2018 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2018 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix was the sixteenth round of the 2018 MotoGP season. It was held at the Twin Ring Motegi in Motegi on 21 October 2018. Marc Márquez clinched his third consecutive MotoGP title after Andrea Dovizioso crashed during the penultimate lap. This is his fifth championship in the premier class and seventh overall.[4]

Japan  2018 Japanese Grand Prix
Race details
Race 16 of 19 races in the
2018 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Twin Ring Motegi map-2.svg
Date21 October 2018
Official nameMotul Grand Prix of Japan[1][2][3]
LocationTwin Ring Motegi, Motegi, Japan
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.801 km (2.983 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Italy Andrea Dovizioso Ducati
Time 1:44.590
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Marc Márquez Honda
Time 1:45.646 on lap 19
Podium
First Spain Marc Márquez Honda
Second United Kingdom Cal Crutchlow Honda
Third Spain Álex Rins Suzuki
Moto2
Pole position
Rider Italy Francesco Bagnaia Kalex
Time 1:50.759
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Francesco Bagnaia Kalex
Time 1:51.367 on lap 11
Podium
First Italy Francesco Bagnaia Kalex
Second Italy Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex
Third Portugal Miguel Oliveira KTM
Moto3
Pole position
Rider Argentina Gabriel Rodrigo KTM
Time 1:56.894
Fastest lap
Rider South Africa Darryn Binder KTM
Time 1:57.361 on lap 2
Podium
First Italy Marco Bezzecchi KTM
Second Italy Lorenzo Dalla Porta Honda
Third South Africa Darryn Binder KTM
Marc Márquez, celebrating after winning the MotoGP race.

ClassificationEdit

MotoGPEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 93   Marc Márquez Repsol Honda Team Honda 24 42:36.438 6 25
2 35   Cal Crutchlow LCR Honda Castrol Honda 24 +1.573 4 20
3 42   Álex Rins Team Suzuki ECSTAR Suzuki 24 +1.720 8 16
4 46   Valentino Rossi Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 24 +6.413 9 13
5 19   Álvaro Bautista Ángel Nieto Team Ducati 24 +6.919 10 11
6 5   Johann Zarco Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 24 +8.024 2 10
7 25   Maverick Viñales Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 24 +13.330 7 9
8 26   Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team Honda 24 +15.582 11 8
9 9   Danilo Petrucci Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 24 +20.584 15 7
10 55   Hafizh Syahrin Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 24 +24.985 16 6
11 21   Franco Morbidelli EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 24 +25.931 17 5
12 38   Bradley Smith Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 24 +26.875 13 4
13 44   Pol Espargaró Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 24 +27.069 14 3
14 89   Katsuyuki Nakasuga Yamalube Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 24 +32.550 20 2
15 30   Takaaki Nakagami LCR Honda IDEMITSU Honda 24 +37.718 12 1
16 10   Xavier Siméon Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 24 +39.583 22
17 81   Jordi Torres Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 24 +39.839 25
18 4   Andrea Dovizioso Ducati Team Ducati 24 +42.698 1
19 45   Scott Redding Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 24 +49.943 21
20 12   Thomas Lüthi EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 24 +52.707 23
21 50   Sylvain Guintoli Team Suzuki ECSTAR Suzuki 24 +1:01.848 24
Ret 29   Andrea Iannone Team Suzuki ECSTAR Suzuki 14 Accident 5
Ret 17   Karel Abraham Ángel Nieto Team Ducati 12 Accident Damage 18
Ret 43   Jack Miller Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 10 Accident 3
Ret 41   Aleix Espargaró Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 6 Tyre Pressure 19
DNS 99   Jorge Lorenzo Ducati Team Ducati Did not start
Sources: [1][5][6]
  • Jorge Lorenzo withdrew from the event due to left wrist injury suffered at the Thailand GP.

