Marc Marquez dominates soaking wet session, which saw Cal Crutchlow fall and take down Jorge Lorenzo in the closing stages.



Jack Miller is missing the event after breaking his right tibia in a trials incident on September 29 and is replaced by HRC test rider Hiroshi Aoyama.

Tech 3's Jonas Folger has returned to Germany to undergo tests for a suspected recurrence of the Epstein Barr virus and has been replaced by Kohta Nozane.

Fellow Yamaha test rider Katsuyuki Nakasuga is competing as a wild-card…

1. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 55.418s [Lap 15/19] 294km/h (Max)
2. Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 56.293s +0.875s [13/16] 287km/h
3. Scott Redding GBR Octo Pramac (GP16) 1m 56.517s +1.099s [10/15] 289km/h
4. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Ducati Team (GP17) 1m 56.653s +1.235s [12/12] 289km/h
5. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (GP17) 1m 56.664s +1.246s [16/16] 290km/h
6. Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 56.865s +1.447s [13/13] 291km/h
7. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 56.875s +1.457s [12/13] 289km/h
8. Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 1m 56.906s +1.488s [15/17] 295km/h
9. Maverick Viñales ESP Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 56.917s +1.499s [16/18] 290km/h
10. Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 57.305s +1.887s [14/17] 288km/h
11. Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 57.548s +2.130s [12/17] 286km/h
12. Danilo Petrucci ITA Octo Pramac (GP17) 1m 57.633s +2.215s [12/14] 296km/h
13. Andrea Iannone ITA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 57.746s +2.328s [9/15] 285km/h
14. Hector Barbera ESP Reale Avintia (GP16) 1m 57.748s +2.330s [15/17] 287km/h
15. Kohta Nozane JPN Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1) 1m 57.849s +2.431s [12/17] 289km/h
16. Loris Baz FRA Reale Avintia (GP15) 1m 58.280s +2.862s [14/16] 289km/h
17. Alvaro Bautista ESP Pull&Bear Aspar (GP16) 1m 58.373s +2.955s [15/20] 287km/h
18. Sam Lowes GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)* 1m 58.504s +3.086s [13/13] 289km/h
19. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 58.618s +3.200s [15/15] 288km/h
20. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 58.706s +3.288s [13/14] 285km/h
21. Tito Rabat ESP EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 58.921s +3.503s [14/17] 294km/h
22. Karel Abraham CZE Pull&Bear Aspar (GP15) 1m 59.098s +3.680s [13/16] 287km/h
23. Katsuyuki Nakasuga JPN Yamaha Factory (YZR-M1) 1m 59.188s +3.770s [10/16] 289km/h
24. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 59.205s +3.787s [13/16] 291km/h
* Rookie

Blue = Factory Team.
Red = Satellite Team.

Official Motegi MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha 1m 43.790s (2015)
Fastest race lap:
Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha 1m 45.350s (2015)
 

By Peter McLaren

 

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It is all going according to how MM would have wanted, that his team has found a good base setup from which to start from.  For all conditions? 0.8 advantage over the next best.  Seems so.

Only FP1 though.  Much more testing yet to do. 

Good on Aleix!  He must be excited.  Petrucci could help bring some order to things in FP2 if it continues to be wet.

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Espargaro seems capable of bringing a good wind for aprilia

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that looks pretty amateurish from CC. looks like his bike landed on JL leg... good to see they're alright.

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He lost the front much earlier, not amature just normal wet incident.

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lost the front because he jammed the brake.... amateurish. is this the first time he is riding in Motegi? over accelerated coming out of the cornerr.  should have known that there is a next corner... 

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No Amateurish riders  in motogp.  Amateurish is who give comment the motogp riders is amateure.

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just bacause one is MotoGp rider doesn't mean they can't make amateurish mistake. My comment was based on an observation and i was crtical of his mistake because:

1. it's wet, he has rode in a wet condition before

2. it's not the first time his is riding in Motegi.

isn't it amateurish?

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He made a mistake, amateurish or not, it's hard to tell, every rider doeos it every once in a while.

The problem however was more his attitude negotiating his way out of it. before we saw the accident, i thought Lorenzo was at fault from how aggressive Cal was post crash. no surprise there, it isn't the first time he shows his class

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What kind of arguments are these? He drove in wet conditions before? He drove in Motegi before?

Rossi drove in Assen and wet conditions before too, and still crashed 2016 while he was leading. Thats racing, doesnt matter how often you drove a track or conditions. By this logic no driver would ever again make a mistake. 

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VKAL you re a fool. Lorenzo slowed down more than Cal expected. Conditions were bad, normal crash, nothing special. Has nothing to do with amateurish, what a nonsense.

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