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Morbidelli/Rossi relationship won’t change as MotoGP teammates

MotoGP 2020 runner-up Franco Morbidelli says “nothing will change” between himself and Valentino Rossi as Petronas SRT teammates as “nothing is as big as friendship”.

Rossi won’t have less pressure as satellite MotoGP rider

Petronas SRT team director Johan Stigefelt doesn’t believe nine-time grand prix world champion Valentino will have less pressure on him as a satellite MotoGP rider in 2021.

SRT "seemed more upset" than Yamaha at 2020 title loss

Petronas SRT team principal Razlan Razali admits his squad appeared “more upset” at losing the 2020 MotoGP title than Yamaha was, but stresses this situation has been “addressed”.

Petronas SRT unveils 2021 MotoGP livery with Rossi and Morbidelli

Petronas SRT has become the latest MotoGP team to unveil the livery its 2021 challengers will race in the new season with revised line-up Franco Morbidelli and Valentino Rossi.

Espargaro: Pressure “high” to learn Honda without Marquez

Pol Espargaro admits the pressure to learn how to ride the Honda MotoGP bike in the Qatar test will be “high” without Marc Marquez present to use as a reference.

Honda: Marquez will still be himself on MotoGP return

Honda team boss Alberto Puig says Marc Marquez "will still find a way" to be himself when he makes his long-awaited MotoGP return from injury.

Pramac reveals 2021 MotoGP livery with all-new line-up

The Pramac Ducati MotoGP squad has pulled the covers off of its 2021 livery, which will be raced by its all-new line-up of Johann Zarco and Jorge Martin.

Marquez "never thought" MotoGP career was over after injury
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Marquez "never thought" MotoGP career was over after injury

Six-time MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez insists he "never thought I will not race again" during his injury layoff in 2020 after breaking his arm at the Spanish Grand Prix.

MotoGP paddock mourns loss of team boss Gresini

Tributes to double 125cc world champion and veteran team boss Fausto Gresini have flooded in from the MotoGP paddock following his tragic death on Tuesday. 

MotoGP boss Gresini dies after two-month long COVID battle

Double 125cc world champion and veteran MotoGP team boss Fausto Gresini has died at the age of 60 in hospital in Italy after a two-month battle with COVID-19.

Marquez unsure when he will make MotoGP return
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Marquez unsure when he will make MotoGP return

Six-time MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez admits he doesn't know when he will make his return to racing from injury, and confirms he will not ride in the Qatar test.

Honda reveals 2021 MotoGP bike, Marquez makes public return

The factory Honda MotoGP team has unwrapped its 2021 challenger at event with new rider Pol Espargaro and six-time world champion Marc Marquez.

Why Alex Marquez doesn't care about 'shutting up' MotoGP critics Prime

Why Alex Marquez doesn't care about 'shutting up' MotoGP critics

Alex Marquez's form was one of MotoGP 2020's biggest surprises and, by firmly stepping out of his six-time world champion brother Marc's shadow, he proved a few people wrong. Not that he cares about this, as he tells Lewis Duncan

Alex Marquez had to stop Marc giving him MotoGP advice

Alex Marquez admits there was a stage in his rookie MotoGP season where he had to stop his world champion brother Marc giving him advice as it became too much.

LCR unwraps Alex Marquez’s 2021 MotoGP bike

The LCR team has pulled the covers off Alex Marquez’s 2021 MotoGP challenger, as the 2019 Moto2 world champion joins the Honda satellite squad this season.

Yamaha explains why Morbidelli wasn’t given factory bike

Yamaha MotoGP team principal Lin Jarvis says 2020 runner-up Franco Morbidelli deserves a factory-spec M1, but it simply wasn’t possible to give him one for 2021.

Petrucci was first to "believe" in KTM's promise

New Tech 3 KTM MotoGP rider Danilo Petrucci says he was the first to "believe in" the Austrian manufacturer and the progress it had made after the 2019 season.

How Yamaha's new MotoGP era can unchain Vinales Prime

How Yamaha's new MotoGP era can unchain Vinales

After the electrifying start to his Yamaha MotoGP career in 2017, Maverick Vinales has struggled for consistency. Many anticipate that the arrival of Fabio Quartararo could spell disaster, but the departure of Valentino Rossi could be just the impetus he needs.

World Superbike season start pushed back to May

The start of the 2021 World Superbike Championship season has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic as the opening Dutch round has been pushed back to May.

