Sepang MotoGP: Pedrosa eases to victory

By Liam Marsden -

MotoGP

 13 October 2013 10:06

Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa bounced back from his Aragon crash to take victory at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia.

The Spaniard got a good start from the second row and didn't waste his time passing Jorge Lorenzo to take the lead. Once in the lead Pedrosa eased out a comfortable gap to cross the line first by almost three seconds.

Second place went to Marc Marquez after a hard fought battle with Jorge Lorenzo which saw the pair touch. Lorenzo finished third.

Despite a front row start Valentino Rossi was unable to keep pace with the leading trio, finsihing fourth.

Cal Crutchlow was also unable to capitalise on a front row start - the Tech 3 rider got a poor start and had to battle back from seventh. Crutchlow became embroiled in a battle for fifth with Alvaro Bautista, but the Brit lost out and finished sixth ahead of Bradley Smith.

1 25 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 163.3 40'45.191
2 20 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 163.1 +2.757
3 16 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 162.9 +6.669
4 13 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 162.6 +10.351
5 11 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 161.8 +22.149
6 10 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 161.8 +22.301
7 9 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 161.3 +30.864
8 8 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 160.4 +45.111
9 7 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Power Electronics Aspar ART 159.4 +59.264
10 6 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Ignite Pramac Racing Ducati 159.3 +1'01.417
11 5 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN Avintia Blusens FTR 159.2 +1'03.665
12 4 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Power Electronics Aspar ART 158.5 +1'14.256
13 3 71 Claudio CORTI ITA NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR Kawasaki 158.0 +1'21.603
14 2 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Avintia Blusens FTR 157.6 +1'27.976
15 1 5 Colin EDWARDS USA NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR Kawasaki 157.5 +1'29.442
16  9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter 157.5 +1'29.551
17  23 Luca SCASSA ITA Cardion AB Motoracing ART 156.4 +1'47.930
18  67 Bryan STARING AUS GO&FUN Honda Gresini FTR Honda 156.1 +1'52.927
Not Classified
70 Michael LAVERTY GBR Paul Bird Motorsport ART 155.0 8 Laps
52 Lukas PESEK CZE Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter 154.2 9 Laps
69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 159.1 12 Laps
50 Damian CUDLIN AUS Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 153.4 13 Laps
29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Ducati 160.5 14 Laps