Honda rider Marc Marquez is edging towards winning his first MotoGP Championship as the Spaniard comes into the Malaysian Grand Prix at the Sepang International Circuit as the favourite, after registering a victory in the previous race at MotorLand.
Where to Watch Live
The first practice session starts at 1:55am BST. Real-time internet updates are available on the MotoGP's official website. Live coverage of the second practice session starts at 6:05am BST, with British Eurosport 2 providing the live coverage in the UK.
- Circuit Name: Sepang International Circuit
- First MotoGP Race: 1991
- Circuit Length: 5.548 km
- Number of Laps: 20
- Race Distance: 111.0 km
- Most Wins: Valentino Rossi (7)
- 2012 Winner: Dani Pedros (Honda)
- 2012 Pole: Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha)
Rider's Championship Review
Marquez has been in a brilliant run in the 2013 edition of the MotoGP season, having already won six races. The 20-year-old Spaniard is leading the Championship leader board with 278 points and his victory in the Argon Grand Prix has seen him extend his lead at the top.
Defending champion Jorge Lorenzo sits in second place with 239 points and with just three races left after the Malaysian Grand Prix, the Yamaha rider's chance of retaining the Championship looks very slim. Marquez's compatriot and Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa is third with 219 points.
Valentino Rossi is fourth with 185 points with Britain star and Tech 3 rider Cal Crutchlow is fifth, trailing Yamaha's Italian rider by 29 points.
Constructor's Championship Review
With Marquez and Pedrosa dominating the rider's points table, Honda sits at the top of the constructor's table with 497 points. They lead second place Yamaha by 73 points and are favourites to win the constructors this season. Tech 3 are third with 236 points with Crutchlow being the main contributor to the team.