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Full GP Review: A-Style Grand Prix of Japan

Monday, 29, September 2008

A review of the weekend action at Motegi, with links to video footage of the key events. read more »

Motegi:

Track image of Motegi

Circuit info

Length: 4.801 m / 2.983 miles

Width: 15m

Left corners: 6

Right corners: 8

Longest straight: 762 m / 0.473 miles

Constructed: 1997

Modified: 1997

Race Length: MotoGP Moto2 Moto3
Laps 2/3 of laps Total Distance
24 - 115.2 km - 71.6 miles

Introduction:

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.


Records Season Rider Motorcycle Time Speed
MotoGP
Fastest Lap2012Jorge LORENZO (SPA)Yamaha1'44.969164.6 km/h
Circuit Record2012Dani PEDROSA (SPA)Honda1'45.589163.6 km/h
Best Pole2012Jorge LORENZO (SPA)Yamaha1'44.969164.6 km/h
Top Speed2013Dani PEDROSA (SPA)Honda310.3 km/h
Moto2
Fastest Lap2012Pol ESPARGARO (SPA)Kalex1'50.886155.8 km/h
Circuit Record2012Pol ESPARGARO (SPA)Kalex1'51.100155.5 km/h
Best Pole2012Pol ESPARGARO (SPA)Kalex1'50.886155.8 km/h
Top Speed2012Pol ESPARGARO (SPA)Kalex265.2 km/h
Moto3
Fastest Lap2012Danny KENT (GBR)KTM1'58.371146.0 km/h
Circuit Record2013Alex MARQUEZ (SPA)KTM1'58.380146.0 km/h
Best Pole2012Danny KENT (GBR)KTM1'58.371146.0 km/h
Top Speed2012Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN (MAL)KTM220.5 km/h

Time Schedule

JAPANESE GRAND PRIX

26 September 2008

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MotoGPFP1

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27 September 2008

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28 September 2008

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2008 - Event Results

Podium

1ndROSSI V.ITA43'09.599
2dSTONER C.AUS+1.943
3dPEDROSA D.SPA+4.866

Records:

Pole Lap:  LORENZO J.1'45.543163.8 Km/h
Fastest Lap: Lap: 9STONER C.1'47.091161.4 Km/h

Podium

1ndSIMONCELLI M.ITA43'09.385
2dBAUTISTA A.SPA+0.348
3dDEBON A.SPA+8.414

Records:

Pole Lap:  SIMONCELLI M.1'51.473155.0 Km/h
Fastest Lap: Lap: 23BAUTISTA A.1'51.412155.1 Km/h

Podium

1ndBRADL S.GER39'57.228
2dMEGLIO M.FRA+0.151
3dTALMACSI G.HUN+0.281

Records:

Pole Lap:  MEGLIO M.1'58.678145.6 Km/h
Fastest Lap: Lap: 9TALMACSI G.1'58.815145.5 Km/h