<b>MOTOGP JAPAN</b> MOTEGI MOMENTUM

MOTOGP JAPAN MOTEGI MOMENTUM

MotoGP lands in Motegi as we get ready for the Japanese GP. And with two championships for grabs - both in which REV’IT! riders are in contention – we are very excited to see the result.
10-17-2019
Sport

About the
RING MOTEGI CIRCUIT

Granted its name for being the combination of an oval and a road course at the same location, the Twin Ring Motegi Circuit was originally built as a test track for Honda back in 1997. In 1999, the MotoGP circus made its first appearance, after which it was called the “Pacific Grand Prix” before being dubbed the Japanese Grand Prix when it became the only circuit on the calendar.

Some clear stop-and-go sections are interspersed with a few flowing turns, with a race-deciding turn 13-14 combination on the way to the finish line. Despite being in Honda’s home, Ducatis have done well over the years, which should be a great prospect for Danilo in this year’s race.

Motegi ring
MotoGP Logo

Intro text


Starting from the second row in Thailand, Danilo broke a string of challenging starting positions only to find himself on the back foot after riding the first few laps in a conservative engine mapping. Once dialed in, he managed to get into his rhythm, but despite a good feeling, ninth was the best achievable result at the Buriram track. Time to reset at a track where he was on the box in 2017!

DANILOPETRUCCI

DUCATI FACTORY TEAM

Motegi RESULT: P9
CHAMPIONSHIP POSITION: P5


About this page

“Without doubt, today I made a bit of progress compared to the last few races, but we’re still missing something to get back in and fight for the top five positions. That was also my target in this race, but unfortunately in the early laps, I wasn’t able to be quick enough.

Afterwards, even though I had a good pace, I was too far away from the group of riders ahead of me. In the end, we took home a few points but it wasn’t the result I wanted: at Motegi, in a fortnight, my situation will have to change.”

Petrucci at Motegi 1
Petrucci at Motegi 2
Petrucci at Motegi 3
Petrucci at Motegi 4
Petrucci at Motegi 5
MotoGP Logo

Intro text

Perfect timing in Thailand for Augusto Fernández, who managed to grab 4th from 6th on the grid that saw him claw back to second spot in the championship, even taking a small bite out of the championship lead. Bo Bendsneyder caught a bad break in qualifying when he hit unfavorable weather, and was cursed with yet another case of bad luck in the opening stages of the race. However, gathering valuable information together with his new teammate should create a positive opening to the NTS-chassis’ home GP.

AUGUSTOFERNANDEZ

PONS HP40

MOTEGI RESULT: P4
CHAMPIONSHIP POSITION: P2

“Well, in the end, I am happy with finishing fourth in Thailand. We got a good result after a difficult weekend in which we had many problems, so the outcome is something we’re happy with.

The main objective was to tighten the points gap with the championship leader and we achieved it. Now, it’s full-focus on Japan, and we’re on the same mission: get to the front and reduce the gap to the lead.”

BOBENDSNEYDER

NTS RW RACING GP

MOTEGI RESULT: P20
CHAMPIONSHIP POSITION: P25

“I had a good start, but in the second corner, I came across Di Giannantonio, and we both ended up outside the track. I came back in only 30th place. I had been able to make up for something, but it was too far away for the points.

It is clear that we have some problems. Jesko indicates that he too is troubled by chatter. Now that there is more information about this, the team can focus on finding solutions and that is positive.”

BENDSNEYDER at Motegi 1
BENDSNEYDER at Motegi 2
BENDSNEYDER at Motegi 3
FERNÁNDEZ at Motegi 4
FERNÁNDEZ at Motegi 5
Moto3 Logo

With Lorenzo Dalla Porta taking the REV’IT! riders honors in the Moto3 class it was all eyes on him, and he surely didn’t disappoint. He led most of the race, only just coming short for the victory in the end, which he wanted to dedicate to his grandmother who recently passed away. Knowing that a great result and extending his championship lead would have made her proud, he can look back at a successful Thai GP. We wish to express our condolences to the Dalla Porta family, and we are certain Lorenzo’s grandmother would be proud to see her grandson riding the way he does.

LORENZODALLA PORTA

LEOPARD RACING

MOTEGI RESULT: P2
CHAMPIONSHIP POSITION: p1

About this page

“It has been a difficult weekend for me because my grandmother passed away, and I tried to stay motivated and I wanted to win the Thai GP for her. In the end, I didn’t win, but I dedicated my podium to my grandmother. For the championship, it was a good result.

I managed to stay at the front and I led most of the laps, so it was a bit disappointing to finish second, but for the standings, it is a good result. We start the Japanese GP in the same way; get the bike setup and try to fight for the win. Last year, I battled for the win until the end and I came in second, so this year we try to go one better.”

Dalla Porta at Motegi 1
Dalla Porta at Motegi 2
Dalla Porta at Motegi 3
Dalla Porta at Motegi 4
Dalla Porta at Motegi 5

Intro text

Meet our Riders

OUR RIDERS
SHARING THE REV’IT! PHILOSOPHY

As a company, we’re known to shake up the established order. Challenging the status quo is in our DNA, and our rider base reflects this mentality; each taking different paths to become a professional motorcycle racer. Allow us to give you a little insight in our class of 2019.

STAY UPDATED

REVIT_RACING


Make sure to keep an eye out for our REV’IT! riders' first-hand review after the Japanese GP, right here on this page. To stay up-to-date during the weekend with the performance of all our REV’IT! riders, follow us on Instagram.

#REVITJAPANESEGP

Intro text

About this page