Despite sealing the world title in Thailand, Marc Marquez did not let up in qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix.
Frenchman Johann Zarco has secured a ride until the end of 2019 but Jorge Lorenzo is confident he will not be impacted by the move.
Marc Marquez is on the brink of a sixth MotoGP title, but Andrea Dovizioso plans to push the Repsol Honda rider all the way.
Marc Marquez came off his bike again in Thailand, with Fabio Quartararo setting the fastest lap time in Q2 before he also crashed.
Marc Marquez can clinch the MotoGP title with four races to spare this weekend, earning high praise from Valentino Rossi.
Having been in a fight for track position with Valentino Rossi during qualifying, Marc Marquez was eager to upset the Misano favourite.
Fabio Quartararo had to settle for a fourth podium of the season after Marc Marquez denied him a maiden MotoGP victory at Misano.
Marc Marquez and Valentino Rossi hindered each other in qualifying, allowing Maverick Vinales to start on pole.
MotoGP returns this weekend in San Marino, where Valentino Rossi is looking to build on some past success after some strong tests.
MotoGP returns with the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, with Andrea Dovizioso looking to build on his recent run of form.