The toughest part of the 2018 MotoGP World Championship is about to begin and Team Del Conca Gresini have arrived in Motegi to continue their world title chase. Both Jorge Martin– the current championship leader with 204 points – and a Fabio Di Giannantonio on great form after the win at Buriram – he is sitting in third 29 points behind his team mate – are well in contention for the ultimate prize. Despite other four riders still mathematically within a shot of the title, currently second-placed Bezzecchi appears to be the only one potentially able to threaten Gresini’s chances of gold this year.

The upcoming three weeks will be very busy and intense, with the Japanese Grand Prix followed by two back-to-back events at Phillip Island and Sepang – but both riders are feeling good and motivated. There are all smiles on the Spanish side of the garage given the constant improving of Martin’s hand, while the #21 will try to build on the emotional win of two weekends ago to try and repeat himself on Japanese soil.

With almost 5km of length and at least four long straights, this might not be the most favourable track for the standard bearers of Team Del Conca Gresini Moto3, who are both looking for their first podium at this venue. The attack to the podium positions at Motegi will begin at 9am local time (GMT +9) with the first free practice session.

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