Fresh from Marc Marquez’s brilliant victory in Australia, the Repsol Honda Team have rushed to Malaysia for the penultimate round of the season leading the Rider, Constructor and Team Championships.
With a margin of 33 points over second-place Andrea Dovizioso and a maximum of 50 points still available, Marc will have his first chance to secure the 2017 MotoGP Title next Sunday.
Dani Pedrosa is looking forward to race at a track where he has always been very successful in the past, aiming to recover from two frustrating races in which he struggled with the variable and cold weather conditions.
Besides their normal tasks on track, Marc and Dani will have to face the typical Malaysian extreme weather conditions. Rain will be once again a strong probability, while extremely hot temperatures and physically demanding sessions will surely be a factor to deal with.
At the Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix
Marc Marquez has 2 wins— 1X 125 (2010) 1xMotoGP (2014)—plus 1 podium and 4 pole positions.
Dani Pedrosa has 5 wins —1X125 (2003) 1X250 (2004) and 3XMotoGP (2012, 2013, 2015) plus an additional 5 podiums and 3 pole positions.
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)|