2013 MotoGP: Full Guide to the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix [Video]
One of the most anticipated races through the season, the Sepang circuit was built in 1998, is 5.548 km (3.447 miles) long, and has a max width of 25 meters (82 feet). A righ-hander, Sepang brings in 5 left turns and 10 right curves, making the use of asymmetric tires a must for the 20-lap race. The longest straight line is 920 m (0.572 miles).
The fastest lap at Sepang belongs to Jorge Lorenzo, who went around the track in 2m00s334 back in 2012, with an average speed of 166 km/h (103.169 mph). However, the circuit record stands from 2007: it was Casey Stoner on his Ducati (oh, glory times!) who lapped Sepang in an average 2m02108, at a mean speed of 163.6 km/h (101.678 mph).
The best pole is also Lorenzo's 2012 performance. What's even more spectacular than anything else is the top speed record at Sepang: it belongs to Max Biaggi, who reached 317.7 km/h (197.451 mph)... almost 10 years ago, in 2004!
Now, the Sunday race is definitely worth watching as a fierce battle is to be expected. Marquez is leading Lorenzo by 39 points and a victory here will push the title even further out of the reigning champion's reach.