Marquez admits: "Never know where the limit lies"
Marc Marquez spoke at the press conference with Alex Rins and Johann Zarco about the Malaysia Grand Prix. He was visibly impressed with the Yamaha pace.
Soon you can read in our news section what the World Champion had to say!
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MotoGP: Everything at a glance
Honda is allowed to celebrate in Sepang. Marc Marquez secures his 70th victory, the 44th in MotoGP. He also seals the constructors' championship for manufacturer Honda. Here are all important links to the race:
– Score MotoGP race
– Report MotoGP race
– World Cup stand MotoGP
MotoGP: Lorenzo praises Rossi
Jorge Lorenzo had to suspend the race in Malaysia due to injury. He still looked at it and commented on Twitter. The Spaniard is impressed by Valentino Rossi's performance. "I have never seen Valentino drive so consistently, apart from the crash, riding for more than ten laps in a tenth, on one of the hottest and longest distances – that really impressed me, and some people said after the last race that he would now feel his age … ", writes the former team-mate of the Italian.
MotoGP: Andrea Dovizioso is Vice World Champion
With the fall of Valentino Rossi is also clear: Andrea Dovizioso is, as in 2017, again Vice-World Champion this year. The Italian was able to enter the title with the sixth place today. If Rossi had won then it would have been really exciting again.
– World Cup stand MotoGP (after 18 of 19 races of the season)
MotoGP: Syahrin can not believe it
Hafizh Syahrin was very emotional even before the start of the race. After all, he wrote history today: As the first Malay he entered a MotoGP race in Sepang. He did not convince in qualifying and had to start from the last place on the grid. But with a spirited ride, he manages to finish in the top 10 in tenth place. It's his third top 10 finish in his rookie season. Good job!
Marquez: "Vale motivated me"
Marc Marquez (1st): The start was not perfect, but I was able to pick up the other riders bit by bit, and then the grip on the tires was gone and I had to manage, but it got better and I got to Vale That provoked my motivation, and when he made the mistake, I took speed out of my congratulations to Jorge Martin and Pecco Bagnaia. "
Rins: "I saw Zarco in front of me …"
Alex Rins (2nd): "I saw Zarco in front of me and always pushed, I said to myself: 'He will not beat me today.' It is always a pleasure to drive here in front of all these people. "
Zarco: "Could not keep the pace"
Johann Zarco (3rd): "Not only in the last laps did I fight for Grip, but I had a good start, only Valentino was far enough ahead, I could not overtake him, but we had a good speed, the start of the race was strong, but then I did I made a mistake and Marc overtook me, and then I could not keep my pace, but had a good lead in fourth, and Rins came back in the end, good job from him, good job from Marc, nice again on the podium to be."
MotoGP: Marc Marquez wins!
With 1.9 seconds lead drives Marc Marquez over the finish line. The Spaniard has benefited from Valentino Rossi's mistakes and can drive home without pressure. Alex Rins and Johann Zarco are also looking forward to their podium finishes.
Maverick Vinales is fourth, he has mitigation limited. Dani Pedrosa is fifth and only in sixth place is the first Ducati with Andrea Dovizioso. Alvaro Bautista is in seventh place ahead of Jack Miller, Danilo Petrucci and Hafizh Syahrin. Great performance from the Tech-3 rookie!
There are also points for: Aleix Espargaro, Franco Morbidelli, Stefan Bradl, Taka Nakagami and Bradley Smith. Tom Lüthi did not make it back. Valentino Rossi still ranks 18th on the finish line.
MotoGP: Rins grabs Zarco
Alex Rins gets P2 from Zarco. He passes the Yamaha and will score another great result. Vinales is out of the race. In fourth, he is two seconds behind the pair.
MotoGP: Bradl on P13
Bradl has benefited from the failures and is now in 13th place. He continues to drive behind Morbidelli and over two seconds ahead of his team-mate Taka Nakagami. It looks very good for the German, he will score points today.
It's getting tight behind it. The question is: Will Tom Lüthi finally make a championship point? He is one second behind KTM driver Bradley Smith on P16.