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Suzuki couldn't see tough start to 2017 season coming

Suzuki did not see its tough start to the 2017 MotoGP season coming, team manager Davide Brivio admits, especially after its promising initial tests with Andrea Iannone late last year.

Miller sick of being "dicked" on acceleration

Marc VDS rider Jack Miller says he is sick of Honda’s remaining acceleration deficit compared to its MotoGP rivals, and frustrated by a lack of updates.

Dovizioso: "Much better" form helped by 2016 mindset change

Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso says a change of mindset in mid-2016 is helping his MotoGP form, after winning back-to-back races for the first time in his grand prix career.

MotoGP might need Barcelona surface "ultimatum"

KTM rider Bradley Smith believes MotoGP might need to issue an ultimatum to Barcelona circuit organisers to ensure the track is resurfaced before any potential 2018 race.

Redding waiting on Pramac over MotoGP future

Scott Redding says his priority is to stay with the Pramac Ducati MotoGP team in 2018, but admits that is currently out of his hands.

Smith won't need surgery on injured hand

KTM MotoGP rider Bradley Smith says he will not require any further operations on the finger wound sustained in a Catalunya Grand Prix practice accident.

Ducati: Back-to-back wins "unthinkable" a few months ago

Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali admits scoring two MotoGP victories in a row with Andrea Dovizioso "would have been unthinkable" a few months ago.

Aprilia talking to possible Lowes replacements for 2018

Aprilia admits it is talking to other riders about replacing Sam Lowes in 2018 if the MotoGP rookie can not “quickly show some improvement".

Marquez leads post-race test at Barcelona

Reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez set the pace in the post-Catalunya Grand Prix test at Barcelona, beating Maverick Vinales in the closing minutes.

Espargaro "pissed off" at latest Aprilia engine failure

Aleix Espargaro says Aprilia’s latest MotoGP engine failure in Barcelona left him “very pissed off”.

Rossi to test new frames after troubled Barcelona race

Yamaha will test two new frames at Barcelona on Monday, which Valentino Rossi hopes will help cure the trouble that plagued his Catalan Grand Prix.

Vinales' MotoGP woes "a big drama in my head"

Yamaha rider Maverick Vinales says his mounting tally of troubled MotoGP weekends are “a big drama in my head" following a subdued to run to 10th at Barcelona.

Barcelona MotoGP: Dovizioso beats Hondas for second straight win

Andrea Dovizioso made it back-to-back MotoGP victories for Ducati for the first time since 2010, beating Marc Marquez to win the Catalan Grand Prix.

Lorenzo predicts "nightmare" Barcelona MotoGP race

Ducati’s Jorge Lorenzo believes Barcelona track conditions including hot weather will make the Catalan Grand Prix “a nightmare” for MotoGP riders.

Smith ruled out of Barcelona MotoGP race

Bradley Smith will miss the Catalan Grand Prix and KTM’s MotoGP testing at Barcelona this week, due to a finger injury sustained on Saturday.

Lowes unhappy with lack of respect from Aprilia

Aprilia rookie Sam Lowes is unhappy with what he feels is a lack of respect towards him within the MotoGP outfit, compounding a “nearly unbelievable” situation.

Injured Smith in doubt for Barcelona MotoGP race

A decision on whether KTM rider Bradley Smith will contest the Catalan Grand Prix after injuring a finger on his left hand will be made on Sunday morning.

Barcelona MotoGP: Pedrosa on pole, Marquez crashes twice

Dani Pedrosa beat Jorge Lorenzo in qualifying to take pole position for the Catalan Grand Prix, as Marc Marquez crashed twice.

Barcelona MotoGP: Marquez tops FP3, disaster for Yamaha

Marc Marquez was fastest in third practice for the Catalunya Grand Prix despite crashing, as Yamaha MotoGP pair Maverick Vinales and Valentino Rossi missed out on automatic Q2 spots.

MotoGP drops new chicane for rest of Barcelona weekend

MotoGP will revert to Barcelona’s Formula 1 layout for the remainder of the Catalan Grand Prix weekend, dropping the new chicane installed last winter.

