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Oct 20

MotoGP: Lorenzo Wins Australian GP, Marquez Disqualified

Jorge Lorenzo leads Marc Marquez during the Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island. (Photo: Getty Images)

leads during the Australian Grand Prix at . (Photo: Getty Images)

Jorge Lorenzo strengthened his defense of the title by winning the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday when championship leader Marc Marquez was dramatically disqualified for delaying a compulsory pit stop.

Yamaha’s Lorenzo, starting from pole, won a race shortened to 19 laps by 6.9 seconds from Honda’s and veteran .

Marquez, 20, bidding to become the youngest ever Moto GP champion, was disqualified five laps from the finish after staying on the track one lap longer than allowed before taking a pit stop. He took no points from the race, allowing Lorenzo to close his lead in the championship standings to 18 points with two rounds remaining.

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Oct 18

MotoGP: Stoner Says Australian GP Will Be Tense Struggle

MotoGP: Stoner Says Australia GP Will Be Tense Struggle

Stoner Says Australia GP Will Be Tense Struggle. (Photo: Getty Images)

With six consecutive victories in the Australian Grand Prix, no one knows more about winning races at than .

But even Stoner is unsure who will inherit his crown as king of the Island, and is predicting a tense, three-way battle in Sunday’s race.

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