MotoGP » Pedrosa wins at wet and wild Sepang


Dani Pedrosa wins a shortened Malaysian MotoGP at a soaking wet Sepang.

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Codger

October 21, 2012 11:36 AM

Even without the red flag the race was a farce. No way should any race result be influenced by tyre choice. Bridgestone should choose what tyre should be used and all the riders should start on the tyre chosen.
As regards Jorge, he did the right thing to preserve his Title hopes, although if he hadn't been given a choice of tyre then he wouldn't have needed to start waving his hand.
Why no news yet on what happened with Rossi? he lost 5 seconds on lap 8 or 9 and his next lap was up to his best again.

Sonny Crockett - Unregistered

October 21, 2012 11:39 AM

God you people are unbelievable! How many f@@king riders had to crash before it was acceptable to stop the race? Does anyone know if other riders were asking for a stoppage? No because they only showed Lorenzo...

Sonny Crockett - Unregistered

October 21, 2012 11:42 AM

And after what happened last year at this track shouldn't safety come first? Cause anyone who shared condolences for marco last year but call Lorenzo a chicken for calling for a stop in these conditions is a pos...period..not a racing fan...peace I'm out

AussieNSW

October 21, 2012 12:01 PM

Anybody on here that has been in a monsoon storm like the one at the track will agree they made the right decision, if you havent been in one then stop talking Bull**IT I would say that the lap after they stopped there would be 30 to 40 MM of water on parts of the track thats how quick water builds up with these rains.

Rossiput - Unregistered

October 21, 2012 12:10 PM

@AussieNSW

It's not the redflag! it's the two more laps requirement!

Just to let you know mate, I'm an indonesian! this kind of rain is plain GENERIC here!

So you might know why in moto2 the malaysian wildcard could strive!

professor-x - Unregistered

October 21, 2012 12:16 PM

Yah, I used to live in Florida (by the coast), and I have seen rain about 5-10x harder

(bucket load amounts on windshields -- I have also ridden in much heavier rainstorms than that further inland)

than what it was when they red flagged it. In fact if you watch the replay the rain actually gets about 3-4 times harder about 10 minutes after the flag, which would have been about checkered flag time.

The only person in the top 5 who had issues with the rain was Jorge, who was set to fall back substantially given that his rubber was not sticking right, so he decided not to slow down, but to panic and almost crash... Hes lucky race direction decided to save his butt.

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