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A look back at last year in Malaysia

A look back at last year in Malaysia

The 2007 Polini Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix concluded with Casey Stoner winning for the tenth time in a fantastic World Championship campaign, having clinched the title two rounds previously in Japan.

Recently crowned 2007 World Champion Casey Stoner secured an excellent 1.701s win ahead of Honda Gresini´s Marco Melandri in last year´s Malaysian contest, after starting second on the grid.

Ducati Marlboro´s 22 year-old Australian therefore left Sepang with a remarkable 106 point lead at the head of the premier class standings after dominating yet another MotoGP race, whilst Melandri moved up to fourth in the championship.

Following Stoner´s 125cc victory in Malaysia in 2004 and his 250cc success in 2005, he became the first rider to win in all three classes at the Sepang circuit.

Behind the leading pair in the race Repsol Honda´s Dani Pedrosa earned his seventh podium of the year, with Kawasaki´s Randy de Puniet in fourth and Valentino Rossi coming home fifth.

A solid performance from Honda Gresini´s Toni Elias saw him take sixth, while Rizla Suzuki´s Chris Vermeulen got the better of team-mate John Hopkins in the battle for seventh.

Nicky Hayden did well to finish ninth after an off track excursion mid-race, while his compatriot Colin Edwards (Fiat Yamaha) completed the top ten.


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