News and Analysis
Reigning Moto2 world champion Enea Bastianini says there is ‘no pressure’ on him to emulate Alex Marquez’s rookie MotoGP podium success from 2020 this season.
Valentino Rossi’s right-hand man Uccio Salucci says the nine-time grand prix world champion will evaluate extending his MotoGP career to 2022 after the opening “six, seven GPs” of the upcoming season.
The chances that Alvaro Bautista will remain part of the Ducati World Superbike team past this year have been “reduced to a flicker”, according to the Italian manufacturer’s sporting director Paolo Ciabatti.
Reigning Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton took part in a Superbike test at Jerez on Saturday, escaping a crash uninjured.
Former World Superbike champion Sylvain Guintoli will race in the final two rounds of the 2017 season, and is set to make a full-time return in 2018.
Ducati has scheduled an extra test with MotoGP race riders Jorge Lorenzo and Andrea Dovizioso at Jerez, after the Qatar 2017 season opener.