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.

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 1999 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.

Circuit Record:

1'45.350
Jorge
LORENZO
162.2
Average Speed (km/h)
314.3
Top Speed (km/h)
MotoGP
Moto2
Moto3
Laps
24
22
20
Red Flag Finish
18 (3/4 of laps)
14 (2/3 of laps)
13 (2/3 of laps)
Total distance
115.2 km
71.5 miles
105.6 km
65.6 miles
96.0 km
59.6 miles

Grand Prix Results 2018

2
Cal CRUTCHLOW
LCR Honda CASTROL
Points
20
Time
42'38.011
Speed
162.1 km/h
1
Marc MARQUEZ
Repsol Honda Team
Points
25
Time
42'36.438
Speed
162.2 km/h
3
Alex RINS
Team SUZUKI ECSTAR
Points
16
Time
42'38.158
Speed
162.1 km/h

Most Wins

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

Most Poles

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

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 2018

2
Lorenzo BALDASSARRI
Pons HP40
Points
20
Time
41'10.521
Speed
153.9 km/h
1
Francesco BAGNAIA
SKY Racing Team VR46
Points
25
Time
41'04.294
Speed
154.2 km/h
3
Miguel OLIVEIRA
Red Bull KTM Ajo
Points
16
Time
41'15.847
Speed
153.5 km/h

Most Wins

  • Thomas Luthi
    12
    Thomas Luthi
    Wins
    2
  • Francesco Bagnaia
    42
    Francesco Bagnaia
    Wins
    1
  • Alex Marquez
    73
    Alex Marquez
    Wins
    1

Most Poles

  • Johann Zarco
    5
    Johann Zarco
    Poles
    2
  • Francesco Bagnaia
    42
    Francesco Bagnaia
    Poles
    1
  • Takaaki Nakagami
    30
    Takaaki Nakagami
    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
    Pol
    40
    Time
    -
    Speed
    265.2

Grand Prix Results 2018

2
Lorenzo DALLA PORTA
Leopard Racing
Points
20
Time
39'35.694
Speed
145.5 km/h
1
Marco BEZZECCHI
Redox PruestelGP
Points
25
Time
39'35.653
Speed
145.5 km/h
3
Darryn BINDER
Red Bull KTM Ajo
Points
16
Time
39'35.695
Speed
145.5 km/h

Most Wins

  • Alex Marquez
    12
    Alex Marquez
    Wins
    2
  • Marco Bezzecchi
    12
    Marco Bezzecchi
    Wins
    1
  • Romano Fenati
    5
    Romano Fenati
    Wins
    1

Most Poles

  • Danny Kent
    52
    Danny Kent
    Poles
    2
  • Gabriel Rodrigo
    19
    Gabriel Rodrigo
    Poles
    1
  • Nicolo Bulega
    8
    Nicolo Bulega
    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
18 October 2018
19 October 2018
20 October 2018
21 October 2018
17:00
MotoGP
PRESS
09:00 - 09:40
Moto3
FP1
09:55 - 10:40
MotoGP
FP1
10:55 - 11:40
Moto2
FP1
13:10 - 13:50
Moto3
FP2
14:05 - 14:50
MotoGP
FP2
15:05 - 15:50
Moto2
FP2
09:00 - 09:40
Moto3
FP3
09:55 - 10:40
MotoGP
FP3
10:55 - 11:40
Moto2
FP3
12:35 - 13:15
Moto3
QP
13:30 - 14:00
MotoGP
FP4
14:10 - 14:25
MotoGP
Q1
14:35 - 14:50
MotoGP
Q2
15:05 - 15:50
Moto2
QP
17:00 - 17:26
MotoGP
PRESS
17:00 - 17:26
08:40 - 09:00
Moto3
WUP
09:10 - 09:30
Moto2
WUP
09:40 - 10:00
MotoGP
WUP
11:00
Moto3
RAC
12:20
Moto2
RAC
14:00
MotoGP
RAC