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Honda riders "got what we asked for", says Crutchlow

Cal Crutchlow says he was pleased with how the Sepang MotoGP test went, saying the new Honda bike has improved in areas the riders asked for.

Luthi admits Moto2 style taking longer to shake off

Tom Luthi admits that it is taking longer to change his riding style for MotoGP than his other fellow rookies due to his lengthy Moto2 career.

Newey wraps up Asian Le Mans crown at Sepang

Harrison Newey has been crowned champion in the 2017/18 Asian Le Mans Series along with Jackie Chan DC Racing teammates Thomas Laurent and Stephane Richelmi.

Lorenzo: Ducati still has "big margin" to improve

Jorge Lorenzo reckons that the Ducati GP18 can still be significantly improved despite the Spaniard topping the Sepang MotoGP pre-season test.

Zarco to revert to 2016 Yamaha chassis for Thailand test

Tech 3 Yamaha rider Johann Zarco returned to his chassis from last year for the final day of the Sepang MotoGP test, and confirmed that he will also use it for the subsequent Thailand test.

Rossi admits Yamaha worried after subpar test day

Valentino Rossi admitted his Yamaha team was left worried by a muted showing on the final day of MotoGP's first 2018 pre-season test at Sepang.

Espargaro "lucky" to escape 250 km/h wall crash unharmed

KTM rider Pol Espargaro feels "lucky" to have avoided a serious injury following a crash on Day 2 of the Sepang MotoGP pre-season test, which saw him hit the wall at over 250 km/h.

Lorenzo beats lap record to top Sepang test

Ducati MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo ended the three-day pre-season test in Sepang quickest, setting a new unofficial lap record in the process.

Suzuki engine "improved a lot", says Rins

Suzuki has managed to vastly improve the GSX-RR's engine, the team's Achilles heel last year, according to Alex Rins.

Marquez: More consistency needed with new Honda fairing

Reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez says he is not yet able to keep consistent pace when using the new winged fairing introduced by Honda in the Sepang test.

Vinales leads Rossi on Day 2 of Sepang test

Yamaha MotoGP rider Maverick Vinales beat teammate Valentino Rossi to lead the second day of 2018 pre-season testing at Sepang.

Lorenzo: New Ducati "much closer" to my riding style

Jorge Lorenzo was satisfied with the Ducati Desmosedici GP18 after the first day of the Sepang MotoGP pre-season test, as he felt it was more suited to his riding style.

Rossi: First test day better than entire 2017 pre-season

Valentino Rossi was positive after the opening day of the 2018 MotoGP testing at Sepang, saying not one day of his 2017 pre-season had been as good.

Pedrosa tops first day of MotoGP pre-season testing

Honda MotoGP rider Dani Pedrosa set the pace on the opening day of official 2018 pre-season testing at Sepang.

"Misshapen" rear tyre behind Crutchlow's Sepang disaster

Cal Crutchlow says a misshapen rear tyre was to blame for a disastrous Sepang MotoGP race in which the LCR Honda rider could only score a single point.

Pedrosa expected to finish last in wet Sepang race

Honda MotoGP rider Dani Pedrosa admits he expected to go from first to last in the Malaysian Grand Prix when he realised it would be a wet race.

Dovizioso did not ask for Ducati team orders in Sepang

Andrea Dovizioso says he did not request that his Ducati team implement team orders during the Malaysian Grand Prix in order to keep his MotoGP title hopes alive.

Malaysian Moto3: Mahindra bag points with Pagliani

CIP’s Manuel Pagliani finished as the top Mahindra rider in the Malaysian Moto3 race, ensuring the Indian manufacturer continued its point streak.

Marquez: No point risking crash for early title chance

Marc Marquez admits there was no sense in him pushing to finish higher than fourth in MotoGP’s Malaysian Grand Prix, given his comfortable advantage in the points.

Yamaha bike "very dangerous" in the wet, says Rossi

Valentino Rossi said riding his Yamaha bike in a wet Sepang MotoGP race was "very dangerous", and he could have easily crashed.

