2013 MotoGP: Pedrosa Leads Sepang FP1, Circuit Confirmed Through 2016
Marquez and Lorenzo are very close to each other, but both about 0.4s slower. Pedrosa won at Sepang last year, and he knows the circuit well. Even more, he intends to do his best in the Sunday race and keep intact his mathematical chances for a clean shot at the 2013 title.
FP2 is due to start in 5 minutes (at the time of writing) and we'll be back with more info on how the Sepang weekend starts.
On the other hand, Dorna Sports has inked a new deal with the Malaysian circuit, extending the present deal through 2016, for both the premiere class and the feeder ones, Moto2 and Moto3.
According to official sources, larger and larger crowds have attended each MotoGP event during the last years, with a new audience record expected this weekend. No less than 95% of the available 80,000 tickets for the race day are already sold, and it looks like the extensive promotion campaigns the Sepang International Circuit management has been involved with are paying off in full.
We remind you the current standing in the 2013 championship: Marquez – 278p, Lorenzo – 239p, Pedrosa – 219p, Rossi – 185p, Crutchlow – 156p, and Espargaro with 76 points, leading the CRT ranking.