Results and summary of the 125cc race at Sepang:
Marc Marquez has taken charge of the 125cc World Championship by winning the 125 race at Sepang by a comfortable margin. Marquez' victory and the fact that Bradley Smith could manage no better than 5th means that Spain secured the final spot in their clean sweep of all three classes. Who the 125cc champion will be is unknown, but what is certain is that they will be Spanish.
The dwindling of the MotoGP grid has accelerated to a full-scale hemorrhage. Earlier in the week, it emerged that Hiroshi Aoyama's Interwetten Honda team is on the verge of pulling out for 2011, and yesterday, news leaked from Suzuki suggests that the factory Suzuki team will cut its involvement to just a single bike for next season. With two bikes gone from the already sparse MotoGP grid, only the addition of Karel Abraham and the Cardion AB team have saved MotoGP's modesty, bringing the probable line up for next year to 16.
Results and summary of the Moto2 qualifying session at Sepang:
Results and summary of qualifying practice for the MotoGP class at Sepang:
Jorge Lorenzo has taken pole position for the MotoGP race at Sepang tomorrow, after a determined display throughout qualifying. The Fiat Yamaha rider was close to the front throughout the session, topping the timesheets for much of it and clearly determined to get the best possible starting position for the race in which he looks certain to become MotoGP World Champion for the first time in his career.
Results and summary of qualifying for the 125cc class at Sepang:
Jorge Lorenzo ended the second session of free practice at Sepang on top of the timesheets, just ahead of Marlboro Ducati's Casey Stoner. Lorenzo found enough extra speed to top the timesheets, perhaps in part because he used the new, faster spec engine in his Fiat Yamaha YZR M1. Lorenzo's teammate Valentino Rossi ended the session in 3rd, a quarter of a second behind Lorenzo, and with Stoner between the pair of Yamahas.
Loris Capirossi had a nasty crash on his first lap out of the pits in the session, and took no further part in the session.