Twin Ring 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.

Oct 24

MotoGP: Thursday Pre-Race Press Conference, Japan GP At Motegi

MotoGP: Thursday Pre-Race Press Conference, Japan GP At Motegi

Riders gather with the press prior to the Japan GP. (Photo: Courtesy of MotoGP.com)

The AirAsia Grand Prix of Japan began on Thursday at the Twin Ring Motegi as Repsol Honda Team’s Marc Marquez was joined by Yamaha Factory Racing duo Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi, Avintia Blusens’ Hiroshi Aoyama, Tuenti HP 40’s Moto2 title contender Pol Espargaro and Italtrans Racing Team’s Takaaki Nakagami in the Thursday pre-race press conference.

Oct 23

MotoGP: Marquez Has Shot At Title, Redemption In Japan

Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez

Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez looks to the Japanese GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

In the final round of the triple-header at the AirAsia Grand Prix of Japan in Motegi, Repsol Honda Team’s Marc Marquez will get another shot at taking the title if he out-scores Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo by eight points or more while also seeing off the renewed challenge of his own teammate, Dani Pedrosa.

Marquez, who in the previous round was disqualified due to a team error regarding the then-compulsory mid-way bike swap, will be looking to make amends at Honda’s home track. With the stop-and-go nature of the Motegi circuit, both he and Pedrosa will be two of the favorites for victory.

Oct 22

MotoGP: Repsol Honda Team Looks For Strong Result At Motegi

MotoGP: Repsol Honda Team Looks For Strong Result At Motegi

Repsol Honda is gearing up for MotoGP at Motegi. (Photo: Getty Images)

This week, the Repsol Honda Team will head to Honda’s home circuit in Motegi hoping to put behind them last week’s black-flag incident involving championship leader Marc Marquez. Second-place Australian GP finisher Dani Pedrosa, will be hoping to continue his run of success at the Twin Ring Motegi, having won there the past two seasons.

What do Marquez and Pedrosa have to say?…