Italian Enea Bastianini (Ducati) won Sunday's Malaysian MotoGP Grand Prix ahead of Spaniard Alex Marquez (Ducati-Gresini) and Italian Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati), who extended his lead at the championship lead on the Spanish Jorge Martin (Ducati-Pramac), fourth at Sepang.
The reigning world champion has grabbed three more points than his runner-up, who he now leads by 14 lengths while there are 74 points left to distribute during the last two rounds of the season scheduled in Qatar and Valencia during the two next weekends.
Despite a bad start, the Turinese, who started in pole position, did the best thing of the day while Martin, who took two points from him on Saturday during the sprint, was not able to follow the lead. hellish pace of the Ducati on Sunday and leaves Sepang one point more behind than when he arrived in Malaysia.
Third during almost the entire race, Bagnaia responded firmly the two times Martin overtook him at the start of the race by passing him again in stride before escaping irremediably and managing the second half of the race to perfection. .
Bastianini, his teammate, scored the fifth victory of his career in MotoGP, the first in 14 months and a success in Aragon. The 2020 Moto2 world champion, author of a catastrophic season disrupted by injuries, suffered a major blow as rumors announced that he could lose his handlebars in 2024 to Martin.