Since the Japanese GP began being held at Motegi in 2004, the motorcycles with Brembo brakes have always won the MotoGP races: The first to take the victory was Makoto Tamada with Honda. The four Pacific GP races run at Motegi were also won by Brembo brakes. The following is a balance sheet of the races contested at Motegi: Eight victories for Honda, five for Ducati (of which three in row for Loris Capirossi) and for Yamaha, one for Suzuki. Of the last seven races, Spanish riders won 6 times, with Dani Pedrosa coming in first at three of these. But last year Andrea Dovizioso won the race.