02 Nov MotoGP: Motegi – 21.10.18
MotoGP, Motegi: the title has been decided, but there is still plenty to look forward to!
In Motegi, Japan, the MotoGP title was assigned. Nolan Group congratulates Marc Marquez and Honda on their championship!
But what about our guys? As always they gave it their all, Rins in particular should be happy with his weekend, 3rd place! Less fortune for Petrucci & Syahrin but both still just inside the top 10.
In Moto3, Bastianini had a solid weekend, seventh place after a hard fought race.
And now the MotoGP is ready for the last 3 races! The next one, Phillip Island is up soon! This weekend… We are waiting for you!
Alex Rins Third
“I’m feeling really happy and so are the team, especially as Japan is the home race for them. We did a great race; I was able to overtake riders at the start, and have good race pace. After Andrea crashed I assessed the situation and thought Crutchlow might be too far in front, but I decided to try and catch him. But it was difficult to pass him because he was braking really hard. But finally we got 3rd and we’re so pleased. I’m still learning, and for sure it’s fun to fight with the other riders, even if it’s very hard. We’ll try to end this season with more podiums!”
Danilo Petrucci Ninth
“I wanted to get the Top 10 after a difficult weekend and I was able to do it even though I was helped by some crashes. I’m glad I got some points even if Crutchlow is doing great results for the Independent classification. In Australia I have to do better and I can’t wait to be at Philip Island.”
Hafizh Syahrin TENTH
“I’m really happy to be in the top 10. This is what I always want for myself and now we’re inside the top 10 for the second time, so I’m really delighted. Thank you very much to the whole team, because they made a good job. We are always working truly hard to be strong in the race. Thanks as well to everybody who supports me and especially my family, who came here. We need to continue working hard. The next race in Phillip Island, I will do my best. It will not be easy, but I’m already looking forward and try to be in a god shape before my home Grand Prix.”
Enea Bastianini SEVENTH
“It was a difficult race, I tried to stay with the leading group but I was on the limit in the corners of the corners; I tried to attack, but I could not overtake. I hope to do better at Phillip Island.”