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
|1||DOVIZIOSO Andrea||4||ITA||25||Ducati Team||44’51.497|
|2||LORENZO Jorge||99||SPA||20||Ducati Team||0.743|
|3||ZARCO Johann||5||FRA||16||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||9.738|
|4||MARQUEZ Marc||93||SPA||13||Repsol Honda Team||17.763|
|5||PEDROSA Dani||26||SPA||11||Repsol Honda Team||29.144|
|6||PETRUCCI Danilo||9||ITA||10||Octo Pramac Racing||30.380|
|7||ROSSI Valentino||46||ITA||9||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||30.769|
|8||MILLER Jack||43||AUS||8||EG 0,0 Marc VDS||35.238|
|9||VINALES Maverick||25||SPA||7||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||38.053|
|10||ESPARGARO Pol||44||SPA||6||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||39.847|
|11||BAUTISTA Alvaro||19||SPA||5||Pull&Bear Aspar Team||42.559|
|12||SMITH Bradley||38||GBR||4||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||44.602|
|13||REDDING Scott||45||GBR||3||Octo Pramac Racing||48.696|
|14||BARBERA Hector||8||SPA||2||Reale Avintia Racing||50.058|
|15||CRUTCHLOW Cal||35||GBR||1||LCR Honda||50.705|
|16||VAN DER MARK Michael||60||NDL||0||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||56.397|
|17||IANNONE Andrea||29||ITA||0||Team Suzuki Ecstar||58.391|
|18||RABAT Tito||53||SPA||0||EG 0,0 Marc VDS||1’25.571|
|19||LOWES Sam||22||GBR||0||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||11 laps|
|20||ABRAHAM Karel||17||CZE||0||Pull&Bear Aspar Team||12 laps|
|21||BAZ Loris||76||FRA||0||Reale Avintia Racing||15 laps|
|22||RINS Alex||42||SPA||0||Team Suzuki Ecstar|
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