Sepang, Malaysia

HRC Press Release: Shuhei Nakamoto On Sepang Clash, Confirms Brake Spike In Telemetry

In the ongoing controversy surrounding the incident between Marc Marquez and Valentino Rossi at Sepang, Honda Racing Corporation have found it necessary to issue the following press release, in which HRC Vice President Shuhei Nakamoto gives Honda's side of the events.

Q&A with Shuhei Nakamoto, HRC Executive Vice President

Valentino Rossi Appeals Sepang Penalty To CAS, Asks For Suspension Of Penalty At Valencia

Valentino Rossi has lodged an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the penalty imposed upon him at Sepang for his role in the incident between Marc Marquez and himself. Rossi has asked the CAS to issue a stay of the penalty, effectively suspending it until the full case can be heard before the court. A ruling on the stay is to be issued by 6th November.

Bridgestone Press Release: Masao Azuma On Coping With The Heat At Bridgestone

After a tempestuous Sepang round of MotoGP, Bridgestone issued their customary post-race press release on how their tires held up at Sepang. In this issue, Masao Azuma describes coping with tropical conditions at Sepang, and explains the difference in performance between the race and the test back in February.

Malaysian MotoGP™ debrief with Masao Azuma
Tuesday, October 27 2015

Guest Blog: Mat Oxley - The Sepang incident is delighted to feature the work of iconic MotoGP writer Mat Oxley. Oxley is a former racer, TT winner and highly respected author of biographies of world champions Mick Doohan and Valentino Rossi, and currently writes for Motor Sport Magazine, where he is MotoGP correspondent. We are featuring sections from Oxley's blogs, which are posted in full on the Motor Sport Magazine website.

The Sepang incident

2015 Sepang MotoGP Round Up: Heroes Who Have Feet Of Clay

Seven days ago, we were talking about how the 2015 MotoGP season will go down in history as one of the greatest of all time, with the Australian Grand Prix as its glittering highlight. A week later, we saw its low point. There were some truly remarkable and admirable performances in all three classes. Dani Pedrosa confirmed his return to form with a formidable victory, his second of the season. The arm pump surgery has been a huge success, and if Honda can resist the temptation to build an unrideably powerful engine, Pedrosa will be back in title contention again next year.

Valentino Rossi Given Three Penalty Points For Marquez Clash - Will Start From Back Of Grid At Valencia

Valentino Rossi has been given three penalty points for his clash with Marc Marquez during the MotoGP race at Sepang. The pair tussled after Jorge Lorenzo passed Marquez for second place early in the race, but Marquez put up a much stiffer battle against Rossi. The pair swapped places starting on lap three, the battle getting tougher as the race went on.

2015 Sepang MotoGP Race Result: Race Clash Overshadows Dominant Win

Results and summary of the MotoGP race at Sepang:

Dani Pedrosa has taken an utterly dominant win at Sepang, leading from the start and slowly edging away from the field to victory. But Pedrosa's second win of the season was overshadowed by an ugly clash between Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez, which resulted in Marquez crashing out.


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