Vinales wants "dangerous" Barcelona chicane changed

MotoGP championship leader Maverick Vinales says he wants the “dangerous” new-for-2017 chicane at Barcelona changed after Friday's practice sessions.

Barcelona MotoGP: Marquez beats Lorenzo to top FP2

Honda’s Marc Marquez beat Jorge Lorenzo stay on top of Friday practice for the Catalan Grand Prix, as MotoGP championship leader Maverick Vinales finished a lowly 16th.

Crutchlow reveals factory options for 2018

Cal Crutchlow says he has good "options on the table" for MotoGP in 2018, including with factory teams, but concedes he has no reason to leave LCR Honda.

Barcelona MotoGP: Marquez leads Crutchlow in first practice

Marc Marquez led Honda MotoGP stablemate Cal Crutchlow to set the pace in a drying first practice session for the Catalunya Grand Prix.

Rossi "not very happy" with MotoGP's likely Thailand race

Valentino Rossi says he is "not very happy" about going to Thailand in 2018 if the "not interesting" Buriram circuit joins the MotoGP calendar as expected.

Ducati bike demands "illogical" riding style - Lorenzo

Jorge Lorenzo says he is finding the riding style required to master Ducati’s MotoGP bike “a little bit illogical” after nine years with Yamaha.

MotoGP riders must take risks when training - Dovizioso

Andrea Dovizioso says it is imperative MotoGP riders take risks when training, even after Valentino Rossi became the latest to be injured in a motocross accident.

Crutchlow can't understand Barcelona chicane complaints

Cal Crutchlow says he can’t understand why other MotoGP riders are complaining about changes to the Barcelona circuit ahead of this weekend’s Catalan GP.

KTM tester Kallio gets two MotoGP wildcard outings

KTM will run three bikes in MotoGP races for the first time in grands prix either side of the summer break.

Iannone pins hopes on new Suzuki MotoGP chassis

Suzuki will try a new chassis for its GSX-RR in the coming weeks that Andrea Iannone hopes will improve its MotoGP form.

Dovizioso insists title challenge unlikely despite Mugello win

Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso has downplayed his chances of fighting for the MotoGP championship, despite moving into second in the points with his Mugello victory.

Petrucci "would've sold house" for Mugello podium

Pramac Ducati's Danilo Petrucci says he would’ve sold his house to finish on the podium in the Italian Grand Prix, his home MotoGP race.

Lorenzo: Mugello lead cameo down to bravery, not speed

Jorge Lorenzo says he was more brave than fast during the early stages of the Italian Grand Prix, as he led a MotoGP race for the first time with Ducati.

Lorenzo wants "more than a podium" at Mugello

Jorge Lorenzo says he is looking beyond the possibility of simply taking his second MotoGP podium with Ducati in Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix.

Mugello MotoGP: Vinales on pole ahead of home hero Rossi

MotoGP championship leader Maverick Vinales beat Yamaha teammate Valentino Rossi to pole position for the Italian Grand Prix, topping qualifying for the second round in a row.

Triumph's Moto2 engine supply deal announced

Triumph will replace Honda as the supplier of Moto2’s control engines from 2019, in a three-year deal.

Mugello MotoGP: Crutchlow tops FP2, Vinales suffers big crash

LCR Honda’s Cal Crutchlow beat Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso to set the pace in second practice for the Italian Grand Prix, as MotoGP championship leader Maverick Vinales crashed.

Vinales to copy Lorenzo's style for Mugello

MotoGP championship leader Maverick Vinales says he will look to copy his Yamaha predecessor Jorge Lorenzo's Mugello lines in this weekend's Italian Grand Prix.

Crutchlow turned down Honda Suzuka ride

MotoGP race winner Cal Crutchlow says he turned down an approach from Honda to contest this year’s Suzuka 8 Hours.

Tech 3 Yamaha retains Folger for 2018 season

Tech 3 Yamaha will field an unchanged MotoGP line-up in 2018, re-signing Jonas Folger to partner Johann Zarco.

