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What will happen in Japan if…?

Warm up for Motegi by reading some stats and records that can be beaten this weekend

The first of the three back-to-back flyaway races is upon us and to get warm yourself up for the Motul Grand Prix of Japan, have a read of some top stats and records that can be broken this weekend.

So, what will if...

- Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) takes pole: he’ll have secured pole position at every circuit on the current calendar in the premier class.

- A Japanese rider gets on the podium in Moto3™: it will be the first Japanese lightweight class podium since 2010 (Tomoyoshi Koyama – German GP).

- Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) gets on the podium: it will be his 50th premier class podium.

- Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) wins: he’ll become the fifth oldest Grand Prix winner in the premier class at 39 years, 247 days. 

Oldest riders to win in the premier class:

44 years 237 days - Fergus Anderson 

42 years 85 days - Jack Findlay

41 years 21 days - Les Graham

39 years 327 days - Jack Ahearn

39 years 240 days - Harold Daniell

38 years 247 days - Frantisek Stastny

- Marquez is crowned Champion: he becomes the youngest rider to take his seventh World Championship across all classes and his fifth in the premier class. 

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