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: nine victories for Honda, five for Ducati (of which three in row for Loris Capirossi), four for Yamaha and one for Suzuki. Of the last eight races, Spanish riders won seven times, with Dani Pedrosa coming in first at three of these. But in 2017 Andrea Dovizioso won the race.