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Pedrosa closes to within two points of glory

Pedrosa closes to within two points of glory

Pedrosa closes to within two points of glory

Dani Pedrosa was unable to clinch the 250cc World Championship despite riding a perfect race which saw him take victory by over thirteen seconds.

However, second place for Sebastián Porto after an intense battle with Toni Elías means the Spanish youngster needs a further two points to make sure of the title, regardless of Porto's result at Phillip Island next week.

Elías completed the podium to continue his strong finish to the season whilst Alex de Angelis and Randy de Puniet completed the top five. Fifth place for De Puniet means his chances of winning the title are now completely over.

Franco Battaini finished as the highest privateer in sixth place after Anthony West was taken out by Roberto Rolfo on the first lap – not what Rolfo had planned on his 100th Grand Prix appearance.

Fonsi Nieto, Hugo Marchand, Chaz Davies and Naoki Matsudo completed the top ten.

Tags:
250cc, 2004, MARLBORO MALAYSIAN MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX, RAC

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