NOT the MotoGP News – Japanese Grand Prix review
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AirAsia Grand Prix of Japan: Race round-up, MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3
MotoGP Jorge Lorenzo has triumphed for the seventh time in 2013, winning Sunday’s AirAsia Grand Prix of Japan. The Yamaha Factory Racing rider fought off a stiff challenge from Repsol Honda Team’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa to ensure that the MotoGP™ title battle goes down to the wire for... Read more
Crutchlow prevails in exciting Tech 3 battle in Japan, comes home 7th
Cal Crutchlow triumphed in an exciting duel with Monster Yamaha Tech 3 teammate Bradley Smith in today’s Japanese Grand Prix to claim a hard fought seventh position that secured the British rider the honour of finishing leading non-factory rider in 2013. With only 45 minutes of dry track time available... Read more
Difficult end to flyaway races for Danny Kent
The final round of a gruelling flyaway triple-header at the Twin Ring Motegi track in Japan did not end on a high note for the Tech 3 Racing Moto2 Team. Danny Kent’s joy at claiming a season best grid position yesterday was unfortunately short-lived, with the British rider forced to... Read more
John McPhee qualifies 22nd at Motegi, hoping to improve on raceday
Qualifying for Moto3 at Motegi had a delayed start due to weather. The session was extended to 55mins to compensate for zero free practice, and was run in pretty atrocious conditions with standing water in parts. Rain returned soon after start, and riders were running with taped up radiators... Read more
Scott Redding qualifies 15th in Japan despite fractured writst
Scott Redding qualified 15th at Motegi today, just a week after fracturing the radius in his left arm. Scott was passed fit to ride by circuit medical staff on Thursday afternoon, but his return to the track was delayed until today’s qualifying session by the weather conditions that have proved... Read more
Japanese GP, Motegi: Qualifying round-up, MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3
MotoGP Jorge Lorenzo will start from the front in the AirAsia Grand Prix of Japan, having clinched his second pole position within the space of a week. At the end of a single 75-minute qualifying session, the Yamaha Factory Racing rider headed Marc Marquez and Nicky Hayden, who picks up... Read more
Danny Kent storms to season best qualifying in Japan
Tech 3 Racing Team rider Danny Kent superbly mastered tricky and rapidly changing track conditions at the Twin Ring Motegi this afternoon to claim a season best ninth position on the grid for the Japanese Moto2 Grand Prix. After the entire schedule was lost to adverse weather conditions yesterday, Kent... Read more