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2012 Sepang Moto2 Warm Up Result: Espargaro Leads Smith


2012 Sepang Moto3 Warm Up Result: Khairuddin Leads Close Group


2012 Sepang Moto2 Qualifying Practice Result: Pole Secured Early

Results and summary of qualifying for the Moto2 class at Sepang:

2012 Sepang MotoGP Qualifying Result: Pole Record Smashed In Late Charge

Results and summary of qualifying for the MotoGP class at Sepang:

2012 Sepang Moto3 Qualifying Practice Result: Late Charge Rewards Surprise Polesitter

Results and notes of qualifying for the Moto3 class at Sepang:

2012 Sepang Moto2 FP3 Result: Nakagami Leads The Way In Rain-Hit Session

Takaaki Nakagami has taken advantage of the weather window caused by the late morning rain at Sepang to top the final session of free practice for the Moto2 class. That window was large enough for him to be challenged, the rain only really starting to fall some twenty minutes in to the session, but no one could quite match Nakagami's pace. A lot of people came close, however: Johan Zarco, Scott Redding, Toni Elias and Pol Espargaro were all within a tenth of Nakagami.


2012 Sepang MotoGP FP3 Result: Pedrosa Edges Lorenzo In The Dry

Dani Pedrosa continues to lead the way at Sepang, topping the second session of free practice for the MotoGP class. Jorge Lorenzo was the only man capable of getting anywhere near the Repsol Honda man, Lorenzo within two tenths of Pedrosa. Pedrosa's Repsol Honda teammate ended the session in 3rd, Casey Stoner clearly more comfortable with his damaged anke at Sepang than he was at Motegi last week. Stoner just held off Andrea Dovizioso, the Monster Tech 3 Yamaha man just three thousandths of a second behind Stoner, and half a second off Pedrosa's time. Dovizioso headed up the remaining Yamahas, Cal Crutchlow taking 5th while Ben Spies took 6th, Spies being the first man to be over a second off the pace of Pedrosa.


2012 Sepang Moto3 FP3 Result: Folger Takes Free Practice Clean Sweep

Jonas Folger completed a clean sweep of free practice for the Moto3 class, topping the final session of free practice at Sepang. The German had a huge lead over 2nd place man Alex Rins, the young Spaniard nearly seven tenths slower than Folger. Rins' teammate Miguel Oliveira was 3rd, a whole second behind the Aspar man, but just ahead of Sandro Cortese and Luis Salom.


2012 Sepang Moto2 FP2 Result: Wildcard Syahrin Tops Rain-Affected Session

Local Malaysian wildcard rider Hafizh Syahrin took advantage of the changeable conditions during FP2 for the Moto2 class at Sepang, going out and setting the fastest time of the session early on, while the track was at its driest. The rain started to fall much more heavily some ten minutes into the session, giving the riders a consistent track, but making it impossible for anyone to match the time of the Malaysian rider, giving Syahrin and his Petronas Raceline Malaysia team a massive boost in front of their home crowd.

In the full wet conditions, Marc Marquez had the pace of the field, the only man to post a lap in the 2'24s after the rain started to fall. Alex de Angelis came close, but suffered a nasty crash when he tried to push on, damaging his bike but walking away relatively unharmed from the crash.


2012 Sepang MotoGP FP2 Result: Session Lost To Conditions With Wet And Dry Track

The weather returned to play a significant role in MotoGP, once again causing a session of free  practice to be wasted. A cloudburst at the start of the session left the section around turns 1 and 2 soaking, with a stream of water running across the track, while the rest of the track dried quickly. The track was too wet around the first couple of turns to safely run slicks, and too dry elsewhere to use wets without completely destroying them in a couple of laps. A few riders went out throughout the session, with a few of the bravest souls - including Silva and Michele Pirro - trying the track on slick tires at the very end. Silva and Pirro were rewarded with the fastest times in the session, but those were meaningless under the circumstances.


2012 Sepang Moto3 FP2 Result: Folger Faster Than Cortese And Khairuddin

Jonas Folger completed the first day of free practice for the Moto3 class firmly in control of the timesheets, ending FP2 a quarter of a second clear of the men chasing him. Sandro Cortese took 2nd spot, just edging out his teammate Zulfahmi Khairuddin, the Malaysian rider keen for a strong result at his home round. Miguel Oliveira took 4th, behind the leading KTMs, and ahead of flock of FTR Hondas, lead by Alessandro Tonucci.


2012 Sepang Moto2 FP1 Result: Espargaro Leads Smith

Pol Espargaro was the fastest of the Moto2 men in the first free practice for the Moto2 class, leading the class by two tenths of a second. Bradley Smith took 2nd, the Tech 3 man having found an extra burst of speed during the flyaways, while Marc Marquez ended the session in 3rd. Tito Rabat grabbed 4th, fractionally ahead of Dominique Aegerter and Andrea Iannone, Iannone having refound his mojo after a dismal weekend in Japan.


2012 Sepang MotoGP FP1 Result: Repsol Honda Pair Lead Yamaha Armada

Dani Pedrosa has topped the first session of a hot, humid but dry practice for the MotoGP class, the Spaniard holding on to his strong form from last week at Japan. Behind Pedrosa came his Repsol Honda teammate Casey Stoner, the Australian clearly more comfortable than last week, when he first made his return from the ankle injury he sustained at Indianapolis. Jorge Lorenzo set the 3rd fastest time, three tenths behind Pedrosa, and heading up a host of Yamahas, Andrea Dovizioso and Cal Crutchlow in 4th and 5th respectively, while Ben Spies was the factory Yamaha slice closing up the Monster Tech 3 Yamaha sandwich.


2012 Sepang Moto3 FP1 Result: Folger Leads Kornfeil And Khairuddin

Jonas Folger topped the first (ever) session of free practice for the Moto3 class at Sepang, taking a massive lead over Jakub Kornfeil and Zulfahmi Khairuddin. Championship leader Sandro Cortese ended the day in 4th, but with Maverick Vinales splitting with his team, not taking part in practice and not finishing the season, Cortese will be crowned champion at Sepang if he finishes within five places of Salom.