Jorge Lorenzo has a simple game plan for this Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi: Win the race and take the MotoGP World Championship to a title decider at the final round in Valencia, Spain in two weeks.
In the final round of the triple-header at the AirAsia Grand Prix of Japan in Motegi, Repsol Honda Team’s Marc Marquez will get another shot at taking the title if he out-scores Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo by eight points or more while also seeing off the renewed challenge of his own teammate, Dani Pedrosa.
Marquez, who in the previous round was disqualified due to a team error regarding the then-compulsory mid-way bike swap, will be looking to make amends at Honda’s home track. With the stop-and-go nature of the Motegi circuit, both he and Pedrosa will be two of the favorites for victory.
Plenty of drama played out this weekend for the Australia GP.
Take a look at the events leading up to Marc Marquez receiving a disqualification after failing to pit within the designated rules as outlined by Race Direction. The disqualification for Marquez was simply a worst case scenario for the Repsol Honda rider as Jorge Lorenzo earned the total possible points -25- for his first place finish.
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Two embarrassing schoolboy errors by Marc Marquez and the factory Repsol Honda team has destabilized their bid for a historic MotoGP world championship.
Marquez’s campaign has been destabilized by his disqualification from the Australian Grand Prix when his team failed a basic math test.
The championship is now set for a tense conclusion over the final two races, in Japan and at Valencia in Spain, with Marquez’s lead over Yamaha rival Jorge Lorenzo now just 18 points.