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Espargaro says Honda MotoGP troubles mirror early KTM years

Pol Espargaro says his difficult first season with Honda in MotoGP mirrors the early years of his stint with KTM when the manufacturer stepped into the premier class.

Zarco "missing something" to claim maiden win in MotoGP

Pramac’s Johann Zarco says he is not pressuring himself to win in MotoGP right now but admits “something is missing” in his quest to secure his maiden victory.

Rossi laments "very negative" Catalunya MotoGP race

Valentino Rossi admits he “expected a lot more” from a “very negative” MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix after crashing out having struggled for pace from the start.

Why Quartararo’s suit penalty highlights a wider issue in MotoGP

OPINION: Fabio Quartararo racing with his leather suit open and subsequent penalty has been the main talking point of the Catalunya MotoGP weekend, which has highlighted a wider issue with MotoGP’s stewarding that risks a negative precedent going forward.

Vinales heads Yamaha 1-2 in post-Catalan GP MotoGP test

Maverick Vinales led a Yamaha 1-2 ahead of teammate Fabio Quartararo at the post-Catalan Grand Prix test on Monday at Barcelona.

Quartararo "should have been black-flagged" from Catalan MotoGP Catalan GP
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Quartararo "should have been black-flagged" from Catalan MotoGP

Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo has admitted he should have been shown the black flag for riding with his leather suit open late on in the MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix.

Miller knew "cheeky" Quartararo error would be punished

Jack Miller wasn’t surprised to see himself promoted to third in the MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix as he suspected Fabio Quartararo’s “cheeky” track limits breach would net him a penalty.

How MotoGP’s “beast” tamers bounced back at Catalunya

The expectation on KTM to replicate its winning form from 2020 this season made its difficult start to the new MotoGP campaign even more disappointing. But a key update has seen KTM's fortunes reversed over the last week and returned it to the top step of the podium in Barcelona

Mir "pissed off" at Catalunya MotoGP strategy blunder

MotoGP world champion Joan Mir laments his decision to race the medium rear tyre in Sunday’s Catalan Grand Prix and is “pissed off” as he feels it cost him victory.

Quartararo hit with penalty for MotoGP suit infringement Catalan GP
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Quartararo hit with penalty for MotoGP suit infringement

Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo has been hit with another three-second time penalty on his MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix result for riding with his leather suit unfastened.

Marquez’s shortened Catalan MotoGP “best seven laps of the year”

Honda’s Marc Marquez says the seven laps he rode in Sunday’s MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix before crashing were “the best seven laps of the year” as “I was Marc” again.

Mir: Quartararo endangered other MotoGP riders in Catalan GP

MotoGP world champion Joan Mir believes Fabio Quartararo throwing his chest protector away during the Catalan Grand Prix “is punishable” because “it puts other riders in danger”. 

Quartararo can’t explain MotoGP suit problem in Barcelona

Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo admits he doesn’t know why his leather race suit fully opened late on in the MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix, which contributed to him losing a podium finish.

Barcelona MotoGP: Oliveira holds on to score KTM's first 2021 win

KTM’s Miguel Oliveira fended off Pramac’s Johann Zarco in an enthralling MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix to claim victory as Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo lost third due to a late time penalty.

Barcelona Moto3: Garcia wins amid last-lap red flag

Aspar’s Sergio Garcia won a chaotic Moto3 Catalan Grand Prix as the race was red-flagged at the end for a multi-rider collision.

Rossi getting “genuine support” from Petronas SRT

Valentino Rossi says he feels “genuine support” from his Petronas Sepang Racing Team in MotoGP following a strong Saturday showing at the Catalan Grand Prix.

Morbidelli: Riders should prepare to “suffer” in Catalunya race

Petronas SRT’s Franco Morbidelli believes the MotoGP field must “be ready to suffer” in Sunday’s Catalan Grand Prix as high tyre wear is expected.

Vinales critical of agenda behind out-of-context future quotes

Maverick Vinales has criticised the way comments he made about his MotoGP future were taken out of context, claiming "people always try to put me in conflict with my team".

Marquez believes Honda won’t gain MotoGP concessions in 2022

Marc Marquez doesn’t believe Honda will gain concessions for the 2022 MotoGP season as he is convinced the marque will score at least one podium before the end of 2021. 

Concerned Mir says Suzuki ‘hasn’t improved’ its MotoGP bike

Reigning MotoGP world champion Joan Mir says Suzuki “didn’t improve” its bike in 2021 compared to last year after qualifying down in 10th for the Catalan Grand Prix.

Barcelona MotoGP: Quartararo claims fifth pole, Miller crashes Catalan GP
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Barcelona MotoGP: Quartararo claims fifth pole, Miller crashes

Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo has taken his fifth-straight MotoGP pole in a tense qualifying for the Catalan Grand Prix, beating Jack Miller who crashed late on.

Barcelona MotoGP: Morbidelli tops FP3, Miller to Q1

Franco Morbidelli pipped Fabio Quartararo to top spot in a tight FP3 for the MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix as Ducati’s Jack Miller will have to go through Q1 in qualifying.

