MotoGP
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: Rossi Achieves Best Qualifying Effort Since Motegi 2010

Valentino Rossi talks with media after Saturday's qualifying session. (Photo: Getty Images)

talks with media after Saturday’s qualifying session. (Photo: Getty Images)

Boosted by his best qualifying performance of the season, Valentino Rossi is aiming for victory in Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix.

It’s now seven races since Rossi won his only race of the season at the Dutch TT in June.

He will start second on the front row, having just been edged out of pole in the final seconds of qualifying by rookie ace .

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Oct 12

MotoGP: Bradl Suffers Fractured Ankle In Practice Crash

Stefan Bradl suffered a fractured right ankle in this FP4 crash. (Photo: MotoGP.com)

sustained a fractured right ankle in this FP4 crash. (Photo: .com)

Stefan Bradl will miss at least one race following a crash in ’s final practice session. As a result of the incident at Turn 1, the LCR Honda MotoGP rider has sustained a fractured right ankle and will be undergoing surgery in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday night.

During fourth free practice which takes place immediately before qualifying, Bradl lost the front end of his bike entering the first corner. The subsequent crash would leave the 23-year-old with a transversal fracture of the right medial malleolus.

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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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