🖐️ Beautiful day!
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🔴 One point in the overall ranking
At the end of this race in Japan, Fabio Quartararo retains the championship lead. He scores eight points and tops out at 219 points. Authors of two zeros in the Motegi circuit, Francesco Bagnaia and Aleix Espargaró are in 201 and 194.
❌ The fall of Pecco Bagnaia on video
🏁 The classification of the Japanese Grand Prix
1 – Jack Miller
2- Brad Binder
3 – Jorge Martin
4 – Marcos Marquez
5 – Miguel Oliveira
7 – Maverick Vinales
8 – Fabio Quartararo
9 – Enea Bastianini
10 – Marco Bezzecchi
11 – Juan Zarco
12 – Pol Espargaro
14 – Franco Morbidelli
15 – Cal Crutchlow
16 – Aleix Espargaro
17 – Fabio DiGiannantonio
18 – Raul Fernandez
They did not finish: Francesco Bagnaia, Darryn Binder, Alex Rins, Takuya Tsuda, Tetsuta Nagashima.
Miguel Oliveira, Luca Marini, Maverick Viñales arrive in turn, followed by Fabio Quartararo.
🏆 Jack Miller Victory
The Australian won ahead of Brad Binder, past 2nd, and Jorge Martin.
The Italian will leave Japan without a single point, like Aleix Espargaró. Great operation by Quartararo, despite his 8th place.
This may be the turning point of the season that just happened!
THE FALL OF BAGNAIA, INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!
ONLY ONE TENTH AHEAD for Quartararo in Bagnaia. It’s going to be hot especially on the straight!
Brad Binder seriously threatens Jorge Martín’s place as runner-up.
Marc Marquez passes Miguel Oliveira and takes 4th place!
4.26 tenths ahead for the Frenchman with three laps to go.
We announced a 10 km/h difference on the straight between the Italian and the French, it’s huge.
BAGNAIA PASS BASTIANINI! Great attack from the Italian, who rushed over Quartararo, four laps from the end. The Frenchman may not emerge victorious from this weekend in the end.
Notice also for Johann Zarco, still 13th.
Brad Binder came back strongly over Jorge Martín in the fight for 2nd place.
But the Italian comes back strong on Enea Bastianini and… Fabio Quartararo.
Francesco Bagnaia also received a warning from the race direction.
Jack Miller continues his perfect streak. The Australian is 4.8 seconds ahead of Jorge Martín. Barring a fall or mechanical incident, he will win this Japanese Grand Prix.
Marc Márquez has Miguel Oliveira’s 4th place in his sights. Only two tenths difference.
Warning to Brad Binder, the South African went off the track three times. The South African is third.
ALEX RINS ABANDONED! With great difficulties, the Spaniard returned to the pits when he was over 20th place.
There are still 9 laps left in this Japanese Grand Prix
Quartararo benefits from the fight for 6th place between Viñales and Marini to get closer to the two drivers. He is 4 tenths of the Spanish.
DARRYN BINDER FALL! Brad’s brother made a mistake in sector 3, he’s trying to leave.
eight and twenty-five
Jack Miller still leads the dance ahead of Jorge Martin, Brad Binder, Miguel Oliveira, Marc Marquez, Luca Marini, Maverick Viñales and thus Fabio Quartararo.
There are still 12 laps to go, we have done half of this Japanese Grand Prix.
TSUDA’S MOTORCYCLE ON FIRE! Incredible image, the Japanese was driving without realizing that the back of his machine was on fire. Fortunately, he stops.
Jack Miller impresses at the head of the race. The Australian is more than three seconds ahead of Jorge Martin, who in turn is 1.9 seconds ahead of Brad Binder.
Fabio Quartararo has a small cushion over Pol Espargaró’s 9th place: 8 tenths of an advantage.
There are still 15 laps to go for the remaining drivers.
FALL OF NAGASHIMA! The Japanese pilot fell in sector 1, he will not leave.
In the general classification, Quartararo has a provisional advantage of 13 points over Bagnaia and 25 over Espargaró.
Aleix Espargaró reportedly suffered a technical problem during the warm-up lap, forcing him to change bikes and start from pit lane.
There are still 17 laps left for the drivers!
If Fabio Quartararo does not make an extraordinary race start, he is currently carrying out an interesting operation, since he is ahead of Bagnaia and Aleix Espargaró.
And Johan Zarco? The Frenchman loses three new positions, he is 13th.
JOHANN ZARCO’S MISTAKE! The Frenchman continues to decline, now he is 10th, surpassed by Luca Marini, Fabio Quartararo and Pol Espargaró.
