Oct 20

MotoGP: Marquez Mistake Opens Up Championship

PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 20: Officials show the black flag to Marc Marquez of Spain as he was disqualified for pitting one lap too late during the Australian MotoGP race at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit on October 20, 2013 in Phillip Island, Australia.

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Two embarrassing schoolboy errors by and the factory Repsol Honda team has destabilized their bid for a historic world championship.

Marquez’s campaign has been destabilized by his disqualification from the Australian Grand Prix when his team failed a basic math test.

The championship is now set for a tense conclusion over the final two races, in Japan and at Valencia in Spain, with Marquez’s lead over Yamaha rival now just 18 points.

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Oct 20

Sports Cars: Toyota Declared Winners In Shortened WEC Fuji Race

Mother Nature got the best of Sunday's Six Hours of Fuji. (Photo: DPPI/WEC)

Mother Nature got the best of Sunday’s Six Hours of Fuji. (Photo: DPPI/)

Toyota has claimed its first FIA World Endurance Championship victory of the season, albeit under extreme circumstances, following a rain-shortened Six Hours of Fuji.

The No. 7 Toyota TS030 Hybrid of Kaz Nakajima, Alex Wurz and Nicolas Lapierre were declared winners Sunday in Japan, as the race was cut short after only 16 completed laps, all under the safety car, due to torrential rains and low visibility.

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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 Phillip Island. (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 20

IndyCar: Dixon Takes Title Over Castroneves, Power Wins At Fontana

Scott Dixon celebrates winning the IndyCar Championship. (Photo: Getty Images)

celebrates winning the Championship. (Photo: Getty Images)

Scott Dixon has won the IndyCar championship, using a fifth-place finish at Auto Club Speedway to deny his first title.

won Saturday night’s season finale — a year after he crashed in this race to blow his own title chances and salvage the night for Penske Racing.

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