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Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle GP

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Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle GP



                    Sepang Circuit


Sepang Circuit

Circuit info

Length: 5.548 m / 3.447 miles
Width:  25m
Left corners: 5
Right corners: 10
Longest straight: 920 m / 0.572 miles
Constructed: 1998
Race Length:   MotoGP  Moto2   Moto3
Laps       2/3 of laps  Total Distance
20 -                  111.0 km - 68.9 miles


Introduction:

Specifically built for speed and exciting racing, the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia is one of the world’s best. The 2,300 acre complex which also houses a hotel, shopping center, golf course and other sports facilities cost around £50 m to construct and was built in just 14 months, holding its first Grand Prix in April 1999 and setting the standard for race circuits worldwide.

With four slow corners following two long straights and ten medium to high-speed corners, the wide track is particularly favorable to overtaking manoeuvres and plenty of open throttle. One of the longest laps in MotoGP is made all the more gruelling for riders by intense heat and humidity. Sepang is located around 50 km south of Kuala Lumpur city.


MotoGP Race Classification 2012 

Sepang, Sunday, October 21, 2012


Pos.PointsNum.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTime/Gap
12526Dani PEDROSASPARepsol Honda TeamHonda146.829'29.049
22099Jorge LORENZOSPAYamaha Factory RacingYamaha146.53.774
3161Casey STONERAUSRepsol Honda TeamHonda146.27.144
41369Nicky HAYDENUSADucati TeamDucati145.910.518
51146Valentino ROSSIITADucati TeamDucati145.416.759
61019Alvaro BAUTISTASPASan Carlo Honda GresiniHonda145.417.276
798Hector BARBERASPAPramac Racing TeamDucati142.750.282
8841Aleix ESPARGAROSPAPower Electronics AsparART142.651.585
9777James ELLISONGBRPaul Bird MotorsportART142.256.676
10617Karel ABRAHAMCZECardion AB MotoracingDucati142.157.622
1159Danilo PETRUCCIITACame IodaRacing ProjectIoda-Suter141.7+1'02.805
12451Michele PIRROITASan Carlo Honda GresiniFTR141.7+1'02.891
1334Andrea DOVIZIOSOITAMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha139.7+1'28.989

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Stefan Bradl meets fans, Sepang Circuit





MotoGP Race Classification 2013


Pos.PointsNum.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTime/Gap
12526Dani PEDROSASPARepsol Honda TeamHonda163.340'45.191
22093Marc MARQUEZSPARepsol Honda TeamHonda163.12.757
31699Jorge LORENZOSPAYamaha Factory RacingYamaha162.96.669
41346Valentino ROSSIITAYamaha Factory RacingYamaha162.610.351
51119Alvaro BAUTISTASPAGO&FUN Honda GresiniHonda161.822.149
61035Cal CRUTCHLOWGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha161.822.301
7938Bradley SMITHGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha161.330.864
884Andrea DOVIZIOSOITADucati TeamDucati160.445.111
9741Aleix ESPARGAROSPAPower Electronics AsparART159.459.264
10668Yonny HERNANDEZCOLIgnite Pramac RacingDucati159.3+1'01.417
1157Hiroshi AOYAMAJPNAvintia BlusensFTR159.2+1'03.665
12414Randy DE PUNIETFRAPower Electronics AsparART158.5+1'14.256
13371Claudio CORTIITANGM Mobile Forward RacingFTR Kawasaki158+1'21.603
1428Hector BARBERASPAAvintia BlusensFTR157.6+1'27.976
1515Colin EDWARDSUSANGM Mobile Forward RacingFTR Kawasaki157.5+1'29.442
169Danilo PETRUCCIITACame IodaRacing ProjectIoda-Suter157.5+1'29.551
1723Luca SCASSAITACardion AB MotoracingART156.4+1'47.930
1867Bryan STARINGAUSGO&FUN Honda GresiniFTR Honda156.1+1'52.92


Moto2 Race Classification 2013


Pos.PointsNum.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTime/Gap
12580Esteve RABATSPATuenti HP 40Kalex15525'45.411
22040Pol ESPARGAROSPATuenti HP 40Kalex154.91.563
31612Thomas LUTHISWIInterwetten Paddock Moto2 RacingSuter154.72.91
41336Mika KALLIOFINMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex154.64.814
51177Dominique AEGERTERSWITechnomag carXpertSuter154.37.352
6105Johann ZARCOFRACame Iodaracing ProjectSuter154.19.79
7945Scott REDDINGGBRMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex154.19.84
8830Takaaki NAKAGAMIJPNItaltrans Racing TeamKalex153.911.894
9781Jordi TORRESSPAAspar Team Moto2Suter153.812.302
10660Julian SIMONSPAItaltrans Racing TeamKalex153.515.524


