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Vinales: Recent form down to avoiding Yamaha updates

Maverick Vinales says his improved form in the second half of the 2019 MotoGP season is down to avoiding new parts and focusing on extracting the “maximum” from his Yamaha.

Dovizioso amazed by Yamaha speed given power deficit

Andrea Dovizioso has claimed that the difference between his MotoGP engine and the Yamaha is the "biggest since I've been at Ducati", as he kept Valentino Rossi at bay during the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Zarco: I'm "back to the reality of top riding" with Honda

Johann Zarco says that he made "huge steps" in his second outing with the LCR Honda team as he was able to match the pace of the "good guys" in MotoGP.

How Quartararo won the first fight for 2020 supremacy

Marc Marquez has already singled out Fabio Quartararo as a main rival he will have to beat to win the MotoGP title again in 2020. There was a moment at last weekend's race in Malaysia that stood out as the opening salvo in that fight.

Miller unhappy with "strange" Sepang 'suicide moves'

Jack Miller was critical of riders “suicide-moving” on the inside of Sepang’s final corner in the MotoGP Malaysian Grand Prix, after receiving a heavy hit from Alex Rins.

Rossi "lost the podium" in Malaysia at Turn 1

Valentino Rossi feels that he lost his chance to finish MotoGP's Malaysian Grand Prix on the podium at the very beginning of the race, when "all the Ducatis passed me".

Crutchlow undone by power loss in "horrendous" start

LCR Honda MotoGP rider Cal Crutchlow says his Malaysian Grand Prix was compromised by power loss that led to a "horrendous" start and left him mired in the pack.

"Total disaster" first lap set up Quartararo struggle

Fabio Quartararo says a "total disaster" of a first lap put him on the back foot for the rest of the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Marquez inspired by Italy 2015 start at Sepang

Marc Marquez says he watched his start from the 2015 Mugello MotoGP race to inspire his launch from 13th to second on the opening lap of the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Mir calls out race direction for "unfair" penalty

Suzuki rider Joan Mir criticised MotoGP race direction for giving him a penalty after his clash with Johann Zarco during the Malaysian GP, even though the Frenchman later went to apologise to him.

Sepang MotoGP: Vinales takes crushing win from Marquez

Yamaha MotoGP rider Maverick Vinales led every lap of the Malaysian Grand Prix to take a dominant win ahead of Marc Marquez and Andrea Dovizioso.

Sepang MotoGP: The race as it happened

Follow all the action from MotoGP's Malaysian Grand Prix from the Sepang International Circuit with our minute-by-minute coverage.

Sepang MotoGP: Mir shades Yamahas in warm-up

Suzuki's Joan Mir edged Yamaha riders Maverick Vinales and Franco Morbidelli in the warm-up for MotoGP's Malaysian Grand Prix.

Dovizioso: Marquez "very aggressive" in following Quartararo

Andrea Dovizioso says Marc Marquez shadowing of MotoGP Malaysian Grand Prix poleman Fabio Quartararo prior to his qualifying crash was “very aggressive”, but praised the Honda rider’s relentlessness.

Marquez admits crash result of "copying" Quartararo

Marc Marquez says his massive crash in MotoGP Malaysian Grand Prix qualifying was the result of him trying to “copy” poleman Fabio Quartararo’s Turn 2 approach.

Sepang MotoGP: Quartararo takes pole, Marquez crashes

Fabio Quartararo will start MotoGP's Malaysian Grand Prix from pole position, topping a qualifying session in which Marc Marquez crash heavily.

Sepang MotoGP qualifying as it happened

Follow all the action from MotoGP's Malaysian Grand Prix qualifying from the Sepang International Circuit with our minute-by-minute coverage.

Sepang MotoGP: Morbidelli edges Quartararo in FP3

Franco Morbidelli edged Petronas Yamaha MotoGP teammate Fabio Quartararo by two tenths in the third practice session for the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Oliveira faces surgery dilemma after pulling out of Sepang

Tech 3 MotoGP rider Miguel Oliveira faces a dilemma over whether to have surgery on his shoulder or not, after it forced him to pull out of the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Sepang MotoGP: Quartararo smashes new record in FP2

Fabio Quartararo blew his own Sepang lap record away as he gapped the field by an incredible six-tenths in FP2 for the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Sepang MotoGP: Quartararo sets record FP1 pace

Fabio Quartararo set the fastest-ever MotoGP race weekend lap of the Sepang circuit with a 1m59.027s in Free Practice 1 for the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Granado misses out on MotoGP debut as Rabat stand-in

Brazilian rider Eric Granado has missed out on making his MotoGP debut in the Malaysian Grand Prix after Avintia planned to draft him in to replace the injured Tito Rabat.

Oliveira ruled out of Phillip Island MotoGP race

Tech 3 MotoGP rider Miguel Oliveira will miss the Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island, having been declared unfit to ride following his Saturday crash.