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Photo Gallery: Mini bikes at the Twin Ring Motegi

Photo Gallery: Mini bikes at the Twin Ring Motegi

The MotoGP™ grid warm up for the Japanese GP with a friendly MotoRacer electric bike session at the Twin Ring Motegi.

A number of riders got involved in some racing action before the on-track action officially starts in Japan as they took part in an electric mini bike race.

Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa and Suzuki's Aleix Espargaro lined up on the grid alongside Monster Yamaha Tech 3’s Bradley Smith and Pol Espargaro, Maverick Viñales (Team Suzuki Ecstar), LCR Honda’s Cal Crutchlow and Jack Miller and Aprilia Racing Team Gresini’s Stefan Bradl and Alvaro Bautista. While the action was more about fun than serious racing, as always when you get these guys on track, chaos ensued. After a 3-lap training session, the riders were let loose on the MotoRacer kart track located at the Twin Ring Motegi for a 5-lap race. 

There was lots of elbow bashing and some massive crashes as the riders showed off their competitive streaks on bikes that have a tiny bit less power than their normal fire-spitting 260bhp MotoGP™ machines. In a dramatic finish it was Pedrosa  who emerged victorious ahead of Smith and Aleix Espargaro, but the real battle will kick off on Friday when Free Practice starts.


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