Pole man Dani Pedrosa led every lap of the Malaysian GP to take his second win of the season and seal the hat-trick of victories for the Repsol Honda Team in the fly away races, dominating the race from the off.
Pedrosa made a strong start off the line and never looked back, giving a riding masterclass and proving that his arm issues are well and truly behind him.
As all eyes focused on the intense battle between Marquez and Rossi for third, Pedrosa built a steady lead over Lorenzo in second, and managed the gap to perfection, eventually finishing the race with a margin of 3.6 seconds over the Yamaha rider. .
Pedrosa said: “I am very happy because it was a very nice Grand Prix! We had a good feeling from Friday, we were able to manage the weekend well and above all we had a bike that worked very well during every practice. The setup we used at this circuit in February during testing helped me a lot and I’m very happy to take this win for my team, who have been behind me all the way. I am especially pleased to finish the season very positively, as it has been a hard year but we are now recovering well and we’re in good form. Australia is always the hardest race of the year for me, but that turned out fine and I’m really glad we completed the fly aways like this.”
With his victory, Pedrosa moves up into fourth in the Championship Standings with just one race of 2015 remaining in Valencia.