Jack Miller and Jorge Martin took a bit of a lead. The two drivers have almost a second and a half of margin over the rest of the peloton.
Luca Marini passes Quartararo. The leader of the general classification recovered the 9th place that he occupied at the start.
Johann Zarco and Fabio Quartararo are respectively 7th and 8th at the moment.
Jack Miller signs the fastest lap of the road.
Jack Miller passes Martin. The Australian now leads the race, ahead of the Spaniard and Brad Binder.
Now it is Jorge Martín who directs the dance. Miguel Oliveira sets the fastest lap.
MARK BEHIND! Now it’s only the 5th!
Brad Binder and Jack Miller are temporarily on the podium.
🔴 Mark on the tip, Zarco is missing
We are going for the 24 laps of this Japanese Grand Prix. Marc Márquez maintains the lead, Johann Zarco drops to 7th place. Fabio Quartararo remains 9th, Francesco Bagnaia is 11th. Starting from the pit lane, Aleix Espargaró is far behind.
🔴 WHAT DOES ESPARGARO DO?
Get back to the pits before the start!
🔴 Let’s go for the warm-up lap
The opportunity to thoroughly understand a very different track, to yesterday’s, totally dry. 22°C are announced in the air this Sunday in Japan.
🔴 The start is coming
All 25 drivers are on the line and warming up the tires.
🔴 Jorge Martín leads the warm-up ahead of Quartararo
The warm-ups are worth what they are worth, but the Frenchman appeared rather in rhythm, three tenths behind Jorge Martín, the winner in 1’45”085”. Johann Zarco took ninth place.
🎙️ Fabio Quartararo at the Canal+ microphone before the start
Conditions are not an advantage. But I think we can have a good race. To have…
🎙️ Johann Zarco at the Canal+ microphone before the start
We have to start as well as possible, at the front, because everyone is very tight. Even during the warm-ups, the times were very tight. Being in front will be an advantage to manage the race.
🌞 Weather conditions today
Great sun, this Sunday, at the Motegi circuit. Nothing to do, therefore, with the weather conditions of Saturday’s classification. Therefore, they could displease Marc Márquez.
🏆 One point in the overall ranking
Fabio Quartararo is still in the lead, but the Frenchman’s advantage is melting like snow in the sun. The niçois is only ten points ahead of Francesco Bagnaia and 17 over Aleix Espargaró.
1- Fabio Quartararo 211 points
2 – Francis Bagnaia 201
3 – Aleix Espargaro 194
4 – Enea Bastianini 163
5 – Jack Miller 134
🎙️ Marc Márquez after qualifying on Saturday
This morning I already felt very strong in the rain. I told myself ‘if it rains this afternoon, I’ll try’. I still feel very strong in wet conditions.
🎙️ Fabio Quartararo after his abandonment in Spain last weekend
My race was very short, but I am happy to come out without serious injuries. Let’s try to be positive and give our best in the next races.
✅ A Japanese winner at home
Nippon Ai Ogura won the Moto2 race in front of their home crowd today. It is unlikely that this scenario will be repeated in the premier class.
🔴 The starting grid for this Japanese Grand Prix
1 – Marcos Marquez
2 – Johann Zarco (FRA)
3 – Brad Folder
4 – Maverick Vinales
6 – Aleix Espargaro
7 – Jack Miller
8 – Miguel Oliveira
9 – Fabio Quartararo (FRA)
10 – Luca Marini
11 – Pol Espargaro
12 – Francis Bagnaia
13 – Marco Bezzecchi
14 – Franco Morbidelli
15 – Enea Bastianini
16 – Fabio DiGiannantonio
17- Alex Marquez
19 Tetsuta Nagashima
20 – Remy Gardner
22 – Raul Fernandez
24 – Darryn Folder
🔴 Leaders in Retreat
Fabio Quartararo, Francesco Bagnaia and Aleix Espargaro did not shine during the qualifying session. The French will start 9th, the Italians 12th. The Spaniard is one of the three that has started the best and will start 6th.
🔴 The big day for Johann Zarco?
The Cannes rider has never won in MotoGP yet. He made a strong impression in the rain yesterday, easily dominating Q1 before finishing just behind Marc Marquez in Q2. He will start in the front row with South African Brad Binder to complete the trio.
🔴 Marc Marquez poleman of the day
The Spanish driver tamed the Danteous weather conditions at the Twin Ring Motegi on Saturday, earning the right to start from pole position at this Japanese Grand Prix.