2016 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix

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Japan  2016 Japanese Grand Prix
Race details
Race 15 of 18 races in the
2016 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Twin Ring Motegi map-2.svg
Date16 October 2016
Official nameMotul Grand Prix of Japan[1][2][3]
LocationTwin Ring Motegi
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.801 km (2.983 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha
Time 1:43.954
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Marc Márquez Honda
Time 1:45.576 on lap 6
Podium
First Spain Marc Márquez Honda
Second Italy Andrea Dovizioso Ducati
Third Spain Maverick Viñales Suzuki
Moto2
Pole position
Rider France Johann Zarco Kalex
Time 1:49.961
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Franco Morbidelli Kalex
Time 1:50.788 on lap 3
Podium
First Switzerland Thomas Lüthi Kalex
Second France Johann Zarco Kalex
Third Italy Franco Morbidelli Kalex
Moto3
Pole position
Rider Japan Hiroki Ono[N 1] Honda
Time 1:56.443
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Nicolò Bulega KTM
Time 1:57.218 on lap 5
Podium
First Italy Enea Bastianini Honda
Second South Africa Brad Binder KTM
Third Italy Nicolò Bulega KTM

The 2016 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix was the fifteenth round of the 2016 MotoGP season. It was held at the Twin Ring Motegi in Motegi on 16 October 2016.

MotoGP race report[edit]

In the MotoGP class, both factory Yamaha riders crashed out of the race, thus marking their first double retirement since the 2011 British Grand Prix.

Classification[edit]

MotoGP[edit]

With Andrea Iannone still recovering from the injuries sustained at Misano, he was replaced in the factory Ducati team by Héctor Barberá. Australian Superbike rider Mike Jones made his MotoGP debut filling in for Barbera at Avintia Racing.[4]

Dani Pedrosa suffered a broken collarbone in a crash during Friday practice and was replaced by Honda test rider Hiroshi Aoyama for the rest of the weekend.[5]

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 93 Spain Marc Márquez Repsol Honda Team Honda 24 42:34.610 2 25
2 04 Italy Andrea Dovizioso Ducati Team Ducati 24 +2.992 4 20
3 25 Spain Maverick Viñales Team Suzuki ECSTAR Suzuki 24 +4.104 7 16
4 41 Spain Aleix Espargaró Team Suzuki ECSTAR Suzuki 24 +4.726 6 13
5 35 United Kingdom Cal Crutchlow LCR Honda Honda 24 +15.049 5 11
6 44 Spain Pol Espargaró Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 24 +19.654 9 10
7 19 Spain Álvaro Bautista Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 24 +23.032 12 9
8 9 Italy Danilo Petrucci Octo Pramac Yakhnich Ducati 24 +28.555 10 8
9 45 United Kingdom Scott Redding Octo Pramac Yakhnich Ducati 24 +28.802 11 7
10 6 Germany Stefan Bradl Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 24 +32.330 13 6
11 21 Japan Katsuyuki Nakasuga Yamalube Racing Team with YSP Yamaha 24 +42.845 16 5
12 68 Colombia Yonny Hernández Aspar MotoGP Team Ducati 24 +52.219 17 4
13 38 United Kingdom Bradley Smith Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 24 +53.783 15 3
14 53 Spain Esteve Rabat EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 24 +54.760 18 2
15 73 Japan Hiroshi Aoyama Repsol Honda Team Honda 24 +1:00.155 22 1
16 76 France Loris Baz Avintia Racing Ducati 24 +1:04.440 20
17 8 Spain Héctor Barberá Avintia Racing Ducati 24 +1:42.966 8
18 7 Australia Mike Jones Avintia Racing Ducati 23 +1 lap 21
Ret 99 Spain Jorge Lorenzo Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 19 Accident 3
Ret 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 6 Accident 1
Ret 43 Australia Jack Miller EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 6 Accident 14
Ret 50 Republic of Ireland Eugene Laverty Aspar MotoGP Team Ducati 2 Accident 19
DNP 26 Spain Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team Honda Did not practice
Sources: [6][7][8]

Moto2[edit]

