Michael VAN DER MARK
13. Sam Lowes
14. Hector Barbera
15. Tito Rabat
16. Scott Redding
17. Bradley Smith
18. Hiroshi Aoyama
Yamaha Factory Racing
Aprilia Racing Team Gresini
A surprise second-place finisher at Valencia in 2012, Yamaha test rider Katsuyuki Nakasuga will race this weekend as a wildcard.
Another late scratch is Tech3 Yamaha's Jonas Folger who will miss Motegi
The other Japanese rider at Motegi is Katsuyuki Nakasuga. The Yamaha test rider – and the driving force behind Yamaha's three victories at the prestigious Suzuka 8-Hour race
Having previously used Katsuyuki Nakasuga to fill in for Jorge Lorenzo in 2011 and Alex Lowes to replace Bradley Smith in 2016, we decided that
Katsuyuki Nakasuga has subbed for injured riders previously, and has a lot of experience on a MotoGP bike
Katsuyuki Nakasuga is still the nominal favorite to step in at Aragon, but the debate has started to shift.
There are signs
out, nor who would replace him, the most likely option is for Rossi to miss Aragon, and for test rider Katsuyuki Nakasuga to take his place there.
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