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Espargaro "lost a victory" in Quartararo Assen MotoGP clash

Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro holds no grudge against Fabio Quartararo after their MotoGP Dutch Grand Prix collision, but feels it made him “lose a victory”.

Quartararo penalised for Espargaro collision in Assen MotoGP race

Championship leader Fabio Quartararo has been handed a long lap penalty for his collision with Aleix Espargaro in Sunday’s MotoGP Dutch Grand Prix.

Bagnaia was “terrified” of crashing out again in Assen MotoGP race

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia admits he was “terrified” of crashing out of MotoGP victory at the Dutch Grand Prix following his recent back-to-back DNFs.

Quartararo laments “stupid rookie mistake” after Assen MotoGP crash

MotoGP championship leader Fabio Quartararo branded his double crash and DNF in the Dutch Grand Prix as a “really stupid rookie mistake”.

Assen MotoGP: Bagnaia storms to win, Quartararo crashes twice

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia stormed to victory in a dramatic MotoGP Dutch Grand Prix after championship leader Fabio Quartararo crashed twice, while Valentino Rossi’s team got its first podium.

Assen MotoGP: Full Moto2 and Moto3 race results

Ayumu Sasaki took a maiden Moto3 win in the Dutch Grand Prix as Augusto Fernandez claimed victory in the Moto2 class at Assen.

Gresini announces Alex Marquez's signing for MotoGP 2023

The Gresini Racing MotoGP squad has announced Alex Marquez will join the squad in 2023 alongside Fabio Di Giannantonio, paving the way for Alex Rins’ LCR move.

Bagnaia: My Assen MotoGP pole record was “impossible” to beat

Dutch Grand Prix poleman Francesco Bagnaia says he ended his qualifying early because he felt beating his new Assen MotoGP lap record was “impossible”.

Miller penalised for Vinales near-miss in Assen MotoGP qualifying

Ducati’s Jack Miller has been hit with his second long lap penalty in succession for a near-miss with Aprilia’s Maverick Vinales at the end of MotoGP Dutch Grand Prix qualifying.

Assen MotoGP: Bagnaia clinches pole with new lap record Dutch GP
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Assen MotoGP: Bagnaia clinches pole with new lap record

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia smashed the Assen lap record to claim pole for the MotoGP Dutch Grand Prix, as Fabio Quartararo’s pole chance was lost to a last-lap mistake.

Assen MotoGP: Espargaro pips Quartararo in FP3 despite shunt

Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro edged Fabio Quartararo to top spot by 0.041s seconds in third practice for the MotoGP Dutch Grand Prix despite a late crash.

“Intense pain” forces Espargaro withdrawal from MotoGP Dutch GP

Honda has announced Pol Espargaro has withdrawn from the remainder of the MotoGP Dutch Grand Prix due to “intense pain” he is suffering from a rib injury.

Espargaro struggled to breathe in Assen MotoGP practice due to rib injury

Honda’s Pol Espargaro’s MotoGP Dutch Grand Prix weekend has been plunged into doubt as he admitted to struggling more with his ribs than expected, which led to breathing troubles.

MotoGP riders critical of decision not to red flag “dangerous” Assen FP1

Leading MotoGP riders believe the wet FP1 on Friday at the Dutch Grand Prix should have been red-flagged due to “dangerous” levels of standing water on track.

Assen MotoGP: Bagnaia tops second practice in mixed conditions

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia pinched top spot from Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro in a wet-to-dry second MotoGP practice for the Dutch Grand Prix.

“No chance” Suzuki will have MotoGP presence in 2023, says team boss

Suzuki team boss Livio Suppo says there is “no chance” the Japanese marque will make a U-turn on its decision to quit MotoGP for the 2023 season.

Assen MotoGP: Miller leads Mir in wet first practice

Ducati’s Jack Miller topped a rain-lashed opening practice for the MotoGP Dutch Grand Prix ahead of Suzuki’s Joan Mir.

Bagnaia still has "no answer" for costly Germany MotoGP crash

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia says he still “has no answer” for his crash in the German GP that has effectively ended his MotoGP title hopes for 2022.

Rins "comfortable" about MotoGP future as 2023 decision looms

Suzuki's Alex Rins says he is yet to make a final decision on his 2023 MotoGP future, but is "comfortable" as he has "a couple of options" to explore.

Bradl confident Honda can fix "extreme" heat issue with MotoGP bike

Honda’s Stefan Bradl is confident the marque can find a fix for the “extreme” heat issues with the 2022 MotoGP bike that left him with burns after the German GP.