Dovizioso "so angry" about Phillip Island after Sepang win

Andrea Dovizioso admits his poor Phillip Island result, which severely hampered his MotoGP title chances, have made him "not so happy" about his victory at Sepang.

Lorenzo claims he didn't see Ducati dashboard instruction

Jorge Lorenzo claims he didn't see a dashboard instruction to let Ducati MotoGP teammate Andrea Dovizioso by to win the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Malaysian MotoGP: Top 5 quotes after race

Andrea Dovizioso wins the Malaysia Grand Prix ahead of Jorge Lorenzo to keep his title hopes alive

Malaysian MotoGP: Dovizioso wins to keep title hopes alive

Andrea Dovizioso beat Ducati teammate Jorge Lorenzo in a wet Malaysian Grand Prix to keep his slim MotoGP title hopes alive, as Marc Marquez could manage no better than fourth place.

Malaysian Moto2: Oliveira leads dominant 1-2 for KTM

Miguel Oliveira claimed an authoritative Moto2 victory at Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit, leading home a second successive 1-2 finish for KTM.

Malaysian Moto3: Mir beats Martin, Bastianini to claim 10th win

Newly-crowned Moto3 champion Joan Mir came out on top in a three-way fight with Jorge Martin and Enea Bastianini to win the penultimate race of the season in Malaysia.

Rossi predicts "very open" Sepang MotoGP race

Valentino Rossi believes MotoGP's Malaysian Grand Prix will be "very open" as a large group of potential winners all have similarly strong pace.

Marquez: "Everything was wrong" in Sepang qualifying

Marc Marquez admits that "everything was wrong" during qualifying for MotoGP's Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang, and reckons he doesn't have the pace to fight for the win on Sunday.

Malaysian MotoGP: Top 5 quotes after qualifying

Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa took a fantastic pole position for tomorrow’s Malaysian GP—his third this year, his 31st in MotoGP, and the 49th in his career

Malaysian MotoGP: Pedrosa snatches pole as Marquez falters

Dani Pedrosa claimed a surprise pole position for MotoGP's Malaysian Grand Prix, edging out Johann Zarco by 0.017s, as points leader Marc Marquez struggled to seventh after an early crash in Q2.

Malaysian MotoGP: Rossi on top in FP3 with sub-2 minute lap

Valentino Rossi led the way in third MotoGP practice at Sepang, the Yamaha legend the only rider to break the two-minute barrier as he aims for his first pole since last year’s Japanese Grand Prix.

Rossi: Yamaha still not "strong like last year" in wet

Valentino Rossi says Yamaha still isn’t “strong like last year” in wet conditions after a mixed opening day of Sepang MotoGP practice.

Dovizioso: Sepang practice pace came "quite easy"

MotoGP title contender Andrea Dovizioso says the speed that saw him top both Friday practice sessions at Sepang came "quite easy".

Malaysian MotoGP: Dovizioso tops wet FP2 from Marquez

Andrea Dovizioso led the way in a wet second practice session for MotoGP's Malaysian Grand Prix, beating title rival Marc Marquez by half a second and the rest of the field by a full second.

Malaysian MotoGP: Dovizioso leads Bautista in opening practice

Andrea Dovizioso topped the opening MotoGP practice session at Sepang, leading Alvaro Bautista and Johann Zarco in mostly dry conditions.

How Marquez can seal the MotoGP crown in Malaysia

For the first time this year, the MotoGP title fight can be decided at Sepang, with Marc Marquez leading his sole remaining rival Andrea Dovizioso by 33 points.

Gallery: Winners of the Malaysia MotoGP from 2007-2016

The Sepang International Circuit hosted its first ever race in 1999. After it began to host MotoGP, the track has never failed to host a race till today.

Van der Mark: Rossi U-turn takes pressure off for debut

Michael van der Mark says that Valentino Rossi’s late decision to ride injured at Aragon last month has taken the pressure off for his MotoGP debut in Sepang.

Van der Mark to make MotoGP debut at Sepang

Michael van der Mark will replace the ill Jonas Folger and make his MotoGP debut with satellite Yamaha team Tech 3 at Sepang, it has been announced.

