Tag Archive: Twin Ring Motegi

Nov 18

Danica Patrick to end racing career at Indianapolis 500

The first woman to win an Indy car race

Danica Patrick will end her racing career at the 102nd Indianapolis 500.Danica Patrick plans to return to the Verizon IndyCar Series and race in the 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil in May 2018, the final start in her barrier-breaking career as a race driver. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 29

WTCC: Michelisz is rainmaster for Honda in Japan

Kris Richard completes positive debut with Campos Racing in Japan

Race report: Michelisz is WTCC rainmaster for Honda in JapanNorbert Michelisz bagged a vital home win for Honda at WTCC JVCKENWOOD Race of Japan today to remain firmly in contention for the FIA World Touring Car Championship crown. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 15

The duel of Champions: Dovizioso vs Marquez at Motegi

Motul Grand Prix of Japan

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 11

Every move matters: Motegi starts the final stopwatch

Motul Grand Prix of Japan

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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Aug 20

MotoGP™ to remain at the Twin Ring Motegi until 2023

The future of MotoGP™ at the Twin Ring Motegi is now secured for another five years

MotoGP™ to remain at the Twin Ring Motegi until 2023Japanese venue celebrates 20th anniversary of its opening with new five-year deal to host the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 15

Pole 64: Historic Rossi equals Marquez and Lorenzo’s qualifying records

9-time World Champion top as the number 93 falters – and a bruised ‘Spartan’ pulls out a fast one

MotoGP - Valentino Rossi Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) will start from pole at the Twin Ring Motegi for the Japanese GP, as the Italian legend fought off Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) in a close Q2 to take his 64th pole – and equal the number of pole positions held by both Marquez and Rossi’s teammate, reigning Champion Jorge Lorenzo. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 26

Intermediate and lightweight classes straight back on track in Aragon

Official Moto2 and Moto3 Test

Recently crowned 2016 Moto3 World Champion Brad Binder Ahead of the flyways that begin soon at the Twin Ring Motegi, Moto2™ and Moto3™ followed up the Aragon GP with a one day test at MotorLand Aragon. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 04

WTCC: All Honda podium as López takes provisional WTCC title

José María López is the provisional FIA World Touring Car champion for 2016 subject to official FIA confirmation

Race report: All Honda podium as López takes provisional WTCC title*Norbert Michelisz headed a Honda 1-2-3 on home soil as José María López became provisional FIA World Touring Car champion* for 2016 following two action-packed races at Twin Ring Motegi, venue of WTCC JVCKENWOOD Race of Japan, this afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 20

Countdown to Twin Ring Motegi: Key WTCC timings revealed

With FIA WTCC JVCKENWOOD Race of Japan at Twin Ring Motegi just two weeks away, here are the key timings.

Countdown to Twin Ring Motegi: Key WTCC timings revealedFollowing shakedown on Friday 2 September, the high-speed track action begins with Free Practice 1 from 08h45-09h15 on Saturday 3 September. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 08

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Motegi preview

Round 15 preview

Jorge Lorenzo leads the 2013 Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi Round fifteen of the 2014 MotoGP™ season takes place at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit, a technical circuit with strong braking and acceleration zones that features an abrasive, high-grip track surface. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 25

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Preview – Round 17: Japan

Bridgestone will debut a new super-soft asymmetric rear slick at Motegi

MotoGP logoThe penultimate round of the 2013 MotoGP™ season takes place at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit, a technical circuit with strong braking and acceleration zones and an abrasive, high-grip track surface. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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Sep 27

Bridgestone MotoGP Japan preview

Round 15: Japan 

MotoGP logoTwin Ring Motegi logoThe MotoGP circus travels to Japan on 2 October for round 15 of the championship at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit near Mito and Utsunomiya, just a few hours’ drive from the Tokyo headquarters of Bridgestone Corporation. The original date was set for 24 April but the natural disasters and subsequent crisis in Japan forced the postponement so the event now lies one week before an overseas back-to-back pair of races on Australia and Malaysia.

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Oct 01

Rossi tops first free practice in Japan Round 14 (+result)

At Japanese Grand Prix – Free Practice Twin Ring Motegi

After a changeable couple of days at Motegi, the weather for the opening practice session of the Japanese Grand Prix was dry and, as expected from this new October date, the ambient temperature was warm. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 19

Alex Tagliani moves up the field to finish 13th in Japan (+result)

Twin Ring Motegi FAZZT Racing team  race report

Starting in the back of grid in 23rd position, Canadian driver Alex Tagliani moved up the field in the penultimate race of the 2010 IZOD IndyCar schedule to finish 13th in the Indy Japan 300 held Sunday at the 2.414-km Twin Ring Motegi oval located 130 kilometers north of Tokyo in Japan. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 18

A tough day at the track for Alex Tagliani

Things did not turn out the way FAZZT Race Team expected

During qualifying for the Indy Japan 300 held Saturday at the 2.414-km Twin Ring Motegi egg-shaped oval track located 130 kilometers north of Tokyo in Japan as Alex Tagliani qualified 23rd for Sunday’s race. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 16

Alex Tagliani returns to Japan after an eight-year hiatus

IZOD IndyCar Series race: 16 of 17

Alex Tagliani - 2010-09-05Drivers of the IZOD IndyCar Series will compete this weekend in the penultimate race of the 2010 season at the 2.414-km Twin Ring Motegi tri-oval located 130 kilometers north of Tokyo in Japan. For FAZZT Race Team driver Alex Tagliani, this will be his fourth visit at the oval track, but his first in Japan since 2002 where he posted his career-best oval track result with a second-place finish. The Canadian driver has scored three poles in 37 oval track starts: Brazil in 2000; Fontana, California in 2001; and Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2003.

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Sep 05

Conquest Racing signs Roger Yasukawa for Indy Japan 300

For a second year in a row

Conquest Racing will be fielding a hometown favorite at the Indy Japan 300 with Japanese racer Roger Yasukawa signing on to drive the #36 car at Twin Ring Motegi. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 01

Briscoe ends Power domination in qualifying (+grid, + photos, + team reports)

Tagliani qualifies fifth in Kansas

A hailstorm followed by heavy rain delayed practice at Kansas Speedway and cars did not get underway for the sole practice until 15:30 pm, Eastern time. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 20

13th place finish for Vision Racing in Japan

Vision Racing’s Ed Carpenter took the checkered flag at Twin Ring Motegi in 13th spot

Aboard the team’s No. 20 William Rast Dallara/Honda/Firestone machine at the Indy Japan 300 after a frustrating weekend of battling the car more than his Indycar Series competitors. Read the rest of this entry »

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