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Japanese GP Sprint Race Results

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Jorge Martín wins sprint race at Motegi

Japanese GP Sprint Race Results

Jorge Martín (Ducati) took victory in the sprint race for the Japanese Grand Prix. After a fight for third place, Brad Binder (KTM) and Pecco Bagnaia (Ducati) completed the podium.

Also earning points were: Jack Miller, Johann Zarco, Marco Bezzecchi, Marc Márquez, Fabio Di Giannantonio and Maverick Viñales.

With this result, Jorge Martín closes the distance between him and Pecco Bagnaia to 8 points.

The premier class riders will once again fight for points in the main race of the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday at 8:00 (CEST).

Hard-fought sprint race by Repsol Honda Team

Marc Márquez crossed the finish line in the same position in which he started: Seventh. The Repsol Honda Team rider had a good start that placed him in fifth position for much of the race. However, after a duel with Bezzecchi, he lost a couple of places before the chequered flag.

Joan Mir, who started fifteenth, managed to gain some places off the line and remained in 12th position during the opening laps. After the midway point of the race, he dropped a few places to finish 13th.

Sprint Race Results: Japanese GP (12 laps)

RIDERTEAMTIME
1. Jorge MartínDUCATI21:00.734
2. Brad BinderKTM+1.390
3. Pecco BagnaiaDUCATI+5.279
4. Jack MillerKTM+6.194
5. Johann ZarcoDUCATI+6.315
6. Marco BezzecchiDUCATI+8.919
7. Marc MárquezREPSOL HONDA+9.298
8. Fabio Di GiannantonioDUCATI+10.189
9. Maverick Viñales APRILIA+12.404
10. Raúl FernándezAPRILIA+15.366
13. Joan MirREPSOL HONDA+17.052

General Standings

RIDERTEAMPOINTS
1. Pecco BagnaiaDUCATI299
2. Jorge MartínDUCATI291
3. Marco BezzecchiDUCATI252
4. Brad BinderKTM201
5. Johann ZarcoDUCATI162
6. Aleix EspargaróAPRILIA160
7. Maverick ViñalesAPRILIA139
8. Luca MariniDUCATI135
9. Jack MillerKTM115
10. Álex MárquezDUCATI108
15. Marc MárquezREPSOL HONDA48
22. Joan MirREPSOL HONDA16

Statements

Marc Márquez

“I think the highlight of our day was jumping from Q1 to Q2 and starting on the third row was a good objective. Seventh position is a solid day, not the best but I tried hard to follow the leading group because that’s my character. The tyres started to drop towards the end, and I had to go more at my normal pace after risking a lot at the start. It looks like the top ten will be the objective for tomorrow again. There are a few things to check and of course we keep trying and working for more.”

Joan Mir

“We were hoping for more today because during Qualifying I felt pretty good, there was a chance to go to Q2 but it didn’t really line up. I am quite disappointed with how the race went overall, in the Sprint it just didn’t feel the same and we weren’t able to match the lap times. Certainly, we need to work to understand this so we can deliver on our potential and our expectations. Tonight we will look for answers so that tomorrow we can have the race we know we have the potential for.”

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