Moto3 Race Classification 2013


Pos.PointsNum.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTime/Gap
12539Luis SALOMSPARed Bull KTM AjoKTM147.140'42.441
22042Alex RINSSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0KTM147.10.069
31644Miguel OLIVEIRAPORMahindra RacingMahindra147.10.408
41312Alex MARQUEZSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0KTM147.10.782
51125Maverick VIÑALESSPATeam CalvoKTM147.11.055
6108Jack MILLERAUSCaretta Technology - RTGFTR Honda147.11.077
7910Alexis MASBOUFRAOngetta-RivacoldFTR Honda146.85.016
8894Jonas FOLGERGERMapfre Aspar Team Moto3Kalex KTM146.86.277
975Romano FENATIITASan Carlo Team ItaliaFTR Honda146.76.952
10665Philipp OETTLGERTec Interwetten Moto3 RacingKalex KTM146.510.962

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MotoGP World Standing 2013


Pos.RiderBikeNationPoints
1Marc MARQUEZHondaSPA298
2Jorge LORENZOYamahaSPA255
3Dani PEDROSAHondaSPA244
4Valentino ROSSIYamahaITA198
5Cal CRUTCHLOWYamahaGBR166
6Alvaro BAUTISTAHondaSPA136
7Stefan BRADLHondaGER135
8Andrea DOVIZIOSODucatiITA120
9Nicky HAYDENDucatiUSA102
10Bradley SMITHYamahaGBR89
11Aleix ESPARGAROARTSPA83
12Michele PIRRODucatiITA50
13Andrea IANNONEDucatiITA47
14Colin EDWARDSFTR KawasakiUSA32
15Hector BARBERAFTRSPA29
16Randy DE PUNIETARTFRA27
17Danilo PETRUCCIIoda-SuterITA23
18Yonny HERNANDEZDucatiCOL17
19Hiroshi AOYAMAFTRJPN13
20Claudio CORTIFTR KawasakiITA11
21Ben SPIESDucatiUSA9
22Alex DE ANGELISDucatiRSM5
23Karel ABRAHAMARTCZE5
24Michael LAVERTYPBMGBR3
25Bryan STARINGFTR HondaAUS2
26Javier DEL AMORFTRSPA1

Moto2 World Standing 2013


Pos.RiderBikeNationPoints
1Scott REDDINGKalexGBR224
2Pol ESPARGAROKalexSPA215
3Esteve RABATKalexSPA196
4Mika KALLIOKalexFIN156
5Takaaki NAKAGAMIKalexJPN138
6Dominique AEGERTERSuterSWI133
7Johann ZARCOSuterFRA123
8Thomas LUTHISuterSWI110
9Nicolas TEROLSuterSPA108
10Jordi TORRESSuterSPA90

Moto3 World Standing 2013


Pos.RiderBikeNationPoints
1Luis SALOMKTMSPA284
2Alex RINSKTMSPA270
3Maverick VIÑALESKTMSPA258
4Alex MARQUEZKTMSPA162
5Jonas FOLGERKalex KTMGER137
6Miguel OLIVEIRAMahindraPOR131
7Jack MILLERFTR HondaAUS89
8Alexis MASBOUFTR HondaFRA78
9Efren VAZQUEZMahindraSPA62
10Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDINKTMMAL60

Motogp News

Pedrosa dedicates win to team and fans

Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa dedicated his Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix victory to his team and supporters after he bounced back in style from his Aragon DNF.
The Spanish rider was clearly elated to have got the better of his teammate Marc Marquez and his long time rival Jorge Lorenzo over the duration of the 20-lap battle at the Sepang International Circuit.
Pedrosa had qualified in fifth place on the grid, but having looked strong in free practice and having won at Sepang last year – his first ever MotoGP win in wet conditions – he was confident going into the race, rain or shine.
The race took place in the dry on this occasion and Pedrosa’s confidence was demonstrated with a great start to lead on the first corner and to take control of the race from the initial stages, having responded well to being overtaken by Lorenzo early on lap one.
Once he got out in front Pedrosa laid down a succession of ruthlessly quick laps and eventually he came home as a 2.8s winner over his colleague Marquez, who finished second.
It was Pedrosa’s first win since Le Mans in May and must have been sweeter than ever, after the difficulties of the last fortnight and the heavy bruising he suffered in his spectacular Aragon crash – which was caused inadvertently by Marquez.
Reflecting on taking the maximum 25 points, Pedrosa stated, “It’s a great feeling to come back and to win this race after the huge crash at Aragon, because physically it is very hard here.”
“I have had a hard week and almost couldn’t get out of bed. So it’s great to come back and win this for the fans and the team. It’s a shame really because I had a very good pace at Aragon and could have won, but unfortunately I crashed. So I just want to congratulate my fans, my team and my family.”
Pedrosa still has an outside chance at winning the 2013 MotoGP title, now trailing Marquez in the standings by 54 points, in third position overall, with three races remaining.