The MotoGP enigma who needs to step up at Catalunya

With a win-rate of just 10.66% from his time on a factory Yamaha MotoGP bike, it can't be disputed that Maverick Vinales has underachieved in recent seasons. Now on the third crew chief of his tenure at the team, he won't have too many more opportunities to turn the tide against his rapid new team-mate...

Vinales “not used” to ex-Rossi MotoGP crew chief’s methods

Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales admits the programme he worked through with new MotoGP crew chief Silvano Galbusera on Friday of the Catalan Grand Prix was something he’s “not used to doing”.

Marquez had “important” injury talk with MotoGP legend Doohan

Honda’s Marc Marquez says he had an “important” talk with MotoGP legend Mick Doohan about recovering from serious injury during last weekend’s Italian Grand Prix at Mugello.

Rins’ Barcelona MotoGP absence “hurts” - Mir

Reigning champion Joan Mir says Suzuki teammate Alex Rins’ absence from the MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix “hurts” him as he now “lacks information” he can use this weekend.

Barcelona MotoGP: Zarco beats Morbidelli by 0.021s in FP2 Catalan GP
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Barcelona MotoGP: Zarco beats Morbidelli by 0.021s in FP2

Pramac’s Johann Zarco pipped Franco Morbidelli to top spot in second practice for the MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix, the pair split by 0.021 seconds in the end.

Barcelona MotoGP: Espargaro tops FP1 for Aprilia Catalan GP
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Barcelona MotoGP: Espargaro tops FP1 for Aprilia

Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro topped the first practice session for the MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix, 0.024 seconds ahead of Petronas SRT’s Franco Morbidelli.

Vinales MotoGP crew chief split “hurts” on personal level Catalan GP
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Vinales MotoGP crew chief split “hurts” on personal level

Maverick Vinales has revealed his change in MotoGP crew chief from Esteban Garcia to Silvano Galbusera was a Yamaha decision but admits splitting with his friend Garcia “hurts”.

Gardner has got to MotoGP ‘the hard way’ – Miller

Ducati MotoGP rider Jack Miller says fellow Australian Remy Gardner “had to do the hard yards” to earn his premier class debut with Tech 3 KTM in 2022.

Petrucci "can't be sad" if 2021 is his final MotoGP season

Danilo Petrucci says he “cannot be sad” if 2021 turns out to be his final MotoGP season following the news Remy Gardner will join Tech3 KTM next year.

Rins out of Catalan MotoGP with broken arm Catalan GP
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Rins out of Catalan MotoGP with broken arm

Suzuki MotoGP rider Alex Rins has been ruled out of the Catalan Grand Prix after breaking the radius bone in his right arm on Thursday during a training incident.

Espargaro surprised Dovizioso doesn't commit to Aprilia seat Catalan GP
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Espargaro surprised Dovizioso doesn't commit to Aprilia seat

Aleix Espargaro admits he “doesn’t understand” why Andrea Dovizioso won’t commit to racing for Aprilia in MotoGP next year but stresses nothing has been decided yet.

Vinales splits with crew chief, teams up with ex-Rossi man
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Vinales splits with crew chief, teams up with ex-Rossi man

Maverick Vinales has parted ways with Yamaha MotoGP crew chief Esteban Garcia and will now work with ex-Valentino Rossi chief mechanic Silvano Galbusera.

Pramac announces unchanged 2022 MotoGP line-up

The Pramac Racing team has confirmed Johann Zarco and Jorge Martin will remain its riders for the 2022 MotoGP season having recently announced a new three-year deal with Ducati.

Rins says recent MotoGP crashes “not normal”

Suzuki’s Alex Rins says his run of four-successive race crashes in the 2021 MotoGP season are “not normal” after he fell again out of last Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix. 

Quartararo: Yamaha has "complete package" now

Fabio Quartararo believes Yamaha now has "a complete package" in MotoGP following his commanding Italian Grand Prix victory at Mugello last Sunday.

Binder keeps KTM MotoGP ride through to 2024
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Binder keeps KTM MotoGP ride through to 2024

KTM has announced it has re-signed one-time MotoGP race winner Brad Binder through to the end of the 2024 season after agreeing a new three-year deal.

Marquez takes blame for Mugello crash with Binder

Marc Marquez has taken the blame for the collision with KTM’s Brad Binder on lap two of the MotoGP Italian Grand Prix which ended the Honda rider’s race.

Late Dupasquier’s Moto3 team vows to continue in his honour

The late Jason Dupasquier’s Prustel GP Moto3 squad has vowed to continue racing in his honour following the 19-year-old’s tragic death last weekend.

Mir: MotoGP track limits need ‘human touch’ after Mugello farce

MotoGP world champion Joan Mir says the series’ track limits rules need a ‘human touch’ after he was farcically awarded and then stripped of second in the Italian Grand Prix.

