Check out the images from a wet and wild MotoGP race in Sepang, Malaysia this weekend.
A tropical storm descended on the Sepang MotoGP race this past weekend and we have the images to prove it. As if racing a 200-horsepower GP bike isn’t difficult enough in the dry, these world class warriors were dragging knees and footpegs while battling for the win.
When the checkered flag finally flew, it was Ducati’s Andrea Dovisioso picking up his first victory since 2009. He finished ahead of Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi and his teammate Jorge Lorenzo. You can read the full 2016 Sepang MotoGP Results article on Motorsport.com, but before you go we recommend browsing the photos here.
The start of the 2016 MotoGP Race in Sepang was wet and the action would get wild.
Jorge Lorenzo (99) leads the MotoGP pack in the opening laps of the Malaysian GP at Sepang 2016.
2016 MotoGP Champion Marc Marquez (93) battled with the lead group before crashing out with seven laps to go.
Andrea Iannone (Ducati Team 29) – DNF - It was a great race, I started off really strongly and aggressively and immediately had a great scrap with Rossi. I really enjoyed it a lot and in the end, even though I crashed, I am pleased because I gave 100%.
Maverick Viñales (Suzuki Team 25) Although sixth place is not so bad, I’m disappointed with the race result. We had a very positive weekend and I performed very fast in the dry, I really had hopes for a podium and also for a victory, but unfortunately in wet conditions we are not competitive yet. We struggle to find a good configuration with the electronics, which makes my riding very hard, in particular when it comes to acceleration. I can’t feel confident with the traction control.
As the race wore down it was Valentino Rossi (46) battling the Ducati Team but he wouldn't hold them off forever.
Cal Crutchlow won the last race at Phillip Island but crashed out of fourth place this weekend at Sepang.
Valentino Rossi wheelies his M1 across the finish line in second place at Sepang 2016
Aleix Espargaro wheelies the Suzuki GSX-RR during qualifying at Sepang. We just thought this was a great picture.