- Dani Pedrosa was quickest through the opening practice sessions at Sepang, but lost ground in qualifying where he placed fifth.
- Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez scored his eighth pole position of the year at Sepang.
- Dani Pedrosa (26) scored his third win of the year at Sepang.
- Valentino Rossi will start from second on the grid at Sepang.
- Jorge Lorenzo (99) tried to hold off Marc Marquez (93) but lost ground to the rookie mid-race as Marquez pushed into the runner-up position.