Valentino Rossi
Oct 20

MotoGP: Rossi Scores Podium Finish In ‘Thrilling’ Australian GP

Valentino Rossi celebrates his third-place finish in Sunday's Australian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

celebrates his third-place finish in Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Valentino Rossi delivered another exciting performance at the Tissot Australian Grand Prix, fighting to take third place on the podium.

Following concerns over the safety of the Bridgestone tyres to last full race distance the race was changed to incorporate a bike change at the ten-lap mark, with the total laps reduced to 19.

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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 rival now just 18 points.

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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.

’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 17

MotoGP: Rossi Believes Lorenzo Is Favorite For Australian GP

MotoGP: Rossi Believes Teammate Lorenzo Is Favorite For Australian GP

Factory Racing’s Italian rider takes a corner. (Photo: Getty Images)

Valentino Rossi is backing his Yamaha teammate as the man to take over as the new winner of the Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island.

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For the past six years the race has been won by home hero who is now firmly entrenched in retirement.

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Oct 16

MotoGP: Yamaha Factory Racing Arrives In Australia

MotoGP: Yamaha Factory Racing Arrive in Australia for Phillip Island

of Spain and Factory Racing is ready to compete this weekend. (Photo: Getty Images)

With no rest, the Yamaha Factory Racing team and riders moved directly from Malaysia to Australia this week for the Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island on Sunday. The second of the triple-header races will see Jorge Lorenzo and looking to take the fight to their rivals in the final rounds as the championship heads into its final three races.

Defending world champion Lorenzo has yet to take a premier class win at the Phillip Island circuit, but does claim two 250cc victories there in 2006 and 2007, and retains good memories having sealed his 2012 world title there.

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