WSBK RD 6

Circuit Information:

Round 6 of the WSBK championship heads to Malaysia and the Sepang International Circuit. The circuits main characteristics are that of sweeping corners and wide straights. The back straight is one of the longest on the calendar and unusually is separated from the front straight and pits by only one corner. The circuit is unfortunately probably best known for the untimely death of Moto GP star Marco Simoncelli in 2011.

 

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Length:5.543 Km

Corners:15

Left corners:5

Right corners:10

 

 

Lap of Sepang with Zulfahmi Khairuddin:

 

 

 

Weekend predictions:

 

Imola proved to be a strong weekend for Chaz Davies as he dominated both races and put himself firmly in the frame for the world title this season. Jonathan Rea continued his run of podium finishes this season with 2 second places with his team mate Tom Sykes gaining two 3rd places. Other notable results from last weekend were the results of Leon Camier who finished 6th and 5th on his MV Augusta finishing above both factory Hondas in both races.

For this weekend I feel the Kawasakis power advantage may come in to play here but Davies seems to be on a roll at the moment and will be hard to beat if Ducati can find a bit of extra power. Rea will be hoping that his team can over come the engine braking issue that has been hampering him at different points this season. Hopefully the Hondas will be able to regain some of the early season form and be up the front competing for the podium.

 

Podium predictions:

  1. T.Sykes
  2. C.Davies
  3. J.Rea

 

  1. C.Davies
  2. J.Rea
  3. T.Sykes

Starts                                                     End

WorldSBK – SP1 13:30 pm Local/6:30 am GMT 13:45 pm Local/6:45 am GMT
WorldSBK – SP2 13:55 pm Local/ 6:55 am GMT 14:10 pm Local/ 7:10 am GMT
WorldSSP – SP1 14:30 pm Local/ 7:30 am GMT 14:45 pm Local/ 7:45 am GMT
WorldSSP – SP2 14:55 pm Local/ 7:55 am GMT 15:10 pm Local/ 8:10 am GMT
WorldSBK – Race 1 16:00 pm Local/ 9:00 am GMT
WorldSSP – Race 14:20 pm Local/ 7:20 am GMT
WorldSBK – Race 2 16:00 pm Local/ 9:00 am GMT

 

 

All races willbe live on eurosport 2.There may not be a review of this weekends races as I will be at the North West 200 all weekend I will hopefully get to watch the races sunday night keep an eye on my Twitter as any review will appear there.

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