MotoGP’s impossible dilemma in the wake of tragedy

After Moto3 rider Jason Dupasquier died from his injuries during qualifying at Mugello, many of MotoGP's riders were uneasy about taking to the grid for the Italian Grand Prix. The replays of his accident and the continual broadcasting of trackside first responders attending to the Swiss showed a lack of respect and could have been avoided

Miller: TV coverage of fatal Mugello Moto3 crash "unacceptable" Italian GP
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Miller: TV coverage of fatal Mugello Moto3 crash "unacceptable"

Ducati MotoGP rider Jack Miller says the television coverage of constant replays of the fatal Mugello Moto3 crash which killed Jason Dupasquier were "unacceptable".

Bagnaia: MotoGP shouldn’t have raced after Dupasquier death Italian GP
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Bagnaia: MotoGP shouldn’t have raced after Dupasquier death

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia thinks the decision to continue with the MotoGP Italian Grand Prix following Moto3 rider Jason Dupasquier’s death was “not correct” and was “difficult to accept”.

Bastianini explains “crazy” Zarco Mugello MotoGP grid crash

Avintia rookie Enea Bastianini says his collision with Johann Zarco on the grid before the MotoGP Italian Grand Prix was “crazy” and says he couldn’t avoid the Pramac rider.

Quartararo: Mugello win “not a great feeling” after Dupasquier death Italian GP
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Quartararo: Mugello win “not a great feeling” after Dupasquier death

MotoGP Italian Grand Prix winner Fabio Quartararo admits his Mugello victory comes with “not a great feeling” following the tragic death of Moto3 racer Jason Dupasquier.

Mugello MotoGP: Quartararo dominates as Bagnaia crashes out Italian GP
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Mugello MotoGP: Quartararo dominates as Bagnaia crashes out

Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo dominated a dramatic MotoGP Italian Grand Prix after an early crash for Francesco Bagnaia to strengthen his championship lead.

Mugello Moto2: Gardner passes Fernandez on last lap to win

Remy Gardner beat Ajo KTM teammate Raul Fernandez by 0.014 seconds in a thrilling late battle for victory in the Moto2 Italian Grand Prix as Sam Lowes crashed.

Moto3 rider Dupasquier dies after Mugello qualifying crash Mugello
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Moto3 rider Dupasquier dies after Mugello qualifying crash

Swiss Moto3 rider Jason Dupasquier has tragically died from injuries sustained in a horror crash at the end of qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello on Saturday.

Mugello Moto3: Foggia fends off Masia to take narrow win

Leopard’s Dennis Foggia fended off Jaume Masia by 0.036 seconds to claim his first win of 2021 in a thrilling Moto3 Italian Grand Prix at Mugello.

Quartararo dedicates Mugello MotoGP pole to Dupasquier

Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo branded his MotoGP Italian Grand Prix pole “one of my best laps of all time” and dedicated it to seriously injured Moto3 racer Jason Dupasquier.

Marquez: Vinales “right to be angry” after Mugello qualifying

Marc Marquez admits his tactics against Maverick Vinales in MotoGP Italian Grand Prix qualifying were “not completely fair” and says the Yamaha rider has “reason to be angry” with him.

Moto3 rider Dupasquier in “very serious condition” after crash

Swiss Moto3 rider Jason Dupasquier is said to be in a “very serious condition” in hospital following a horrible crash in qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello.

Vinales doesn’t blame Marquez for Mugello MotoGP Q1 exit

Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales says he was “not disturbed” by Marc Marquez’s tactics in MotoGP Italian Grand Prix qualifying and does not blame him for his Q1 exit at Mugello.

Yamaha slams Marquez's "not fair" MotoGP qualifying tactics

Yamaha MotoGP boss Massimo Meregalli has slammed Marc Marquez’s tactics against Maverick Vinales in Italian Grand Prix qualifying as “not fair” and hopes for Race Direction intervention.

Mugello MotoGP: Quartararo smashes lap record to take pole Italian GP
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Mugello MotoGP: Quartararo smashes lap record to take pole

Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo smashed the Mugello lap record to claim MotoGP Italian Grand Prix pole as teammate Maverick Vinales was 13th after a dramatic qualifying.

Mugello MotoGP: Bagnaia remains on top in FP3, Vinales to Q1

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia topped FP3 for the MotoGP Italian Grand Prix with a new Mugello lap record as a late crash for Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales dropped him into Q1.

Rossi “in trouble” in Mugello MotoGP practice Italian GP
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Rossi “in trouble” in Mugello MotoGP practice

Valentino Rossi admits he’s “in trouble” with his Petronas SRT Yamaha MotoGP bike after finishing Friday’s Italian Grand Prix practices at Mugello 21st.

Can a shade of blue end MotoGP’s red reign at Mugello?

Ducati’s Mugello stronghold looks set to be under siege once again on MotoGP’s return this weekend for the Italian Grand Prix. But its biggest threats could come from multiple camps and sets up an enthralling Tuscany tussle ahead

The tech secrets boosting three MotoGP bikes at Mugello

Friday at the Italian Grand Prix featured key tech upgrades for three MotoGP manufacturers that could prove vital in their Mugello hopes come Sunday.