- October 14, 2017
Qualifying at Motegi today was held on a damp, but drying track, which made tire choice critical. Rookie Johan Zarco (Yamaha) took pole position with Danilo Petrucci (Ducati) and Marc Marquez (Honda) joining him on the front row tomorrow.
The satellite Yamaha under Zarco turned out to be a far better bike for the conditions than the factory Yamahas under Valentino Rossi (who qualified 12th) and Maverick Viñales (14th). Weather for tomorrow’s race will be an important factor for all of the riders. Currently, the forecast calls for rain at race time tomorrow.
You can find full qualifying results here. Stay tuned for further race coverage on MD.
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