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Morbidelli, Espargaro at odds over French MotoGP clash

Franco Morbidelli believes the blame for clash with Honda’s Pol Espargaro on lap one of the MotoGP French Grand Prix which led to the former crashing “has to be shared”.

Marquez “angry” at “unnecessary” French MotoGP crash
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Marquez “angry” at “unnecessary” French MotoGP crash

Marc Marquez admits he is “angry” about the second of his crashes in the wet MotoGP French Grand Prix as it was “not necessary”.

Miller “didn’t believe” French MotoGP long-lap penalties French GP
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Miller “didn’t believe” French MotoGP long-lap penalties

French Grand Prix winner Jack Miller admits he “didn’t really believe” the notification telling him he had two long-lap penalties to serve for pitlane speeding in Sunday’s MotoGP race. 

Quartararo: French MotoGP “strangest race on my life” French GP
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Quartararo: French MotoGP “strangest race on my life”

Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo says Sunday’s MotoGP French Grand Prix was the “strangest race of my life” having never ridden in a flag-to-flag scenario before.

MotoGP champion Mir baffled by race-ending Le Mans crash French GP
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MotoGP champion Mir baffled by race-ending Le Mans crash

Reigning MotoGP world champion admits “I don’t know what happened” when he crashed out of the wet French Grand Prix on the fifth lap.

French MotoGP: Miller wins chaotic flag-to-flag race French GP
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French MotoGP: Miller wins chaotic flag-to-flag race

Ducati’s Jack Miller won a chaotic flag-to-flag French Grand Prix despite two long-lap penalties in a crash-strewn MotoGP contest as Fabio Quartararo reclaimed the championship lead.

Le Mans Moto2: Fernandez beats Gardner as Lowes crashes out

Ajo KTM Moto2 rookie Raul Fernandez converted a maiden pole to victory in a tense French Grand Prix as teammate Remy Gardner held onto his championship lead in second following a crash for Sam Lowes.

Le Mans Moto3: Garcia wins wet race, Acosta extends points lead

Sergio Garcia dominated a wet Moto3 French Grand Prix ahead of Filip Salac, as Pedro Acosta recovered to eight after an early crash to extend his championship lead.

MotoGP riders call for French GP date change over safety fears French GP
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MotoGP riders call for French GP date change over safety fears

Leading MotoGP riders have called for future French Grands Prix at Le Mans to be moved to later in the year to avoid “nightmare” weather conditions.

Mir: Season-worst MotoGP qualifying result ‘no big change’

MotoGP world champion Joan Mir is relaxed about his season-worst qualifying result of 14th for Sunday’s French Grand Prix as it’s “not a big change” from his usual grid slots.

Quartararo ‘won’t be first for long’ if French GP wet French GP
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Quartararo ‘won’t be first for long’ if French GP wet

French Grand Prix poleman Fabio Quartararo admits “we will not stay long in first position” in Sunday’s Le Mans MotoGP race if it starts off in wet conditions.

Marquez: Second-row start for French MotoGP is "best dream"

Honda’s Marc Marquez says he isn’t bitter about losing a potential MotoGP pole for the French Grand Prix at Le Mans, as the top two rows were his “best dream”.

Rossi "too conservative" on final French MotoGP qualifying lap French GP
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Rossi "too conservative" on final French MotoGP qualifying lap

Petronas SRT’s Valentino Rossi says he was “too conservative” on his final lap in MotoGP French Grand Prix qualifying and admits an earlier moment affected him in the last sector.

French MotoGP: Quartararo snatches pole in dramatic qualifying French GP
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French MotoGP: Quartararo snatches pole in dramatic qualifying

Fabio Quartararo snatched a home MotoGP pole ahead of Yamaha team-mate Maverick Vinales in a dramatic French Grand Prix qualifying session.

Two races at one track “not pure” MotoGP – Espargaro

Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro says MotoGP staging two races at one race track is something he doesn’t like as it doesn’t make for a “pure or good championship”.

French MotoGP: Marquez quickest in wet third practice

Honda’s Marc Marquez topped a mostly wet MotoGP FP3 ahead of the French Grand Prix, with the conditions locking in a volatile Q1 group for qualifying.

Marquez: No Honda rider close to victory in MotoGP French GP
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Marquez: No Honda rider close to victory in MotoGP

Six-time MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez admits "I don't see any Honda rider close to victory" right now, following the opening day of the French Grand Prix.

Rossi buoyed by MotoGP test gains at Le Mans French GP
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Rossi buoyed by MotoGP test gains at Le Mans

Valentino Rossi says he is “a bit stronger” after French Grand Prix practice compared to other 2021 races thanks to gains made in the post-race Jerez test.

Honda boss Puig's MotoGP return "crucial" – Pol Espargaro

Pol Espargaro says Honda MotoGP team boss Alberto Puig's return to action this weekend at the French Grand Prix is "crucial" for him to continue his growth on the bike.

Mir doubtful on French GP chances amid Suzuki struggles

Reigning MotoGP world champion Joan Mir says “I don’t think I can win” the French Grand Prix as Suzuki is “struggling” at Le Mans this weekend.

