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2015 Motegi MotoGP Race Result: With A Little Help From A Friend

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Dani Pedrosa charged from fourth place to take the win at the Motegi circuit in drying conditions Sunday and, in the process, helped Valentino Rossi extend his lead in the MotoGP championship.

Rossi, taking advantage of a slight tow and a slowing Jorge Lorenzo, grabbed second place to extend his lead over his Yamaha teammate to 18 points. And Lorenzo, who at one point led the race by nearly four seconds, settled into third as his wet-weather front tire deteriorated in the final laps as the track dried.

2015 Motegi Moto2 Race Result: An Embarrassment Of Riches

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Newly crowned World Champion Johann Zarco stamped his authority on the Moto2 class as he took his seventh win of the season at the Motegi circuit in the wet conditions after a weather delay of two hours.

Zarco became champion during free pactice on Friday when Tito Rabat withdrew with an injury.  But rather than relax, the Frenchman topped Jonas Folger (2nd) by more than four seconds in contest which was limited to 15 laps because the the delayed start. Sandro Cortese took third to complete the podium.

2015 Motegi Moto3 Race Result: Fast In Wet Or Dry

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Niccolo Antonelli grabbed lead at the start of the race at the Motegi circuit in Japan and never let go to take the win Sunday in wet conditions.

Antonelli, who dominated practice, finished the race a second clear of Miguel Oliveira with Jorge Navarro in third. Championship leader Danny Kent finished sixth and didn’t clinch the title.

Penalty Bonanza For Loitering On Racing Line Shakes Up Moto3 Grid

Despite strict instructions being issued to the Moto3 riders after Aragon, warning them of severe sanctions should they be found waiting on the racing line, the problem reared its ugly head again in qualifying at Motegi. As a result, Race Direction felt compelled to act, imposing severe penalties on four riders in Moto3. Four riders were penalized for going slowly, officially for riding slower than 110% of their fastest times through three sectors on one lap.

2015 Motegi Moto2 Qualifying Result: Battle For Control Decided At End

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Johann Zarco has taken his seventh pole position of the season, with a fast lap to smash the pole record set by Tito Rabat last year. Zarco took over at the end of the session, deposing Tom Luthi, who has been very quick throughout practice and qualifying. It looked for a long time like Luthi's lap would be good enough for pole, but Zarco had other ideas.

2015 Motegi MotoGP FP4 Result: Lorenzo Leads Rossi In Red-Flagged Session

A red flag disrupted a close FP4 session for the MotoGP class, a very nasty crash for Alex De Angelis shortly before the halfway mark causing the session to be stopped. De Angelis' condition meant it took the medical staff a long time to clear the track. He was reported to be conscious, breathing, and able to move his legs, but the Italian veteran was flown to nearby Dokkyo hospital for further treatment.

2015 Motegi Moto3 Qualifying Result: Old Habits Die Hard

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Romano Fenati has broken the bad habit which has plagued his Grand Prix career, by taking his first ever pole position. The Italian found some pace as the second half of qualifying began, putting in a flying lap to break Danny Kent's pole record from last year. Fenati got his fast lap in at the right time, as he went out for his final run, he lost the front at Turn 5. Miguel Oliveira charged his way to 2nd late in the session, while Jorge Navarro, fresh off his first podium in Moto3 at Aragon, made his way up to 3rd.

2015 Motegi Moto2 FP3 Results: Rins Leaves The Field Behind

Alex Rins cleared away from the pack in FP3 Saturday by nearly four-tenths of a second to set the fastest time in the final free practice before qualifying. The Moto2 rookie's 1'50.909 put him .369 ahead of newly crowned champion Johann Zarco and nearly half a second in front of Sandro Cortese (3rd). 

Rins was the sole rider to dip into the 1'50s. He was consistently quick all session. He currently sits third in the championship but a win Sunday, coupled with Tito Rabat's withdrawl, would put him in second place by three points. 

2015 Motegi MotoGP FP3 Result: Lorenzo Sets Circuit Record

Jorge Lorenzo shrugged off his shoulder injury to set the fastest-ever motorcycle lap at the Motegi Twin Ring circuit in Japan. The Spanish rider's 1'44.089 on his final lap put him four-tenths clear of the field and nearly into the 1'43s at the 4.8 km (2.9 mi.) circuit. The lap marked the second time he broke the record in the 45-minute session. The first came a lap earlier when he set a 1'44.235.

2015 Motegi Moto3 FP1 Results: Antonelli Marches On

Niccolo Antonelli continued to dominate free practice at Motegi circuit Saturday with the top time of the weekend so far. Antonelli's 1’56.572 put him more than three-tenths ahead of Brad Binder, who earned the second-fastest time.  Miguel Oliveira took third, two-hundredths back.

Jorge Navarro set the fourth fastest time, just in front of Romano Fenati (5th). Championship leader Danny Kent improved from earlier practices to finish sixth, just barely in front teammate Hiroki Ono (7th).

2015 Motegi Moto2 FP2 Results: Rabat Withdraws, Zarco Crowned Champ

Perhaps that weight off Johann Zarco's shoulders improved his bike setup.

The season's six-time race winner set FP2's fastest practice time shortly after being told he was the 2015 Moto2 champion as a result of Tito Rabat withdrawing from the race. Rabat's withdrawal after a handful of practice laps -- he didn't have sufficent strength in the left arm he broke in a training accident -- meant the Spaniard's distant mathematical chance of defending his 2014 championship evaporated.

And it meant Zarco was the rare rider to become champion during a practice session.