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Results and summary of the MotoGP race at Motegi:
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Results and summary of the qualifying practice result at Motegi:
Results and summary of qualifying for the Moto3 class at Motegi:
Dani Pedrosa was once again the fastest man on Saturday morning at Motegi, taking control at the halfway mark and posting a time a quarter of a second under the race lap record. Jorge Lorenzo took 2nd spot once again, also under the lap record but only by a few thousandths of a second. Behind Lorenzo came his Factory Yamaha teammate Ben Spies, the Texan having picked up the pace once he had a chance to use the soft tire. Andrea Dovizioso made it three Yamahas in the top four, the Monster Tech 3 Yamaha man just behind Spies. Alvaro Bautista is the second Honda, the San Carlo Gresini Honda man showing impressive speed to take 5th spot, anead of the second Monster Tech 3 Yamaha man Cal Crutchlow and Repsol Honda's Casey Stoner.
After ceding top spot to Jorge Lorenzo on Friday morning at Motegi, Dani Pedrosa took back control of the second session of free practice for the MotoGP class, ending the day atop the timesheets and already under lap record pace. Pedrosa deposed Jorge Lorenzo from top spot, the Factory Yamaha man once again fast, but still a tenth slower than the Repsol Honda rider. Andrea Dovozioso continued his strong weekend by taking 3rd, the Monster Tech 3 Yamaha man ending the day under a tenth behind Lorenzo and two tenths behind Pedrosa.
Stefan Bradl grabbed 4th spot, the LCR Honda rookie impressive at a track which suits the Honda, while Valentino Rossi put in a hot lap towards the end of the session to jump up to 5th on the timesheets. Ben Spies took 6th on the second Factory Yamaha, finishing ahead of Casey Stoner, who spent a lot of time in the pits. Stoner was nine tenths behind his Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa, but that gap is manageable for the Australian's first day back on the bike after missing the last three races with a serious ankle injury.