Efren Vazquez's superb blocking and cornering in the Moto3 Malaysian Grand Prix secured him his second victory of the season in a tough race where the title battle played out in the leading group.

A stunning last lap in the hot, tricky conditions handed the SaxoPrintRTG rider the win, Honda power helping him slip past Jack Miller at the line after pushing Alex Rins wide.

After spending much of his race swapping paint with championship leader Alex Marquez and surrounded by Hondas, it was Miller who took second by 0.213s behind Vazquez, riding tough and braking hard to improve his title chances, making contact with his main rival when necessary.

The Red Bull KTM rider's performance reduces the Championship points difference to Alex Marquez to eleven heading into the final round of the season.

The final spot on the podium fell to Estrella Galicia rider Alex Rins, who worked his way up to the leaders from 17th on the grid, initially seeming to be willing to help out his team-mate before the lead trio got clear over the final corners and taking the race on himself.

Jack Miller's Ajo team-mate Danny Kent's performance saw him take an impressive fourth for Husqvarna, aiding Miller as it was Marquez who lost out in the run to the line, the Estrella Galicia rider was clearly annoyed, shouting at gesticulating at Kent on the warm down lap.

Fellow Briton John McPhee fell as the battle heated up on the final lap after putting in a strong performance with the front runners.

Alexis Masbou wasn't far behind after an earlier effort to catch the leaders and took sixth for Ongetta-Rivacold.

Niccolo Antonelli took seventh for Junior Go & Fun, with Jakub Kornfeil fading a little for Calvo Team in eighth.

Five seconds adrift Karel Hanika was next to take the flag in ninth for Red Bull KTM Ajo, Enea Bastianini was even further down the road for Go & Fun to complete the top ten finishers.

Further adrift after an eight second wait Juanfran Guevara took eleventh for Mapfre Aspar, he was raced to the line by the Marc VDS bike of Jorge Navarro.

The field fractured further thanks to all the crashes and retirements leaving a twelve second gap between Navarro and Hafiq Azmi. Azmi in thirteenth for SIC-AJO was the only home rider not to crash.

CIP rider Alessandro Tonucci finished 14h and replacement rider Remy Gardner rode solidly for Team Calvo to pick up the final point.

Mahindra's Miguel Oliveira was the first faller, not making past the first lap, he was a podium finisher at Sepang last season.

Local rider Zulfahmi Khairuddin didn't last much longer crashing out on lap three, he was joined by Andrea Migno, the second of the Mahindra riders. Jasper Iwema and wild-card Ramdan Rosli did'nt last much longer, with Niklas Ajo retiring his Husqvarna on the same lap.

After a fantastic start Brad Binder also retired nursing his Ambrogio Racing Mahindra back to the pits, he had been 25th on the grid before climbing into the sharp end of the top ten when his bike failed.

Also crashing out were Andrea Locatelli, Scott Deroue, Matteo Ferrari, the second home wild-card of Hafiza Rofa.

Isaac Vinales was chasing the leaders down when he lost his Calvo bike,Romano Fenati who retired with engine trouble with seven laps to go closely followed into the pits by his Sky Racing VR46 team-mate Francesco Bagnaia.

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