Moto GP Malaysian Grand Prix

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Casey Stoner and Image courtesy of heraldsun.com.au
After finishing fifth at the MotoGP in Japan last weekend following a three race absence with an ankle injury, Casey Stoner  will be looking to make up for lost time when he lines up at the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday. With his hopes of winning and third world championship dashed by Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo in his absence, the 27 year-old will be looking to finish his career in the sport with a bang. Having already won around the Sepang International Circuit twice, in 2009 and 2007, the Australia will be confident of a strong showing and will be much better with a race under his belt.

Having won four of the past five races this season, Spaniard Dani Pedrosa  is undoubtedly the man to beat. He remains second in the championship standings behind compatriot Jorge Lorenzo  however, who has won six times in 2012. Yamaha rider Andrea Dovizioso  is just five points off Stoner in the standing and will be looking to close the gap with a podium finish, while his compatriot Valentino Rossi  is another that will have fond memories of the race. The Italian rider has won five MotoGP races in Malaysia since 2003, including the most recent event in 2010. The race was abandoned last year following the death of Marco Simoncelli in the opening stages of the race.

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