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Title requirements for Lorenzo and Elías

Title requirements for Lorenzo and Elías

The Spaniards could clinch the MotoGP and Moto2 World Championships respectively in Sunday’s Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix. Find out exactly what each rider needs to be crowned tomorrow.

Spain could feasibly be celebrating the achievement of two World Champions on Sunday at Sepang, where Jorge Lorenzo and Toni Elías both have the opportunity to wrap up the 2010 MotoGP and Moto2 titles respectively.

For Lorenzo the permutations are relatively straightforward. With the absence of Dani Pedrosa – the only man who can still deny him the title – due to injury Lorenzo needs to finish in ninth position or higher in the race to take sufficient Championship points and therefore secure his first premier class crown.

For Elías the requirements are slightly more complex. He currently holds an 81-point lead over Julián Simón in the Moto2 category, and his fellow Spaniard is now the only rider who stop him from claiming the inaugural Moto2 title. There are a number of outcomes of the race which could determine whether Elías completes the achievement on Sunday, and they are as follows:

If Simón wins the race, then Elías needs to finish second.

If Simón is second, then Elías needs to finish either first or third.

If Simón is third, then Elías needs to finish sixth or better.

If Simón is fourth, then Elías needs to finish ninth or better.

If Simón is fifth or worse the Elías needs to finish no more than six places behind him.

If Simón finishes tenth or lower then Elías is world champion without scoring any points.

MotoGP, 2010, SHELL ADVANCE MALAYSIAN MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX, Toni Elias, Jorge Lorenzo, Fiat Yamaha Team, Gresini Racing Moto2

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