Dani Pedrosa
Oct 13

MotoGP: Lorenzo ‘Not Competitive Enough’ To Fight For Sepang Win

Jorge Lorenzo rides during the Malaysian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

rides to a podium finish in Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Following Sunday’s draining 20-lap race at the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix, Jorge Lorenzo said he had given it his best shot at but he could not compete with his Repsol Honda rivals.

Lorenzo made an excellent start to the race as he so often does, overtaking 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.

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Oct 13

MotoGP: Pedrosa Powers To Sepang Victory

Dani Pedrosa takes the checkered flag in Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

takes the checkered flag in Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Dani Pedrosa has won the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle GP, collecting his third victory of the 2013 season. completed a Repsol Honda Team one-two after a nail-biting battle with Yamaha Factory Racing’s , as the reigning World Champion rounded out the podium.

With four races to go in 2013, marked the first event of a triple-header which next weekend takes the MotoGP fraternity to Australia, before racing in Japan on the final weekend of the month. Saturday saw Marquez storm to a fourth consecutive pole position as the newcomer attempted to edge ever closer to an historic title win.

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Oct 12

MotoGP: Pedrosa Fighting To Keep Title Hopes Alive

Dani Pedrosa will start fifth in Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

will start fifth in Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Dani Pedrosa topped three of the four practice sessions ahead of qualifying for the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix, but managed no more than fifth in the grid-deciding period. Despite this, the Repsol Honda Team rider remains upbeat heading towards Sunday.

Pedrosa faces the possibility of mathematically dropping out of the title chase this weekend, although the Spaniard remains confident that he is able to repeat the victory he first achieved in wet conditions one year ago. On Saturday, the field was again tested by a slippery track surface following a light rain shower.

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Oct 12

MotoGP: Marquez Beats Rossi For Sepang Pole

Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez rides to his fourth consecutive pole position. (Photo: MotoGP.com)

Repsol Honda rider rides to his fourth consecutive pole position. (Photo: .com)

Marc Marquez will start from a fourth consecutive MotoGP pole position for the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix. Multiple winner lines up second from Britain’s , with title contenders and on the second row of the grid.

Having crashed out in dramatic fashion at MotorLand Aragón, it was Pedrosa who topped the first three practice sessions at the Sepang International Circuit. However, when it came to qualifying the 2012 race winner was unable to muster anything other than fifth place, six tenths of a second down on Marquez’s 2’00.011 pole which establishes a new qualifying record for the venue. This marks Marquez’s eighth pole of 2013, his fourth in succession and fifth from the latest six race events.

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Oct 11

MotoGP: Pedrosa Leads Both Friday Practice Sessions At Sepang

Dani Pedrosa heads down a straight during the MotoGP of Malaysia - Free Practice. (Photo: Getty Images)

heads down a straight during the of Malaysia – Free Practice. (Photo: .com)

Dani Pedrosa was just two tenths of a second off ’s fastest ever lap at as the Repsol Honda Team rider upped the pace on Friday afternoon. The 2012 winner topped the second practice session from teammate and Monster Yamaha Tech3’s , with Lorenzo sixth quickest for Yamaha Factory Racing.

As the premier class escaped the rain that did fall at the Sepang International Circuit on Friday, Pedrosa – already fastest in the morning – raised the bar to 2’00.554, half a second quicker than teammate Marquez. Crutchlow made the top three while Yamaha Factory Racing’s and GO&FUN Honda Gresini’s filled the void back to Lorenzo, although the reigning World Champion was in fact fifth fastest when taking into account the combined timesheet.

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