MotoGP » Pedrosa leads, Stoner close in first Sepang practice


Dani Pedrosa fastest during Friday practice (1) for the Malaysian MotoGP at Sepang.

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Lion - Unregistered

October 19, 2012 4:23 AM

This is good.Cassey will beat Jorge.
Andrea allways good at sepang.
Hope to see showa improvment on that gresini.
Casey,Jorge,Dovi,Alvaro will fight each other.

dacron

October 19, 2012 4:51 AM

stonsey lookes a lot more alive this week , there's nothing better than watching a rider who attempts to do his ultimate best every time he rides , still far from healed yet so close on the pase.
let your eyes behold a prodigy of speed for 3 race weekends , you owe yourselves that much.....cheers.

Sky - Unregistered

October 19, 2012 5:18 AM

this year its a challenge for motogp sites as to how many different headings can they come up with saying the same thing --- pedrosa after lorenzo or lorenzo after pedrosa. others still not seen on the horizon

True Fan - Unregistered

October 19, 2012 5:33 AM

@JapDance unfortunately, the rules are the rules.

Yamaha wasted an engine because their electronics didn't protect the engine after the Bautista incident. It's tough on Jorge, because he can't ride around that kind of software failure, but it was definitely a design fault with the Yamaha that cost them an engine. But they are two engines down on Pedrosa, so the other loss is straight out reliability and/or endurance.

The Bridgestones suit the Yamaha better, partly because they handle better anyway, and the engine rule suits Honda because they make better engines.

It makes the championship more interesting. I still think Jorge is good enough to manage his bike to the end, or live with the penalty, and still become WC. I just want to see Dani go for it anyway. There's still a long way to go this weekend.

JapLance

October 19, 2012 5:43 AM

I wasn't excusing Lorenzo, just stating a fact to explain why Casey Stoner is now higher in the classification. When race day comes, Jorge will have a brand new engine (the last one available I think) fitted on his M1, and the aussie will have to make wonders with that sore ankle to be in front of him.

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