Full MotoGP race results from the Japanese Grand Prix, at Motegi the twelfth round of the 2004 world championship.

1. Makoto Tamada JPN Camel Honda 43min 43.220 secs
2. Valentino Rossi ITA Gauloises Fortuna Tech 3 +6.168 secs
3. Shinya Nakano JPN Fuchs Kawasaki +13.396 secs
4. Alex Barros BRA Repsol Honda +15.435secs
5. Marco Melandri ITA Fortuna Gauloises Tech 3 +23.577secs
6. Sete Gibernau SPA Telefonica Movistar Honda +27.378secs
7. Carlos Checa SPA Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha +35.834secs
8. Neil Hodgson GBR d'Antin Ducati +47.976secs
9. Ruben Xaus SPA d'Antin Ducati +49.881secs
10. Alex Hofmann GER Fuchs Kawasaki +56.107secs
11. Olivier Jacque FRA Moriwaki WCM +1min 21.237secs
12. Jeremy McWilliams GBR MS Aprilia +1min 27.683secs
13. Shane Byrne GBR MS Aprilia +1 Lap
14. Nobuatsu Aoki JPN Proton Team KR +1 Lap
15. Youichi Ui JPN Harris WCM +1 Lap

D.N.F.Tohru Ukawa JPN HRC Honda 16 Laps Norick Abe JPN Fortuna Gauloises Tech 3 15 LapsTroy Bayliss AUS Ducati Marlboro 5 LapsJohn Hopkins USA Team Suzuki 0 LapsColin Edwards USA Telefonica Movistar Honda 0 LapsLoris Capirossi ITA Ducati Marlboro 0 LapsKenny Roberts USA Team Suzuki 0 LapsNicky Hayden USA Repsol Honda 0 LapsMax Biaggi ITA Camel Honda 0 Laps