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Mototipping Results – COTA 2019

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I know you have all been waiting for a graph of progress so far this year. At present I’ve only stirred up the old PC to give us Premiere class entrants, post COTA.

After a couple of rounds with Antonio in the lead, he has been relegated to 3rd place. A stong 2nd round leap by Bisho got him from 9th after Qatar to 2nd after Argentina to the lead at COTA. Stoner27 made it back to 2nd after faltering slightly in Rd 2.

Last year’s Premiere winners, Maloosh, Xena & KenC are currently lurking in 17th, 4th. KenC (Ken has not yet figured out how to pay his entry for the Premiere class) is in 28th in the Classic (free) competition. He would be just ahead of Maloosh by 3 points.

Biggest point scorers (Premiere) in each round so far, have been Antonio Rd1 with 122 points, Goodie Rd2 with 93 & Stoner27 at COTA with 101.

Goodie has been the biggest mover upwards from 26th in Rd1 to 6th after Rd2 – look at how steep his big red graph line is!

The average score so far this year is only 76 points!

Those of you who have not yet joined the Premiere class, you can do so until the start of Rd 7 at Catalunya in June. Your scores in the Classic competition will be carried over.

Good luck for today’s races at Jerez. ūüĎć

Don’t forget to finalise your tips BEFORE Dorna’s original scheduled race start times. If races are delayed we stick to the original scheduled race start time for cut off of your picks.

If people not yet in the competition want to check out the Rules see: https://www.mototipping.com/rules/

Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana – 13 November 2016

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MotoGP

With his last ride for Yamaha before moving to Ducati Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) rode superbly to win by leading from start to finish. Second place went to World Champion Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) who recovered after a poor start with third spot going to Andrea Iannone (Ducati Team) who rode in pain but won his battle with Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) who finished fourth.

In fifth place was Maverick Vinales (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR) with Pol Espargaro (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) passing Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) at the end of the race to take sixth place.

Podium:

1¬†¬†¬†¬† Jorge LORENZO (SPA)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Movistar Yamaha MotoGP¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Yamaha¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 45’54.228
2    Marc MARQUEZ (SPA)             Repsol Honda Team                       Honda                          +1.185
3    Andrea IANNONE (ITA)           Ducati Team                                     Ducati                           +6.603

Moto2

After an exciting first half of the race which saw the lead change many times between Johann Zarco (Ajo Motorsport) and Franco Morbidelli (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) the win eventually went to Zarco who pulled away in the latter stages of the race with second place going to Thomas Luthi (Garage Plus Interwetten) who passed Morbidelli late in the race leaving Morbidelli to take third spot after he suffered grip problems.

In fourth place was Sam Lowes (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) who caught and passed Alex Rins (Paginas Amarillas HP 40) late in the race with Rins taking fifth spot ahead of a fast finishing Takaaki Nakagami (IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia) in sixth.

Podium:

1¬†¬†¬†¬† Johann ZARCO (FRA)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Ajo Motorsport¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Kalex¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 43’17.626
2    Thomas LUTHI (SWI)                  Garage Plus Interwetten                   Kalex                    +3.281
3    Franco MORBIDELLI (ITA)        Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS         Kalex                    +4.981

Moto3

In what was probably one of the best rides of his career Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) took victory after suffering a technical problem on the second lap which dropped him from second to twenty-second spot but then fought back to ride through the field to a stunning win. Second place went to Rookie of the Year Joan Mir (Leopard Racing) with another rookie, Andrea Migno (SKY Racing Team VR46) third.

In fourth place was Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing Moto3) ahead of his team-mate Fabio DiGiannantonio (Gresini Racing Moto3) in fifth and Juanfran Guevara (RBA Racing Team) sixth.

Podium:

1¬†¬†¬† Brad BINDER (RSA)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Red Bull KTM Ajo¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† KTM¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 40’13.777
2   Joan MIR (SPA)                              Leopard Racing                          KTM                   +0.056
3   Andrea MIGNO (ITA)                    SKY Racing Team VR46           KTM                   +0.081

Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana – Qualifying Results 12 November 2016

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MotoGP

Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) demolished the pole record by more than 0.6 seconds to take the last pole of the season and his final pole for Yamaha before he moves to Ducati for 2017. In second place, also within the previous pole record, will be Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) with third spot going to Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP).

Heading the second row will be Maverick Vinales (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR) ahead of Sepang winner Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) in fifth and Pol Espargaro (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) in sixth.