Quartararo: MotoGP tyre warm-up a “total disaster” at Le Mans

Fabio Quartararo says tyre warm-up in the cold conditions at Le Mans on Friday of the MotoGP French Grand Prix was “a total disaster” after a slew of crashes.

French MotoGP: Zarco on top in crash-strewn second practice

Pramac Ducati’s Johann Zarco led compatriot Fabio Quartararo on the Yamaha in a dry but crash-strewn second practice for the MotoGP French Grand Prix.

Vinales outlines key area of improvement for Yamaha in MotoGP

Maverick Vinales admits his and Yamaha’s “way of working” on MotoGP race weekends needs to improve as he feels things could be done “faster” than they are currently.

French MotoGP: Miller dominates damp opening practice French GP
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French MotoGP: Miller dominates damp opening practice

Ducati's Jack Miller dominated a damp first practice for the MotoGP French Grand Prix having gambled on a slick-tyre lap late on.

MotoGP adds second Austria race as Finnish GP cancelled

MotoGP has announced the Finnish Grand Prix at the new KymiRing has been cancelled for a second year, with the Styrian GP at Red Bull Ring added as a replacement.

Miller has "score to settle" with Le Mans in MotoGP

Ducati’s Jack Miller says he has a “score to settle” with Le Mans after an unavoidable mechanical issue ruled him out of victory contention in 2020’s MotoGP French Grand Prix.

Marquez "careful" with Honda MotoGP bike feedback French GP
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Marquez "careful" with Honda MotoGP bike feedback

Marc Marquez says he needs to be “careful” when working with his Honda MotoGP engineers as his feedback currently is “not as precise” as it used to be.

Espargaro: Aprilia is now MotoGP’s "revolution"

Aleix Espargaro says Aprilia's progress in the space of a year has transformed it into "the revolution bike" as it's become a more desirable MotoGP project to be involved with.

Dovizioso: Aprilia MotoGP wildcard 'isn't in the plan'
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Dovizioso: Aprilia MotoGP wildcard 'isn't in the plan'

Fifteen-time MotoGP race winner Andrea Dovizioso says wildcarding with Aprilia 'isn't in the plan' for him currently following his second test on the RS-GP at Mugello this week.

The impossible problem Honda faces with its 2021 MotoGP bike Prime

The impossible problem Honda faces with its 2021 MotoGP bike

Honda hasn’t enjoyed an easy start to the 2021 MotoGP campaign, despite gains last season which looked to have carried over into the pre-season. Now admitting it does have issues in serious need of resolving, it faces an almost impossible task in doing so.

MotoGP legend Schwantz: Rossi "still has some fight left in him"
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MotoGP legend Schwantz: Rossi "still has some fight left in him"

MotoGP legend Kevin Schwantz is sure Valentino Rossi "still has some fight left in him" but admitted he is "concerned" about the Italian after a poor start to 2021.

Gresini becoming Aprilia MotoGP satellite would be "romantic"

Aleix Espargaro believes the Gresini Racing MotoGP team becoming Aprilia's official satellite squad in 2022 would be "romantic" following the death of Fausto Gresini in February.

Rossi has SRT’s support after worst-ever MotoGP season start

Valentino Rossi says he has a lot of support from Petronas SRT amidst his worst-ever start to a MotoGP season in the nine-time grand prix world champion’s career.

Alex Marquez “needs to accept” difficult recent MotoGP results

LCR Honda’s Alex Marquez admits it’s “not really easy” to stay calm right now after a bruising start to his 2021 MotoGP campaign but needs to “accept” the situation.

Marquez identifies 2021 Honda MotoGP bike weakness

Marc Marquez says he was better able to understand the weak points of the 2021 Honda MotoGP bike compared to its predecessor during last weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix. 

Old MotoGP bike causing "shadow of frustration" – Morbidelli

Franco Morbidelli admits there is a “shadow of frustration” hanging over him having to ride a two-year-old MotoGP bike in 2021 and has had a “frank” discussion with Yamaha.

Mir “not worried” by winless start to MotoGP title defence
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Mir “not worried” by winless start to MotoGP title defence

Suzuki’s Joan Mir says he’s “not worried” about the winless start to his MotoGP title defence and admits he “expected” not to have an easy start to 2021.

Nakagami cried after missing maiden MotoGP podium at Jerez

Takaaki Nakagami admits he was “crying” when he returned to his LCR garage after missing a maiden MotoGP podium by just under seven tenths in the Spanish Grand Prix.

Vinales tops Jerez MotoGP test, Quartararo absent

Maverick Vinales topped the post-Spanish Grand Prix MotoGP test day at Jerez on Monday, while Yamaha teammate Fabio Quartararo was absent due to his physical condition following the race.

How a Crutchlow helped Miller to Jerez MotoGP redemption

Jack Miller’s tough start to life as a factory Ducati MotoGP rider left him mentally battered and bruised, but a pep talk and positive reinforcement from a surprising source aided the Australian to show his full potential with victory at the Spanish Grand Prix

Bagnaia 'will go slow' if he thinks about MotoGP points lead

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia admits he’s “happy” to lead the MotoGP standings for the first time but says he’ll “start to be slower” if he thinks about the championship now.

