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Dovizioso wins Malaysia MotoGP to extend title fight

Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso (C) celebrates his victory with second-placed Jorge Lorenzo (L) and third-placed Johann Zarco on the podium after winning the Malaysia MotoGP at the Sepang International Circuit in Sepang on October 29, 2017 © AFP / MOHD RASFAN

SEPANG, Malaysia, Oct 29Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso won a drama-filled wet Malaysian MotoGP grand prix to keep his world title hopes alive after championship leader Marc Marquez finished fourth.

“Yes, I am happy to keep my championship challenge alive,” he said at the trackside.

The Italian adopted a cool strategy and just worked hard to remain in the front pack.

Teammate Jorge Lorenzo was second while Frenchman Johann Zarco who set an electric pace was third.

The riders will gather in Valencia on November 12 for the final showdown with Marquez leading Dovizioso by 21 points.

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