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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.

Red Bull Ring Moto2: Martin wins after red flag for huge crash

Jorge Martin dominated a shortened Austrian Grand Prix to claim his first Moto2 win, after the race was red-flagged for a horror incident for Hafizh Syahrin.

Brno Moto2: Bastianini wins ahead of Lowes

Enea Bastianini put in an imperious performance in the Brno Moto2 race to claim his second win of the season and take the lead in the championship.

Rossi in disbelief at VR46 riders' post-race "disaster"

Valentino Rossi has reacted to the “disaster” post-race for his VR46 Moto2 and Moto3 riders in the Andalusian Grand Prix, which included an embarrassing collision and a podium injury. 

Andalusia Moto2: Bastianini beats Marini for first win

Enea Bastianini dominated the Moto2 Andalusian Grand Prix to claim his first win in the class, while a hobbled Tetsuta Nagashima recovered to 11th to hold his championship lead.

Jerez Moto2: Rossi protege Marini eases to victory

Valentino Rossi protege Luca Marini eased to victory in Moto2’s first race in four months at the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez.

Marini: Chances of early MotoGP graduation diminished

Moto2 frontrunner Luca Marini, the half-brother of Valentino Rossi, admits that his chances of securing a step up to MotoGP next season have been diminished by the global coronavirus pandemic.

Moto2 star Roberts would "fare well" in MotoGP

American Moto2 rider Joe Roberts has the talent and riding style to go to MotoGP and “fare quite well” in the premier class, says John Hopkins.

Breaking down Dorna’s €9m MotoGP financial aid package

Due to the enforced racing hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic, MotoGP promoter Dorna Sports has announced a financial package to sustain the paddock's many smaller outfits.

Ex-Rossi protege Baldassarri now training with Ducati duo

Moto2 frontrunner Lorenzo Baldassarri has revealed he is training with Ducati MotoGP pair Andrea Dovizioso and Danilo Petrucci after leaving Valentino Rossi's VR46 Academy last year.

Nagashima: Tomizawa thoughts helped ease my nerves

Tetsusta Nagashima says he was calmed by thoughts of his late compatriot Shoya Tomizawa on his way to a surprise first Moto2 victory at Qatar.

Qatar Moto2: Nagashima takes surprise maiden win

Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Tetsuta Nagashima came through from 14th to grab a surprise emotional maiden Moto2 win in a frantic Qatar Grand Prix.

Qatar Moto2: Roberts ends pole drought for American riders

Joe Roberts became the first American to qualify on pole in Moto2 since 2010, after beating Luca Marini in qualifying for the Qatar Grand Prix – with both setting identical laptimes.

Qatar Moto2: Roberts breaks lap record in practice

American Racing Team rider Joe Roberts usurped the Losail lap record to end Moto2 Friday practice for the Qatar Grand Prix fastest.

Kiefer cancels Supersport plans in "another severe setback"

Former championship-winning Moto2 team Kiefer Racing has suffered "another severe setback" as it has been forced to call off its switch to World Supersport.

Motorsport.com's Top 20 motorcycle racers of 2019, Part 2 Prime

Motorsport.com's Top 20 motorcycle racers of 2019, Part 2

In the second part of Motorsport.com's countdown, we name the 10 standout motorcycle racing competitors of the 2019.

Motorsport.com's Top 20 motorcycle racers of 2019, Part 1

Motorsport.com selects its top 20 bike racing competitors of 2019, with the first half of the countdown featuring riders from MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3, World Superbike, national-level series and road racing.

Kiefer joins Supersport after losing Moto2 grid slot

Kiefer Racing will enter a two-bike line-up in the World Supersport championship in 2020 after losing its Moto2 grid slot.

Fernandez grabs Moto2 ride vacated by champion Marquez

Marc VDS has signed top prospect Augusto Fernandez for the 2020 Moto2 campaign, filling the seat that was vacated by Alex Marquez's sudden MotoGP call-up.

Valencia Moto2: Binder seals runner-up spot with win

KTM rider Brad Binder wrapped up the 2019 Moto2 season with a third consecutive victory in Valencia, and beat Tom Luthi to the runner-up spot in the championship.

Zarco: Joining Avintia would be "same mistake" as KTM move

Johann Zarco would rather return to Moto2 than join Avintia Ducati in MotoGP, as he believes the latter option would be the "same mistake" as his 2019 move to KTM.

Aegerter lands MotoE ride after losing Moto2 seat

Long-time Moto2 rider Dominique Aegerter will race in MotoE next season with the Intact GP squad, it has been announced.

MV Agusta announces 2020 Moto2 rider line-up

MV Agusta has announced its 2020 Moto2 line-up, signing category veteran Simone Corsi to join current rider Stefano Manzi.

How Alex Marquez stepped out of his brother’s shadow Prime

How Alex Marquez stepped out of his brother’s shadow

Both Marquez brothers enjoyed title success in 2019 - with Marc triumphing again in MotoGP and Alex winning Moto2. But for the latter, it has been a painful journey back to glory, riding in the shadow of his brother's success

Sepang Moto2: Marquez crowned champion as Binder wins

Alex Marquez sealed the 2019 Moto2 world championship, after finishing second to main rivals Brad Binder and beating Tom Luthi in the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Australia Moto2: Binder scores win, Marquez struggles

Brad Binder took a lights-to-flag win at Phillip Island ahead of Ajo KTM teammate Jorge Martin as Moto2 championship leader Alex Marquez struggled and finished only eighth.

Motegi Moto2: Marini passes Luthi for back-to-back wins

Luca Marini secured back-to-back Moto2 victories after beating Tom Luthi at Motegi, while Alex Marquez’s championship lead took a hit after a scrappy race to sixth.

Marquez "surpassed" by brother's "once in a lifetime" save

MotoGP champion Marc Marquez says he was “surpassed” by brother Alex’s save in Moto2 practice at Motegi, which he described as a “once in a lifetime” feat.

Gardner says he rebuffed KTM MotoGP approach

Moto2 rider Remy Gardner has revealed he received an approach from KTM to join its MotoGP roster in the wake of Johann Zarco’s decision to end his contract a year early.

Dixon switches to Petronas for 2020 Moto2 season

Jake Dixon has been named as Petronas Sprinta Racing's second rider for the 2020 Moto2 season.

Syahrin secures Moto2 return with Angel Nieto

Outgoing Tech 3 MotoGP rider Hafizh Syahrin will return to the Moto2 class in 2020 with the Angel Nieto Team.

Thailand Moto2: Marini wins, Marquez extends points lead

Luca Marini eased to his first Moto2 win of the season in the Thailand Grand Prix, as Alex Marquez extended his championship lead despite missing the podium in fifth.

Moto2 grid cut to 30 bikes for 2020 season

Team entry lists have been issued for the 2020 Moto2 and Moto3 seasons, with the intermediate class dropping to a full-time contingent of 15 two-bike teams next year.

Aragon Moto2: Binder fends off Navarro, Marquez extends lead

KTM rider Brad Binder withstood late pressure from Speed Up's Jorge Navarro to win the Moto2 race at Aragon.