Today in Malaysia, 2014 World Champion Marc Marquez has won his 12th race of the 2014 season and secured Honda’s fourth consecutive Constructors Title. Teammate Dani Pedrosa was in contention for a strong finish today but unfortunately crashed out of the race.

Dani, starting from 2nd on the grid, leap frogged teammate Marc from the start and led the race entering turn one as Marc had a brief encounter with Lorenzo and briefly dropping down to 8th. As the riders crossed the line at the end of the first lap, Lorenzo had taken the lead from Dani and Marc was already up to 6th. On lap two, Marc continued to storm through the field – setting a new record race lap (2’01.150) – and passing Bradl and Dovizioso to move up to 4th, then in the final corner Dani made a small mistake and lost the front, crashing out at a fairly low speed. He was able to remount the bike and rejoined the race in 20th.

Marc now in third began to chase down race leaders Lorenzo and Rossi as Dani instigated his comeback. On lap ten, Marc passed Lorenzo – who had lost the lead to his teammate – and on the final corner Rossi ran slightly wide and Marc was able to pass. Meanwhile Dani had moved up to 11th place but on lap thirteen he lost the front in turn nine and this time was unable to restart. Marc and Rossi put on a good show for the final eight laps but with two laps to go, Marc opened up the throttle and put a three second gap between him and Rossi.

This win in Sepang is Marc’s 12th victory of the season, equalling Repsol Honda’s Mick Doohan’s 1997 record for most wins in a single season in the premier class of racing, and has gifted Honda their 21st premier-class Constructors’ title.

Marc Marquez

“This was one of the toughest races of the year for me physically and I'm happy to have equalled Mick Doohan’s record! We knew to expect this kind of weather in Malaysia but it was especially hot today and we all found it hard to finish the race. Halfway into the race the pace slowed down because I think everybody needed to take a breath! I'm happy with how I handled the race, because the first corner was a bit of a nightmare but I was able to come back to the front and stay there, whilst I cooled down my tyres and brakes. I started to attack with 10 laps remaining, then made the difference when there were 5 laps to go.”

Dani Pedrosa

“I was enjoying a really good weekend, but in the race I couldn’t get the result. For some reason on lap two I lost the front end and went down. I don't know what could have happened, because I wasn't riding on the limit. Luckily I was able to pick the bike back up, continue the race and regain positions. I rode very well afterwards, with a good feeling, and then the same thing happened again. I wasn't riding on the limit and I crashed a second time, in the same way as before. We are going to look at what might have happened, because it occurred twice in a row and on the same side of the tyre. I would have liked for the race to have finished in a different manner, because we had been doing a very good job all weekend, but I guess it wasn’t meant to be.”

MotoGP 2014
Race Round 17   Malaysia

Results Session

Sunny
Humidity
50%
Track Temp
54°C
Air Temp
36°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 25 Repsol Honda Team Honda 40'45.523
2 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA 20 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha +2.445
3 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA 16 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha +3.508
4 Bradl Stefan 6 GER 13 LCR Honda MotoGP Honda +21.234
5 Smith Bradley 38 GBR 11 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha +22.283
6 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA 10 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha +34.668
7 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL 9 Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Ducati +38.435
8 Dovizioso Andrea 04 ITA 8 Ducati Team Ducati +48.839
9 Barbera Hector 8 SPA 7 Ducati Team Ducati +50.792
10 Redding Scott 45 GBR 6 Go & Fun Honda Gresini Honda +59.088
11 Aoyama Hiroshi 7 JPN 5 Aspar Team Honda +1'15.949
12 Laverty Michael 70 GBR 4 Paul Bird Motorsport PBM +1'17.966
13 Di Meglio Mike 63 FRA 3 Avintia Racing Avintia +1'27.773
14 Parkes Broc 23 AUS 2 Paul Bird Motorsport PBM +1'44.244
15 De Angelis Alex 15 RSM 0 Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha DNF
16 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 0 Octo IodaRacing Team ART DNF
17 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA 0 Repsol Honda Team Honda DNF
18 Abraham Karel 17 CZE 0 AB Motoracing Honda DNF
20 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR 0 Ducati Team Ducati DNF
21 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 0 NGM Forward Racing Forward Yamaha DNF
22 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 0 Go & Fun Honda Gresini Honda DNF
Location Information

Specifically built for speed and exciting racing, the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia is one of the world’s best. The 2,300 acre complex cost around £50m to construct and was built in just 14 months, holding its first Grand Prix in April 1999 and setting the standard for race circuits… read more.

Length 5.543 kilometres / 3.444 miles
Width 25 metres
Left corners 5
Right corners 10
Longest straight 0.920 kilometres / 0.572 miles
Constructed 1998

Sepang International Circuit Klia Pahang Malaysia - View in Google Maps

Records

Pole Position 1m 59.053s (167.6km/h) Dani Pedrosa (Honda, 2015)
Race Lap 2m 00.606s (165.4km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2015)
Race Time 40m 32.372s (164.0 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2018)
2018 Race Winner Marc Marquez (Honda)