Today on the track Motegi in Japan was the next stage of the Grand Prix in the royal class , bringing to an end the 2017 season. At the same passion with every race in the fight for first place between Lorenzo and Pedrosa just heating up. Today, Jorge showed a great start, but in anticipation of a possible victory in the championship Pedrosa just did not give him a breath and immediately began the pursuit of his main opponent. But for many other start went differently, Randy de Pyunie of team Power Electronics Aspar in the first round failed, but was able to return to the race, unlike Ben Spies, who flew to the second round of the Grand Prix due to overheating of the brakes, while it was not the last gathering. Johnny Hernandez of Avintia Blusens flew into the gravel, having a dislocated shoulder and a bruised left foot.
Casey Stoner has taken not a bad start after a forced break due to injury resulting injury, taking fourth position in pursuit of Cal Kruchlou. Three laps later, Casey skips ahead of Alvaro Bautista. German Stefan Bradley walked, Andrea Dovizioso, sending him to the seventh position, and he had come close behind Casey.
On the seventh lap Lorenzo and Pedrosa broke away from Kruchlou, Stoner was desperately trying to attack Bautista, but he fought hard not to miss Casey. Meanwhile, Valentino Rossi in eighth position was desperately trying to keep up with Dovizioso and two laps later and caught the last Schtefana Bradley walked, being already behind Casey Stoner.
On the eleventh lap Pedrosa makes great strides and on the line and bypasses Lorenzo. Bautista slowly shorten the distance between Kruchlou. After another five laps Randy de Pyunie was forced to leave the race, as his teammate Ivan Silva. On the same lap Dovizioso overtook Casey Stoner.
For six laps before the end of the Grand Prix at Motegi, Pedrosa increased the lead over Lorenzo, securing indisputable leadership. And all the attention, meanwhile, was focused on Bautista and Kruchlou who actively contested third place. Despite the resistance Bautista all still beat Cal, but he was not going to give up and not let Álvaro than a split second until Cal Kruchlou, to his surprise, do not run out of fuel. Follow it for the same reason, the race finished and Danilo Petrucci from IODA Racing Project.
As a result, the finish line Japanese Grand Prix Dani Pedrosa crossed the first, reducing its backlog in the overall standings of the World Champion Jorge Lorenzo, who came second to 28 points. On the third step of the podium went up Alvaro Bautista, it was his second podium of his career motoGP as part of San Carlo Honda Gresini. The top five rounded out Andrea Dovizioso and Casey Stoner. Stefan Bradley and Valentino Rossi shared the sixth and seventh place, Nicky Hayden took the eighth position, and Katsuyuki Nakasuga of the Yamaha YSP Racing Team and Hector Barbera finished the race in ninth and tenth place.