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Vincent chasing victory and the title on the island

Vincent chasing victory and the title on the island

Vincent chasing victory and the title on the island

Arnaud Vincent bounced back from his Motegi mechanical misfortunes to win in Malaysia. If he repeats that victory in the 23-lap race on Sunday he would be crowned World Champion. His great rival, the current World Champion Manuel Poggiali was given a lifeline in Malaysia when he crashed his Gilera on the last bend. However, the chequered flag was erroneously waved at the backmarkers, and the results where taken from the previous lap and he was awarded fourth place. It a slim lifeline and he must win on Sunday to keep his aspirations alive.

Seventeen year-old Spaniard Daniel Pedrosa, riding the Honda, also kept his small chances open although he lost four vital points in the revised results which saw him awarded third, instead of second place. Youichi Ui took victory here last year but is a long shot to take his first win of the season this weekend.

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125cc, 2002, SKYY VODKA Australian Grand Prix

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