Front row:

1¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Jorge LORENZO (SPA)¬†¬†¬†¬† Movistar Yamaha MotoGP¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Yamaha¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 1’29.401
2              Marc MARQUEZ (SPA)      Repsol Honda Team                                    Honda                                 +0.340
3              Valentino ROSSI (ITA)     Movistar Yamaha MotoGP                           Yamaha                               +0.727

Moto2

World Champion Johann Zarco (Ajo Motorsport) took his final pole in Moto2 before heading to MotoGP in 2017 by just 0.006 seconds ahead of Thomas Luthi (Garage Plus Interwetten) with Franco Morbidelli (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) completing the front row only another 0.048 seconds back from Luthi in third spot.

Starting from fourth place will be Mattia Pasini (Italtrans Racing Team) with Alex Rins (Paginas Amarillas HP 40) in fifth ahead of Julian Simon (QMMF Racing Team) in sixth.

Front row:

1¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Johann ZARCO (FRA)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Ajo Motorsport¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Kalex¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 1’34.879
2     Thomas LUTHI (SWI)                   Garage Plus Interwetten                       Kalex                         +0.006
3     Franco MORBIDELLI (ITA)        Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS              Kalex                        +0.054

Moto3

Front row:

Aron Canet (Estrella Galicia 0,0) took his first ever pole in a last ditch effort to edge out new World Champion Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) who will start from second place with Hiroki Ono (Honda Team Asia) an impressive third.

Fourth place starter will be Nicolo Bulega (SKY Racing Team VR46) with Juanfran Guevara (RBA Racing Team) in fifth ahead of Niccolo Antonelli (Ongetta-Rivacold)sixth.

1¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Aron CANET (SPA)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Estrella Galicia 0,0¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Honda¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 1’39.261
2     Brad BINDER (RSA)                     Red Bull KTM Ajo                         KTM                             +0.018
3     Hiroki ONO (JPN)                         Honda Team Asia                          Honda                         +0.122

Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix – Race Results 30 October 2016

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MotoGP

Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) became the season’s ninth MotoGP winner with victory in a wet race reduced to nineteen laps. Second place went to Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) who led for a while before encountering front tyre grip problems with third spot going to Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) who inherited the position after front runners Andrea Iannone (Ducati Team) and Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) both crashed out.

Hector Barbera (Avintia Racing) finished fourth, his best ever MotoGP placing, after a battle with his team-mate Loris Baz (Avintia racing) who was fifth with Maverick Vinales (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR) in sixth.

Podium:

1¬†¬†¬† Andrea DOVIZIOSO (ITA)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Ducati Team¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Ducati¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 42’27.333
2    Valentino ROSSI (ITA)            Movistar Yamaha MotoGP          Yamaha                        +3.115
3    Jorge LORENZO (SPA)           Movistar Yamaha MotoGP           Yamaha                       +11.924

Moto2

Johan Zarco (Ajo Motorsport) became the first rider to retain the Moto2 World Championship after a decisive win damp conditions at the Sepang track. Zarco took the lead from Franco Morbidelli (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) with six laps to go and rode away to win by over three seconds. Morbidelli took second place ahead of Jonas Folger (Dynavolt Intact GP) in third.

Fourth place went to Lorenzo Baldassarri (Forward Team) with local hero Hafizh Syahrin (Petronas Raceline Malaysia) fifth with Thomas Luthi (Garage Plus Interwetten) failing in his championship challenge by finishing sixth.

Podium:

1¬†¬†¬† Johann ZARCO (FRA)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Ajo Motorsport¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Kalex¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 45’51.036
2   Franco MORBIDELLI (ITA)             Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS         Kalex                     +3.256
3   Jonas FOLGER (GER)                       Dynavolt Intact GP                             Kalex                     +3.689

Moto3

In a crash-riddled dry race victory went to Francesco Bagnaia (Pull & Bear Aspar Mahindra Team) after he was the only survivor of a multi rider leading group crash at turn seven which saw four of the leading group of five riders all slide off in unison. The riders who came to grief were Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo), Joan Mir (Leopard Racing), Lorenzo Della Porta (Sky Racing Team) and Fabio Di Giannantonio (Gresini Racing Moto3). This left Bagnaia with a significant lead which he maintained to the flag. Second place went to Jakub Kornfeil with rookie Bo Bensneyder taking the last step on the podium in third.

In fourth place was Fabio Quartararo (Leopard Racing) with Andrea Locatelli (Leopard Racing) fifth and Marcos Ramirez (Platinum Bay Real Estate) sixth.

