motogp of japan 12-14 october 2012

“Casey will be back in two years when he gets the remote control back from Adriana... :-)”

(-- guest speaker Steve Burgess when asked by our predominantly Aussie audience about the future of Casey Stoner)

Motegi is always the most exotic destination on the MotoGP calendar. The circuit is like a Disneyland of MotoGP with numerous facilities, a karting track, the Honda Collection and more.

We experience all of this as part of the weekend tour!

  1. Thursday welcome drinks in our base city of Utsunomiya

  2. Friday evening traditional Japanese dinner with guest speaker Steve Burgess

  3. Brilliant day Saturday at track

  4. Visit to Honda Museum

  5. Saturday evening BBQ at track

  6. Superb Sunday of racing.  Alvaro Bautista gets his first podium of the year. English rider Danny Kent wins his first GP in Moto3. Our man Cal Crutchlow agonisingly runs out of fuel a couple of corners from the end...

  7. Sunday closing dinner at tepanyaki restaurant

It was just non-stop fun!

Can’t wait to get back.


motegi, japan


Photos marked:

SS: Susie Staton, PPT guide (and photos not marked)

MGP: Courtesy

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An all-Spanish podium with our man from Gresini Alvaro Bautista taking a brilliant 3rd place (SS)

Our Friday night opening dinner with guest speaker, paddock “insider” Steve Burgess.  He shares his deep experience across many topics. Lots of laughs...! (SS)

Englishman Danny Kent takes his sensational first Grand Prix win! (MGP)