Dani Pedrosa rode a great race to win the Malaysian Grand Prix.
Jorge Lorenzo finished 2nd and reduced Valentino’s lead in the championship to just 7 points.
The talking point of the race and of the season happened with 14 laps remaining. Having been locked in battle with Marc Marquez, Valentino Rossi appeared to lose his cool at Turn 14. He looked over twice at the Honda rider before the two came together, which caused Marquez to crash. I’ll let David Emmett pick the bones out of that.
The calm before the storm for Valentino Rossi.
Bradley Smith had struggled all weekend but found some pace, when it mattered to finish in 4th place.
Dani Pedrosa’s crew clear a path for him as he wheels his way to pole position.
Turn 2, lap 1 and Dani Pedrosa is away at the front.
Cal Crutchlow at Turn 3 during morning warm-up. He finished the race in 5th.
Jorge Lorenzo was loudly booed when he took to the podium.
Marc Marquez and Valentino Rossi at the early stages of their ill-fated battle.
I feel sorry for Dani Pedrosa whose victory was almost forgotten amongst the drama of the Rossi/Marquez incident.
A penny for your thoughts. Lin Jarvis and Matteo Flamini look concerned as they wait for Valentino Rossi to arrive in Parc Ferme.
Valentino Rossi was handed three penalty points for the incident with Marc Marquez. Added to the one he already had means he will start the Valencia race from the back of the grid.
Marc Marquez on the grid prior to the race.
Great reaction from one of Dani Pedrosa’s crew on his arrival to Parc Ferme.
The smile wasn’t to last very long.
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