Podium:

1¬†¬†¬† Francesco BAGNAIA (ITA)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Pull & Bear Aspar Mahindra Team¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Mahindra¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 29’29.351
2   Jakub KORNFEIL (CZE)                      Drive M7 SIC Racing Team                         Honda                        +7.108
3   Bo BENDSNEYDER (NED)                 Red Bull KTM Ajo                                          KTM                           +7.253

Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix – Qualifying Results 29 October 2016

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MotoGP

In a wet Q2 pole went to Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team), his second of the season. Completing the front row of the starting grid will be Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team-mates Valentino Rossi in second and Jorge Lorenzo third. This is a vast improvement on their qualifying in their last outing in Phillip Island in similar weather conditions where they qualified 15th. and 12th. respectively

Fourth place went to Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) who has been suffering an illness over the last few days with Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) in fifth after crashing and re-mounting during Q2 to claim the spot ahead of Andrea Iannone (Ducati Team) in sixth.

Front row:

1¬†¬†¬† Andrea DOVIZIOSO (ITA)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Ducati Team¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Ducati¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 2’11.485
2    Valentino ROSSI (ITA)                Movistar Yamaha MotoGP      Yamaha                  +0.246
3    Jorge LORENZO (SPA)               Movistar Yamaha MotoGP      Yamaha                  +0.302

Moto2

Reigning World Champion and current championship leader Johann Zarco (Ajo Motorsport) took pole in a dominant fashion lapping over two seconds quicker than any other rider. Second place went to Franco Morbidelli (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) with Axel Pons (AGR Team) completing the front row in third spot.

Jonas Folger (Dynavolt Intact GP) will start from fourth place ahead of championship contender Thomas Luthi (Garage Plus Interwetten) in fifth and Lorenzo Baldassarri (Forward Team) in sixth.

Championship contender Alex Rins (Paginas Amarillas HP 40) had a poor qualifying starting from a lowly twenty-third spot in a race he probably has to win if he has any chance of taking the title.

Front row:

1¬†¬†¬† Johann ZARCO (FRA)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Ajo Motorsport¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Kalex¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 2’18.621
2    Franco MORBIDELLI (ITA)            Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS             Kalex                    +2.134
3    Axel PONS (SPA)                               AGR Team                                                Kalex                    +2.762

Moto3

With qualifying being red flagged because of torrential rain riders were let out on the track with only nineteen minutes of qualifying left. With Jorge Navarro (Estrella Galicia 0,0 ) on provisional pole ahead of Francesco Bagnaia (Pull & Bear Aspar Mahindra Team ) both with times set during the damp period prior to the red flag it seemed unlikely that their times would be beaten on the very wet track. However, when the flag came out to end the session Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) was on a flying lap which proved to be fast enough for Binder to take pole from Navarro by just under one-tenth of a second with Bagnaia third.

Heading the second row of the grid in fourth will be Lorenzo Della Porta (SKY Racing Team VR46) with Gabriel Rodrigo (RBA Racing Team) fifth and Niccolo Antonalli (Ongetta-Rivacold) sixth.

Front row:

1¬†¬†¬† Brad BINDER (RSA)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Red Bull KTM Ajo¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† KTM¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 2’26.268
2   Jorge NAVARRO (SPA)                  Estrella Galicia 0,0                                                       Honda                    +0.093
3   Francesco BAGNAIA (ITA)            Pull & Bear Aspar Mahindra Team                           Mahindra               +0.127

Michelin¬ģ Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix – Race Results 23 October 2016

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MotoGP

Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) took his second win of the season with a comfortable victory after early race leader Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) crashed out at Turn 4 after losing the front because, according to Marquez, braking too late. Crutchlow, who was then second inherited the lead ahead of Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) who had worked his way through the field from fifteenth and was expected to challenge for the lead. But Crutchlow rode brilliantly to extend his lead over Rossi, crossing the finish line over four seconds ahead.

After battling with Andrea Dovizioso (Ducti Team) and Aleix Espargaro (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR) , who eventually crashed at turn 4, Maverick Vinales (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR) completed the podium positions in third with an excellent ride from thirteenth on the starting grid with Dovizioso finishing fourth with Pol Espargaro (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) a distant fifth and Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) a lonely sixth.

