Monster Energy Yamaha have tied Maverick Vinales down for another two seasons after speculation over his future.
Marc Marquez broke the MotoGP points record for a season, but he was unable to deny Maverick Vinales victory in Sepang.
Monster Energy Yamaha rider Maverick Vinales crossed the finish line first on Sunday for his second win of the season.
A crash for Marc Marquez has presented an opportunity for Fabio Quartararo and his Yamaha colleagues to end the world champion's win streak.
For the fifth time this season rookie Fabio Quartararo will start on pole, while Marc Marquez will have to come from back in 11th place.
The Australian Grand Prix came to a painful end for Maverick Vinales but the Spaniard had no regrets after his final-lap crash.
Marc Marquez moved above Mick Doohan for the third-most MotoGP wins after Sunday's dramatic victory in Australia.
Marc Marquez overtook Maverick Vinales with a lap remaining to continue his hot streak as the latter crashed out.
Maverick Vinales produced a time of one minute, 28.492 seconds for his third pole position of the season, ahead of Fabio Quartararo.
Maverick Vinales once again looks like a strong contender in Australia, where the weather has already made its mark on proceedings.