcing the team’s third place in the manufacturers’ championship as the end of the season approaches. Read the rest of this entry »

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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Sep 13

Vettel not worried about Japan visit

World champion Sebastian Vettel has revealed he is happy to travel to Japan next month.

2011-08-28 - Red Bull Racing - Belgium - Sebastian Vettel (3)Suzuka CircuitLeading MotoGP riders, and Indycar drivers including Danica Patrick who will race at Motegi this weekend, have expressed grave concerns about travelling to Japan in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear crisis.

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Aug 26

Alguersuari sees ‘no problem’ with Japan trip

Jaime Alguersuari has revealed he has “no problem” with F1’s plans to travel to Japan in October.

2011-07-24 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Germany - Jaime Alguersuari 42011-07-24 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Germany - Jaime Alguersuari 2Some leading MotoGP riders, like Valentino Rossi, have revealed they have grave reservations about travelling to the country in the wake of the nuclear disaster.

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Oct 12

Pedrosa flying to Australia, ready to defend second

“The championship is decided, but for us it’s still not over.”

Dani Pedrosa, who suffered multiple collarbone fractures when the throttle of his RCV stuck open in practice at Motegi on October 1, is flying out to Australia today (Monday) and will ride in this weekend’s MotoGP at Phillip Island. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Grand Prix debrief with Tohru Ubukata

Round 14: Japanese Grand Prix – Post-race debrief

After being postponed from its original date of April, the Japanese Grand Prix was held at the beginning of October, meaning higher ambient and track temperatures and still the possibility of rain. Rain only fell on Thursday and the track remained dry for the rest of the grand prix weekend, but to cope with the increased temperature Bridgestone brought harder slick tyre compounds than had been selected for the April date. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

MOTOGP: Valentino Rossi hoping to ”put up more of a fight”

After being helpless to prevent Casey Stoner riding to a huge 7.7sec victory in Qatar

Valentino Rossi is hoping to put up more of a fight in this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 28

MotoGP: Lorenzo springs Motegi pole surprise

Jorge Lorenzo takes surprise pole position for today’s Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi.

MotoGP rookie Jorge Lorenzo took his fourth pole position of the 2008 season, but first since April’s Portuguese Grand prix, at Motegi on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 27

Japanese sunshine greets riders on day two

There were brilliant blue skies overhead

As the action commenced on Saturday morning at the A-Style Grand Prix of Japan. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 25

MotoGP: Japanese Grand Prix preview

Valentino Rossi heads to Japan in a very good position

To seal the 2008 MotoGP title on his first match point. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 24

MotoGP: Ducati heads for ”special circuit”

“Motegi is a circuit with so many great memories for us,” – Livio Suppo

Ducati has beaten the Japanese MotoGP manufacturers at their home grand prix for the last three years. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 24

MotoGP: Kawasaki turns attention to 2009

After a disappointing 2008 MotoGP season

John Hopkins says Kawasaki is concentrating on next year’s ZX-RR. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 23

MotoGP: Capirossi unbeaten at Motegi since 2004

Loris Capirossi looking to exploit remarkable Motegi record

Loris Capirossi hasn’t lost a Japanese Grand Prix since 2004 – an amazing record he hopes to continue this weekend, during his Motegi debut for Rizla Suzuki. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

MotoGP: Injured Stoner may need early op

Casey Stoner is determined to see out season, despite admitting to injury woes

Stoner could be forced to miss some of the remaining MotoGP rounds after it was revealed his scaphoid injury could warrant an earlier than planned operation. Read the rest of this entry »