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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.

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.

2022 MotoGP French GP: Full Moto2 and Moto3 race results

The Ajo KTM squad enjoyed double delight at the MotoGP French Grand Prix, as Jaume Masia and Augusto Fernandez took the spoils in the Moto3 and Moto2 races.

2022 MotoGP Americas GP: Full Moto2 and Moto3 race results

Tony Arbolino scored his maiden Moto2 victory in a hectic Americas Grand Prix, as Jaume Masia snatched his first win of the 2022 Moto3 campaign.

2022 MotoGP Argentina GP: Full Moto2 and Moto3 race results

Valentino Rossi protege Celestino Vietti won his second race of the 2022 Moto2 season, as Sergio Garcia took victory in a dramatic Moto3 race at the Argentina Grand Prix.

Indonesia Moto2: Chantra claims historic win in shortened race

Honda Team Asia’s Somkiat Chantra eased to an historic maiden Moto2 victory in a shortened Moto2 Indonesian Grand Prix as poleman Jake Dixon crashed out.  

Qatar Moto2: Vietti takes dominant win, Lowes snatches third

Celestino Vietti dominated the Moto2 Qatar Grand Prix for Valentino Rossi’s VR46 team to claim his first win, as Sam Lowes snatched a podium in a dramatic final corner.

Gardner "expected worse" from KTM MotoGP bike

Reigning Moto2 world champion Remy Gardner admits he “expected worse” from the KTM MotoGP bike he rode last week at the post-season Jerez test ahead of his 2022 rookie campaign.

Gardner thinks Fernandez's Moto2 title claims "bullshit"

Remy Gardner says his Tech3 MotoGP teammate Raul Fernandez’s claims that the Ajo team stood in his way in their Moto2 title battle are “bullshit”.

"Moral champion" Fernandez feels team hindered Moto2 title bid

MotoGP rookie Raul Fernandez believes he is “morally champion” of the 2021 Moto2 season and suggests the Ajo KTM squad stood in his way during his title tilt.

“Chip change” in 2020 helped Gardner to Moto2 title success

Remy Gardner admitted there were points where he thought his career was over in recent years but ‘changing my chip’ in 2020 helped him to his 2021 Moto2 title.

Valencia Moto2: Gardner clinches title as Fernandez wins

Remy Gardner is the 2021 Moto2 world champion after finishing a safe 10th in a Valencia Grand Prix finale won by title rival and Ajo teammate Raul Fernandez.

Yamaha announces VR46 Moto2 team for 2022

Yamaha has announced it will expand its grand prix presence from MotoGP to include a Moto2 operation in 2022 in collaboration with Valentino Rossi’s VR46 Master Camp.

Algarve Moto2: Gardner beats Fernandez to close in on title Algarve II
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Algarve Moto2: Gardner beats Fernandez to close in on title

Remy Gardner closed in on the Moto2 world title after seeing off championship rival Raul Fernandez to win the Algarve Grand Prix.

Emilia Romagna Moto2: Lowes wins, Fernandez crashes out

Marc VDS’ Sam Lowes claimed victory in a dramatic Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, as Raul Fernandez crashed out and title rival Remy Gardner was hit with a penalty.

Austin Moto2: Fernandez boosts title hopes with win, Gardner crashes

Raul Fernandez dominated the Grand Prix of the Americas to boost his Moto2 championship hopes after Ajo teammate and points leader Remy Gardner crashed.

Motorcycle racing’s steps to a safer future after its latest tragedy

The motorsport world is mourning the loss of Dean Berta Vinales after he died in a multi-rider crash during a World Supersport 300 race at Jerez last weekend. As the third teenager to be killed across the smaller bike classes this year alone, calls for immediate safety change have become clear to break the cycle of tragedy.

Misano Moto2: Fernandez resists teammate Gardner to win

Raul Fernandez battled through a wrist injury to claim back-to-back victories in Moto2 after fending off Ajo Motorsport teammate Remy Gardner in the San Marino Grand Prix.

Yamaha eyeing Moto2 entry to support young riders
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Yamaha eyeing Moto2 entry to support young riders

Yamaha has been working on an entry in the Moto2 World Championship for several months now, its MotoGP team boss Lin Jarvis has revealed to Motorsport.com.

Moto2 rider Vierge set to replace Haslam in Honda WSBK line-up
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Moto2 rider Vierge set to replace Haslam in Honda WSBK line-up

Moto2 rider Xavi Vierge is poised to replace Leon Haslam at Honda’s factory team in World Superbike next year, Motorsport.com has learned.

