Ducati team press release
Andrea Dovizioso and Cal Crutchlow of the Ducati Team had no luck in the Shell Advance Malaysian Grand Prix at the Sepang circuit today, both men falling foul to technical problems on their bikes that affected their eventual results.
Dovizioso powered away well from row 2 at the start of the 20-lap race and was third at the end of the opening lap. On the next lap the Italian was passed by Marquez, but was comfortably able to hold on to fourth place for 14 laps, with a safe lead over Bradl. A problem with his Desmosedici however forced him to slow and he lost a few positions, eventually finishing the race in eighth place.
Crutchlow also got a good start from the third row to find himself sixth behind Bradl, but on lap 5 his GP14’s engine suddenly cut out with an electrical problem and the bike came to a halt, forcing the British rider into retirement.