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Honda’s Nakamoto reviews seasons so far for Pedrosa and Marquez

Wednesday, 24, July 2013

Shuhei Nakamoto, the Executive Vice President of HRC, has spoken to about rider performances so far in 2013. He also confirms that an early version of next year’s machine will be used this season, should Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez be happy with it.

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Mazda Raceway:

Track image of Mazda Raceway

Circuit info

Length: 3.610 m / 2.243 miles

Width: 15m

Left corners: 7

Right corners: 4

Longest straight: 453 m / 0.281 miles

Constructed: 1957

Modified: 1996

Race Length: MotoGP
Laps 2/3 of laps Total Distance
32 - 115.5 km - 71.8 miles


MotoGP returned to the US for the first time in 10 years for the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Laguna Seca in July 2005, with a fairy-tale first GP win for American Nicky Hayden. The Californian track played host to Grand Prix events from 1988 to 1994 but advancements in MotoGP racing machines required the event to be moved elsewhere while the track was modified and adapted to meet present day safety requirements.

Since December 2004 the circuit has undergone major changes, primarily to increase track safety. The first phase of modernisation included an expanded exit lane, replacement of the kerbs and widening of the main straight, whilst more recent changes involved moving back walls to create bigger run-off areas. The circuit’s principal features, however, remain the same, with 3,58 km of track and 11 curves.

Records Season Rider Motorcycle Time Speed
Fastest Lap2012Jorge LORENZO (SPA)Yamaha1'20.554161.3 km/h
Circuit Record2012Dani PEDROSA (SPA)Honda1'21.229159.9 km/h
Best Pole2012Jorge LORENZO (SPA)Yamaha1'20.554161.3 km/h
Top Speed2013Valentino ROSSI (ITA)Yamaha270.0 km/h
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Time Schedule

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2013 - Event Results


1ndMARQUEZ M.SPA44'00.695
2dBRADL S.GER+2.298
3dROSSI V.ITA+4.498


Pole Lap:  BRADL S.1'21.176160.0 Km/h
Fastest Lap: Lap: 5MARQUEZ M.1'21.539159.3 Km/h