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2016 Motegi MotoGP FP4 Result: Marquez Holds On, Lorenzo Comes Back

Marc Marquez gave no indication of slowing down in FP4, the final practice before Saturday qualifying at the Motegi Circuit. Marquez, while not reaching his blistering FP3 time, still managed to complete a steady stream of low 1'45s to indicate quick race pace for Sunday. In the waning seconds of the session, Aleix Espargaro nearly seized the top time from Marquez but ssettled into a close second, only 19 hundredths of a second back. 

2016 Motegi Moto2 FP3 Result: Luthi Leads, Zarco Close, Rins Struggles

Thomas Luthi dominated FP3 at the Twin Ring Motegi Circuit Saturday, with a 1'50.373 that bested second place by three-tenths of a second. Franco Morbidelli’s 1'50.709 was just enough put him into second, just in front of Moto2 championship points leader Johann Zarco (3rd).

UPDATE: 2016 Motegi MotoGP FP3 Result: Marquez Dominates, Lorenzo Hurt

UPDATE: Jorge Lorenzo has returned to the grid for FP4. 

Marc Marquez, the only rider to drop into the 1’44s at the Motegi Circuit Saturday, easily claimed the top spot in the third practice before qualifying. Marquez set his time of 1'44.987 early in the 45-minute session and didn’t equal it for the duration.

Jorge Lorenzo, who led practice Friday and held the second-best time late into FP3, highsided hard in Turn 2 with five minutes left in the session. The former world champion briefly stood up after the crash and was limping heavily before sitting back down and getting carried off on a stretcher. Later, he limped into the medical center. Minutes after that, video showed him in a wheelchair being pushed to a medical transfer helicopter to be airlifted to a hospital. Look here for updates on his condition and race status.

2016 Motegi Moto3 FP3 Result: Binder Takes Over

Brad Binder took advantage of perfect conditions -- and a lack of crashing -- to top the timesheet on FP3 at the Motegi Circuit in Japan Saturday. Binder’s 1'56.651 -- nearly a lap record -- put him two-tenths clear of the second-fastest rider Jorge Navarro, winner of the Aragon race.  Fabio Quartararo continued his improved form for third fastest, three-tenths off the top pace. Andrea Migno and Niccolo Antonelli rounded out the top five.


2016 Motegi MotoGP FP2 Result: Lorenzo Tops Incident-Packed Session

Jorge Lorenzo ended the second session of practice at Motegi. The Movistar Yamaha rider jumped to the top of the timesheet at the very end of the session, as the riders all jostled for a shot at Q2.

Fastest man in the morning Andrea Dovizioso could not quite match Lorenzo's pace, the factory Ducati rider jumping up to 2nd, and just nudging Suzuki's Maverick Viñales into 3rd. Marc Marquez could not improve beyond 4th, his final run disturbed by a very low speed lowside at Turn 10.