Starting eleventh on the grid, Marc Márquez was fifth after the opening corners and completed the first lap in second position.
The 2019 MotoGP World Champion exchanged positions with Jack Miller for a pair of laps, turns, but he broke away from the third lap to take second position.
With today’s result, Márquez has seventeen podiums from eighteen races: Eleven wins and 6 second positions, taking him to 395 points overall and beating the record for points in a single season.
Jorge Lorenzo started from eighteenth position and completed the race in fourteenth place.
The 20 points taken by Marc Márquez and the 2 obtained by Jorge Lorenzo allow the Repsol Honda Team to reach the final event of the season 2 points off the lead in the team standings.
2019 Malaysian GP - Rider statements
It was an incredible race, a great first lap. Maybe the best of my career, alongside Mugello 2015 – I watched this lap last night to see what I did! It was a very nice first lap but unfortunately the tyre dropped a lot in those first three laps and I lost a little time with Miller.
Viñales was faster than us today and the target was the podium. I tried to do like in Phillip Island and stay right behind him but the gap was too big at 1.1 seconds and I made a mistake and dropped back. I’m happy with my race, but you can’t imagine how happy I am for my brother’s victory – he deserves it so much.
It’s an incredible day but we also have to remember Munandar, a young and talented rider who we unfortunately lost. A big hug to his family and friends.
At the start of the race it was very difficult with the other riders around, the turbulence disturbed my pace a lot. But there are some positives because I was able to be within seven tenths of my best lap time for the whole race.
Obviously, we are still not fast enough but we are getting closer and closer to the goal of being 30 seconds from the winner after my crash in Assen. The two points we earned are important to help the team fight for the Team Championship in Valencia, this is the main objective now.