It has been a busy day for Yamaha, who have allowed Valentino Rossi more time to decide his MotoGP future beyond 2020.
After wrapping up the title earlier this month, Marc Marquez will hope to break the record for most points in a season in Malaysia.
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.
The Australian Grand Prix is set to mark Valentino Rossi's 400th start, a feat the Italian rider is proud to be achieving.
It has been a season to forget for Valentino Rossi but the Italian will be hoping for an upturn in fortunes in his 400th grand prix.
It was a Marc Marquez masterclass as the Repsol Honda star blitzed the field in Japan.
Pole-sitter Marc Marquez can equal Mick Doohan with a 54th career MotoGP win if he triumphs in Japan.
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.