With Marc Marquez’ victory in Phillip Island, and Dani Pedrosa’s win in Motegi, the Repsol Honda Team are headed to Sepang, Malaysia looking to complete a hat-trick of victories in the fly away races.
The Malaysia GP is the penultimate round of the season and Sepang is a circuit that the MotoGP riders know very well, as pre-season testing takes place there each February. The 2,300 acre Sepang International Circuit is one of the World’s best motorsport facilities, 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 favourable 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 50km south of Kuala Lumpur city.
Marc has been victorious here in 2014 (MotoGP) and 2010 (125cc), but has also scored two DNF’s (2012 and 2009). Despite crashing out last year, Dani has enjoyed great success at the Malaysian circuit achieving nine podiums including four victories – 2013, 2012 (MotoGP), 2004 (250cc), 2003 (125cc).
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 cost around £50m to construct and was built in just 14 months, holding its first Grand Prix in April 1999 and setting the standard for race circuits… read more.
|Length||5.543 kilometres / 3.444 miles|
|Longest straight||0.920 kilometres / 0.572 miles|
Sepang International Circuit Klia Pahang Malaysia - View in Google Maps
|Pole Position||1m 59.053s (167.6km/h) Dani Pedrosa (Honda, 2015)|
|Race Lap||2m 00.606s (165.4km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2015)|
|Race Time||40m 37.691s (163.7 km/h) Dani Pedrosa (Honda, 2015)|
|2017 Race Winner||Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati)|