Quartararo hopes for Lorenzo/Rossi-style rivalry with Vinales

Fabio Quartararo hopes he and Maverick Vinales have a rivalry like that of former Yamaha MotoGP teammates Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo as he joins the factory team in 2021.

Vinales: Yamaha can be “one complete MotoGP team” post-Rossi

Maverick Vinales believes Yamaha can be “one complete team” in 2021 now seven-time MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi has left for Petronas SRT.

Yamaha commits to MotoGP through to 2026

Yamaha will remain in the MotoGP World Championship for another five years after agreeing a new deal with promoter Dorna Sports from 2022-2026.

Yamaha launches 2021 M1 MotoGP challenger

Yamaha has unveiled its factory MotoGP colours for the 2021 season with its revised line-up of Maverick Vinales and Fabio Quartararo.

Rins: MotoGP rules freeze should benefit Suzuki

Suzuki’s Alex Rins believes the stability in the technical regulations for the 2021 MotoGP season should benefit the Hamamatsu manufacturer.

Does KTM really need 'super engine' for MotoGP title challenge? Prime

Does KTM really need 'super engine' for MotoGP title challenge?

Fears from rival MotoGP manufacturers that KTM would build a 'super engine' for 2021 have ultimately come to nothing with the revealation that the RC16 hasn't been radically changed over the winter. But does it really need that to win the title?

Tech 3: A satellite team can win 2021 MotoGP title

Tech 3 team boss Herve Poncharal believes a satellite team can win the 2021 MotoGP world championship given the amount of factory support on offer now. 

KTM won’t race with a ‘super engine’ in 2021

KTM Motorsport boss Pit Beirer has confirmed the marque has not radically overhauled its 2021 MotoGP engine, despite fears from rivals it could build a ‘super engine’.

Binder “truly believes” KTM ready to fight for MotoGP title

Brad Binder says he “truly believes” KTM is now capable of fighting for the MotoGP world championship in 2021 after its breakout 2020 campaign.

KTM and Tech 3 unveil 2021 MotoGP colours

KTM and its satellite squad Tech 3 have unveiled the liveries they will race in the 2021 MotoGP season at its official launch presentation.

MotoGP champion Marquez’s arm finally starting to heal

Six-time MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez’s broken right arm which ruled him out of the 2020 season is now beginning to show signs of healing, according to Honda.

MotoGP and teams' association sign new five-year deal

MotoGP has announced a five-year extension to agreement in place between Dorna Sports and the International Road-Racing Teams’ Association (IRTA) beginning in 2022.

Lowes injures shoulder in crash, will miss WSBK test

Kawasaki World Superbike rider Alex Lowes has injured his shoulder in a flat track training crash and will miss a test at Jerez this week as a result.

How Ducati's latest Aussie union can return it to MotoGP glory Prime

How Ducati's latest Aussie union can return it to MotoGP glory

Australians on Ducatis is an iconic partnership, the marque's last one yielding its sole MotoGP crown to date. But its latest Aussie union with the often underestimated Jack Miller can end this drought.

Ducati reveals revised 2021 MotoGP bike livery

The Ducati MotoGP squad has unveiled a revised livery for its 2021 Desmosedici at its official team launch presentation, with Lenovo becoming its title sponsor.

Rossi criticises MotoGP for allowing Marquez's Jerez return

Valentino Rossi admits he "doesn't understand" why MotoGP promoters Dorna Sports allowed Marc Marquez to stage a return just days after surgery on his broken arm at Jerez last year.

‘No pressure’ to match Marquez’s rookie podiums – Bastianini
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‘No pressure’ to match Marquez’s rookie podiums – Bastianini

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.

Rossi’s 2022 decision will come after “six, seven” MotoGP races

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.

Avintia unveils new-look 2021 MotoGP team

Avintia has become the first on the 2021 MotoGP grid to unveil its colours for the new season, with the team sporting a new look with its all-rookie line-up.

Honda to remain in MotoGP for five more years

The Honda Racing Corporation will remain in the MotoGP world championship until the end of 2026, after signing a new five-year deal with Dorna Sports.

Dovizioso won't return "at all costs" to MotoGP

Andrea Dovizioso says he will not return to MotoGP “at all costs”, but remains open to the possibility of acting as a replacement for Marc Marquez at Honda in 2021.

