Monster Vitality Yamaha MotoGP man was once untouchable on Sunday in Malaysia as he beats Marquez and Dovizioso on the podium
Thanks to a formidable performance on the Shell Malaysia Bike Huge Prix, Maverick Viñales (Monster Vitality Yamaha MotoGP) picked up his second have interaction of the 2019 season in emphatic vogue. The Spaniard raced obvious of a improving second-way Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) as Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) fought off Valentino Rossi (Monster Vitality Yamaha MotoGP) for P3.
Starting from P11 – his worst qualifying since Mugello 2015 – Marquez significant a lightning birth up. Each and every he and Dovizioso, the Italian starting P10, did exactly that as they blasted into Turn 1. Jack Miller (Pramac Racing) launched from P4 and managed to snatch the lead on the hole lap, however it absolutely was once a sinister birth up for polesitter Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT) as the Frenchman fell to P7, Marquez getting the larger of him straight away.
It didn’t decide long sooner than Viñales had snatched the baton from Miller though, the Yamaha sliding up the inside of the Ducati at Turn 11 as Marquez handed Franco Morbidelli (Petronas Yamaha SRT) for P4 on the hole lap. A frantic first lap wasn’t over though as Dovizioso and Miller battled for P2 at Turn 14 and Turn 15. The Desmosedici duo ran quite wide on the final corner and sniffing an alternative, Marquez pounced and sat up Miller – however the Australian grunted previous Marquez heading into Turn 1 on Lap 2. The jostling was once most provocative serving to Viñales’ location off though, the amount 12 rider raced to a 0.6 second lead as he location a 1: 59.9 on Lap 2 to unleash himself from the MotoGP™ freight exclaim. Marquez knew he had to face up ground snappy and on Lap 3 the World Champion was once previous Miller for P2, however it absolutely was once going to make a decision some doing to reel in Viñales.
“I wish to commit this flee to Munandar” 03/11/2019
Are residing the thrill on the Sepang World Circuit with Viñales, Marquez and Dovizoso talking in parc ferme with Simon Crafar
With Viñales flying and Marquez chasing, the combat for the final podium space was once effectively and the truth is on. Dovizioso grabbed P3 from Miller on Lap 4 and The Doctor was once moreover going giant weapons to ache Miller too. After a few goes, Rossi dispatched Miller at Turn 9 as the Australian saved a crash – was once the Pramac man hitting tyre troubles within the soaring heat? Effectively, rapidly after, issues obtained heated between Miller and Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) on the final corner as the two made contact. At the entrance, Viñales was once conserving a 1.4/1.5 lead over Marquez as Dovizioso and Rossi were unable to protect up tabs on the Honda. It snappy was a combat for the final podium space between the two former Italians, with Rossi discovering it refined going to assemble a go stick due to the Dovizioso’s excellent straight-line energy.
While Miller slipped help into the clutches of Petronas Yamaha SRT duo and Johann Zarco (LCR Honda Idemitsu), Rins was once making ahead progress. Viñales was once cushy out entrance, Marquez wasn’t being disquieted in P2 however the P3 combat was once on. Dovi vs Rossi, Rins closing in. With six laps to go Rins had within the gash worth of a two-second gap down to below a second, with Rossi all yet again unable to assemble a gradual, lunging go at Turn 9 stick on Dovizioso. Heading onto the final couple of laps there was once nothing to resolve from Dovi, Rossi and Rins for P3. Viñales was once now three seconds obvious of Marquez as the duo rounded the final lap to mutter giant respective outcomes. Viñales untouchable in Malaysia, Marquez claiming yet every other high-two make.
Round 18: MotoGP™ Shell Malaysia Bike Huge Prix 03/11/2019
Be part of Matt Birt, Steve Day and Simon Crafar on the Sepang World Circuit for the Shell Malaysia Bike Huge Prix
Rossi’s await a podium goes on after being unable to assemble the larger of Dovizioso in Sepang, however it absolutely wasn’t by an absence of effort. Rins bridged the gap to the Italians however couldn’t sooner or later mount a ache for a rostrum. It wasn’t the Sunday Petronas Yamaha SRT would were searching for out as Morbidelli and Quartararo picked up P6 and P7 respectively. Miller slipped help to P9 to make as the second Ducati, Danilo Petrucci (Ducati Team) notched up P9. Closing out the stop 10 was once Joan Mir (Team Suzuki Ecstar) after the Spaniard was once alive to by an incident with Zarco at Turn 14. With four laps to go, while combating with Miller, Mir made a lunge up the inside of the Frenchman which resulted in the Honda rider crashing. Mir was once judged to were at fault as the rookie was once handed a protracted-lap penalty.
After famed weekends in Australia, Malaysia wasn’t so lucky for Andrea Iannone (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini) and Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda Castrol). Each and every riders crashed throughout the flee, both riders were thankfully okay.
FREE: Marquez from 11th to 2nd on lap 1 in Malaysia 03/11/2019
Plod OnBoard with the Repsol Honda rider to relive the amazing opening moments of the Malaysian Huge Prix
A honest searching performance now objects Viñales and Yamaha up for an unprecedented cease to the 2019 advertising and marketing campaign in Valencia, with Marquez deciding on up yet every other file – essentially the most choices scored in a premier class season. One closing flee weekend awaits in two weeks’ time as the MotoGP™ riders plot to complete the season on a excessive, as effectively as giving themselves a effective springboard into 2020.
1. Maverick Viñales (Monster Vitality Yamaha MotoGP)
2. Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) 3.059
3. Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) 5.611
4. Valentino Rossi (Monster Vitality Yamaha MotoGP) 5.965
5. Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) 6.350
6. Franco Morbidelli (Petronas Yamaha SRT) 9.993
7. Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT) 12.864
8. Jack Miller (Pramac Racing) 17.252
9. Danilo Petrucci (Ducati Team) 19.773
10. Joan Mir (Team Suzuki Ecstar) 22.854
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