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Malaysian MotoGP: Motorsport.com's rider ratings

The MotoGP contingent had to weather extreme conditions at Sepang, with the Malaysian skies allowing some of the sport's underdogs to steal the limelight.

Vinales suffered "same problem as always" in the wet

Maverick Vinales was left frustrated by Suzuki’s lack of competitiveness in wet conditions at Sepang, blaming his lack of pace on the “same problem as always”.

Crutchlow could tell Dovizioso was the "guy to beat" at Sepang

Cal Crutchlow says he could tell Andrea Dovizioso would be the "guy to beat" in the Malaysian Grand Prix before the Honda rider crashed out of the five-way lead battle.

Iannone regrets not settling for third after Honda crashes

Ducati's Andrea Iannone says he would have slowed significantly to ensure a podium finish in the Malaysian Grand Prix if he knew rivals Marc Marquez and Cal Crutchlow crashed out.

Marquez says Sepang crash different mistake to Australia

Marc Marquez says his second consecutive crash from a MotoGP race at Sepang came for entirely different reasons compared to his Phillip Island retirement.

Dovizioso: Second career win “took too many years”

Andrea Dovizioso says it “took too many years” for him to score a second career MotoGP victory, which came seven years on from his first at Donington Park in 2009.

Lorenzo had been “praying for rain” before Sepang race

Jorge Lorenzo has revealed he was “praying for it to rain” immediately prior to the start of the Malaysian Grand Prix, as he didn’t want to race in mixed conditions.

Rossi was "risking too much" in Sepang victory battle

Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi says he was taking too many risks in the fight for victory in the penultimate race of the MotoGP season at Sepang.

Malaysian MotoGP: Top 5 quotes after race

Andrea Dovizioso scores a superb win in the Malaysia Grand Prix at Sepang

Malaysian MotoGP: Dovizioso beats Rossi for first win since 2009

Andrea Dovizioso scored his first MotoGP win for over seven years by defeating Valentino Rossi in a straight fight at Sepang, mastering the wet conditions as other leading contenders fell by the wayside.

Lorenzo: Strong wet-weather pace no surprise

Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo says his solid performance in rain-affected qualifying for the Malaysian Grand Prix came as no surprise to him, despite his well-documented wet-track struggles.

Rossi defends qualifying strategy after missing out on pole

Valentino Rossi has defended his decision to not pit during the second phase of qualifying at Sepang, even though Andrea Dovizioso improved his pace after changing the rear tyre.

Marquez targets podium despite “not feeling 100 percent”

Marc Marquez says his target for Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix will be to finish on the podium, even though he is still not feeling back to full strength after his bout of gastroenteritis.

Crutchlow "should have had pole" without Q2 crash

Cal Crutchlow believes he should have taken pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix on a wet track if he hadn't crashed his LCR Honda bike midway through Q2.

Malaysian MotoGP: Top 5 quotes after qualifying

Andrea Dovizioso powers to a superb pole position for the Malaysia Grand Prix at Sepang.

Malaysian MotoGP: Dovizioso snatches surprise pole for Ducati

Andrea Dovizioso grabbed a surprise pole for Ducati during a wet qualifying session at Sepang, the Italian beating the factory Yamaha duo of Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo.

Sepang extends MotoGP contract until 2021 season

Malaysia's Sepang International circuit will stay on the MotoGP calendar until at least until 2021 after signing a contract extension with promoter Dorna.

Malaysian MotoGP: Vinales fastest, Crutchlow crashes into Q1

Maverick Vinales topped a frantic third practice session at Sepang, while Australian GP winner Cal Crutchlow missed out on an automatic Q2 spot after a last-minute crash.

Opinion: Rossi shows he's still haunted by the demons of 2015

One year since the earthquake that marked the end of last year’s MotoGP championship, Valentino Rossi appears still to be consumed by rage at losing the 2015 title fight, writes Oriol Puigdemont.

Rossi says Yamaha still behind in mixed conditions

Valentino Rossi says he is hoping for either a fully wet or fully dry Malaysian Grand Prix, as his Yamaha team is struggling for pace in mixed conditions.

Iannone “preferred not to risk” riding in second practice

Andrea Iannone says he opted to miss second practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix because he didn’t want to risk having an accident in the damp weather conditions.

Malaysian MotoGP: Top 5 quotes after Friday free practice

Marc Marquez ended the day topping the combined free-practice times classification.

Malaysian MotoGP: Miller tops damp FP2, Marquez absent

Jack Miller was quickest in second practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix held on a drying track, while FP1 pacesetter Marc Marquez was forced to miss the session due to illness.

Malaysian MotoGP: Marquez leads opening Sepang practice

Marc Marquez topped the opening MotoGP practice session of the weekend in Sepang, leading Maverick Vinales by more than two-tenths.

Sepang last corner changes make "no sense" - Espargaro

Suzuki's Aleix Espargaro has raised concerns over the banking of the revamped final corner at Sepang, saying it presents a higher risk of crashes.

Ducati confirms Iannone to return at Sepang

The Ducati MotoGP team has confirmed that Andrea Iannone will return from injury in this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix, having missed the last four races.

Aoyama returns as Pedrosa's stand-in at Sepang

The Repsol Honda MotoGP team has called up test rider Hiroshi Aoyama to replace Dani Pedrosa's for this weekend's Sepang race.