Full Recap and Results Below.
Marc Marquez has taken his twelfth victory of the season during a sweltering Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang, the 2014 Champion equaled Mick Doohan's long standing premier class win record and also sealed the constructors Championship for Honda. Marquez had a difficult start to the race, dropping back to seventh at the opening corner. He eventually came out on top of a race-long scrap with Valentino Rossi and with five laps remaining he pulled the pin and disappeared into the distance after being given a thorough examination by 'The Doctor'.
Rossi had passed his team mate Jorge Lorenzo with ten laps remaining and Marquez promptly followed him through - the two entered into their own race from there but Rossi ended up over two seconds behind Marquez. Lorenzo began to struggle with severe tire drop-off at the halfway stage after leading the race early on, he fell away dramatically from the front but went on to earn his eighth successive podium a further second behind Rossi.
Stefan Bradl crossed the line in fourth place and held off a stern late challenge from Bradley Smith while Pol Espargaro rode through the pain barrier to take a brave sixth place under trying conditions. Yonny Hernandez took seventh spot ahead of fellow Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso who encountered mechanical issues in the closing laps and was lucky to finish the race at all. Hector Barbera and Scott Redding rounded out the top ten in a race of high attrition where only fourteen riders finished.
Aleix Espargaro and Alvaro Bautista crashed out of the race on lap two, coming together under heavy braking at turn one. Dani Pedrosa crashed out of second place on the same lap after being passed by Lorenzo for the race lead. He was able to remount his Honda but cruelly crashed out of the race again having recovered to eleventh place with seven laps remaining. Cal Crutchlow retired early on after encountering mechanical issues while Nicky Hayden crashed on lap seven, losing the front under braking at the turn nine hairpin.
|13||3||63||Mike DI MEGLIO||Avintia||+1'27.773|
|15||Alex DE ANGELIS||Forward Yamaha||1 Lap|
|9||Danilo PETRUCCI||ART||6 Laps|
|26||Dani PEDROSA||Honda||8 Laps|
|17||Karel ABRAHAM||Honda||9 Laps|
|69||Nicky HAYDEN||Honda||14 Laps|
|35||Cal CRUTCHLOW||Ducati||16 Laps|
|41||Aleix ESPARGARO||Forward Yamaha||19 Laps|
|19||Alvaro BAUTISTA||Honda||19 Laps|