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Both KTMs through to Q2, Viñales and Crutchlow out

Espargaro and Smith head Q1 as Viñales can’t push through – and Crutchlow misses out with a moment on his last lap

Pol Espargaro (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) and teammate Bradley Smith are the two men going through to Q2 at Motegi, with the Austrian factory machines striking for the top and then waiting with bated breath to as Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) began setting red sectors. But the rider from Coventry then suffered a big moment at the end of the lap, missing out and remaining P4 on the session.

Maverick Viñales’ (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) difficult weekend in the wet at Motegi continued, as the title challenger was fourth fastest and misses out on Q2 entry.

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