Andrea Dovizioso wins a wet Malaysian MotoGP to force a final round title showdown with Marc Marquez.

Nonetheless, a safe fourth place for Marquez means the Repsol Honda rider will take a healthy 21-point advantage into next month's Valencia finale.

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Tech 3's Jonas Folger returned to Germany on the eve of the Motegi round to undergo tests for a suspected recurrence of the Epstein Barr virus and was replaced by Michael van der Mark, making his MotoGP debut.

Aprilia's Aleix Espargaro was absent after injuring his hand at Phillip Island...

1. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (GP17) 44m 51.497s
2. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Ducati Team (GP17) 44m 52.240s
3. Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1)* 45m 1.235s
4. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 45m 9.260s
5. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 45m 20.641s
6. Danilo Petrucci ITA Octo Pramac (GP17) 45m 21.877s
7. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 45m 22.266s
8. Jack Miller AUS EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 45m 26.735s
9. Maverick Viñales ESP Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 45m 29.550s
10. Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 45m 31.344s
11. Alvaro Bautista ESP Pull&Bear Aspar (GP16) 45m 34.056s
12. Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 45m 36.099s
13. Scott Redding GBR Octo Pramac (GP16) 45m 40.193s
14. Hector Barbera ESP Reale Avintia (GP16) 45m 41.555s
15. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 45m 42.202s
16. Michael Van Der Mark NED Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 45m 47.894s
17. Andrea Iannone ITA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 45m 49.888s
18. Tito Rabat ESP EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 46m 17.068s
Sam Lowes GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)* DNF
Karel Abraham CZE Pull&Bear Aspar (GP15) DNF
Loris Baz FRA Reale Avintia (GP15) DNF
Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* DNF
* Rookie

Blue = Factory Team.
Red = Satellite Team.

By Peter McLaren

 

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