MotoGP Malaysia

125cc saw Talmasci take his first win of the season and Simoncelli clinched the 250CC World Championship with one more round to go. The heat played a prominent role as the air temp was around 38 deg C for both these races and Simoncelli looked completely done in at the end of the race.

In the premier class, Rossi stalked an injured Pedrosa for the first half of the race and took over until the end winning his 9th race of the year – no mean feat with a 42 deg C air temp taking it out of everyone. Davidiziosa and Hayden had a great dice the whole race through but Hayden couldn’t make any passes stick and came home in 4th. One more to go at Valencia and there’s just pride left to play for.