30 Sep 2013

Marquez closes in on title

11:18 am on 30 September 2013

Spanish motor cyclist Marc Marquez is closing in on the MotoGP world championship in his rookie season with a sixth race victory of the year in the Aragon Grand Prix.

The 20-year-old passed reigning world champion Jorge Lorenzo with 10 laps remaining to move 39 points ahead of his compatriot with just four races remaining.

The seven-times world champion Valentino Rossi was third.

But it was a disastrous day for Dani Pedrosa who crashed out seconds after touching wheels with the winner to all but end his championship hopes.