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Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo continued his competitive form at the hot Sepang International Circuit by taking third on the grid. His teammate, Valentino Rossi, had a more challenging qualifying session and will start Sunday’s Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix race from sixth position.
On Saturday evening Andrea Iannone will fly back to Italy to try and be ready for the final race of the season at Valencia, having been ruled unfit to continue to ride at the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix.
Marc Marquez set a new pole record time of 1’58.791 on Saturday in Q2 at Sepang - his 13th pole of the year – but he believes his Repsol Honda colleague Dani Pedrosa will be a threat from second on the grid on Sunday.
MotoGP™ pole position at the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix went to Marc Marquez, who notched a new premier class record 13th pole of the year. Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo join him on the front row after the Q2 battle.
MotoGP™ FP3 was topped by Dani Pedrosa at the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix, followed by Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez in the top three. The session was red flagged shortly before the end due to a crash for Pol Espargaro (Monster Yamaha Tech3).
Andrea Iannone arrived this weekend at Sepang already carrying heavy knocks from a crash at Phillip Island and he had another spill on Friday in Malaysia after contact with Marc Marquez in free practice.
Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa topped Friday practice at the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix.
Friday at the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix saw riders go out in both the wet and dry, with Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo in the top three in both conditions.
NGM Forward Racing’s Aleix Espargaro started the weekend strongly, finishing second overall on the opening day of the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix.
Kaito Toba set the fastest time in qualifying for the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup at the Sepang International Circuit on Friday. Toba’s fellow title rivals Ayumu Sasaki and Yuta Date were second and fourth respectively.
Dani Pedrosa’s best time in MotoGP™ FP1 at the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix made him Friday’s fastest rider, with Aleix Espargaro and Jorge Lorenzo also in the top three - after the FP2 run was delayed and affected by rain at Sepang.
Dani Pedrosa was the fastest rider in MotoGP™ FP1 at the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix, followed by Aleix Espargaro and Jorge Lorenzo in the top three.
The provisional entry list for the premier class for 2015 has been released today and the MotoGP™ grid will have a distinctly different look about it next year.
At Thursday’s press conference on the eve of the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix the 2014 MotoGP™ World Champion Marc Marquez was joined by Valentino Rossi, Bradley Smith, Cal Crutchlow, Tito Rabat and Alex Marquez to address the media.
Ahead of this weekend’s action at Sepang, where Tito Rabat and Alex Marquez have chances to win the World Championship in Moto2™ and Moto3™ respectively, Marc Marquez and Valentino Rossi have given their views on how the title candidates can handle the pressure.
The FIM has released the following provisional 2015 entry list for the MotoGP™ World Championship.
Experienced Spanish technician Ramon Aurin will replace Mike Leitner as Race Engineer for Dani Pedrosa in the Repsol Honda Team next season.
The third in the three-week flyaway triple header of MotoGP™ rounds - the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix - takes place this weekend at Sepang. With clocks changing overnight on Saturday-Sunday in some time zones, be sure to familiarise yourself with the Grand Prix timetable before the weekend.
This weekend at Sepang the inaugural Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup reaches its conclusion with the final two races of the competition, which commenced back in March in Qatar.
After DNFs in Australia MotoGP™ World Champion Marc Marquez and his teammate Dani Pedrosa are heading to Malaysia for the penultimate round of 2014, where last year Pedrosa led home a Repsol Honda 1-2.