Full Recap and Results Below.
Efren Vazquez has taken his second career victory following a bruising Moto3 race at Sepang, warm and sunny conditions greeted the riders with the ambient temperature sitting at 34 degrees Celsius. Vazquez eventually made a fine move on the final corner and won the run to the line to edge out Jack Miller and Alex Rins. Rins did fantastically to recover from starting 17th on the grid but the real story of the race revolved around Miller. Much like at Phillip Island last week Miller rode extremely aggressively throughout, taking the steps that he felt necessary and making several strong passing maneuvers on Alex Marquez.
Miller shunted the Championship leader wide on a number of occasions and also had welcome assistance from his friend Danny Kent; Marquez was eventually passed and beaten by Kent on the final lap and had to settle for fifth place, his Championship lead to Miller cut to eleven points heading into the final race at Valencia. Alexis Masbou crossed the line in sixth place a couple of tenths behind Marquez and was followed a further second back by Niccolo Antonelli, Jakub Kornfeil, Karel Hanika and Enea Bastianini. The race was extremely high in incident, the hot slippery conditions resulted in no less than fourteen retirements.
Marquez was furious after the race and remonstrated petulantly with Danny Kent and then his team, he had little to complain about however as he gave as good as he got throughout. His team principal Emilio Alzamora was later seen complaining to IRTA in the pit lane, however once the dust settles and the tantrums abate all the ingredients are there for a mouth-watering showdown in two weeks time.
|11||5||58||Juanfran GUEVARA||Kalex KTM||17.407|
|12||4||99||Jorge NAVARRO||Kalex KTM||17.610|
|16||43||Luca GRÜNWALD||Kalex KTM||37.505|
|18||65||Philipp OETTL||Kalex KTM||38.773|
|19||4||Gabriel RAMOS||Kalex KTM||55.583|
|17||John MCPHEE||Honda||1 Lap|
|21||Francesco BAGNAIA||KTM||6 Laps|
|32||Isaac VIÑALES||KTM||7 Laps|
|5||Romano FENATI||KTM||7 Laps|
|9||Scott DEROUE||Kalex KTM||10 Laps|
|3||Matteo FERRARI||Mahindra||10 Laps|
|55||Andrea LOCATELLI||Mahindra||11 Laps|
|41||Brad BINDER||Mahindra||12 Laps|
|31||Niklas AJO||Husqvarna||14 Laps|
|63||Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN||Honda||17 Laps|
|16||Andrea MIGNO||Mahindra||17 Laps|
|13||Jasper IWEMA||Mahindra||17 Laps|
|93||Ramdan ROSLI||KTM||17 Laps|
|Not Finished 1st Lap|
|44||Miguel OLIVEIRA||Mahindra||0 Lap|