The riders of the Ongetta Rivacold Racing team, Niccolò Antonelli and Jules Danilo, are ready to face the first of the three consecutive extra-european races, taking place at Twin Ring Motegi, theater of the fifteenth round of the season. The Japanese race will precede Phillip Island (Australia) and Sepang (Malaysia) rounds. The Twin Ring Motegi circuit, built by Honda, is 4.8 km long and has 14 corners, 6 left and 8 right. Last year, on a wet track, Niccolò Antonelli got his second win in career and, with his 25 points, gave Honda the constructor title, which was missing since 2001.
Niccolò Antonelli: I eally like Motegi
“The Twin Ring of Motegi is a track I really like, last year I got my second win here. It will be important to work well and turn a lot. In the first sessions I will do as many laps as possible alone in order to find a good pace and be ready for the race”.
Jules Danilo:I am sure we can do a good race
“After a couple of weeks of hard training with the bike I am looking forward to start turning here in Japan, on a track I really like. We know how to solve the problems we had in the last few races so, if we start working well at the beginning of the weekend, I am sure we can do a good race. In the last four rounds I didn’t get the results I hoped so I want to come back soon in the top fifteen in the Championship classification”.
Kiko Giles @MotoGPKiko