Thailand MotoGP cancellation reports “a misunderstanding”

Reports the 2021 MotoGP Thailand Grand Prix has been shelved by the government were a “misunderstanding”, according to a spokesperson from the Buriram circuit.

Moto2/Moto3 test venue changed to create 'safe' pre-season

The 2021 Moto2 and Moto3 pre-season tests have been moved from Jerez to Qatar in mid-March in a bid to “create the safest and most efficient” pre-season programme.

BT Sport extends MotoGP contract through to 2024

BT Sport has agreed a fresh three-year deal with Dorna Sports to continue exclusively broadcasting the MotoGP world champion in the UK through to 2024.

Ferrari considered giving Rossi full-time Sauber F1 drive

Ex-Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has revealed the Scuderia once considered the idea of MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi making his full-time Formula 1 debut with Sauber.

Brivio explains why Suzuki chose Mir over Lorenzo

Former Suzuki team manager Davide Brivio has explained the reasons why the Japanese marque opted for Joan Mir over triple MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo for the 2019 season.

Dovizioso "ready" if Honda needs Marquez replacement

Andrea Dovizioso’s manager Simone Battistella says his rider is “ready” should Honda call him up to stand in for the still-recovering Marc Marquez during the 2021 MotoGP season. 

Lorenzo "never imagined" Rossi's Petronas move

Three-time MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo says he “would never have imagined” Valentino Rossi moving to the satellite Petronas SRT Yamaha squad in 2021.

LCR commits to MotoGP for five more years

The satellite LCR squad has announced it will remain in MotoGP through to 2026 having signed a new deal with Dorna Sports and the International Race Teams Association.

Suzuki approach for Rossi via Facebook led to Brivio joining

Ex-Suzuki team manager Davide Brivio has revealed the Japanese marque reached out to him through Facebook to enquire if Valentino Rossi would be interested in joining for its MotoGP comeback.

Gresini’s condition “fragile” but prognosis “more optimistic”

MotoGP team boss Fausto Gresini remains in a “fragile” condition as he battles COVID-19 in hospital in Italy, but doctors says his recent progress has offered a “more optimistic” prognosis.  

MotoGP issues revised 2021 calendar, adds second Qatar race

The 2021 MotoGP season will begin with back-to-back races in Qatar followed by the Portuguese Grand Prix in April as part of COVID-19-enforced changes to the calendar.

KTM reveals first pictures of Oliveira as factory MotoGP rider

KTM has revealed its first pictures of double MotoGP race winner Miguel Oliveira as part of its factory team line-up for 2021 alongside Brad Binder.

Gresini's condition still "serious" as COVID battle continues

Gresini MotoGP boss Fausto Gresini remains in intensive care with COVID-19 as his condition remains "serious" due to his lungs being "hit hard" by the virus.

The "balls out" battle between MotoGP's true greats Prime

The "balls out" battle between MotoGP's true greats

Senna vs Prost is regularly cited as motorsport's greatest rivalry. But it can easily be argued Rainey vs Schwantz can stake that claim. That rivalry was in full swing during the 1991 500cc season, remembered fondly by both stars 30 years on...

Espargaro “super nervous” ahead of first Honda MotoGP test

Pol Espargaro reckons he’ll be “super nervous” ahead of his first test on the Honda MotoGP bike as it’s a moment he has always “been trying to imagine”.

Podcast: How will Suzuki move on from Brivio's exit?

Alpine confirmed on Sunday ex-Suzuki MotoGP boss Davide Brivio’s appointment to its Formula 1 team as racing director.

The "warrior" MotoGP rookie KTM was right to back Prime

The "warrior" MotoGP rookie KTM was right to back

The 2020 MotoGP campaign featured a standout pair of rookies, but one flew under the radar as he adjusted to a shock step-up armed with very little racing experience. However as his veteran team boss explains, the faith shown in him was not misplaced

Rainey: Schwantz doesn’t get enough credit for ’93 title

Three-time 500cc world champion Wayne Rainey doesn’t believe his arch rival Kevin Schwantz gets enough credit for his “tremendous” 1993 title win for Suzuki.

Extra days added to Qatar MotoGP test

MotoGP has confirmed two extra days of testing and a shakedown have been added to the schedule in Qatar in March following the cancellation of the Sepang test in Malaysia.

Suzuki "will be more united than ever" after Brivio exit

Suzuki MotoGP project leader Shinichi Sahara says the marque will be "more united than ever" in the wake of team manager Davide Brivio's shock exit.