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 12 Switzerland Thomas Lüthi Kalex 23 42:45.854 2 25
2 5 France Johann Zarco Kalex 23 +0.386 1 20
3 21 Italy Franco Morbidelli Kalex 23 +5.863 3 16
4 30 Japan Takaaki Nakagami Kalex 23 +6.090 7 13
5 11 Germany Sandro Cortese Kalex 23 +16.246 5 11
6 24 Italy Simone Corsi Speed Up 23 +20.404 13 10
7 54 Italy Mattia Pasini Kalex 23 +20.683 10 9
8 60 Spain Julián Simón Speed Up 23 +20.760 16 8
9 23 Germany Marcel Schrötter Kalex 23 +24.394 11 7
10 19 Belgium Xavier Siméon Speed Up 23 +27.113 17 6
11 97 Spain Xavi Vierge Tech 3 23 +30.158 18 5
12 10 Italy Luca Marini Kalex 23 +32.283 26 4
13 55 Malaysia Hafizh Syahrin Kalex 23 +32.391 12 3
14 45 Japan Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 23 +35.348 24 2
15 32 Spain Isaac Viñales Tech 3 23 +35.486 20 1
16 57 Spain Edgar Pons Kalex 23 +39.558 21
17 2 Switzerland Jesko Raffin Kalex 23 +39.690 19
18 14 Thailand Ratthapark Wilairot Kalex 23 +45.258 25
19 87 Australia Remy Gardner Kalex 23 +47.910 23
20 40 Spain Álex Rins Kalex 23 +1:04.723 22
21 63 Japan Naomichi Uramoto Kalex 23 +1:05.916 29
22 84 Japan Taro Sekiguchi TSR 23 +1:26.636 30
Ret 27 Spain Iker Lecuona Kalex 14 Accident Damage 28
Ret 49 Spain Axel Pons Kalex 13 Accident Damage 6
Ret 7 Italy Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 10 Accident Damage 14
Ret 73 Spain Álex Márquez Kalex 7 Accident 8
Ret 52 United Kingdom Danny Kent Kalex 7 Gear Shifter 15
Ret 94 Germany Jonas Folger Kalex 4 Accident 9
Ret 22 United Kingdom Sam Lowes Kalex 1 Accident 4
Ret 70 Switzerland Robin Mulhauser Kalex 1 Accident 27
DNS 44 Portugal Miguel Oliveira Kalex Did not start
OFFICIAL MOTO2 REPORT
  • Miguel Oliveira withdrew after the first practice session due to effects of the broken collarbone suffered at Aragon GP.

Moto3[edit]

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 33 Italy Enea Bastianini Honda 20 39:24.273 3 25
2 41 South Africa Brad Binder KTM 20 +0.017 2 20
3 8 Italy Nicolò Bulega KTM 20 +4.002 5 16
4 65 Germany Philipp Öttl KTM 20 +5.119 10 13
5 4 Italy Fabio Di Giannantonio Honda 20 +6.288 18 11
6 21 Italy Francesco Bagnaia Mahindra 20 +7.739 12 10
7 11 Belgium Livio Loi Honda 20 +7.749 15 9
8 20 France Fabio Quartararo KTM 20 +8.344 8 8
9 36 Spain Joan Mir KTM 20 +8.880 14 7
10 23 Italy Niccolò Antonelli Honda 20 +9.037 7 6
11 48 Italy Lorenzo Dalla Porta KTM 20 +12.332 6 5
12 7 Malaysia Adam Norrodin Honda 20 +13.525 9 4
13 84 Czech Republic Jakub Kornfeil Honda 20 +18.818 21 3
14 12 Spain Albert Arenas Peugeot 20 +21.263 13 2
15 24 Japan Tatsuki Suzuki Mahindra 20 +21.291 25 1
16 95 France Jules Danilo Honda 20 +21.727 24
17 42 Spain Marcos Ramírez Mahindra 20 +34.475 26
18 64 Netherlands Bo Bendsneyder KTM 20 +39.950 27
19 89 Malaysia Khairul Idham Pawi Honda 20 +40.177 22
20 3 Italy Fabio Spiranelli Mahindra 20 +46.804 32
21 77 Italy Lorenzo Petrarca Mahindra 20 +49.085 31
22 40 South Africa Darryn Binder Mahindra 20 +52.570 28
23 6 Spain María Herrera KTM 20 +52.682 30
24 16 Italy Andrea Migno KTM 20 +1:16.774 1
25 58 Spain Juan Francisco Guevara KTM 20 +1:22.102 20
26 13 Japan Shizuka Okazaki Honda 20 +1:51.623 34
DSQ 76 Japan Hiroki Ono Honda 20 (+2.654)[N 2] 4
Ret 88 Spain Jorge Martín Mahindra 10 Rider In Pain 23
Ret 44 Spain Arón Canet Honda 9 Accident 17
Ret 55 Italy Andrea Locatelli KTM 4 Accident 29
Ret 43 Italy Stefano Valtulini Mahindra 3 Accident 33
Ret 9 Spain Jorge Navarro Honda 0 Accident 11
Ret 17 United Kingdom John McPhee Peugeot 0 Accident 16
Ret 19 Argentina Gabriel Rodrigo KTM 0 Accident 19
DNS 15 Japan Rei Sato Honda Did not start
OFFICIAL MOTO3 REPORT

Championship standings after the race[edit]

MotoGP[edit]