MOTOGP: Wet Weather Fortune; Pedrosa Reigns Peerless in Motul Grand Prix of Japan

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MOTEGI, Japan – official series release — Repsol Honda photo — Dani Pedrosa came from sixth on the starting grid to score his 27th career MotoGP triumph on Sunday in the Motul Grand Prix of Japan. The Repsol Honda rider scored his first MotoGP victory since Brno in 2014 on a drying track at Twin Ring Motegi. Movistar Yamaha’s Valentino …

MOTOGP: Wounded Warrior; Lorenzo Overcomes Shoulder Injury to Lead Motegi Practice

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MOTEGI, Japan – official series release — Yamaha photo — Overcoming a shoulder injury he suffered earlier in the week, Jorge Lorenzo topped the combined MotoGP practice charts Friday at Twin Ring Motegi. Movistar Yamaha’s Lorenzo took advantage of ideal conditions to set a 1:44.731 in the second practice to top the overall practice charts. Lorenzo showed no ill effects …

MOTOGP: Casey Stoner Completes Honda MotoGP Test at Motegi

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MOTEGI, Japan – official release — Repsol Honda photo — Two-time MotoGP World Champion Casey Stoner has finished his two day test in Japan with Honda Racing Corporation, his first time back on a MotoGP machine since October of last year. Stoner took to the 4.801km circuit located amongst the vast natural beauty of the northern Kanto district and scene …

MOTOGP: Lorenzo Scores Motegi Victory; Marquez Clinches Second-Straight MotoGP Title

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MOTEGI, Japan — official release — Yamaha photo — Jorge Lorenzo scored his second consecutive MotoGP victory in Sunday’s Motul Grand Prix of Japan, while young superstar Marc Marquez finished second to secure his second straight MotoGP World Championship. Lorenzo took his second successive victory as his great recent form continued but the story of the race was all about …

MOTOGP: Dovizioso Scores First Pole For Ducati Since 2010 in Motegi

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MOTEGI, Japan — official release — MotoGP photo — Andrea Dovizioso claimed his second career MotoGP pole and put Ducati in the top qualifying position for the first time since 2010 during time trials for Sunday’s Motul Grand Prix of Japan at Twin Ring Motegi. Dovizioso set the new one-lap record at Twin Ring Motegi circuit with a flying 1:44.502 second circuit …

MOTOGP: Dovizioso Paces Opening Day Practice Sheets in Motegi

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MOTEGI, Japan – official release — Ducati photo — Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso set the standard on the first day of practice for the MotoGP Motul Grand Prix of Japan. On an extra soft rear tire, Dovizioso set the best time of the day near the end of the second practice with a 1:45.140 lap around the Japanese circuit, which …