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Motul Grand Prix of Japan
13 Oct - 15 Oct

Circuit Record:

1'45.350

Jorge LORENZO (SPA)
2014
162.3
Average Speed (km/h)
314.3
Top Speed (km/h)
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Motul Grand Prix of Japan

Twin Ring Motegi
Japan
mi km
LENGTH
4.8 km
2.98 miles
CORNERS
6
left
-
8
right
WIDTH
15 m.
49.21 ft.
LONGEST STRAIGHT
762 m.
2500 ft.

About the circuit

Located amongst the vast natural beauty of the northern Kanto district, the twin ring circuit at Motegi in Japan consists of a 1.5 mile oval and a 2.9 mile road course constructed to international standards. Built by Honda as the ultimate test facility in August 1997, the road circuit became home to MotoGP in 2000 whilst the oval is designed to introduce American motorsports culture to the country.

Twin Ring Motegi is a major attraction for motorsports fans all year round as it is the venue for the Honda Collection Hall, a museum which houses an illustrious collection of motorcycle, car and racing machines from throughout the ages. The complex also includes a safety and riding school, dirt track, go-karts, hotel, restaurant, shops and event halls and currently employs some 300 staff.

Laps
24
2/3 of laps
-
Total distance
115.2 km - 71.5 miles
Laps
23
2/3 of laps
15
Total distance
110.4 km - 68.5 miles
Laps
20
2/3 of laps
13
Total distance
96.0 km - 59.6 miles

Grand Prix Results 2016

Marc MARQUEZ
1
Marc MARQUEZ
Repsol Honda Team
Points
25
Time
42'34.610
Speed
162.3 km/h
Andrea DOVIZIOSO
2
Andrea DOVIZIOSO
Ducati Team
Points
20
Time
42'37.602
Speed
162.1 km/h
Maverick VIÑALES
3
Maverick VIÑALES
Team SUZUKI ECSTAR
Points
16
Time
42'38.714
Speed
162.1 km/h

Most Wins

  • 26
    Dani Pedrosa
    Wins
    3
  • 99
    Jorge Lorenzo
    Wins
    3
  • 65
    Loris Capirossi
    Wins
    3

Most Poles

  • 99
    Jorge Lorenzo
    Poles
    4
  • 65
    Loris Capirossi
    Poles
    3
  • 4
    Andrea Dovizioso
    Poles
    2

Circuit Records

  • Fastest Lap
    2015
    Jorge LORENZO
    Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
    Jorge
    99
    Time
    1'43.790
    Speed
    166.5
  • Circuit Record
    2014
    Jorge LORENZO
    Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
    Jorge
    99
    Time
    1'45.350
    Speed
    164.0
  • Best Pole
    2015
    Jorge LORENZO
    Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
    Jorge
    99
    Time
    1'43.790
    Speed
    166.5
  • Top Speed
    2015
    Andrea IANNONE
    Ducati Team
    Andrea
    29
    Time
    -
    Speed
    314.3

Grand Prix Results 2016

Thomas LUTHI
1
Thomas LUTHI
Garage Plus Interwetten
Points
25
Time
42'45.854
Speed
154.9 km/h
Johann ZARCO
2
Johann ZARCO
Ajo Motorsport
Points
20
Time
42'46.240
Speed
154.9 km/h
Franco MORBIDELLI
3
Franco MORBIDELLI
Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS
Points
16
Time
42'51.717
Speed
154.5 km/h

Most Wins

  • 12
    Thomas Luthi
    Wins
    2
  • 5
    Johann Zarco
    Wins
    1
  • 40
    Pol Espargaro
    Wins
    1

Most Poles

  • 5
    Johann Zarco
    Poles
    2
  • 53
    Tito Rabat
    Poles
    1
  • 36
    Mika Kallio
    Poles
    1

Circuit Records

  • Fastest Lap
    2016
    Johann ZARCO
    Ajo Motorsport
    Johann
    5
    Time
    1'49.961
    Speed
    157.1
  • Circuit Record
    2016
    Franco MORBIDELLI
    Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS
    Franco
    21
    Time
    1'50.788
    Speed
    156.0
  • Best Pole
    2016
    Johann ZARCO
    Ajo Motorsport
    Johann
    5
    Time
    1'49.961
    Speed
    157.1
  • Top Speed
    2012
    Pol ESPARGARO
    Tuenti Movil HP 40
    unknown_rider
    40
    Time
    -
    Speed
    265.2

Grand Prix Results 2016

Enea BASTIANINI
1
Enea BASTIANINI
Gresini Racing Moto3
Points
25
Time
39'24.273
Speed
146.2 km/h
Brad BINDER
2
Brad BINDER
Red Bull KTM Ajo
Points
20
Time
39'24.290
Speed
146.2 km/h
unknown_rider
3
Nicolo BULEGA
SKY Racing Team VR46
Points
16
Time
39'28.275
Speed
145.9 km/h

Most Wins

  • 12
    Alex Marquez
    Wins
    2
  • 33
    Enea Bastianini
    Wins
    1
  • 23
    Niccolò Antonelli
    Wins
    1

Most Poles

  • 52
    Danny Kent
    Poles
    2
  • 76
    Hiroki Ono
    Poles
    1
  • 5
    Romano Fenati
    Poles
    1

Circuit Records

  • Fastest Lap
    2016
    Hiroki ONO
    Honda Team Asia
    Hiroki
    76
    Time
    1'56.443
    Speed
    148.4
  • Circuit Record
    2014
    Alex MARQUEZ
    Estrella Galicia 0,0
    Alex
    12
    Time
    1'57.112
    Speed
    147.5
  • Best Pole
    2016
    Hiroki ONO
    Honda Team Asia
    Hiroki
    76
    Time
    1'56.443
    Speed
    148.4
  • Top Speed
    2014
    Efren VAZQUEZ
    SaxoPrint-RTG
    Efren
    7
    Time
    -
    Speed
    224.3

How to arrive

Twin Ring Motegi

Twin Ring Motegi Circuit is located approx. 100 km north of the Narita (Tokyo) Airport, 40 km from Utsunomiya and 30 km from Mito.

Twin Ring Motegi

120-1 Hiyama, Motegi-machi, Haga-gun,
321-3597 Tochigi (Japan)

www.twinring.jp

VIA JOBAN EXPRESSWAY - from MITO EXIT (IC):

From the Toll Gate, head towards Kasama for 200 m, turning left at the first signal and then turn right at the next signal on this road. Follow this road, which merges into Prefecture Road 52; then follow Mito – Motegi Road (Prefecture Road 51). Follow to South Gate. Approx. 30 km; approx. 40 min.

VIA TOHOKU EXPRESSWAY – from UTSUNOMIYA EXIT (IC):

From Toll Gate, follow along Nat. Route 119, merge into Nat. Route 4. At Hirade intersection, turn left towards Yanagida Bridge. Follow Prefecture Road 69, merging into. Nat. Road 123 Follow to North Gate. Approx. 40 km; approx. 1 hour 20 minutes.

GPS Circuit Entrance:

36°32'0.57"N, 140°13'39.98"E

Twin Ring Motegi