Maverick Vinales breaks Marc Marquez’s winning run at the Malaysian MotoGP to secure his and Yamaha’s second victory of the 2019 season.

With Vinales starring at Sepang, making up for his final-lap fall at Phillip Island battling Marquez for victory, it ends the Repsol Honda rider’s run of five consecutive wins but the reigning MotoGP world champion still secures the runner-up spot to break the all-time most points record for a single season.

Andrea Dovizioso pulls off a customary recovery ride for Ducati to take third place ahead of Valentino Rossi who showed a remarkable return to form after a tough sequence of races for Yamaha.

Alex Rins keeps up his fight for third place in the MotoGP riders’ world championship with fifth place for Suzuki ahead of Petronas Yamaha duo Franco Morbidelli and Fabio Quartararo who both failed to replicate their front-running practice pace in the race.

With Jack Miller suffering a late race fade in eighth place, the Pramac Ducati rider did keep ahead of Ducati’s Danilo Petrucci and Suzuki’s Joan Mir – the latter picking up a Long Lap penalty for colliding with Johann Zarco who dropped out of the race for LCR Honda.

It was double disappointment for LCR Honda as Cal Crutchlow also crashed out, while Jorge Lorenzo secures his first points Misano in 14th place.

The Malaysian MotoGP weekend was a sombre event following the death of Afridza Munandar in an accident during the opening race of the Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup.

Check out the Malaysian MotoGP Rider Ratings in the video below:

Malaysian MotoGP Rider Ratings

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