Moto2Edit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 42   Francesco Bagnaia Kalex 22 41:04.294 1 25
2 7   Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 22 +6.227 5 20
3 44   Miguel Oliveira KTM 22 +11.553 9 16
4 73   Álex Márquez Kalex 22 +12.083 6 13
5 41   Brad Binder KTM 22 +12.348 10 11
6 40   Augusto Fernández Kalex 22 +12.701 12 10
7 97   Xavi Vierge Kalex 22 +13.652 7 9
8 27   Iker Lecuona KTM 22 +13.811 3 8
9 10   Luca Marini Kalex 22 +15.604 11 7
10 23   Marcel Schrötter Kalex 22 +17.556 4 6
11 36   Joan Mir Kalex 22 +19.221 14 5
12 45   Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 22 +19.811 8 4
13 77   Dominique Aegerter KTM 22 +20.278 17 3
14 54   Mattia Pasini Kalex 22 +23.091 21 2
15 87   Remy Gardner Tech 3 22 +24.468 13 1
16 5   Andrea Locatelli Kalex 22 +24.622 20
17 22   Sam Lowes KTM 22 +26.288 19
18 16   Joe Roberts NTS 22 +33.887 18
19 4   Steven Odendaal NTS 22 +34.074 25
20 2   Jesko Raffin Kalex 22 +34.303 24
21 66   Niki Tuuli Kalex 22 +37.458 28
22 89   Khairul Idham Pawi Kalex 22 +37.921 23
23 57   Edgar Pons Speed Up 22 +42.570 22
24 62   Stefano Manzi Suter 22 +46.667 27
25 95   Jules Danilo Kalex 22 +56.500 30
26 32   Isaac Viñales Suter 22 +59.659 29
27 18   Xavier Cardelús Kalex 22 +1:07.065 31
Ret 64   Bo Bendsneyder Tech 3 21 Engine 26
Ret 9   Jorge Navarro Kalex 13 Accident 15
Ret 21   Federico Fuligni Kalex 9 Accident Damage 32
Ret 24   Simone Corsi Kalex 3 Accident 16
DSQ 20   Fabio Quartararo Speed Up 22 (41:03.849)[N 1] 2
OFFICIAL MOTO2 REPORT

Moto3Edit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 12   Marco Bezzecchi KTM 20 39:35.653 3 25
2 48   Lorenzo Dalla Porta Honda 20 +0.041 10 20
3 40   Darryn Binder KTM 20 +0.042 5 16
4 10   Dennis Foggia KTM 20 +0.212 7 13
5 17   John McPhee KTM 20 +0.251 2 11
6 14   Tony Arbolino Honda 20 +0.350 12 10
7 33   Enea Bastianini Honda 20 +0.404 6 9
8 19   Gabriel Rodrigo KTM 20 +1.561 1 8
9 71   Ayumu Sasaki Honda 20 +3.137 13 7
10 84   Jakub Kornfeil KTM 20 +7.965 16 6
11 5   Jaume Masiá KTM 20 +8.364 21 5
12 42   Marcos Ramírez KTM 20 +8.435 11 4
13 16   Andrea Migno KTM 20 +8.561 18 3
14 31   Celestino Vietti KTM 20 +9.041 24 2
15 24   Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 20 +9.237 26 1
16 65   Philipp Öttl KTM 20 +9.898 22
17 27   Kaito Toba Honda 20 +10.897 28
18 72   Alonso López Honda 20 +15.691 20
19 7   Adam Norrodin Honda 20 +15.704 23
20 81   Stefano Nepa KTM 20 +24.185 25
21 41   Nakarin Atiratphuvapat Honda 20 +24.581 27
22 22   Kazuki Masaki KTM 20 +41.928 8
23 13   Shizuka Okazaki Honda 20 +1:48.336 29
24 36   Yuto Fukushima Honda 19 +1 lap 30
Ret 88   Jorge Martín Honda 14 Accident 4
Ret 75   Albert Arenas KTM 10 Accident Damage 9
Ret 21   Fabio Di Giannantonio Honda 5 Accident 15
Ret 23   Niccolò Antonelli Honda 1 Accident 17
Ret 77   Vicente Pérez KTM 1 Accident 14
Ret 44   Arón Canet Honda 0 Accident 19
OFFICIAL MOTO3 REPORT

Championship standings after the raceEdit

  • Bold text indicates the World Champions.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "2018 Japanese MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorpsortmagazine.com. 22 October 2018. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  2. ^ "2018 MotoGP Class (FIM Grand Prix World Championship) Programmes | The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". www.progcovers.com.
  3. ^ "Twin Ring Motegi | The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". www.progcovers.com.
  4. ^ "MotoGP title number five for magical Marquez". Edition.cnn.com. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  5. ^ "MOTUL GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN · MotoGP Race Classification 2018". Motogp.com. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  6. ^ "MOTUL GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN · MotoGP Race Classification 2018" (PDF). Resources.motogp.com. Retrieved 20 November 2018.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Disqualified due to a technical infringement.


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