Logistics headache forces MotoGP to alter Japanese GP schedule

MotoGP has been forced to scrap a practice session on Friday morning of the Japanese Grand Prix in September due to a logistics headache.

“Unbelievable” tyre issue made Espargaro’s Germany MotoGP “impossible”

Aprilia MotoGP rider Aleix Espargaro says an “unbelievable” front tyre vibration made his German Grand Prix “impossible” and a “question of avoiding a crash”.

Mir ‘has too much trouble at Suzuki’ to look at Honda’s MotoGP woes

Joan Mir admits Suzuki “has a lot of trouble” within the team right now as its tough 2022 MotoGP season continues for him to pay much attention to Honda’s woes.

How in-form Quartararo is evoking Marquez in MotoGP 2022

OPINION: Fabio Quartararo has seized control of the 2022 MotoGP world standings after another dominant victory as his nearest rivals faltered. And he is very much heading towards a second championship echoing how the dominator of the last decade achieved much of his success.

Miller almost crashed on "dodgy" long lap penalty in Germany

Jack Miller revealed he nearly crashed serving his long lap penalty in Sunday’s MotoGP German Grand Prix, calling it “one of the dodgier moments” of the race.

Heat made last laps of MotoGP German GP “a nightmare” – Zarco

Pramac’s Johann Zarco says the extreme heat and the physical toll this took in Sunday’s MotoGP German Grand Prix made the last laps “a nightmare”.

Bagnaia: Difficult to accept 'unexplainable' German GP crash

Ducati's Francesco Bagnaia "can't explain" why he crashed out of the MotoGP German Grand Prix and not knowing why is "difficult to accept".

Bradl slams Honda heat issues after getting burns in German GP

Honda’s Stefan Bradl has slammed “unacceptable” heat problems with the RC213V MotoGP bike after it burned his foot in a miserable German Grand Prix for the marque.

Quartararo was scared about "really risky" MotoGP tyre choice

MotoGP German Grand Prix winner Fabio Quartararo admits his choice of medium rear tyre was “really risky” and was “scared” he’d used too much of it in the early laps.

Germany MotoGP: Quartararo eases to victory as rivals falter

Fabio Quartararo dominated MotoGP's German Grand Prix to take charge in the championship after his main title rivals faltered at the Sachsenring.

MotoGP German GP: Full Moto2 and Moto3 results

Aspar’s Izan Guevara and Ajo KTM’s Augusto Fernandez put on dominant displays at the MotoGP German Grand Prix in the Moto3 and Moto2 classes.

Miller penalised for Germany MotoGP yellow flag crash

Ducati’s Jack Miller has been handed a penalty for crashing under yellow flag conditions during FP4 at the MotoGP German Grand Prix, but will keep his grid position.

Espargaro ‘feels like I’ve been hit by a truck’ after MotoGP crash

Honda’s Pol Espargaro admits he “feels like one truck went over me” as he struggled with a rib injury in MotoGP German Grand Prix qualifying following a practice crash.

Quartararo “switched brain off” to do Germany MotoGP qualifying laps

Championship leader Fabio Quartararo says he “switched my brain off” to be able to qualify second on Saturday for the MotoGP German Grand Prix, having struggled in time attack mode.

Honda: Marquez return before end of 2022 “very important”

Honda MotoGP team boss Alberto Puig says it’s “very important” for Marc Marquez to return to action by the end of 2022 to help develop next year’s bike.

German MotoGP: Bagnaia narrowly beats Quartararo to pole

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia narrowly beat Fabio Quartararo to pole at the MotoGP German Grand Prix despite mistiming his final flying lap.  

Rins out of Germany MotoGP weekend due to wrist injury

Suzuki’s Alex Rins has withdrawn from the remainder of this weekend’s MotoGP German Grand Prix due to the wrist injury he sustained in a crash in Barcelona.

Ducati denies Mir links to 2023 factory MotoGP seat

Ducati has denied rumours linking 2020 MotoGP world champion Joan Mir to its factory squad for the 2023 season, noting that ride is between Jorge Martin and Enea Bastianini.  

German MotoGP: Bagnaia fastest in FP3 with new lap record

Francesco Bagnaia set another new lap record to top FP3 at the MotoGP German Grand Prix, as Fabio Quartararo secured a Q2 spot despite his helmet visor breaking late on.

