MotoGP – Sepang MotoGP statistics: Marquez scores 70th win

MotoGP – Sepang MotoGP statistics: Marquez scores 70th win


70 victories

70 victories

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Marquez notched up his 44th MotoGP win and 70th grand prix victory at Sepang.

Ninth win of 2018

Ninth win of 2018

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It was Marquez’s ninth win and 14th podium finish of the season

Another podium for Rins

Another podium for Rins

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Alex Rins scored his fourth podium finish of the year at Sepang. He also recorded Suzuki’s best result in Malaysia since the formation of the present-day MotoGP series in 2002.

Suzuki’s eighth podium

Suzuki's eighth podium

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It was Suzuki’s eighth podium of the season, allowing it to match its 2007 tally.

Return to rostrum for Zarco

Return to rostrum for Zarco

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Johann Zarco returned to the MotoGP podium for the first time since the Spanish GP in May.

Three different constructors

Three different constructors

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For the 11th time this season, three different manufacturers were represented on the podium

Viñales’ charge through the field

Viñales' charge through the field

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Maverick Vinales finished fourth after starting the race from a lowly 11th position. This was his best comeback ride of the season.

Syahrin the home hero

Syahrin the home hero

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Hafizh Syahrin became the first Malaysian rider to start his home race. He finished 10th after an impressive race, securing only his second top-10 MotoGP result after ninth in Argentina.

First mistake of the year

First mistake of the year

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After leading for 16 laps, Valentino Rossi succumbed to the pressure of Marquez and crashed at turn 1. The race marked only his second non-points finish of the year.

Spanish success

Spanish success

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Following victories of Jorge Martin in Moto3 and Marquez in MotoGP, Spanish riders have accumulated 801 grand prix wins between them. The country trails Italy by just two wins now.

More points than Capirossi

More points than Capirossi

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With the Sepang win, Marquez has now accumulated 1855 points in MotoGP. He is currently ranked seventh in the table of all-time points scorers.

80th pole position

80th pole position

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Marquez romped to his 80th grand prix pole position and 52nd in MotoGP, but was subsequently handed a six-place grid penalty.

Two Yamahas on the front row

Two Yamahas on the front row

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Following Marquez’s penalty, Zarco and Rossi lined up first and second on the grid. It marked the first time in 2018 that two Yamaha riders started a race so high up.

21 falls

21 falls

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Marquez recorded his 21st fall of the season in qualifying. He has the unwanted distinction of having most crashes in 2018, ahead of Alvaro Bautista (19) and Cal Crutchlow (17).

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