With practice cancelled on Friday due to weather, Redbull.com passes the time by crunching numbers.
Friday was a write off at Motegi for the MotoGP riders, with severe weather conditions ruling out the prospect of any track time. With the practice sessions cancelled and fingers crossed for fairer skies on Saturday, Redbull.com decided to look at some of the facts and stats that make up the Japanese Grand Prix.
The number of points racked by Dani Pedrosa during his Grand Prix racing career. Only Valentino Rossi and Loris Capirossi have more, and victory for Pedrosa on Sunday at Motegi would take him past the latter of the two Italians. 2000 of those points have so far come in the MotoGP class for the Repsol Honda rider.
GP wins for Jorge Lorenzo across the three categories he has ridden in. The defending World Champion is only the seventh rider in history to achieve the feat, and the youngest to do so. He has 110 career podiums in total.
This weekend will be the 36th MotoGP held in Japan. Previous circuits to have hosted the Japanese Grand Prix include Fisco and Suzuka, and this will be the 15th GP held at Motegi.
Points required by Márquez from the remaining Grands Prix in Japan and Valencia to be crowned MotoGP World Champion, irrespective of the results of his remaining title rivals Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa. Márquez can seal the deal this weekend.
Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa have finished first and second together in 25 MotoGP races. The winning balance favours Lorenzo, who has triumphed on 13 of those occasions.