Japanese GP (2016)

14 Oct - 16 Oct
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Rossi reveals he broke finger in Motegi crash

Valentino Rossi has revealed that he suffered a broken finger when he crashed out of last weekend’s Motegi MotoGP race.

Motegi MotoGP: Motorsport.com's rider ratings

The Japanese Grand Prix will be remembered for being the place that Marc Marquez secured title number three - but who else stood out at Motegi? Valentin Khorounzhiy offer his assessment.

Randy Mamola: Marquez could dominate MotoGP like Rossi did

In his latest column for Motorsport.com, former 500cc star Randy Mamola hails newly-crowned MotoGP champion Marc Marquez's amazing season in 2016.

Face-to-face with 2016 MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez

On Sunday, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez has secured his third MotoGP title with three rounds still remaining after storming to victory at the Japanese Grand Prix.

Rossi perplexed by "surprise" crash

Valentino Rossi admits he is not certain what caused his crash in the Japanese Grand Prix, saying that he wasn't too fast or off-line heading into the corner.

Marquez: Rossi seemed "nervous" in early laps of Motegi race

Newly-crowned MotoGP champion Marc Marquez says rival Valentino Rossi appeared "nervous" in the early laps of the Japanese Grand Prix.

Lorenzo laments wrong front tyre choice

Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo reckons choosing the wrong front tyre compound for the Japanese Grand Prix is what cost him a shot at victory.

Marquez: I had to lose 2015 MotoGP title to win this year

Three-time MotoGP champion Marc Marquez says he owes his 2016 title success to lessons learned from last year’s crash-ridden campaign.

Motegi MotoGP: Top 5 quotes after race

Marc Marquez wins race and 2016 MotoGP World Championship in Japan

Motegi MotoGP: Marquez crowned champion as Rossi and Lorenzo crash

Marc Marquez was crowned a three-time MotoGP champion by claiming his first-ever win at Honda’s home track Motegi on Sunday, as Yamaha rivals Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo crashed out.

Marquez targets "podium, not victory" in Japanese GP

Marc Marquez says he will prioritise getting on the podium in the Japanese GP over chasing victory as he looks to maintain his lead in the MotoGP standings.

Rossi: Marquez and Lorenzo "a bit faster" in race trim

Japanese Grand Prix poleman Valentino Rossi reckons main rivals Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo have a slight advantage over him on race pace.

Sick Rossi relieved to take "fantastic" pole

Yamaha's Valentino Rossi said pole position for the Japanese GP was made sweeter by the fact he'd had a rough Motegi weekend until then, both in terms of bike set-up and physical condition.

Motegi MotoGP: Top 5 quotes after qualifying

Yamaha MotoGP's Valentino Rossi delighted the Japanese crowd when he secured the pole for tomorrow‘s Grand Prix of Japan

Motegi MotoGP: Rossi snatches dramatic pole from Marquez

MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi grabbed pole position for the Motegi round of the world championship, to beat points leader Marc Marquez of Honda and his own brave Yamaha teammate Jorge Lorenzo.

Motegi MotoGP: Marquez fastest as Lorenzo crashes hard

Honda's Marc Marquez set the fastest time in third practice for the Japanese MotoGP at Motegi, but reigning champion Jorge Lorenzo’s huge crash was the headline of the session.

Pedrosa crash shows why 2016 title not guaranteed - Marquez

Marc Marquez says teammate Dani Pedrosa's collarbone injury in FP2 at Motegi serves as a reminder of how things can turn around in an instant in MotoGP.

Rossi: Friday pace "not strong enough"

Yamaha's Valentino Rossi conceded that the pace he had shown in Friday practice for the Japanese Grand Prix was "not strong enough" to fight for the top spots.

Motegi MotoGP: Top 5 quotes after FP2

Yamaha tops free practice time sheets at Twin Ring Motegi

Motegi MotoGP: Lorenzo heads Dovizioso and Vinales in crash-filled FP2

Reigning MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo led the way in second free practice at Motegi, narrowly besting Andrea Dovizioso and Maverick Vinales in an incident-filled session.

Motegi MotoGP: Dovizioso leads Marquez in first practice

Andrea Dovizioso sent Ducati to the top of the time sheets in opening practice with his final flying lap of Twin-Ring Motegi to eclipse Marc Marquez by a quarter-second.

Dovizioso says Iannone sub Barbera good for Ducati

Andrea Dovizioso believes Hector Barbera's arrival at Ducati will be good for the team, as the Spaniard replaces Andrea Iannone in this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix.

Rossi: Three MotoGP races in a row a bad idea

MotoGP star Valentino Rossi has said he is not fond of the upcoming stretch of three races in three weeks, saying it is "not the best way".

Stoner turned down offer to replace Iannone at Motegi

Ducati had offered Casey Stoner the chance to replace Andrea Iannone this weekend at Motegi, but the Australian turned down the offer.