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Marc Marquez of Honda currently leads the riders championship standings Getty

Championship leader Marc Marquez will be looking to win his first race at Twin Ring Motegi during the 2016 Japanese Grand Prix. The Honda rider is one of the favourites along with his teammate Dani Pedrosa and a victory for the former could help him seal the title, if Valentino Rossi finishes 15<sup>th or lower and his Yamaha teammate Jorge Lorenzo fails to finish in top three.

Where to watch live

The first practice session of the Japanese Grand Prix, which takes place at the Brno Circuit, starts at 1.55am BST, with BT Sport 2 and BT Sport 2 HD providing live coverage in the UK.

Live coverage of the second practice session starts at 6.05pm BST. Real-time internet updates are available on MotoGP's official website.

Track Facts

  • Circuit Name: Twin Ring Motegi
  • First MotoGP Race: 2000
  • Circuit Length: 4.8km
  • Race Distance: 115.2km
  • No of Laps: 24
  • Most Wins: Dani Pedrosa, Jorge Lorenzo and Loris Capirossi (3)
  • 2015 Winner: Dani Pedrosa (Honda)

Rider's championship review

Marquez is leading the championship leaderboard with 248 points and has a chance to clinch the title on 16 October. However, it also depends on where Yamaha duo Rossi and Lorenzo will finish the race.

The Italian rider is second in the table with 196 points, 14 points ahead of third placed Lorenzo. Marquez's Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa sits in fourth place with 155 points. British star and LCR rider Cal Crutchlow sits in sixth place.