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The battles rages on into Malaysia…

The Moto2™ title hunt intensifies this weekend at the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Sepang, as Tuenti HP 40’s Pol Espargaro tries to overhaul championship leader, Marc VDS Racing Team’s Scott Redding.

With only 20 points separating the two, and Espargaro getting the better of the Brit last time out in Aragón, Redding will be hoping to strike back at Sepang as he once again attempts to strengthen his grip on the overall lead.

The pair will face stiff competition, however, as the rest of the grid is getting stronger race by race, with Aspar Team Moto2’s Nico Terol a prime example by taking a dominant win last time out. Espargaro’s teammate Tito Rabat is also still in with a good shout at the title and will no doubt be another big podium favourite.

Alex Mariñelarena will again substitute for Dani Rivas at Blusens Avintia, with the latter still suspended for the crash he caused in Silverstone Warm-up. There will also be two wildcards on the grid in the form of Malaysia’s Hafizh Syahrin, who only narrowly missed out on a podium last year with the Petronas Raceline Malaysia team, as well as Thai rider Decha Kraisart with the Singha Eneos Yamaha Tech3 outfit.

Remaining on the sidelines is Randy Krummenacher, who was injured in an accident at the British round of the championship. Unlike in Aragón when Robin Mulhauser served as a substitute, on this occasion Technomag carXpert will be running a sole machine for Dominique Aegerter.

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Moto2, 2013

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