Ja­pan Motegi

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Oc­to­ber 15

Track length 2.98 miles Top speed 195.2mph Av­er­age speed 100.8mph Cir­cuit record 1m 45.350s (Lorenzo)

2016 podium Mar­quez, Dovi, Viñales Most wins Lorenzo, Pe­drosa (3) MCN’S tip for the win Pe­drosa

Dani Pe­drosa has been the King of Motegi in re­cent years, scor­ing both valu­able ti­tle points and ku­dos with em­ployer Honda at their own cir­cuit. De­nied the chance to bat­tle for the win last year af­ter a bro­ken col­lar­bone in prac­tice, he’ll be look­ing to make amends. But, with cooler weather in Oc­to­ber in Ja­pan, the track con­di­tions could play right into the hands of the Yamaha duo of Rossi and Viñales. And, with the cham­pi­onship en­ter­ing its clos­ing stages by Oc­to­ber, there’ll be a lot to play for in what could be a very tense race.

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