‘Half and half’ race for Rossi in Malaysia

After securing his best grid spot since 2010, Valentino Rossi could only finish fourth at Sepang, describing the race as a ‘half and half’ experience.
Rossi referred to the positives and negatives, meaning that he was pleased to have close the gap somewhat on his teammate Jorge Lorenzo, who he trailed across the line by 3.7s, but disappointed to see the advantage his Repsol Honda rivals had over him.
Valentino Rossi dropped initially to fourth off the line from his second place grid position, tucked in behind Marc Marquez on the first lap.
The nine-time World Champion made a move on Marquez at turn 10 but was unable to pass and settled back into fourth. Rossi spent several laps holding off the advances of Alvaro Bautista, narrowly escaping an incident when the Spanish rider overshot turn one, just missing Rossi as he ran wide.
The rest of the race proved to be a lonely one as he held his position in fourth, crossing the line just over ten seconds behind winner Pedrosa. It is his seventh fourth place finish of 2013 and he has now finished in the top four at the last ten races.
"Today was half and half for me," Rossi explained. "For sure we improved and made another step, improving the setting of the bike and I was able to be very close to Jorge. It looks like today our competitors had an advantage here; they were able to keep a better rhythm than us."
"Starting from second I hoped to arrive on the podium but I knew the top three guys were very strong. At the beginning of the race I lost some time as I had a problem with the front brakes. We continue to work and push and fight to be in with the top three."
Massimo Meregalli, Yamaha Factory Team Director added, "The weekend didn't go as we expected. We suffered a drop off in tyre life and the riders couldn't ride as they needed to. We tried hard to make the best setting to be fast and consistent but unfortunately we still needed something more. We won’t give up until the end and fortunately there is one race in a week’s time. We would like to have our revenge so we are really looking forward to Phillip Island."

Lorenzo: ‘We were not competitive enough’

Following Sunday’s draining 20-lap MotoGP™ race at the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix, Jorge Lorenzo said he had given it his best shot at Sepang but he could not compete with his Repsol Honda rivals.
Lorenzo made an excellent start to the race as he so often does, overtaking Dani Pedrosa early on lap one after his rival had taken the hole-shot. 
Having started in fourth on the grid, Lorenzo held the lead in the early stages before Pedrosa made his move and took over at the front, the Honda rider eventually running away with the victory by 2.7s.
However, it was Marc Marquez who followed Pedrosa across the line in second after he had become involved in a great battle with Lorenzo for the runner-up spot mid-race. 
Following the fall-out from Pedrosa’s Aragon crash, Lorenzo had been critical of Marquez’ riding style but the two had a phenomenal fight at Sepang, almost colliding on more than one occasion - though both riders rode clean and highly determined races. 
Marquez would ultimately get the better of the Yamaha Factory man to extend his championship lead to 43 points with three rounds to go. Lorenzo cited tyre degradation and a lack of advantage on braking and acceleration for his inability to fend off Marquez and he must sense that his premier class title is slipping from his grasp.
Lorenzo spoke philosophically post race, saying, "I enjoyed the battle (with Marquez) because it was good fun and went on for a while. I’m happy with the podium because a podium is a podium, but I’m slightly disappointed too because I wanted to beat Dani and if possible win the race."
He explained, "Today in the heat we were not competitive enough. At the beginning like always we were not so bad but once the rear tyre dropped we weren’t strong enough on braking and the other guys recovered so much ground. In the middle of the race we also started to lose out on acceleration too. Third place was the best result possible and we did everything we could."

Casey Stoner set for Phillip Island return

One year after retiring from MotoGP™, Australian hero Casey Stoner will return to the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit to join fellow Aussie World Champions Wayne Gardner and Mick Doohan for a lap of honour at the 2013 Tissot Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix.
There are only three riders who have been recognised with their own stretch of bitumen at the renowned Phillip Island track and it is fitting that all three will ride together in a once-in-a-lifetime display for fans at next month’s MotoGP™ event.

Stoner has completed hundreds of laps around the 4.445km circuit on race weekends but 2013 will be something different for the two-time World Champion.

"The 2012 Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix was a fairytale ending to my MotoGP™ career," he said. "It will be nice to take to the track with Mick and Wayne this year without the pressure of competing. I look forward to enjoying it and mixing with the fans that have supported me throughout my career."

Stoner has won the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix for the last six years in a row and in 115 MotoGP™ outings started on pole 39 times, set 29 fastest laps and took 69 podium finishes. He won 38 times; only Rossi, his great compatriot Giacomo Agostini and Mick Doohan stand above him on the all-time premier class winners’ list.

Stoner will be joined by Gardner and Doohan on 20 October, just moments before the start of the 2013 Tissot Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix in which a new King of Phillip Island will be crowned.

Tissot Australian Grand Prix


Next Race

Motogp Round 16

Tissot Australian Grand Prix
Phillip Island
20 October 2013