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Pedrosa wins the Japanese MotoGP

Stefan Bradl (LCR Honda), Valentino Rossi (Ducati), Hayden (Ducati), wild-card Katsuyuki Nakasuga (Yamaha) and Hector Barbera (Ducati) completed the top ten.

Aleix Espargaro was the top CRT rider in twelfth place, with Aspar team-mate Randy de Puniet suffering yet another fall. Avintia Blusens rider Yonny Hernandez also tumbled and is feared to have fractured a collarbone.

Roberto Rolfo, drafted in to the cash-strapped Speed Master squad in place of Mattia Pasini for the remaining rounds, finished his first MotoGP race since 2005 in 16th and last place.

Japan was the first of three consecutive 'flyaway' rounds, prior to the Valencia season finale. Practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang starts on Friday.

Japanese Grand Prix:

1. Dani Pedrosa
2. Jorge Lorenzo
3. Alvaro Bautista
4. Andrea Dovizioso
5. Casey Stoner
6. Stefan Bradl
7. Valentino Rossi
8. Nicky Hayden
9. Katsuyuki Nakasuga
10. Hector Barbera
11. Karel Abraham
12. Aleix Espargaro
13. Colin Edwards
14. James Ellison
15. Michele Pirro
16. Roberto Rolfo

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MotoGPfan - Unregistered

October 14, 2012 7:47 AM

zx6rfuzz 26....... What? WSB regularly exceed 310kph using steel brakes and they weigh more. Just because a MotoGP bike produces 250bhp does not mean that the rider cant use throttle control. The power delivery of the two stroke 500's was much more violent than the 1000's of today. Riders just had to learn to ride within the limitations of grip. You are really missing the point. Racing is not about being on full throttle all the time and letting the electronics sort out the problem

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