Maverick Vinales won the Grand Prix of Malaysia MotoGPNovember 4, 2019
Maverick Vinales brought Yamaha a second victory in the 2019 season after the race in Assen, leading most of the Malaysian Grand Prix distance.
The main events of the race unfolded at the start, when the holder of the pole position Fabio Cuartararo fell to eighth place, and Marc Marquez for two turns rose from 11th position to sixth. The leader was unexpectedly the driver of Pramac Jack Miller, who, however, on the back line was ahead of Vinales, and then Marquez.
The struggle for leadership in the race did not work – Vinales made no mistakes and gradually came off, at the finish, bringing the lead to three seconds. Marc Marquez calmly finished second. In the battle for third place, Andrea Dovizioso was able to contain the onslaught of Yamaha Valentino Rossi and Suzuki Alex Rince.
Petronas Yamaha riders finished the race only sixth and seventh after the start in the front row, with Morbidelli ahead of Cuartararo, who was extremely upset after the finish. Jack Miller wrestled with Marquez in the first laps, but then rolled back to eighth place after contact with Rince.
The top 10 was closed by Danilo Petrucci and Joan Mir, who received a long lap penalty for a clash with Joan Zarko, who before the fall went to good points.
The final stage of the MotoGP season will be held November 16-17 in Valencia, where the title holder in the team standings will be determined – while Ducati is ahead of Honda by two points.
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