Perez feared illness would force him out of Malaysian GP

Sergio Perez feared at one point that he would be forced out of the Malaysian Grand Prix weekend when he was struck down by a virus, prior to him battling through to score points.

Malaysian Grand Prix: What the drivers said

Here's what F1 drivers had to say after the 19th and the final edition of the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Vandoorne column: Sepang my best race, but Suzuka will be amazing

In his latest column, McLaren's Stoffel Vandoorne looks back at the Malaysian Grand Prix, the race he labelled as his best in F1 yet, and forward to the Japanese GP.

Tech analysis: The Mercedes updates Hamilton turned down

The Mercedes W08 car has underwhelmed at the Malaysian GP - and updates not delivering the anticipated step didn't help matters, especially in pure pace comparisons against the ever-improving Ferrari.

Best radio messages from the Malaysian GP has compiled a list of some of the best radio messages from the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Strategy Report: How Mercedes used Bottas to slow Vettel’s charge

James Allen takes a strategic review of the final Malaysian Grand Prix, and analyses the charge of Sebastian Vettel from the rear of the grid and how Mercedes tried to counter it.

Gary Anderson: Ferrari and Vettel are letting Mercedes off the hook

Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari should have won the last two grands prix, which would've turned the title battle around. They only have themselves to blame for failing to do so and handing Mercedes two huge gifts…

Haas in Grosjean crash compensation talks with Sepang

Haas F1 boss Gunther Steiner is in discussions with Malaysian Grand Prix officials regarding compensation for damage incurred by Romain Grosjean’s car in second practice.

Red Bull chassis now the best on F1 grid - Marko

Red Bull motorsports chief Helmut Marko says the team now has "for sure" the best chassis among the cars making up the Formula 1 2017 grid.

Why volatile Malaysian GP should have Mercedes worried

Mercedes floundering at a circuit where it should've thrived, yet still building its title lead; Ferrari fastest but not on the podium; Red Bull truly dominant for the first in time years. F1's farewell to Malaysia was peculiar…

Malaysian Grand Prix driver ratings

While some earn high marks for their Sepang efforts, there's also a very low score for a driver in a very good car and some disappointing marks for drivers who have starred elsewhere this season...

Top statistics from the Malaysian GP

All the important statistics and figures from the 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix, won by Red Bull's Max Verstappen.

Red Bull: We would have beaten Ferrari too

Red Bull reckons it would have still won the Malaysian Grand Prix even if Ferrari had started at the front.

Analysis: How Red Bull capitalised on Ferrari's disaster

For the first time this season Max Verstappen had a quick, reliable car – and he didn’t waste it. Behind the Dutchman, title contenders Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel both had to stage great escapes from difficult situations.

Sick Perez on intravenous drip before Malaysian GP

Sergio Perez was on an intravenous drip the night before Formula 1's Malaysian GP as he battled to overcome a virus he picked up in the build-up to the weekend.

Malaysian GP: Post-race press conference

DRIVERS: Max VERSTAPPEN (Red Bull Racing), Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes), Daniel RICCIARDO (Red Bull Racing).

Bottas: Recent slump "the most difficult time of my career"

Valtteri Bottas says he is facing the "most difficult" moment in his Formula 1 career, after struggling for form again in the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Teams broke F1 rules by drying grid slots - Force India

Force India chief operating officer Otmar Szafnauer says some rival Formula 1 teams broke the rules by drying their grid slots ahead of the start of the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Palmer blames "big tailwind" for Malaysia spin

Renault Formula 1 driver Jolyon Palmer says a tailwind caught him by surprise and caused him to spin at Turn 14 during the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Williams concedes Massa/Stroll swap allowed Vandoorne through

Williams Formula 1 drivers Felipe Massa and Lance Stroll lost out to McLaren’s Stoffel Vandoorne during the Malaysian Grand Prix because they were executing a place swap.

Gasly suffered back pain during F1 race debut

Toro Rosso's Pierre Gasly said he suffered back pain throughout his Formula 1 race debut in the Malaysian Grand Prix because of an uncomfortable seating position.