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MotoGP Sepang: Pedrosa wins again Oct 21, 2012
Dani Pedrosa takes a five-point chunk out of Jorge Lorenzo's world championship lead at Sepang…
Marc Marquez wipes out in Malaysia but he's still the odds-on favourite to win the Moto2 title…
Sandro Cortese's win at the Sepang International Circuit gives him the first ever Moto3 world title…
MotoGP: Inside Line at Motegi Oct 17, 2012
Our man in the paddock Toby Moody reports back from the Grand Prix of Japan where it seems he was very well catered for…
Danny Kent scored a sensational first Grand Prix Victory at Motegi in Moto3 and fellow Red Bull athlete Marc Marquez extended his Moto2 world championship lead to 53 with another brilliant win over...
- Motegi, Japan
- OCT 14, 2012 at 8:40 AM
- OCT 14, 2012 at 4:30 PM
The venue for the 15th MotoGP of 2012, the Grand Prix of Japan is the Twin Ring Motegi, which opened its doors in 1997, in the town of Motegi in eastern Tochigi. Set on hills linked to the Hakko mountain chain, Twin Ring Motegi is surrounded by forest, with the pure water of the Nakagawa river, originating on Mt. Nasu, flowing by.
The circuit itself has a 1.5 mile oval and a 2.9 mile road course constructed to international standards. Built by Honda as the ultimate test facility in August 1997, the road circuit became home to MotoGP in 2000 whilst the oval is designed to introduce American motorsports culture to the country.
Length: 4,801 m. / 2.983 miles
Left corners: 6
Right corners: 8
Longest straight: 762 m. / 0.473 miles