2023 Malaysian GP Results

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Victory for Enea Bastianini, with Álex Márquez and Pecco Bagnaia completing the podium.

2023 Malaysian GP Results

The Malaysian Grand Prix featured Enea Bastianini achieving a dominant first victory of the season, taking the lead on the first lap and never relinquishing it. Álex Márquez was behind him, followed by the two contenders for the title, Pecco Bagnaia and Jorge Martín. Whilst on Saturday Martín had reduced the gap at the top, on Sunday it was Bagnaia who slightly increased his advantage with two races remaining.

Behind them, Fabio Quartararo, Marco Bezzecchi, Franco Morbidelli, Jack Miller, Fabio Di Giannantonio, Luca Marini, Maverick Viñales, Johann Zarco, Marc Márquez, Augusto Fernández and Pol Espargaró also collected points.

The next event for the MotoGP World Championship will be next weekend, with the Qatar Grand Prix.

Difficult weekend for Repsol Honda Team riders

The event had been set to be a difficult one for Marc Márquez and Joan Mir, and so it turned out. Throughout the weekend, the Repsol Honda Team riders worked to improve their feeling. Mir started sixteenth and Márquez twentieth, but when the lights went out it was Márquez who managed to make up five positions, while Mir was relegated to twentieth. It didn’t take long for him to recover and get behind his teammate, but on the fifth lap he crashed out and was unable to continue.

Marc Márquez was unable to increase his pace and only gained positions when other riders dropped out. He finally crossed the finish line in thirteenth position, earning three points.

Malaysian GP: Race Results (20 laps)

1. Enea BastianiniDUCATI39:59.137
2. Álex MárquezDUCATI+1.535
3. Pecco BagnaiaDUCATI+3.562
4. Jorge MartínDUCATI+10.526
5. Fabio QuartararoYAMAHA+15.000
6. Marco BezzecchiDUCATI+16.946
7. Franco MorbidelliYAMAHA+18.553
8. Jack MillerKTM+ 19.204
9. Fabio Di GiannantonioDUCATI+19.399
13. Marc MárquezREPSOL HONDA+27.079

General Standings

1. Pecco BagnaiaDUCATI412
2. Jorge MartínDUCATI398
3. Marco BezzecchiDUCATI323
4. Brad BinderKTM254
5. Johann ZarcoDUCATI200
6. Aleix EspargaróAPRILIA198
7. Maverick ViñalesAPRILIA175
8. Luca MariniDUCATI171
9. Fabio QuartararoYAMAHA156
10. Jack MillerKTM156
14. Marc MárquezREPSOL HONDA84
22. Joan MirREPSOL HONDA24


Marc Márquez

“It has been a difficult Sunday to end a complicated weekend, really it all came from Qualifying on Saturday. From 20th is always difficult and my feeling with the bike was similar to what it was in the Sprint race. Yesterday I pushed and crashed, today I managed everything and was able to at least get some points. We have another tough race coming up in Qatar where we can try and improve our situation and results. Let’s keep on going and get ready for the next one.”

Joan Mir

“The summary of our weekend is that I am still working, I am still pushing, and I am not giving up – that’s why I crashed. Today I was able to be close to Marc and fight with him for a bit but the pressure with the front tyre was very high. We gain under braking but in the hot conditions like Malaysia you have to manage everything. It’s nice to fight with Marc, in another year that would have been fighting for the podium! We try again in one week.”

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