Some of the wet tyres showed signs of heavy wear at the end of the twenty-four lap race
Tag Archive: Motegi
At approximately 4.8 kilometres in length Motegi is characterised by four straights that create numerous heavy braking and acceleration zones.
Round 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.
Round 15: Japanese GP – Free Practice One & Two
Fittingly 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.
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.