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Oct 14

MotoGP: Lorenzo Aiming To Delay Marquez Title Party

MotoGP: Lorenzo Aiming To Delay Marquez Title Party

Jorge Lorenzo of Spain and Yamaha Factory Racing. (Photo: Getty Images)

A frustrated and dejected Jorge Lorenzo says it is now “close to impossible” for him to retain his MotoGP world championship.

At best Lorenzo feels he can only delay the inevitable and intends to crank out his trademark 100% effort in Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix in a bid to do that.

Oct 13

F1: Hulkenberg Continues To Shine In Japan

Nico Hulkenberg drives during the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nico Hulkenberg drives during the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nico Hulkenberg put in another storming drive for Sauber in Japan, running fourth for much of the race before dropping to sixth after Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen passed him in the closing laps.

Hulkenberg, who has now finished fifth, ninth, fourth and sixth in the last four races, said he wasn’t too upset to lose places so close to the flag.

“We shouldn’t be too disappointed,” he said. “I think we did everything we could, and my tires were just giving up a little bit. We were fighting obviously all through the race. Just after the stop I was surprised that I was able to pull away a bit from Fernando, but he was also trying to save his tires a bit for the end.

Oct 13

MotoGP: Marquez Closes In On Title After Podium Finish In Malaysia

MotoGP Of Malaysia - Race

Marc Marquez could make MotoGP history in Australia next weekend, having amassed enough points to be able to clinch an historic rookie world title. In Malaysia on Sunday, he finished second following a battle with Jorge Lorenzo.

As Repsol Honda Team’s Dani Pedrosa won the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle GP, teammate Marquez found up to second place after swapping positions with Yamaha Factory Racing’s Lorenzo on various occasions.

Oct 13

MotoGP: Lorenzo ‘Not Competitive Enough’ To Fight For Sepang Win

Jorge Lorenzo rides during the Malaysian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Jorge Lorenzo rides to a podium finish in Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Following Sunday’s draining 20-lap MotoGP race at the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix, Jorge Lorenzo said he had given it his best shot at Sepang but he could not compete with his Repsol Honda rivals.

Lorenzo made an excellent start to the race as he so often does, overtaking Dani Pedrosa early on lap one after his rival had taken the hole-shot.

Having started in fourth on the grid, Lorenzo held the lead in the early stages before Pedrosa made his move and took over at the front, the Honda rider eventually running away with the victory by 2.7s.

Oct 13

V8: Winterbottom, Richards Win Thrilling Bathurst 1000

Mark Winterbottom is chased by Jamie Whincup during the Bathurst 1000. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mark Winterbottom is chased by Jamie Whincup during the Bathurst 1000. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mark Winterbottom and Steven Richards won the Bathurst 1000 on Sunday by less than half a second from defending champions Jamie Whincup and Paul Dumbrell, giving the troubled Ford factory team its first win in Australia’s leading touring car race.

Winterbottom held his nerve over the final laps of the Mount Panorama circuit to beat Whincup, in a Holden Commodore, by 0.47 seconds, claiming his first win in 10 starts in the endurance race and giving Richards his third Bathurst title.

Whincup, who won last year’s 50th edition by 0.31 seconds, drew alongside Winterbottom’s Ford Falcon a few corners from home but a momentary loss of traction allowed Winterbottom to draw clear and claim the checkered flag.