The Motorsport Results Digest (August 18)

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HITC Motorsport brings you up to speed with the best of the weekend's racing action, including MotoGP, NASCAR and the DTM.

Marc Marquez's MotoGP winning streak finally ended at Brno as team-mate Dani Pedrosa took his first victory of 2014. Yamaha duo Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi completed the podium, with Marquez unable to do better than fourth. His points advantage over Pedrosa remains extremely healthy, however. Esteve Rabat won in Moto2 to extend his championship lead, while Alexis Masbou took his first Moto3 win after 10 years of trying.

READ MOREPedrosa takes the win at round 11 to end Marquez victory run

Jeff Gordon took his third NASCAR Sprint Cup win of 2014 at Michigan Speedway, beating Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano, the latter providing the stiffest challenge for table-topper Gordon. Tony Stewart was again absent following the death of Kevin Ward Jr., and now looks almost certain to miss out on this year’s Chase.

READ MORE: Gordon claims chaotic Cup race

Will Power opened up a 39-point lead atop the IndyCar standings with victory at the Milwaukee Mile. The Penske driver led 228 of 250 laps, eventually beating Juan Pablo Montoya and Tony Kanaan; Power's chief title rival Helio Castroneves was 11th.

READ MOREPower dominates IndyFest, takes points command

In the supporting Indy Lights race, Zach Veach closed on championship leader Gabby Chaves thanks to his third win of 2014. Matthew Brabham was second and Chaves third, extending the Colombian's podium streak to six on the bounce.

READ MOREVeach closes points gap with Milwaukee victory

Marco Wittmann will win this year's DTM championship - securing the title is now a mere formality for the German. His win yesterday at the Nurburgring was the BMW driver's fourth of 2014 and extend his points advantage to 64, with just 75 left to score. Reigning champion Mike Rockenfeller was second at the Nurburgring with Edoardo Mortara third.

READ MOREMarco Wittmann wins at Nürburgring and puts his hands on the title

Kimya Sato secured the Auto GP title with a round to spare with a win and a third-place at the Nurburgring. Tamas Pal Kiss also took a victory and leads the battle for second in the standings.

READ MOREKiss wins as Sato is crowned Auto GP champion

Max Verstappen made minor inroads into Esteban Ocon's FIA F3 points advantage at the Nurburgring with victory in race one. The second contest was won by the in-form Antonio Giovanazzi, and Lucas Auer took the final outing. Ocon's best result was third in race two, but the Frenchman still leads the standings by 63 points with two rounds to run.

READ MORE: Race 1 | Race 2 | Race 3