Podium:

1¬†¬†¬† Cal CRUTCHLOW (GBR)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† LCR Honda¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Honda¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 40’48.543
2    Valentino ROSSI (ITA)                 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP         Yamaha                       +4.218
3¬†¬†¬† Maverick VI√ĎALES (SPA)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Team SUZUKI ECSTAR¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Suzuki¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† +5.309

Moto2

In a stunning photo finish victory went to Motegi winner Thomas Luthi (Garage Plus Interwetten) for his first ever back-to-back race wins.. Luthi led for most of the race closely followed by Franco Morbidelli (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) and Matia Pasini (Italtrans Racing Team) until Pasini crashed out at Turn 4. Morbidelli made his move for victory late in the race and led onto the straight for the final run to the finish line but Luthi used the slipstream to perfection to cross the line just one-hundredth of a second ahead of Morbidelli.

Sandro Cortese (Dynavolt Intact GP) rode well after a poor start to finish a close third, his best ever Moto2 result.

In fourth place was Lorenzo Baldassarri (Forward Team) with an injured Takaaki Nakagami (IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia) fifth and Jonas Folger (Dynavolt Intact GP) sixth.

Championship leader Johann Zarco (Ajo Motorsport) had a poor race finishing 12th. but his main rival, Alex Rins (Paginas Amarillas HP 40), crashed out as did Sam Lowes (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2). Lithi’s win now moves him up to second place in the championship only 22 points behind Zarco.

Podium:

1¬†¬†¬† Thomas LUTHI (SWI)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Garage Plus Interwetten¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Kalex¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 39’15.891
2    Franco MORBIDELLI (ITA)          Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS           Kalex                          +0.010
3    Sandro CORTESE (GER)                Dynavolt Intact GP                              Kalex                           +0.530

Moto3

After the first race was red flagged because of a multi-rider crash at Lukey Heights the race was re-run over ten laps resulting in an emphatic win for 2016 World Champion brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) with Andrea Locatelli (Leopard Racing) a comfortable second.

However the race for the final podium position was a contest between sixteen riders which was eventually won by Aron Canet (Estrella Galicia 0,0) who crossed the line less than 0.05 sec. ahead of Darryn Binder (Platinum Bay Real Estate) in fourth with Livio Loi (RW Racing GP BV) fifth and Jorge Martin (Pull & Bear Aspar Mahindra Team) sixth. Just over one second covered finishers three to fourteen.

Podium:

1¬†¬†¬† Brad BINDER (RSA)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Red Bull KTM Ajo¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† KTM¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 16’22.009
2   Andrea LOCATELLI (ITA)          Leopard Racing                           KTM                          +5.937
3   Aron CANET (SPA)                      Estrella Galicia 0,0                      Honda                      +9.594

Motul Grand Prix of Japan – Race Results 16 October 2016

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MotoGP

Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) won the race and with both Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) and Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) crashing out while holding second place Marquez also became the 2016 MotoGP World Champion, his third MotoGP championship in four years.

In second place was Andrea Dovizioso (ducati Team) with Maverick Vinales (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR) in third after passing his team-mate Aleix Espargaro (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR), who finished fourth, late in the race. Fifth place went to Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda)with Pol Espargaro (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) sixth.

It was also a great race for the ever improving Aprilia team with Alvro Bautista finishing seventh and Stephan Bradl tenth.

Podium:

1¬†¬†¬†¬† Marc MARQUEZ (SPA)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Repsol Honda Team¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Honda¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 42’34.610
2    Andrea DOVIZIOSO (ITA )               Ducati Team                                   Ducati                +2.992
3¬†¬† ¬†Maverick VI√ĎALES (SPA)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Team SUZUKI ECSTAR¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Suzuki¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† +4.104

Moto2

In a dominant display Thomas Luthi (Garage Plus Interwetten) led from start to finish crossing the line to win from a fast finishing Johann Zarco (Ajo Motorsport) in second with the “in form” Franco Morbidelli (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) third. With both Alex Rins (Paginas Amarillas HP 40) and Sam Lowes (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) crashing in the race and neither scoring any points Zarco extended his lead in the championship to 21 points over Rins with Luthi now becoming a championship contender 43 points behind Zarco in third.

The fourth place finisher was Takaaki Nakagami (IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia) with Sandro Cortese (Dynavolt Intact GP) fifth and Simone Corsi (Speed Up Racing) sixth.

Podium:

1¬†¬†¬† Thomas LUTHI (SWI)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†Garage Plus Interwetten¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Kalex¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 42’45.854
2    Johann ZARCO (FRA)                              Ajo Motorsport                                       Kalex                      +0.386
3    Franco MORBIDELLI (ITA)                   Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS              Kalex                      +5.863

Moto3

After leading the race virtually from the start Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) was passed three corners from the finish lie by Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing Moto3) which saw Bastianini win in a photo finish from Binder in second. Third across the line was local rider Hiroki Ono (Honda Team Asia) but was later disqualified for being under the weight restrictions. Nicolo Bulega (SKY Racing Team VR46) was therefore promoted from fourth to third place.

