Japan GP
Oct 29

MotoGP: Colin Edwards Is Delighted To Lead CRTs In Japan

MotoGP: Colin Edwards Is Delighted To Lead CRTs In Japan

Colin Edwards of the US. (Photo: Getty Images)

Following a crash for Power Electronics Aspar’s Aleix Espargaro, it was NGM Mobile Forward Racing’s Colin Edwards who led the CRT runners in the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday.

Having seen Espargaro crash in front of him, Edwards pushed hard to extend his advantage over second Aspar rider Randy de Puniet, finishing in 12th position.

Oct 29

MotoGP: Hayden Discusses Disappointment In Japan GP Finish

MotoGP: Hayden Discusses Disappointment In Japan GP Finish

Nicky Hayden of USA and Ducati Marlboro Team heads down a straight during MotoGP of Japan qualifying. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nicky Hayden was naturally disappointed to have fallen to ninth place in the Japanese Grand Prix, having started on the front row of the grid at Twin Ring Motegi.

The Ducati Team rider’s third position in qualifying on Saturday marked his first front row start since the 2012 Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez. However, the American lost positions as soon as the race began at Motegi.

Oct 28

MotoGP: At Motegi Yamaha Marks 200th Premier Class Win

MotoGP: At Motegi Yamaha Marks 200th Premier Class Win

Yamaha Factory Racing rider Jorge Lorenzo of Spain. (Photo: Getty Images)

Jorge Lorenzo’s impressive win in the Japanese Grand Prix marked a significant milestone for Yamaha as the Japanese marque celebrated its 200th race victory in the premier class of the World Championship.

Having claimed his own 50th career win the previous time out at Phillip Island, Lorenzo’s Motegi success marked his 30th in the premier class as well as the 200th for Yamaha, whose first as a company in the premier class came courtesy of Britain’s Chas Mortimer in the 1973 Spanish Grand Prix at Montjuic Park, Barcelona.

Oct 24

MotoGP: Bradl Declared Fit To Return To Racing At Motegi

MotoGP: Stefan Bradl Declared Fit To Return To Racing At Motegi

LCR Honda MotoGP’s German rider Stephan Bradl. (Photo: Getty Images)

LCR Honda’s Stefan Bradl has arrived at the Motegi circuit for the last of the three flyaway races, and following a medical check on Thursday, the 23-year-old has been declared fit for the Japanese round.

Doctors Tsuyoshi Karasawa (chief medical officer) and Michele Macchiagodena (MotoGP medical director) carried out the assessment, and Bradl will therefore participate in Free Practice on Friday.