Lorenzo closes in on Marquez

MOTORSPORT: The MotoGP world championship could go down to the wire after rankings leader Marc Marquez was disqualified from yesterday’s Australian Grand Prix. The race was won by Marquez’s fellow Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo who now trails his countryman by just 18 points with two races to go. Marquez’s punishment was for failing to pit in time after the drivers had been told to switch bikes.