John McPhee (Petronas Sprinta Racing)
Carrera 6th / QP: 11th
The Scotsman had a positive weekend again and was among the best riders during the practice sessions both dry and wet. In the race, he recovered some places during the first laps to reach the leading group and in the last third of the race losed a few meters to the group that was fighting for the win.
Kazuki Masaki (BOE Skull Rider Mugen Race)
Carrera 20th / QP: 24th
He had some problems during Friday practices with the set-up of his bike that prevented him from improve his lap times to be in Q2. On Sunday he stayed from the beginning in the second group and regained some positions to finish out of the points places.
Makar Yurchenko (BOE Skull Rider Mugen Race)
Carrera 11th / QP: 4th
Makar did a great job at Motegi. It was his first time at the Japanese circuit and from the first practice, he showed a great adaptation. He was among the best riders in Q1 and in Q2 he got a great result. On Sunday, he loosed some positions at the beginning to stay in 11th place during the second half of the race.
Xavi Cardelús (Gaviota Angel Nieto Team)
Carrera xº / QP: 30º
Xavi and his team had many problems finding the ideal set-up of their bike during practices and they paid for it in the race. On Sunday, the Andorran was fighting in a group during the first laps but later he started to lose some ground and ride alone maintaining the pace that led him to the 23rd final position.
Lukas Tulovic (Kiefer Racing)
Carrera DNF / QP: 26º
The German rider had a difficult weekend. During practices he worked to adapt to a new track for him. On Sunday he crashed during the first lap in an incident with Nagashima and, although he tried to continue, he had to stop two laps later.
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