Aragon Moto2: Injured Fernandez dominates, Lowes crashes out

An injured Raul Fernandez dominated the Moto2 Aragon Grand Prix for the fifth win of the Ajo KTM rookie’s season after a late crash for poleman Sam Lowes.

Acosta seals Moto2 promotion with KTM for 2022

Star Moto3 rookie Pedro Acosta's promotion to the Moto2 World Championship in 2022 has been confirmed by KTM.

Dixon keeps SRT MotoGP seat for Aragon GP, McPhee gets Moto2 debut Aragon GP
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Dixon keeps SRT MotoGP seat for Aragon GP, McPhee gets Moto2 debut

Petronas SRT has confirmed Jake Dixon will make a second MotoGP appearance in next weekend’s Aragon Grand Prix, while John McPhee will make his Moto2 debut.

Silverstone Moto2: Gardner outduels Bezzecchi, Fernandez retires

Remy Gardner emerged on top in a race-long duel with Marco Bezzecchi to claim victory in the British Moto2 round at Silverstone, as his teammate and chief title rival Raul Fernandez suffered a costly retirement.

Triumph extends Moto2 engine supply deal for three more years

British manufacturer Triumph has announced it will continue to supply engines in the Moto2 class of the MotoGP World Championship for at least three more years.

Austrian Moto2: Fernandez fends off Ogura for fourth win of 2021

MotoGP-bound Raul Fernandez fended off fellow Moto2 rookie Ai Ogura to win the Austrian Grand Prix and close in on his championship leading Ajo KTM teammate Remy Gardner.

Styrian Moto2: Bezzecchi wins; Gardner, Fernandez hit trouble

Valentino Rossi protege Marco Bezzecchi claimed his first Moto2 win of the year in a dramatic Styrian Grand Prix as main title rivals Remy Gardner and Raul Fernandez hit trouble.

Assen Moto2: Fernandez leads Gardner in another Ajo KTM 1-2

Raul Fernandez recovered from an early mistake to lead a Ajo KTM 1-2 in the Moto2 Dutch Grand Prix as his links to a MotoGP ride for 2022 intensify.

Sachsenring Moto2: Gardner dominates, Fernandez crashes out

MotoGP-bound Remy Gardner dominated the Moto2 German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring to extend his championship lead after Ajo KTM teammate Raul Fernandez crashed out early on.

KTM and Ajo Motorsport continue partnership in Moto2, Moto3

Aki Ajo’s hugely successful Moto2 and Moto3 teams will continue to be KTM’s factory entrant in those categories of the MotoGP World Championship through to 2026.

KTM casts doubt on Fernandez 2022 MotoGP graduation

KTM has cast doubt on hotshot Moto2 rookie Raul Fernandez stepping up to MotoGP in 2022 as the Spaniard “said he wanted to stay one more year in Moto2”.

Barcelona Moto2: Gardner beats Fernandez in Ajo KTM duel

Remy Gardner extended his lead in the Moto2 points standing after emerging on top in a straight duel with Ajo KTM teammate Raul Fernandez in Barcelona.

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.

Le Mans Moto2: Fernandez beats Gardner as Lowes crashes out

Ajo KTM Moto2 rookie Raul Fernandez converted a maiden pole to victory in a tense French Grand Prix as teammate Remy Gardner held onto his championship lead in second following a crash for Sam Lowes.

Jerez Moto2: Di Giannantonio wins for Gresini's squad

Gresini Racing’s Fabio Di Giannantonio dominated the Moto2 Spanish Grand Prix to claim an emotional maiden win in the intermediate class.

Portimao Moto2: Fernandez scores maiden win, Lowes crashes

A late charge from Raul Fernandez earned the rookie a maiden Moto2 win at the Portuguese Grand Prix as championship leader Sam Lowes retired after a scary high-side.

Doha Moto2: Lowes holds off Gardner for second straight win

Sam Lowes fended off Remy Gardner to claim his second-successive win in 2021 in a tense Moto2 Doha Grand Prix, as rookie Raul Fernandez bagged his first podium.

Qatar Moto2: Lowes takes dominant win, podium for Gresini

Sam Lowes dominated the Moto2 Qatar Grand Prix for his seventh career win, while Fabio Di Giannantonio gave the Gresini team an emotional podium in third.

Moto2 Qatar test: Sam Lowes pips Bezzecchi by 0.013s

Sam Lowes ends the final Moto2 test of the 2021 pre-season fastest of all, pipping Valentino Rossi protégé Marco Bezzecchi by 0.013 seconds on the final day.

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.

