Tag Archive: Motul Grand Prix of Japan

Oct 15

The duel of Champions: Dovizioso vs Marquez at Motegi

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The duel of Champions Dovizioso vs Marquez at MotegiThe two men at the top stage a historic duel in the rain-soaked Japanese GP – with everything on the line. In pouring rain at the Twin Ring Motegi, Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) and Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) staged one of the greatest MotoGP™ duels of all time, putting everything on the line down to the final lap, and the final corner.

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Oct 14

Timed to perfection: Zarco takes shock pole in Japan

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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 13

Game on: Dovi rises to Marquez’ challenge at Motegi

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Game on Dovi rises to Marquez' challenge at MotegiThe two men at the top of the title fight top the timesheets on Day 1. Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) ended Day 1 at the Motul Grand Prix of Japan as the fastest man on track, but the Italian was only 0.043 ahead of his nearest challenger – Championship leader Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team).

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Oct 12

“Everybody will attack”: title contenders ready for Motegi

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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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Oct 11

Pedrosa tackles Tokyo on a mission

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Pedrosa tackles Tokyo on a missionThe ‘Baby Samurai’ explores the streets of Tokyo in search of Kohji. With the Motul Grand Prix of Japan just days away, Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) had a surprise in store for one lucky Japanese fan named Kohji, who had taken the time to send him an inspiring fan letter for luck ahead of Round 15 of the 2017 FIM MotoGP™ World Championship.

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Oct 11

Every move matters: Motegi starts the final stopwatch

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Motul Grand Prix of JapanAs the field arrives in Japan for the first of the flyaways, does Marquez have his rivals in perpetual check? The Twin Ring Motegi has seen many a battle fought, won and lost on its asphalt. Coming as it does at a pivotal part of the season, the Japanese GP may not have always seen the throne taken – but it has always been a protagonist in the title fight. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 16

Never say never: Marquez takes the title in Motegi shocker

Repsol Honda Team’s Marc Marquez has taken the 2016 MotoGP™ World Championship at the home of Honda

MotoGP - Marc Marquez 2 One crash for Rossi then another for Lorenzo leaves MM93 to take a stunning win and premier class title number three. Repsol Honda Team’s Marc Marquez has taken the 2016 MotoGP™ World Championship at the home of Honda – with the hand dealt by the Japanese venue seeing the cards fall perfectly for the Spaniard as Movistar Yamaha teammates Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo crashed out of contention. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 16

Marc Marquez: the story of a champion (+photos)

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MotoGP - Marc Marquez 3 A third premier class crown in four years for the 2016 MotoGP™ World Champion. The end of 2015 saw Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) lose the title of World Champion for the first time since moving into the premier class of motorcycle racing, as the historic battle between Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) took over at the top of the table and Marquez suffered his mistakes. Crashes, struggles and controversy marked the toughest year of Marquez’ premier class career – and 2016 saw the rider from Cervera stage an incredible comeback.

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Oct 14

Pedrosa out while Lorenzo finishes on top

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MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo Lorenzo draws first at the Twin Ring Motegi as Pedrosa breaks collarbone in dramatic highside. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 13

Motegi Press Conference: Titles, tyres and the three-week back-to-back stint

Talk centers around MM93’s championship chances, the Twin Ring Motegi and tyres – as well as the grueling three-week flyaways

MotoGP - Motegi Press Conference Ahead of the Motul Grand Prix of Japan, the Pre-event Press Conference gathered Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team), Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP), Maverick Viñales (Team Suzuki Ecstar), Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) and Bradley Smith (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) together, with talk centered on Marquez’ title chances and the Motegi venue on the new Michelin rubber. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

Tokyo Tourists: MotoGP fuels up for Motegi!

Tokyo, the incredible metropolis of Japanese culture

Tokyo Tourists MotoGP fuels up for Motegi! Local rider Nakagami guides World Champion Jorge Lorenzo, Pol Espargargo and Bradley Smith around home capital Tokyo during today’s busy Pre-Event ahead of the Motul Grand Prix of Japan. Read the rest of this entry »

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