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#StatAttack: What is champion Zarco’s best result at Sepang?

#StatAttack: What is champion Zarco’s best result at Sepang?

All of the most useful Moto2™ facts and figures you need ahead of the Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix.

This is the 25th motorcycle grand prix event to be held in Malaysia and below are some facts and statistics about GP racing in Malaysia:

  • The five Moto2™ races that have taken place at Sepang have been won by five different riders: 2010 – Roberto Rolfo, 2011 – Tom Luthi, 2012 – Alex de Angelis, 2013 – Tito Rabat and 2014 – Maverick Viñales.

  • Johann Zarco has had a single podium finish at Sepang – third in the 125cc race in 2011 behind Maverick Viñales and Sandro Cortese. Zarco finished fourth last year in Malaysia after a great battle in the closing stages with Dominique Aegerter.

  • Tom Luthi has won twice at Sepang, on both occasions after qualifying on pole position; the 125cc race in 2005 and the Moto2™ race in 2012.

  • Sam Lowes crashed out of the Moto2™ race in Malaysia last year on the fifth lap; he re-started and continued until the end of the 14th lap when he entered the pits and retired from the race.

  • Mika Kallio has finished on the podium at Sepang on four occasions, each time in second place – the 125cc races in 2003, 2005, 2006 and the Moto2™ race last year.

  • Tom Luthi (2011) and Esteve Rabat (2013) are the only two riders currently competing in Moto2™ who have won in the class previously at Sepang. Riders currently competing in Moto2™ who have grand prix wins at Sepang in the lightweight-class are: Tom Luthi (125cc – 2005), Julian Simon (125cc – 2009), Sandro Cortese (Moto3™ – 2012) and Luis Salom (Moto3™ – 2013).

  • Alex Rins has been on the podium for the last two years in the Moto3™ race in Malaysia – second in 2013 and third last year after starting down in 17th place on the grid. He also set a new Moto3™ lap record last year while making his way through the field.

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Moto2, 2015, SHELL MALAYSIA MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX, #MalaysianGP, #StatAttack

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