German Red Bull KTM Ajo rider secured KTM’s first championship- and his with a win, leaving it late at Sepang and pushing home rider Khairuddin into second in the Malaysian Moto2 race. He is still the most successful Malaysian rider ever,now with a best of second and the highest points tally. Cortese’s fellow German Jonas Folger finished third for Aspar, meaning KTM/Kalex KTM ruled the podium slots.
There was no Maverick Vinales after his shock departure from the Blusens Avintia team before practice began.
Luis Salom quickly dealt with his five place penalty from Motegi and finished fourth at the head of the chasing pack after a big battle with Oliveira, Rins and Kent.
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