Fourth finisher was Philipp Oettle (Schedl GP Racing) with Fabio DiGiannantonio (Gresini Racing Moto3) fifth and Francesco Bagnaia (Pull & Bear Aspar Mahindra Team Mahindra) sixth.

Podium:

1¬†¬†¬†¬† Enea BASTIANINI (ITA)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Gresini Racing Moto3¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Honda¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 39’24.273
2    Brad BINDER (RSA)                       Red Bull KTM Ajo                       KTM                        +0.017
3    Nicolo BULEGA (ITA)                     SKY Racing Team VR46            KTM                        +4.002

Motul Grand Prix of Japan – Qualifying Results 15 October 2016

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MotoGP

Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) will start from pole after getting the 64th pole of his career late in Q2, thus equalling the poles of both Marquez and Lorenzo. Second on the starting grid will be Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) with third going to a battered Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) after high-siding during FP3.

In fourth spot will be Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) with Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) fifth and Aleix Espargaro (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR) sixth after out qualifying his team-mate Maverick Vinales (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR) who qualified seventh.

Front row:

1¬†¬†¬† Valentino ROSSI (ITA)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Movistar Yamaha MotoGP¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Yamaha¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 1’43.954
2    Marc MARQUEZ (SPA)                           Repsol Honda Team                             Honda                   +0.180
3    Jorge LORENZO (SPA)                           Movistar Yamaha MotoGP                  Yamaha                 +0.267

Moto2

Pole went to Moto2 World Champion and current championship leader Johann Zarco (Ajo Motorsport) with a new Motegi pole record. After holding on to provisional pole for most of the qualifying session Thomas Luthi (Garage Plus Interwetten) ended up in second spot with Franco Morbidelli (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) maintaining his recent good for to qualify third.

Championship contender Sam Lowes (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) qualified fourth with Sandro Cortese (Dynavolt Intact GP) fifth and Axel Pons (AGR Team) sixth. Alex Rins (Paginas Amarillas HP 40), who only sits one point behind Zarco in the championship race had a poor qualifying after crashing on Friday. He qualified in twenty-second place.

Front row:

1¬†¬†¬†¬† Johann ZARCO (FRA)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Ajo Motorsport¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Kalex¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 1’49.961
2    Thomas LUTHI (SWI)                        Garage Plus Interwetten                       Kalex                      +0.067
3    Franco MORBIDELLI (ITA)              Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS             Kalex                      +0.356

Moto3

The fastest qualifier Hiroki Ono (Honda Team Asia) will not start from pole after being demoted three places for riding too slowly in some sectors during qualifying.

First place on the starting grid will therefore go to Andrea Migno (SKY Racing Team VR46) with newly crowned World Champion Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) in second place and Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing Moto3) third. Ono will start from fourth place ahead of Nicolo Bulaga (SKY Racing Team VR46) in fifth and Lorenzo Dalla Porta (SKY Racing Team VR46) sixth.

Front row:

1¬†¬†¬† Andrea MIGNO (ITA)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† SKY Racing Team VR46¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†KTM¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 1’56.529
2   Brad BINDER (RSA)                           Red Bull KTM Ajo                       KTM                           +0.130
3   Enea BASTIANINI (ITA)                    Gresini Racing Moto3                Honda                        +0.135

Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón РRace Results 25 September 2016

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MotoGP

Despite almost crashing on lap 3 while leading the race and dropping to fifth place Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) eventually regained the lead and rode away to an emphatic victory over countryman Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) in second with Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) crossing the finish line in third spot after a losing battle with Lorenzo.

In fourth place was Maverick Vinales (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR) who put up a good fight for a podium position until a couple of mistakes saw him lose contact with the top three. Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) finished fifth, the top privateer, with Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) unable to repeat his winning Misano form crossing the finish line in sixth.

Podium:

1¬†¬†¬† Marc MARQUEZ (SPA)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Repsol Honda Team¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Honda¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 41’57.678
2   Jorge LORENZO (SPA)                      Movistar Yamaha MotoGP         Yamaha               +2.740
3   Valentino ROSSI (ITA)                       Movistar Yamaha MotoGP         Yamaha               +5.983

Moto2

Pole sitter Sam Lowes (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) dominated the race leading from start to finish and crossing the finish line over 3 seconds ahead of second place getter Alex Marquez (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) who fought back after being passed by his team-mate Franco Morbidelli (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) on the final bend of the ace to take his first ever Moto2 podium with Morbidelli third.