Lorenzo: Ducati still has "one or two big weak points"

Jorge Lorenzo believes that he and Ducati are separated from Yamaha and Honda at the top of MotoGP by “one or two big weak points”.

Iannone urges Suzuki to cure rear spinning issues

Andrea Iannone wants Suzuki to find a solution for the rear-wheel spinning that he feels is holding back its MotoGP challenger.

Button admits finding limits of 2017 F1 cars proving tricky

McLaren returnee Jenson Button says it was tricky to find his feet with 2017’s new Formula 1 cars during Monaco Grand Prix practice on Thursday.

KTM's early points haul unexpected - Smith

KTM’s early record of scoring points in three of its first five MotoGP races is not something it expected, Bradley Smith says.

Espargaro admits MotoGP championship position a "disaster"

Aleix Espargaro admits his 14th place in the MotoGP standings after five races with new employer Aprilia is a “disaster” compared to the Italian marque's potential.

Crutchlow: Pedrosa would have crashed had I hit him

LCR Honda rider Cal Crutchlow believes Dani Pedrosa would have crashed if roles in their French Grand Prix collision were reversed.

Hayden succumbs to injuries after cycling accident

Former MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden has passed away as a result of a cycling accident in Italy.

Marquez didn't feel "comfortable" before Le Mans crash

MotoGP champion Marc Marquez says he never “felt totally comfortable” with the front end of his Honda during his French GP weekend that ended with a crash.

Guintoli keeps Suzuki ride for Mugello

Sylvain Guintoli will contest the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello with Suzuki, continuing to deputise for injured MotoGP rookie Alex Rins.

Hayden’s clinical picture unchanged, remains “very critical”

World Superbike Championship rider and 2006 MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden remains in a “very critical” and unchanged condition in hospital in Italy, following his cycling accident on Wednesday.

Lorenzo: Miller's FP4 shunt a warning from God

Jorge Lorenzo has suggested Jack Miller got a ‘warning from God’ in his French Grand Prix practice crash, after the pair clashed during a MotoGP safety commission meeting on Friday evening.

Le Mans MotoGP: Vinales leads all-Yamaha front row

Maverick Vinales led Yamaha MotoGP teammate Valentino Rossi in qualifying for the French Grand Prix at Le Mans.

Le Mans MotoGP: Redding tops FP3, Pedrosa and Lorenzo slowest

Scott Redding led fellow Briton Cal Crutchlow in a drying third practice for MotoGP's French Grand Prix, as Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo finished at the bottom of the times.

MotoGP to revert to stiffer front tyres after vote

MotoGP riders will be switched back to Michelin’s harder construction front tyre as used at the end of 2016 from next month’s Italian Grand Prix at Mugello.

Crutchlow questions Le Mans MotoGP slot after Friday "waste"

LCR Honda rider Cal Crutchlow said he "doesn't know why" MotoGP comes to Le Mans for its French race, as he labelled Friday practice "a waste" due to the weather conditions.

Le Mans MotoGP: Dovizioso leads Marquez by 0.043s in wet FP2

Ducati MotoGP rider Andrea Dovizioso pipped Honda’s Marc Marquez to finish on top in second practice for the French Grand Prix.

Le Mans MotoGP: Miller leads Marquez in damp FP1

Jack Miller led reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez by more than one second to top a drying first practice for the French Grand Prix.

Rossi unsure of Le Mans chances after "upsetting" Jerez race

Valentino Rossi concedes there is no guarantee Yamaha will bounce back from its "upsetting" outing at Jerez this weekend at Le Mans, given the extent of its problems.

Lorenzo: Rear-brake use key to progress with Ducati

Jorge Lorenzo believes rear-brake use is proving pivotal to his improvements on Ducati's MotoGP bike, and will continue to do so.

Rossi: "No plans" to run MotoGP team yet

Valentino Rossi says moving his VR46 outfit up from Moto2 and Moto3 to MotoGP is not yet on his radar.