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Mathematical possibilities of Rossi winning the title in Sepang

Mathematical possibilities of Rossi winning the title in Sepang

Mathematical possibilities of Rossi winning the title in Sepang

Valentino Rossi will clinch his third successive World Championship at Sepang this weekend if he wins or finishes second in the Marlboro Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix. However, there are a variety of other combinations, depending on the result of Sete Gibernau, which would see the Italian retain the title of MotoGP World Champion for another season. Rossi simply needs to maintain a 50-point advantage over Gibernau going into the final two rounds at Phillip Island and Valencia. Other than finishing in the top two, here is how he can do it:

If Rossi is third and Gibernau second (Rossi 298 - Gibernau 244)

If Rossi is fourth and Gibernau second (Rossi 295 - Gibernau 244)

If Rossi is eighth and Gibernau third (Rossi 290 - Gibernau 240)

If Rossi is eleventh and Gibernau fourth (Rossi 287 - Gibernau 237)

If Rossi is thirteenth and Gibernau fifth (Rossi 285 - Gibernau 235)

If Rossi is fourteenth and Gibernau sixth (Rossi 284 - Gibernau 234)

If Rossi is fifteenth and Gibernau seventh (Rossi 283 - Gibernau 233)

If Rossi does not score points and Gibernau is eighth or worse (Rossi 282 - Gibernau maximum 232)

Tags:
MotoGP, 2003, Marlboro Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix, Valentino Rossi

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