Thomas Luthi (Garage Plus Interwetten) finished fourth ahead of Takaaki Nakagami (IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia) in fifth with Alex Rins (Paginas Amarillas HP 40) taking an excellent sixth place after starting thirteenth on the grid after suffering health problems during qualifying. Championship leader Johann Zarco (Ajo Motorsport) finished eighth, resulting in his lead to Rins being cut to just one point.

Podium:

1¬†¬†¬† Sam LOWES (GBR)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Federal Oil Gresini Moto2¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Kalex¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 40’00.885
2   Alex MARQUEZ (SPA)                   Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS            Kalex                        +3.289
3   Franco MORBIDELLI (ITA)         Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS            Kalex                         +3.321

Moto3

In another exciting Moto3 race Jorge Navarro (Estrella Galicia 0,0) took his second Moto3 win but by taking second place Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) took an unassailable points lead in the championship and was crowned the 2016 Moto3 World Champion.

Third place went to Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing Moto3) with team-mate Fabio DiGiannantonio (Gresini Racing Moto3) in fourth and Joan Mir (Leopard Racing) fifth after a great ride from twenty-seventh on the starting grid In sixth place was Jorge Martin (Gaviota Mahindra ASPAR).

Podium:

1¬†¬†¬† Jorge NAVARRO (SPA)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Estrella Galicia 0,0¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Honda¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 39’56.973
2   Brad BINDER (RSA)                              Red Bull KTM Ajo                    KTM                  +0.030
3   Enea BASTIANINI (ITA)                       Gresini Racing Moto3             Honda               +0.107

Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón РQualifying Results 24 September 2016

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MotoGP

Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) took his 64th pole with a lap 0.6 sec. quicker than any other rider could manage. Second on the starting grid will be Maverick Vinales (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR) with Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) leaving it until his last qualifying lap to take third spot.

Heading the second row of the starting grid in fourth place will be Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) ahead of Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) in fifth and Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) sixth.

Previous race winner Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) will start from seventh position.

Front row:

1¬†¬†¬† Marc MARQUEZ (SPA)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Repsol Honda Team¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Honda¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 1’47.117
2¬†¬†¬† Maverick VI√ĎALES (SPA)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Team SUZUKI ECSTAR¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Suzuki¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† +0.631
3    Jorge LORENZO (SPA)                  Movistar Yamaha MotoGP                       Yamaha           +0.661

Moto2

Sam Lowes (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) left it until late in the qualifying session to take pole from second placed Alex Marquez (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) thus denying the Marquez brothers from taking a family double pole. Third place went to Takaaki Nakagami (IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia) who continues to show good form.

Starting from fourth spot will be Jonas Folger (Dynavolt Intact GP) ahead of championship leader Johann Zarco (Ajo Motorsport) in fifth with Misano winner Lorenzo Baldassarri (Forward Team) sixth.

Championship contender Alex Rins (Paginas Amarillas HP 40) will start the race from thirteenth place.

Front row:

1¬†¬†¬† Sam LOWES (GBR)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Federal Oil Gresini Moto2¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Kalex¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 1’53.207
2   Alex MARQUEZ (SPA)                         Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS            Kalex               +0.054
3   Takaaki NAKAGAMI (JPN)                 IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia            Kalex               +0.284

Moto3

Pole position went to Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing Moto3) with Jorge Navarro (Estrella Galicia 0,0) taking second spot. Livio Loi (RW Racing GP BV) had the third fastest qualifying time but has been given a 3-place grid penalty and will start from sixth. Fourth fastest qualifier was Gabriel Rodrigo (RBA Racing Team) but he has been given a 4-place grid penalty and will start the race from eighth place.

Resulting from these penalties Aron Canet (Estrella Galicia 0,0) will move from fifth to third on the starting grid with Philip Oettl (Schedl GP Racing) moving from sixth to fifth and championship leader Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) promoted from seventh to sixth.

Front row:

1¬†¬†¬† Enea BASTIANINI (ITA)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Gresini Racing Moto3¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Honda¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 1’58.293
2   Jorge NAVARRO (SPA)                       Estrella Galicia 0,0                        Honda                       +0.213
3   Aron CANET (SPA)                               Estrella Galicia 0,0                        Honda                      +0.465