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Sepang 2004: Pedrosa inches closer to 250 crown

Sepang 2004: Pedrosa inches closer to 250 crown

Sepang 2004: Pedrosa inches closer to 250 crown

Last year at Sepang, 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 meant the Spanish youngster needed only a further two points to make sure of the title, regardless of Porto's result at Phillip Island the following week.

Elías completed the podium to continue his strong finish to the season whilst Alex de Angelis and Randy de Puniet rounded off the top five. Fifth place for De Puniet meant his chance of winning the title was 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, 2005, MARLBORO MALAYSIAN MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX, Dani Pedrosa

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