Sunday, 18 November 2018 | 06:34 WIB

Marquez wins MotoGP Malaysia after Rossi crashes

Marc Marquez

KUALA LUMPUR, NNC - World champion Marc Marquez won the Malaysian Grand Prix after Valentino Rossi crashed during the last four laps on Sunday, Nov 4.

Marquez, who secured his fifth world title during last month's race in the Japanese Grand Prix, appeared to have to finish in second at the Sepang International Circuit.

The seven-times world champion Rossi had streaked Johann Zarco at the start of the race and continue to lead.

Marquez was the fastest in qualifying but has been relegated six starting positions for impeding Suzuki rider Andrea Iannone from completing the remaining four laps for his ninth win this season.

The Spaniard recorded 40 minutes 32.372 minutes also secured the constructors' championship for Honda for 4 consecutive years.

"I was pushing hard and starting to catch Vale but when I saw his mistake then I cooled down and just finished the race," Marquez said.

Suzuki's Alex Rins finished second, ahead of Yamaha rider Zarco.

Meanwhile, Maverick Vinales, who last week in Australia gave Yamaha its first win of the season, settled at fourth, according to Antara.