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Recap 2010: Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix

Recap 2010: Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix

motogp.com’s comprehensive summary of the 15th round of the season at the Sepang International Circuit offers you the chance to re-live the best of the action, with easy one-click access to video highlights.

Two titles were settled at Sepang as Jorge Lorenzo took his first ever MotoGP crown, whilst Toni Elías was confirmed as the first ever Moto2 World Champion.

Ahead of the start of the action Loris Capirossi gave motogp.com an idea of the Sepang layout, and the OnBoard cameras captured the best of the thrills from the bikes throughout the weekend. An alternative type of entertainment was provided for the 105,000 fans who attended across all three days by the Paddock Girls.

Starting the weekend with a sign of things to come Valentino Rossi topped the timesheet in the opening practice, but with a first shot at claiming the 2010 title in the race Lorenzo stepped up the pace in FP2 and then secured his sixth pole position of the campaign in qualifying.

As usual it was the 125cc class who kicked proceedings off on race day and Red Bull Ajo Motorsport rider Marc Márquez took his eighth win of the season to assume the lead of the overall standings by just three points with as many rounds remaining.

In the Moto2 race Italtrans STR rider Roberto Rolfo took his first victory of the season, his first World Championship win since his 250cc triumph at Jerez in 2004.

Fourth place for Elías was sufficient to hand him the inaugural Moto2 title and the Spaniard of the Gresini Racing team was understandably elated at his achievement when he spoke to motogp.com in an exclusive interview.

In the MotoGP race Fiat Yamaha rider Rossi recovered from a poor start which saw him drop to 11th to take his first win since the opening round of the season.

Third place for Lorenzo was more than enough for him to become only the second ever Spanish premier class World Champion, and the 23 year-old also spoke with motogp.com following his achievement.

Capping off the weekend as is the custom was the post-race press conference in which the podium formation of Rossi, Andrea Dovizioso and Lorenzo all gave their reactions to the race and day’s events.

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MotoGP, 2010

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