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Honda secures 2017 Constructor Title in Malaysia, Rider Title to be decided in Valencia

In typical Malaysian fashion, the sun that had shone until half an hour before the start of the MotoGP race was replaced by a sudden heavy thunderstorm that did not last long but left the track completely soaked.

Sepang Gp: Marquez

, and when he realized that he could not match the pace of the three frontrunners, he settled for fourth place which, combined with the achievements of Dani Pedrosa and Cal Crutchlow this season, earned Honda the 2017 MotoGP Constructor title. It was the manufacturer’s 23rd such crown in history, and the sixth out of the last seven seasons.

With Dovizioso winning the race in front of Jorge Lorenzo and Johan Zarco, Marc will arrive at the season finale in Valencia leading the standings by 21 points over the Italian.

Pedrosa, who had been the fastest rider in Saturday’s dry conditions, wasn’t the happiest man when the rain started to fall, but a completely different setup prepared by his team, and the decision to use a soft rear tyre, allowed him to keep a decent pace and take fifth place, just behind his teammate.

Sepang GP Race Results

Pos.RiderNumNationPointsTeamTime/Gap
1DOVIZIOSO Andrea4ITA25Ducati Team44’51.497
2LORENZO Jorge99SPA20Ducati Team0.743
3ZARCO Johann5FRA16Monster Yamaha Tech 39.738
4MARQUEZ Marc93SPA13Repsol Honda Team17.763
5PEDROSA Dani26SPA11Repsol Honda Team29.144
6PETRUCCI Danilo9ITA10Octo Pramac Racing30.380
7ROSSI Valentino46ITA9Movistar Yamaha MotoGP30.769
8MILLER Jack43AUS8EG 0,0 Marc VDS35.238
9VINALES Maverick25SPA7Movistar Yamaha MotoGP38.053
10ESPARGARO Pol44SPA6Red Bull KTM Factory Racing39.847
11BAUTISTA Alvaro19SPA5Pull&Bear Aspar Team42.559
12SMITH Bradley38GBR4Red Bull KTM Factory Racing44.602
13REDDING Scott45GBR3Octo Pramac Racing48.696
14BARBERA Hector8SPA2Reale Avintia Racing50.058
15CRUTCHLOW Cal35GBR1LCR Honda50.705
16VAN DER MARK Michael60NDL0Monster Yamaha Tech 356.397
17IANNONE Andrea29ITA0Team Suzuki Ecstar58.391
18RABAT Tito53SPA0EG 0,0 Marc VDS1’25.571
19LOWES Sam22GBR0Aprilia Racing Team Gresini11 laps
20ABRAHAM Karel17CZE0Pull&Bear Aspar Team12 laps
21BAZ Loris76FRA0Reale Avintia Racing15 laps
22RINS Alex42SPA0Team Suzuki Ecstar

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