Moto3 T3: Faster again
Holgado is improving again. The indicator is now 1:56.632 minutes. He is currently about half a second ahead of Masia in second place.
Moto3 T3: First time under 1:57
There are less than ten minutes left until this training ends and the first real-time attacks begin. Holgado sets a new record with a time of 1:56.817 minutes. The competition now also leaves the pit lane with new tires.
Moto3 T3: First increase in the top 14
Veijer accelerates and improves to 13th overall. It is the first rise within the top 14. Meanwhile, Turn 9 claimed another crash victim, as Almanza also crashed there.
Moto3 T3: Even slower
In the early stages, the two drivers at the back of the field, Carrasco and Agi, really improved. The session is still slower than yesterday. Masia leads with a time of 1:57.571 minutes – half a second missing.
Moto3 T3: early crash
The session has just begun and we have already reported the first fall. Yamanaka had it. Replays show: He slipped in the ninth round, but can continue.
Moto3 T3: It’s dry
The good news from Motegi is: the weather remains stable and dry, but rain is expected during the day. For now, Moto3 riders can work on improving compared to yesterday and fight for a direct place in Q2.
On Friday, Mascia was fastest with a time of 1:57.068 minutes, followed by Urtola and Sasaki. World Championship leader Holgado came in fourth place.
Stefan Bradl replaces Alex Rins
After the pain in his leg was too much for Alex Rins yesterday, he will be replaced at the LCR Honda Team from today by Stefan Bradl, who last replaced him a week ago in India.
Reigns wrote on Instagram: “This is part of the process! We will not continue competing in Japan, but I am happy to be able to ride a motorcycle again. We are continuing to work step by step!” He wants to try again in Indonesia in two weeks.
Great Saturday in Motegi!
It’s still midnight for us, but the third training session is about to start in Motegi. So, it’s time for a new edition of our MotoGP live stream. An action-packed Saturday awaits us with qualifying sessions for all categories and an outstanding sprint race.
Yesterday, Brad Bender set a new course record. Could he also have a say in the struggle for victory and the pole? We’ll find out, as always, following each session live.
01:40-02:10: Moto3 practice 3
02:25-02:55: Moto2 3 practice
03:10-03:40: MotoGP 2 free practice
03:50-04:05: The first section of the motorcycle race
04:15-04:30: Motorcycle race, second section
05:50-06:05: Moto 3 Q1
06:15-06:30: Moto 3 Q2
06:45-07:00: Moto 2 Q1
07:10-07:25: Moto 2 Q2
8:00 AM: MotoGP (12 laps)
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