The Crowning Of Casey Stoner In Sepang

Casey Stoner in action during MotoGP 2006 race at Sepang International Circuit.

3rd September, Sepang - With Sepang hosting the penultimate round of the year and Casey Stoner in red hot form, the 2007 Polini Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix could well be the stage to crown the young Australian as the new MotoGP champion.

Based on his sensational individual performance and the supreme power of Ducati Desmosedici GP7 machine this season, closest rival Valentino Rossi would need to perform beyond his personal best to stop the 21-year Stoner from joining fellow Australians Mick Doohan and Wayne Gardner as kings of the premier class.
While both Doohan and Gardner carved their names as champions in the era of the 500cc class, Stoner would be the first rider to pen his name as the first MotoGP champion of the new 800cc machines.

Fans of Rossi, however, would not be easily convinced that fight for the world title is over until it is actually over. The seven-time world Italian is not called "The Doctor' without reason and Rossi is expected to produce another sensational 'formula' to take the battle for the coveted crown to the wire at the final round in Valencia on November 4.

Then, of course, there are 17 other riders with not less than 10 of them capable of turn the tables against Stoner and Rossi at the Malaysian GP. World champion Nicky Hayden, Dani Pedrosa, Marco Melandri, Loris Capirossi, Toni Elias, Chris Vermeulen and Alex Barros have all beaten both Stoner and Rossi before; and they are more than capable to get the better of the two leading riders again in Sepang.

With the battle in the 250cc and 125cc equally thrilling and a long list of exciting support races incorporated in the race programme, fans can expect a weekend fully packed with racing actions and excitement at the Polini Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2007, scheduled from October 19 to 21.

Friday, October 19 will feature the free practice sessions and the first qualifying session for the 125cc and 250cc as well as the qualifying sessions for the support races - the Malaysian Super Series' Superbike Championship, 600cc Supersport Championship, 250cc Aprilia Cup, 150cc Aprilia Cup and the 135cc Production Bike Championship.

On Saturday, October 20, fans can catch the conclusive qualifying rounds for all three rounds - the 125cc, 250cc and the MotoGP classes - as well as the opening race for all the support races.

Sunday, October 21 will be Race Day and fans could witness history in the crowning of Casey Stoner as the 2007 champion or another sensational ride by The Doctor to keep his championship hopes alive in the MotoGP class as well as thrilling races of the 125cc and 250cc riders and the concluding battle of the Malaysian Super Series.

Tickets for the Polini Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix are priced as low as RM10 and SIC also offering special packages for bulk purchases.

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