Sepang : Team KR - Preview
MotoGP continues to deliver racing of the highest calibre. And it will take a huge effort from any rider to win here at Sepang.
Track temperatures are high in Malaysia at around the 45 to 50 degree mark, with ambient temperatures nudging the
high thirties. And there is invariably around 80% humidity. This can often prove more debilitating to riders than sheer heat.
The 5.548km Sepang track has two long straights, fast open turns, one left/right flick, and a tight left turn onto the start/finish straight. Hard braking at the end of the two straights requires a stable set-up while sheer power and a high top speed are at a premium too. The wide (25m) track offers plenty of overtaking opportunities through its ten right-hand turns and five lefts.
Kenny Roberts Jnr (Roberts KR211V), a winner here in 1999 and 2000, is achieving consistent results on the RC211V-powered Roberts machine and said, "We've done a lot of testing here and now that we're making progress at other tracks we have a chance to really step up here and try to get on terms with the podium finishers again. I know what it takes to win here and we'll be going all out to try to achieve that."
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