Grand Prix of Malaysia 2012
Posted on Oct 15, 2012 by Nick Harris
Bradley Smith was sidelined in Malaysia last year and looks for a change of fortune after an engine blow up forced him out of Japan after just two laps. The Tech 3 rider has a great record in Sepang finishing second in the 125cc race in 2008 and 2009.
Gloucestershire teenager Scott Redding had another excellent Moto2™ ride in Japan where he finished fourth and looks for a strong finish to the season riding the Marc VDS Kalex chasing his fifth podium finish of the season.
Moto2™ Championship leader Marc Marquez has bad memories off Malaysia. A big practice crash last year wrecked his chances of winning the World title and ended his season. The Spanish teenager returns to Sepang with a great chance of clinching the title after his eighth win of the season in Motegi.
In a brilliant ride from the back he opened up a 53 point advantage over Pol Espargaro and if he wins on Sunday he will be crowned World Champion before moving to MotoGP next season. It’s much closer for third place with Andrea Iannone just one point in front of last year’s winner Tom Luthi.
SEPANG FACTS AND FIGURES
Circuit Length: 5.548 kms
Width: 25 m
Pole Position: Left
Longest Straight: 920m
Left Corners: Five
Right Corners: Ten
TELEVISION TIMES BBC/BRITISH EUROSPORT
Friday 19 October
0610 – 0900 British Eurosport 2 – Live Practice Moto3, MotoGP, Moto2
Saturday 20 October
0555 – 0900 BBC Red Button & British Eurosport 2 – Live Qualifying Moto3, MotoGP, Moto2
Sunday 21 October
0545 – 0805 BBC Red Button/British Eurosport – Live Moto3 and Moto2 races
0830 – 1000 BBC2 Live MotoGP race
1230 – 1400 BBC2/BBC HD MotoGP race repeat