What you might have missed from Thursday in Japan

Francesco Bagnaia talks team orders, and Marc Marquez is quizzed on his meetings with HRC’s top brass

The MotoGP™ field has assembled half a world away at the Mobility Resort Motegi and there was lots to discuss on the eve of the Motul Grand Prix of Japan weekend. Thursday’s media appointments included talk about team orders at Ducati and Marc Marquez’s visit to Honda Racing Corporation as the Japanese marque searches for a return to winning ways.

If you missed anything that happened before riders hit the track in the Land of the Rising Sun, here are the key things that you need to know:

- WATCH: "I don't need help" - Ducati duo talk team orders dilemma

After two epic last lap battles in two, Pecco Bagnaia & Enea Bastianini discuss when, and if, a helping hand will be lent in the title race.

- WATCH: Marquez details discussions with Honda bosses

The 8-time World Champion reveals important conversations with HRC, whilst acknowledging the impact of Covid on the marque's struggles.

- WATCH: Quartararo: Chest abrasions will burn during first session

The reigning Champion suffered the gruesome injury in Aragon, but remains confident of fighting through the pain barrier at the Japanese GP.

Fabio Quartararo, Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP™, Motul Grand Prix of Japan

- WATCH: "We hope to race in India as soon as possible"

Carlos Ezpeleta, MotoGP™ Managing Director, discussed the deals and timeframes involved for GP weekends in India and Saudi Arabia.

- WATCH: How much of a threat to the top three is Enea Bastianini?

The Championship leaders talk the Italian's title chances, who has won 45 points in his last two races and proven a menace to Pecco Bagnaia.

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