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2013 Motegi MotoGP Race Result: Subdued Affair After Gripping Day

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2013 Motegi Moto2 Race Result: No End To High Drama

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2013 Motegi Moto3 Race Result: Crazy Results In Fascinating Race

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2013 Motegi MotoGP FP Result: Brave Bradl On Top

Riding with the effects of a fractured right ankle Stefan Bradl has amazingly headed a Honda top three after MotoGP FP at Motegi. The young German proved his mettle and fitness to lead the Repsol Honda pair of Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez by a tenth of a second. It wasn't all plain sailing for the factory Hondas though as Marquez sent a massive scare through the camp after a scary crash at the lightning fast turn twelve.

The championship leader lost the front coming out of the tunnel and cart wheeled violently through the adjacent gravel trap, knocking his head and right arm several times and losing the visor from his helmet in the process. Remarkably he was able to walk away in tact, return to his pit box to remove the gravel from his nostrils and head back out on his second bike to further improve his lap times and once again underline his uncanny resilience.

Yesterday's pole-man Jorge Lorenzo looked consistent and fast in the early running but had to settle for the fourth fastest time ahead of Alvaro Bautista. Bautista also had a crash, losing the front at turn ten in the final minutes whilst pushing on a very quick lap, he thankfully also walked away unharmed and made it four Hondas in the top five. Cal Crutchlow ended in sixth place ahead of Andrea Dovizioso and Valentino Rossi while Nicky Hayden and Bradley Smith completed the top ten after the first and only dry session of a trying Japanese Grand Prix weekend so far.

2013 Motegi Moto2 FP Result: Sun Shines On Espargaro

Pol Espargaro has topped the time sheets for Moto2 free practice at Motegi, the last of the morning fog that hindered the Moto3 session earlier on had completely dispersed and glorious sunshine baked the twin-ring circuit. Espargaro looked in glistening form in his quest to wrap up the Moto2 world championship later today, he finished a little over a tenth of a second ahead of Marc VDS rider Mika Kallio and Belgian's Xavier Simeon.

Local hero Takaaki Nakagami finished in fourth place ahead of Tito Rabat and a highly determined Scott Redding. Riding with a fractured and pinned left wrist, Redding posted a string of very competitive lap times and looks set to fight tooth and nail later today to try and prevent Espargaro from taking the title that he himself has held in his grasp for so much of this season. Alex DeAngelis ended in seventh ahead of the Aspar duo of Jordi Torres and Nico Terol while NGM Forward Racing's Simone Corsi rounded out the top ten.

2013 Motegi Moto3 FP Result: Vinales Leads Usual Suspects

Maverick Vinales has topped the first fully dry session during Sunday morning's Moto3 free practice at Motegi, the Spaniards benchmark time was very close to last years race lap record. He lead from the familiar faces of Alex Marquez, Luis Salom and Alex Rins as the typical top four were covered by a little over two tenths of a second. The session was initially delayed by five minutes due to a light fog hovering over the circuit and reduced to thirty five minutes in length as a consequence. The track was still quite damp in patches as riders went out on wet tyres early, but with a clear dry line visible they promptly switched to slicks with around twenty five minutes to go.

Jonas Folger was the 'best of the rest' and finished in fifth place a further couple of tenths behind. He was followed by the FTR Honda trio of Niccolo Antonelli, Isaac Vinales and Romano Fenati while Zulfahmi Khairuddin and Miguel Oliveira aboard his Mahindra completed the top ten. The session was halted temporarily with twelve minutes remaining as red flags were shown due to poor visibility once again, as a thick mist cloud decided to park itself at turn one and sprawl around the circuit. The cloud eventually dispersed and the session continued, however due to the pause in proceedings, the Moto2 FP session to follow will be reduced by five minutes also.

2013 Motegi Moto2 QP Result: Mixed Conditions, Mixed Results

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2013 Motegi MotoGP QP Result: Wet And Wild Session

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2013 Motegi Moto3 QP Result: Action Underway In Japan

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2013 Motegi MotoGP: Poor Visibility Delays Proceedings Again - UPDATED

All MotoGP practice sessions have once again been delayed for the Japanese Grand Prix in Motegi due to poor visibility and horrible weather conditions. The heavy fog, low cloud and constant rain that loomed over the circuit yesterday has returned, delaying the start of Moto3 FP3. Once again this was done for obvious safety reasons.

The medical helicopter was able to make it's way to the circuit early in the morning when there was a break in the cloud coverage, much to the delight of everyone present, but the untimely arrival of the fog just before the commencement of the first practice session of the day meant that the helicopter would now be unable to take off in the occurrence of an emergency. To compound matters, even if the visibility were to improve, the track is still extremely wet and it would be doubtful whether riders would be able to safely navigate the twin-ring circuit anyway. 

It is believed that the weather will be vastly improved by midday local time, a revised Saturday schedule will be announced in due course, it appears though that extended practice sessions will be run in the afternoon and qualifying sessions will be held early on Sunday morning. We will keep you up to date of any further developments. 

2013 Motegi MotoGP: All FP1 Sessions Cancelled Due To Fog

All FP1 sessions have been cancelled for the Japanese Grand Prix in Motegi due to adverse weather conditions. Moto3 FP1 was initially delayed due to heavy fog, cloud and mist hovering over the circuit. The reasons given were for those of safety as the circuit medical helicopter would be unable to take off or land in the occurrence of an emergency. The remote Motegi track is located an hour by road from the nearest hospital, so access for the medical helicopter is absolutely vital.

A revised schedule for the remaining FP2 sessions is due to be announced as the paddock keep their fingers crossed for the fog to dissipate. 

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