Lorenzo crowned World Champion

Spain’s Jorge Lorenzo has been crowned MotoGP world champion after finishing third in the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang.

The Fiat Yamaha rider finished behind teammate Valentino Rossi and Andrea Dovizioso, enough for him to secure the title with three races to go.

Spain’s Dani Pedrosa had been the nearest challenger but his faint chance of the title faded after he was sidelined through injury.

Sepang results:

1 V Rossi (Ita) Fiat Yamaha
2 A Dovizioso (Ita) Repsol Honda
3 J Lorenzo (Sp) Fiat Yamaha
4 B Spies (USA) Tech 3 Yamaha
5 A Bautista (Spa) Rizla Suzuki
6 N Hayden (USA) Ducati
7 H Aoyama (Jpn) Interwetten Honda
8 M Simoncelli (Ita) Gresini Honda
9 M Melandri (Ita) Gresini Honda
10 R de Puniet (Fr) LCR Honda
11 H Barbera (Sp) Paginas Amarillas Aspar Ducati
12 M Kallio (Fin) Pramac Ducati

World championship standings:

1 J Lorenzo (Sp) Yamaha 313 – world champion
2 D Pedrosa (Sp) Honda 228
3 V Rossi (It) Yamaha 181
4 C Stoner (Aus) Ducati 180
5 A Dovizioso (It) Honda 179
6 B Spies (US) Yamaha 152
7 N Hayden (US) Ducati 139
8 R de Puniet (Fr) Honda 94
9 M Simoncelli (It) Honda 92
10 M Melandri (It) Honda 86
11 C Edwards (US) Yamaha 81
12 H Barbera (Sp) Ducati 74
13 A Bautista (Sp) Suzuki 69
14 A Espargaro (Sp) Ducati 52
15 H Aoyama (Jpn) Honda 44
16 L Capirossi (It) Suzuki 41
17 M Kallio (Fin) Ducati 38
18 A de Angelis (SM) Honda 11
19 RL Hayden (US) Honda 5
20 K Akiyoshi (Jpn) Honda 4
21 W Yoshikawa (Jpn) Yamaha 1

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