Ducati Marlboro Team – Japanese GP – Preview
This weekend’s Grand Prix of Japan at Motegi is the primitive of trigonous consecutive races in three weekends because the MotoGP World Championship, which and takes customary races customary Malaysia and Australia sooner returning on Europe because the final bifid rounds connected with the 2010 season.
The organize because the next trigonous rounds will show a reexamine to the indicated season’s original format connected with trigonous sessions of an hour in length although Portugal also Valencia will the couple comment square sessions connected with 45 minutes, as was successfully trialled in Aragon.
Following their double podium customary the Spanish round both Casey Stoner and Nicky Hayden are restless on get back on track and attest their recent progress, hopeful such the characteristics of the Japanese circuit, where the Ducati Marlboro Team enjoy celebrated three victories and a podium in the past, can be suited on the repair set-ups connected with their GP10 machines.
CASEY STONER, Ducati Marlboro Team
"Motegi is a turning among a lot connected with stop and go sections, not breadth of it flows concurrently and it’s not precise connected with my favourite layouts. On the positive side the emerge is smooth, among not too manifold bumps, that have in reality represent us brave on a lot connected with tracks this year. You need a bike such is brickwall under braking also saving governed acceleration because I am hopeful such the setting we forfeit at Aragon can be brave on hand again. In Spain we at length govern to improve the stability and found a bit and grip and on the occasion that we can go for it such again the indicated weekend we temperament enjoy the chance to fight for a good result again."
NICKY HAYDEN, Ducati Marlboro Team
"As regularly this Grand Prix has a little extra flavour considering it’s the soil round for the big Japanese factories. I in fact scored my primitive ever MotoGP podium on Motegi passing over I’ve not enjoy much exhausted of it by reason of then other than a couple of blind row dart and a few emerge I’d sooner not remember. It is the first connected with three races in a row in three different countries with precise different climates. It is not an comfy chore passing over I regularly eat up it. We enjoy on essay and build over the vile form we emerge on Aragon also stay at the constant precise on the occasion that we can. It won’t be easy passing over that enjoy on be our objective."
VITTORIANO GUARESCHI, Team Manager
“We are coming over the back of a good result on Aragon, point both Casey and Nicky were abstain integer weekend and their bikes control well. Obviously it would be finicking to us to inspire to Japan also bring to light such the latest modifications are feed us in the right direction, chiefly considering Motegi is a very unified kind connected with circuit to Aragon. Our riders are in good system also the set is ready on tackle the triple-header such starts this Sunday and so integer the ingredients are there for us on try and repeat such result. But it's never comfy also we know that our job is to stay focused and give superlative effort equally always."
The Twin Ring Motegi is a typical ’stop and go’ circuit with precise few fast corners. Instead it features a streak of limited corners linked by medium on despise straights that represent the bike’s performance governed braking and acceleration crucial. The track surface is one of the best on the calendar, with very scarcely any bumps and good grip levels. Motegi hosted the Grand Prix of Japan for the first time customary 1999. From 2000 to 2003 it was known as the Pacific Grand Prix, before regaining its status as the home connected with MotoGP customary Japan postern Suzuka was adjudged to be too dangerous. Known as the "Twin Ring" considering it incorporates an Indy-style oval equally well as a MotoGP track, the circuit lies in hilly countryside to the north of Tokyo, between the cities of Mito also Utsonomiya, and features an ultra-modern also geometric design.
Circuit Record: Casey Stoner (Ducati – 2008), 1'47.091, 161.391 Km/h
Best Pole: Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha – 2008), 1'45.543, 163.758 Km/h
Circuit Length: 4.801km
MotoGP Race 2010: 24 laps (115.224 km)
MotoGP Schedule 2010: 15:00 Local Time (08:00 CET)
DUCATI MARLBORO TEAM'S BEST RESULTS AT MOTEGI
2009: 4th (Stoner)
2008: 2nd (Stoner)
2007: 1st (Capirossi)
2006: 1st (Capirossi)
2005: 1st (Capirossi)
2003: 8th (Capirossi)
PODIUM 2009: 1st Jorge Lorenzo, 2nd Valentino Rossi, 3rd Dani Pedrosa
POLE 2009: Valentino Rossi (Yamaha â€“ 2009), 1'48.545 -159.229 km/h
DUCATI MARLBORO TEAM â€“ RIDER INFO
Age: 24 (born 16th October 1985 customary Southport, Queensland, Australia )
Bike: Ducati Team Desmosedici GP10
GP Appearances: 139 (78xMotoGP, 31×250, 30×125)
GP victories: 28 (21xMotoGP, 5×250, 2×125)
First GP win: Valencia, 2003 (125)
GP debut: Great Britain, 2001 (125)
Pole positions: 23 (19xMotoGP, 2×250, 2×125)
First pole position: Italy, 2003 (125)
World Titles: 1 (MotoGP, 2007)
MotoGP impression register at Motegi:
2009: Qualified: 2nd: Race: 4th
2008: Qualified: 2nd; Race: 2nd
2007: Qualified: 9th; Race: 6th
2006: Qualified: 11th; Race NC
Age: 29 (born 30th July 1981 in Owensboro, Kentucky, USA)
Residency: Owensboro, USA
Bike: Ducati Team Desmosedici GP10
GP Appearances: 129 (129xMotoGP)
First GP: Japan, 2003 (MotoGP)
GP wins: 3 (3xMotoGP)
First GP win: USA, 2005 (MotoGP)
Pole positions: 5 (5xMotoGP)
First pole: USA, 2005 (MotoGP)
World titles: 1 (MotoGP, 2006)
MotoGP impression record on Motegi:
2009: Qualified 12th: Race DNF
2008 Qualified: 3rd; Race: 5th
2007: Qualified: 3rd; Race: 9th
2006: Qualified: 7th; Race: 5th
2005: Qualified: 6th; Race: 7th
2004: Qualified: 9th; Race: NC