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Suzuki rules out Alpine F1 boss Brivio's MotoGP return for 2022

Alpine Formula 1 racing director Davide Brivio has been ruled out of a return to the Suzuki MotoGP team next year, amid recent speculation about his future.

Zarco: Quartararo's speed forced early Marquez return

Fabio Quartararo's pace in the opening round of the MotoGP season at Jerez effectively forced Marc Marquez to speed up his return to action, believes Johann Zarco.

Ducati convinced it's Dovizioso's "best choice"

Ducati sporting director Paolo Ciabatti says the Italian marque is Andrea Dovizioso's "best choice", as both parties are yet to agree on terms to continue in MotoGP beyond 2020.

Marquez "a bit worried" about Honda contract pressure

Alex Marquez has admitted he is a "little bit worried" by the pressure of having limited time to prove himself worthy of a new Honda MotoGP contract this season.

Ducati needs "Dovizioso more than he needs Ducati"

Ducati needs Andrea Dovizioso more than the veteran MotoGP rider needs the Italian manufacturer, claims Dovizioso's manager Simone Battistella.

Why the French GP is a perfect pitstop for summer holidays

World-renowned gastronomy, excellent wines, an incredible range of activities for tourism… and all of this with charming sunny weather — as if you needed one more reason to attend the 2020 F1 French Grand Prix in June! “La Summer Race” is the perfect pretext for visiting one of France’s most beautiful regions, which combines countryside, seaside and unforgettable adventures.

Get the best seats in the house for the 2020 F1 French GP

Sun-kissed and offering wide-open views across the circuit and the beautiful southern France landscape, historic Paul Ricard is one of the most exciting and evocative venues on the Formula 1 calendar. Motorsport Tickets reveals the best places to watch the French Grand Prix.

Espargaro concerned Aprilia "not improving" in 2019

Aleix Espargaro has asked for more help from his Aprilia MotoGP team, as he believes there's “nothing more I can do” until the RS-GP bike improves.

Aggressive Petrucci has "different view of racing" - Espargaro

Pol Espargaro says MotoGP rival Danilo Petrucci has a “different view of racing”, after the Italian broke a winglet against Espargaro while making an overtake in the French Grand Prix.

Espargaro: Aprilia's Le Mans pace "really painful"

Aprilia MotoGP rider Aleix Espargaro said it was “really painful” to finish nearly half a minute behind race winner Marc Marquez in the French Grand Prix.

Zarco: Le Mans pole possible if not for Q1 strategy error

KTM MotoGP rider Johann Zarco claimed that he could have been in the mix for pole position in the qualifying session at Le Mans if not for a mistake in strategy in Q1.

Quartararo puts Qatar start error down to "stress"

MotoGP rookie Fabio Quartararo admits he was feeling stressed in the run-up to stalling on the grid for his premier class race debut in Qatar.

Espargaro felt "really bad" for Ponsson over debut controversy

Aprilia rider Aleix Espargaro “feels really bad” for Avintia stand-in Christophe Ponsson, whose MotoGP debut at Misano generated controversy within the paddock.

Mugello MotoGP statistics: Rossi, Dovizioso set new records

All statistics and figures from the Italian Grand Prix, the sixth round of the 2018 MotoGP World Championship.

Gallery: All French MotoGP race winners

We've compiled a list of all French Grand Prix winners since the inception of the current-spec MotoGP world championship in 2002.

Statistics: Marc Marquez's dominance in US

Honda rider Marc Marquez has an unbeaten record at the Circuit of the Americas, having won every race at the Austin venue since it was introduced on the MotoGP calendar in 2013.

Statistics from Valentino Rossi's MotoGP career

Valentino Rossi is expected to break even more records after signing a two-year contract extension with Yamaha through to the end of the 2020 MotoGP season.

People will change opinion of Iannone in 2018 – Pernat

Andrea Iannone’s manager Carlo Pernat believes that people will see the Suzuki rider in a different light in the 2018 MotoGP season.

Baz: I proved tall riders can succeed in MotoGP

Loris Baz believes he proved in his three seasons in MotoGP that tall riders can be successful, despite claims his height would force him out of the series.

Gallery: First half of MotoGP 2017 season in photos

Relive the first half of the 2017 MotoGP season with our selection of 100 photos.

Guintoli eyes World Superbike return with Suzuki

Sylvain Guintoli says the recently introduced new Suzuki GSX-R bike he races with this year in British Superbike would have a good chance of success in World Superbike.

Gallery: All MotoGP French GP winners till date

We recount all winners of the French Grand Prix since the premier class of motorcycle grand prix racing was renamed as MotoGP in 2002.

Gresini and Cecchinello: Two decades as grand prix team bosses

Fausto Gresini and Lucio Cecchinello, two veteran grand prix motorcycle racing riders and managers, talk to about their history and the current state of the sport they work in.

Interview: Why Silverstone win is merely a "starting point" for Suzuki

Suzuki MotoGP team manager Davide Brivio says the manufacturer's first premier class win for nearly a decade at Silverstone should be a "starting point" as it targets greater successes in the future.

Accusing Dorna of favouring Spaniards "ridiculous" - Poncharal

Tech 3 Yamaha boss Herve Poncharal discusses the explosive finale to the 2015 MotoGP season - as well as the resulting organisational changes - with Lena Buffa.

Analysis: The stats say Valentino Rossi is the title favourite

Amid all the recriminations from the Malaysian Grand Prix, you'd be forgiven for forgetting that MotoGP has a champion to crown this weekend at Valencia - and the history books favour Valentino Rossi, as Lena Buffa discovers.

Analysis: Can Rossi and Lorenzo still be teammates in 2016?

The Malaysian Grand Prix will be forever remembered for the clash between Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez, but what about its impact on the 2016 MotoGP rider market? Lena Buffa investigates.

Yamaha wanted race control to defuse Rossi/Marquez tensions

Yamaha team director Massimo Meregalli tried to get MotoGP race control to intervene to ease the simmering tensions between Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez prior to their clash during the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Gallery: Remembering Marco Simoncelli, four years on looks back on the career of MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli, whose promising career was tragically cut short four years ago today at Sepang.

Ducati: "Winning is an objective, not a promise"

Ducati Corse manager Gigi Dall'Igna has restated the aim to win a 2015 MotoGP race as the squad heads to its home round at Misano.

Stoner would return for tests, but not for a wild card

Will he be back, or not? Casey Stoner’s possible return to MotoGP has been in the rumour mill for quite a while, but remains unlikely.

Iannone to win title within three years, says manager

Andrea Iannone's manager Carlo Pernat says the once hot-blooded Italian has turned into a fearless, confident rider and will win the title "in three years at the most".

Iannone set to race revised Ducati at Silverstone

After opting not to race the revised Ducati last time out at Brno, Andrea Iannone is set to make the switch to the upgraded Desmosedici this weekend at Silverstone.