MotoGP-Grand Prix of Japan

Morbidelli on the Move

As in Alcaniz three weeks ago, Franco Morbidelli once again made it to the Moto2 podium in Japan. Tito Rabat has regained points in MotoGP.

FRANCO MORBIDELLI ITA  ESTRELLA GALICIA 0,0 MARC VDS  KALEX Moto2  GP Japan 2016 (Circuit Twin Ring Motegi) 14-16/10.2016   PSP/ Lukasz Swiderek  www.photoPSP.com

The Races

Finishing third as in the last race in Aragon, in Japan Morbidelli took his fifth podium in eight races. A series of results that confirms the build-up of the rider of the Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS team. Starting from the front row, Morbidelli rode a good section of the race behind Lüthi, the eventual winner, before having to leave second place to Zarco. Attacked late in the race by Nakagami, the Italian immediately retaliated to keep his place on the podium. Also seeking his second podium in a row, Alex Marquez unfortunately fell early in the race just as he had slipped into seventh place. In MotoGP, Tito Rabat finished fourteenth after two Grands Prix during which he didn’t score a single point. On the other hand, Jack Miller was even less successful when he returned to racing after several long weeks of absence. The Aussie fell in the seventh lap when he hoped to finish in the top ten.

The Championship

Taking advantage of his podium and Sam Lowes’s fall, Franco Morbidelli is now only five points from fourth place in the Moto2 championship. Marquez has lost a place in the overall standings, and is now thirteenth. In MotoGP, Rabat has kept his twentieth position while Miller has slipped into the eighteenth spot.

The Background

With the Japanese Grand Prix, the teams in the MotoGP world championship have begun a series of three races in three weeks which after Motegi, will take them to then to Australia and Malaysia.

It’s an intense period which is as exciting as it is complicated to negotiate; You have to manage the fatigue of the series while avoiding any injury that could jeopardize the future.

Michael Bartholemy
boss of the Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS team

This overseas tour is equally delicate for the men and women from the Total Group who supply the fuel. In the month of August, some 18,000 litres of gasoline, manufactured in the Total ACS research centre in Givors, which left the port of Rotterdam bound for Japan, Australia and Malaysia on three different ships. You have to anticipate any delays in shipping or possible customs clearance problems. Fortunately, we have a highly efficient logistics service that takes charge of everything.

Jacky Hutteau
head of the distribution of Elf fuel to the race circuit

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