MotoGP: Sepang, the wet weekend conditions at the penultimate race of the season.
Only one this was consistent during this weekend, the rain. It lead to delays in qualifying & heavily modified sessions. Despite this, our riders held their own and proved to be up the challenges.
In particular Alex Rins rode exceptionally well grabbing himself a podium finish, good signs of what could be to come! A solid top 10 for both Danilo Petrucci & Hafizh Syahrin, a further podium for Enea Bastianini in Moto3.
Last up is Valencia, the final race of the season, the championship is already decided but there is still much to race for! After Valencia begins the long wait until next season!
Alex Rins SECOND
“I feel very happy because our race pace was strong and I was able to close the gaps to the other riders and pass them during the race. I still had very good pace even in the last few laps because I was able to manage the tyres well, but I lost time earlier in the race so that made it more difficult. We’re working really hard and we have found important things and learned more for next year. I’m very excited to go to Valencia, especially as we are feeling very strong with the bike now, and Suzuki deserve to end the season on a high.”
Danilo Petrucci NINTH
“I’m not happy with the way things went today. We had a good pace throughout the weekend but today I couldn’t manage the tyres and I struggled since the start. I tried to do my best but the temperature didn’t help. Conditions will be different at Valencia and I hope to get a good result to finish the season”.
Hafizh Syahrin TENTH
“It’s just unbelievable! First of all, I want to say thank you very much to my team, because they always believe in me and give me great motivation. Yesterday has been a disaster for us, but we made up for it. In the starting grid, I saw my father and was just emotional and had to hug him. I want to thank everybody that came here. To arrive in the top 10 for my home GP was my target, but to be honest, I didn’t believe it was possible. But in the end, we did it, which is incredible. I want to thank everybody; I love my family and my fans. I’m so happy!”
Enea Bastianini THIRD
“It was a beautiful race! After a not brilliant start, I managed to recover and bring me back to the front group. The last lap was very difficult, because I had to protect myself from those behind and at the same time try to overcome the guys in front. It’s my 24th career podium, I’ll go to Valencia to do even better! “