The grand prix motorbike oil that's available in the shops

When you consider racing machinery, be it cars or bikes, it’s very easy to overlook the sheer quantity of mechanical parts moving in unison to drive it forward. Those parts are often machined from metal and are designed undergo extreme forces on the racetrack – and as a result, also get incredibly hot and are susceptible to wear.

Moto2, Moto3 entry lists revealed for 2021 season

Full entry lists for both the 2021 Moto2 and Moto3 seasons have been revealed, confirming the full rider line-ups for both MotoGP's support classes for the coming season.

Portimao Moto2: Bastianini champion, Gardner gets first win

Enea Bastianini did enough to clinch the Moto2 title with a fifth-place finish in a tense Portimao finale, as Remy Gardner took his first-ever grand prix win from pole.

Bezzecchi doesn't get VR46 nod to join Aprilia MotoGP team

Marco Bezzecchi was courted by Aprilia to join its MotoGP team for 2021 as replacement for Andrea Iannone, but the VR46 team didn’t give him the nod to step up.

Valencia Moto2: Martin wins, Bastianini extends points lead

Jorge Martin snatched victory from Hector Garzo in a thrilling end to the Valencia Grand Prix, with a four-rider Moto2 title battle on the cards for the Portugal finale. 

European Moto2: Bezzecchi dominates, Lowes crashes out

Marco Bezzecchi dominated the Moto2 European Grand Prix while fourth-placed Enea Bastianini took the lead in the championship after a crash for Sam Lowes.

Why America's latest MotoGP export could be a game changer Prime

Why America's latest MotoGP export could be a game changer

Cameron Beaubier's MotoAmerica domination has long-warranted another crack on the world stage, but that never materialised. A Moto2 shot in 2021 has righted this, and it signals a pivotal moment for US hopes of a return to world championship glory...

Teruel Moto2: Lowes takes point lead with third straight win

Ex-Aprilia MotoGP rider Sam Lowes vaulted into the lead of the Moto2 standings after securing a dominant lights-to-flag in the Teruel Grand Prix.

MotoAmerica champion Beaubier makes step up to Moto2

Reigning MotoAmerica Superbike champion Cameron Beaubier will return to the grand prix paddock in 2021 after signing a deal to join the American Racing Team in Moto2. 

Aragon Moto2: Lowes wins again as VR46 duo crash out

Sam Lowes won his second-successive Moto2 race in 2020 in a dramatic Aragon Grand Prix, as crashes for Luca Marini and Marco Bezzecchi blew the title fight wide open.

Moto3 points leader Arenas to make Moto2 step in 2021

Current Moto3 points leader Albert Arenas will step up to the Moto2 class in 2021 with his current Aspar squad alongside Aron Canet. 

Le Mans Moto2: Lowes gets first win since 2016

Ex-Aprilia MotoGP rider Sam Lowes scored his first Moto2 win since 2016 at Le Mans, aided by fellow Briton Jake Dixon crashing out of the lead.

Marini escapes serious injury from monster Le Mans crash

Moto2 championship leader Luca Marini has escaped serious injury after suffering a violent highside during FP2 for the French Grand Prix, which required him to be taken to hospital.

Barcelona Moto2: Marini beats Lowes to extend points lead

VR46 rider Luca Marini extended his championship lead after prevailing in a tense battle with Marc VDS’ Sam Lowes in the Moto2 Catalan Grand Prix 

Misano Moto2: Bastianini wins red-flagged race

MotoGP-bound Enea Bastianini won a shortened Moto2 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix to close in on the world championship lead after points leader Luca Marini was fourth.

Gardner joins Ajo KTM squad for 2021 Moto2 season

Remy Gardner will move to the KTM Ajo team for his sixth season in Moto2 in 2021, the Finnish outfit has announced.

Misano Moto2: Marini beats Bezcecchi in VR46 1-2

Luca Marini prevailed in a battle with VR46 teammate Marco Bezzecchi to claim victory in the 900th intermediate class race in the Moto2 San Marino Grand Prix.

Leading riders react to Martin's positive COVID test

Leading riders from MotoGP and Moto2 have reacted to the news that Jorge Martin will miss this weekend’s San Marino Grand Prix after testing positive for COVID-19.

Moto2 race winner Jorge Martin tests positive for COVID-19

KTM Ajo Moto2 rider Jorge Martin has become the first grand prix rider to test positive for COVID-19.

Styria Moto2: Bezzecchi inherits win after Martin penalty

Jorge Martin was robbed of a Styrian Grand Prix Moto2 victory after he exceeded track limits on the last lap, gifting a maiden win to VR46 rider Marco Bezzecchi.