Miguel Oliveira dominated the Sepang Moto2 race Sunday, winning the 19-lap contest by 2.3 seconds and never coming under attack the entire way. The wire-to-wire win -- Oliveira led at times by as much as five seconds -- is the Portugese rider's second of the season and second in a row.
Brad Binder charged through the field from eighth to take second -- his second second-place in a row. And World Champion Franco Morbidelli put the exclamation point on his championship with the final spot on the podium. Morbidelli, who has won eight races this year with one race to go, was crowned champion prior to the contest when injuries from qualifying prevented rival Thomas Luthi from making the start.
Mattia Pasini, more than 21-seconds back, took fourth just in front of Fancesco Bagnaia (5th) in a race that saw 10 riders crash. Hometown favorite Hafizh Syahrin climbed as high as fourth in the middle of the contest before losing ground and finishing sixth. Fabio Quartararo got his fourth, top-10 finish of the year with seventh. Xavi Vierge (8th), Isaac Vinales (9th) and Tetsuda Nagashima founded out the top 10.
|Pos.||No.||Rider||Bike||Time / Diff.|
|8||97||Xavi VIERGE||Tech 3||24.976|
|11||24||Simone CORSI||Speed Up||28.614|
|12||37||Augusto FERNANDEZ||Speed Up||29.125|
|18||15||Alex DE ANGELIS||Kalex||+1'24.767|
|7||Lorenzo BALDASSARRI||Kalex||8 Laps|
|62||Stefano MANZI||Kalex||9 Laps|
|49||Axel PONS||Kalex||12 Laps|
|26||Dimas EKKY PRATAMA||Kalex||18 Laps|
|87||Remy GARDNER||Tech 3||18 Laps|
|73||Alex MARQUEZ||Kalex||18 Laps|
|Not Finished 1st Lap|
|30||Takaaki NAKAGAMI||Kalex||0 Lap|
|11||Sandro CORTESE||Suter||0 Lap|
|10||Luca MARINI||Kalex||0 Lap|
|89||Khairul Idham PAWI||Kalex||0 Lap|