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Sepang 2008: Full GP review

Monday, 20, October 2008

motogp.com takes a detailed look back over the Polini Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix. read more »

Sepang Circuit:

Track image of Sepang Circuit

Circuit info

Length: 5.543 m / 3.444 miles

Width: 25m

Left corners: 5

Right corners: 10

Longest straight: 920 m / 0.572 miles

Constructed: 1998

Modified:

Race Length: MotoGP Moto2 Moto3
Laps 2/3 of laps Total Distance
20 - 110.9 km - 68.9 miles

Introduction:

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 which also houses a hotel, shopping centre, golf course and other sports facilities 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 worldwide.


With four slow corners following two long straights and ten medium to high-speed corners, the wide track is particularly favourable to overtaking manoeuvres and plenty of open throttle. One of the longest laps in MotoGP is made all the more gruelling for riders by intense heat and humidity. Sepang is located around 50km south of Kuala Lumpur city.


Records Season Rider Motorcycle Time Speed
MotoGP
Fastest Lap2014Marc MARQUEZ (SPA)Honda1'59.791166.5 km/h
Circuit Record2014Marc MARQUEZ (SPA)Honda2'01.150164.7 km/h
Best Pole2014Marc MARQUEZ (SPA)Honda1'59.791166.5 km/h
Top Speed2014Andrea DOVIZIOSO (ITA)Ducati329.6 km/h
Moto2
Fastest Lap2012Pol ESPARGARO (SPA)Kalex2'06.962157.3 km/h
Circuit Record2014Mika KALLIO (FIN)Kalex2'07.949155.9 km/h
Best Pole2012Pol ESPARGARO (SPA)Kalex2'06.962157.3 km/h
Top Speed2014Azlan SHAH (MAL)Kalex271.2 km/h
Moto3
Fastest Lap2014Jack MILLER (AUS)KTM2'12.450150.6 km/h
Circuit Record2014Alex RINS (SPA)Honda2'13.731149.2 km/h
Best Pole2014Jack MILLER (AUS)KTM2'12.450150.6 km/h
Top Speed2014Efren VAZQUEZ (SPA)Honda232.1 km/h

Time Schedule

MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX

17 October 2008

125ccFP1

MotoGPFP1

250ccFP1

125ccQP1

MotoGPFP2

250ccQP1

18 October 2008

125ccFP2

MotoGPFP3

250ccFP2

125ccQP2

MotoGPQP

250ccQP2

19 October 2008

125ccWUP

250ccWUP

MotoGPWUP

125ccRAC

250ccRAC

MotoGPRAC

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2008 - Event Results

Podium

1ndROSSI V.ITA43'06.007
2dPEDROSA D.SPA+4.008
3dDOVIZIOSO A.ITA+8.536

Records:

Pole Lap:  PEDROSA D.2'01.548164.3 Km/h
Fastest Lap: Lap: 2ROSSI V.2'02.249163.4 Km/h

Podium

1ndBAUTISTA A.SPA42'56.428
2dAOYAMA H.JPN+2.586
3dSIMONCELLI M.ITA+8.343

Records:

Pole Lap:  AOYAMA H.2'06.893157.4 Km/h
Fastest Lap: Lap: 19BAUTISTA A.2'08.012156.0 Km/h

Podium

1ndTALMACSI G.HUN43'00.716
2dSMITH B.GBR+3.416
3dCORSI S.ITA+6.896

Records:

Pole Lap:  IANNONE A.2'14.676148.3 Km/h
Fastest Lap: Lap: 4CORTESE S.2'14.589148.4 Km/h