Honda “was a mess” in Jerez MotoGP race – Espargaro Spanish GP
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Honda “was a mess” in Jerez MotoGP race – Espargaro

Pol Espargaro admits his Honda MotoGP bike “was a mess” in all areas apart from braking in a difficult Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez in which could only manage 10th.

"Magic modification" helped Morbidelli to Jerez MotoGP podium

Franco Morbidelli says a "magic modification" from his Petronas SRT crew chief rewarded him with his first MotoGP podium of 2021 in Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix.

Marquez “destroyed” after Jerez MotoGP race

Marc Marquez admits he ends the MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix feeling “destroyed”, but says this is a hangover from his heavy FP3 crash and not because of his right arm.

Quartararo “lost” after Jerez MotoGP arm-pump problem

Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo admits he’s “lost” about what to do after an arm-pump problem robbed him of a commanding MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix victory on Sunday.

Emotional Miller “worked arse off” for Spanish MotoGP win Spanish GP
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Emotional Miller “worked arse off” for Spanish MotoGP win

Ducati’s Jack Miller says he “worked my arse off” to secure his first dry-weather victory in MotoGP after winning Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix.

Spanish MotoGP: Miller wins, Quartararo fades from first to 13th Spanish GP
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Spanish MotoGP: Miller wins, Quartararo fades from first to 13th

Jack Miller stormed to his first MotoGP win in five years after guiding his Ducati to victory in the Spanish Grand Prix after long-time leader Fabio Quartararo hit trouble.

Jerez Moto2: Di Giannantonio wins for Gresini's squad

Gresini Racing’s Fabio Di Giannantonio dominated the Moto2 Spanish Grand Prix to claim an emotional maiden win in the intermediate class.

Jerez Moto3: KTM rookie Acosta scores third straight win

Pedro Acosta claimed an historic third Moto3 victory in the Spanish Grand Prix while chaos erupted at the final corner of a dramatic Jerez race.

Tech 3 to remain KTM satellite MotoGP team through 2026

KTM has announced it has extended its satellite partnership with Tech 3 in the MotoGP world championship for five more years.

Binder: Tyres felt like "a rock" in Jerez MotoGP qualifying Spanish GP
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Binder: Tyres felt like "a rock" in Jerez MotoGP qualifying

KTM’s Brad Binder had to use a pre-heated rear tyre for his sole Q2 run in MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix qualifying, which he says felt “like a rock”.

Leading MotoGP riders critical of Jerez run-off areas

Leading MotoGP riders have expressed concern about the safety of the Jerez circuit due to the lack of run-off space at some corners on the Spanish Grand Prix venue.

Morbidelli: Late MotoGP Q1 demotion almost “a safety issue”

Franco Morbidelli says his late demotion to Q1 at the MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix left him facing “a safety issue”, as he didn’t have the necessary tyres prepared.

Marquez had brief memory issue after Jerez MotoGP crash

Marc Marquez admits he was “scared” after his big MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix practice crash on Saturday as he briefly “didn’t remember exactly what happened”.

Suzuki “far from solving” MotoGP qualifying issues, says Mir Spanish GP
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Suzuki “far from solving” MotoGP qualifying issues, says Mir

Reigning MotoGP world champion Joan Mir admits Suzuki is “far from solving” its qualifying deficiencies having only managed 10th for the Spanish Grand Prix.

Spanish MotoGP: Quartararo on pole again, Marquez 14th Spanish GP
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Spanish MotoGP: Quartararo on pole again, Marquez 14th

Fabio Quartararo pipped Franco Morbidelli to his second pole of the 2021 MotoGP season after topping Spanish Grand Prix qualifying, as Marc Marquez was 14th.

Marc Marquez declared fit to ride following hospital visit Spanish GP
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Marc Marquez declared fit to ride following hospital visit

Marc Marquez has been declared fit to continue riding in the MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix following precautionary checks in hospital after a big crash in FP3 for the Honda rider.

Spanish MotoGP: Nakagami tops FP3, Marquez suffers big crash

Takaaki Nakagami pipped Fabio Quartararo in a tense FP3 for the MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix, while Marc Marquez missed Q2 after a big crash late on.

Can MotoGP’s underdog spoil Yamaha’s party at Jerez? Spanish GP
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Can MotoGP’s underdog spoil Yamaha’s party at Jerez?

Ducati stole the headlines with Francesco Bagnaia's FP2 pace at the Spanish Grand Prix. But with the Italian's breathtaking one lap pace masking a race-pace deficit, Yamaha appears best-placed to once again assume the favourite tag - although an on-form Aleix Espargaro's encouraging form means an upset can't be discounted.

Espargaro: Aprilia’s Jerez MotoGP practice pace “shocking” Spanish GP
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Espargaro: Aprilia’s Jerez MotoGP practice pace “shocking”

Aleix Espargaro admits his pace on used medium tyres during Spanish Grand Prix FP2 on his Aprilia MotoGP bike was “a little bit shocking”, having ended Friday third overall.