Fatal TT Sidecar crash inquest finds reason for mistaken identity

An inquest into the fatal Isle of Man TT Sidecar accident that claimed the life of Cesar Chanal found that the French crew were carrying each other’s dog tags.

Injured Rins will decide Germany MotoGP participation on Saturday

Suzuki’s Alex Rins says he will decide whether or not to continue with this weekend’s MotoGP German Grand Prix on Saturday as he battles with a left wrist fracture.

Germany MotoGP: Bagnaia heads Ducati 1-2-3 in FP2

Francesco Bagnaia set a new lap record on his way to the top of the timesheets in FP2 for the MotoGP German Grand Prix, leading a Ducati 1-2-3.

KTM-bound Miller assured by Ducati MotoGP development won't stop

Jack Miller says Ducati MotoGP boss Gigi Dall'Igna has told him that he will continue to get development parts in 2022 despite signing for KTM for 2023.

Was the 2022 Isle of Man TT a farewell to a king?

The Isle of Man TT returned in 2022 for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began. While there were many plot points to follow, the question as to whether it would be the last outing for a TT legend was intriguing...

Isle of Man TT 2022: Hickman wins Senior TT finale from Harrison

Peter Hickman beat Dean Harrison in the delayed Senior TT finale to end the 2022 Isle of Man TT with four victories in a week and his ninth in total.

Isle of Man Senior TT to go ahead on Saturday following postponement

Isle of Man TT organisers have announced that the postponed Senior TT finale will go ahead on Saturday and will run over the full six-lap distance.

Father and son Sidecar crew tragically die in Isle of Man TT crash on Friday

Father-and-son Sidecar crew Roger and Bradley Stockton have tragically died following a crash at the Isle of Man TT on Friday, taking the total fatalities in 2022 to five.

Friday's Isle of Man Senior TT finale cancelled due to rain

The grand finale to the 2022 Isle of Man TT, the Senior TT, has been cancelled for Friday due to rain around the course.

Isle of Man TT 2022: Dunlop beats Hickman in shortened second Supersport race

Michael Dunlop stormed to his 21st career Isle of Man TT victory after beating Peter Hickman in the shortened second Supersport race for his ninth win in the class.

Final Isle of Man TT race day schedule revised due to bad weather

The final race day of the 2022 Isle of Man TT has been revised, with three races now scheduled for Friday after Thursday’s Supersport race was postponed again.

Miller moves from Ducati to KTM for 2023 MotoGP season

KTM has announced that Jack Miller will join the Austrian marque for the 2023 MotoGP season, replacing Miguel Oliveira.

Isle of Man TT 2022: Rain cancels Wednesday’s Supersport race

The second Supersport race at the 2022 Isle of Man TT has been cancelled this evening due to rain and a new schedule is currently being devised.

Isle of Man TT: Hickman takes Supertwin win after Dunlop problem

Peter Hickman eased to his third win of the 2022 Isle of Man TT in a tight Supertwin race that was blown open when Michael Dunlop hit trouble.

“Saved” Catalan weekend “important” for Alex Marquez’s MotoGP future

Alex Marquez says he was able to “save” his Catalan MotoGP weekend after coming from last to 10th, which will be “important” for his future.

Isle of Man TT confirms identity of Sidecar racer killed in incident

Isle of Man TT organisers have issued a clarification on Saturday’s serious Sidecar crash that it was in fact driver Cesar Chanal who was killed and not Olivier Lavorel.

Espargaro's last-lap Barcelona MotoGP blunder "a nice gift" – Zarco

Pramac's Johann Zarco says Aleix Espargaro's embarrassing last-lap gaffe at the MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix was "a nice gift", as it allowed the Frenchman to finish on the podium.

Miller "doesn't understand" his "shithouse" Barcelona race

Ducati's Jack Miller says he "doesn't understand" why he struggled so much on his hard rear tyre in the MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix, which he described as a "shithouse".

Third racer tragically killed at 2022 Isle of Man TT

A third rider has tragically died at the 2022 Isle of Man, after organisers announced Davy Morgan was killed in a crash in Monday’s Supersport race.

Isle of Man TT: Hickman storms to Superstock win ahead of Cummins

Peter Hickman stormed to his second win of the 2022 Isle of Man TT after dominating Monday’s Superstock race aboard his FHO BMW.

Nakagami "lost all his credit" with riders after Barcelona MotoGP crash

Pramac's Johann Zarco says Takaaki Nakagami "lost all his credit" with the riders who backed him after his Mugello clash with Alex Rins following his Barcelona MotoGP collision with him.