Spanish GP (2020)

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KTM “in the game now” after strong MotoGP opener

Pol Espargaro believes KTM is “in the game now” in MotoGP, after finishing just one second from a first dry podium finish in the Spanish Grand Prix.

Rossi “can’t make tyres work properly” at Jerez

Valentino Rossi admits his low-key MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix weekend was down to him being unable to “make the tyres work properly” on his Yamaha.

Miller: Hand "numbness" cost me Jerez podium

Pramac Ducati rider Jack Miller says he lost a potential podium finish in the MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix because of the "numbness" he suffered in his hand in the second half of the race.

Vinales: Tyre gamble made Jerez a "survival race"

Maverick Vinales says his MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix was a “survival race” owing to his gamble on the soft front tyre not paying off.

Why Marquez's MotoGP title defence isn't over yet

Marc Marquez's MotoGP title defence already looks in tatters after suffering a broken arm in a heavy crash during the Spanish Grand Prix. But Marquez has proven before that, no matter the situation, he can never be truly ruled out of the fight.

Aprilia progress masked by getting "completely lost"

Aleix Espargaro believes the 2020 Aprilia MotoGP bike did not show its real potential during the Spanish Grand Prix weekend at Jerez because

Dovizioso warns Ducati “has to make a step” despite podium

Andrea Dovizioso says Ducati still needs to "make a step" forward in performance, despite a podium finish in the MotoGP season-opening Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez.

Crutchlow set for surgery on wrist injury

LCR Honda rider Cal Crutchlow will be flown to hospital in Barcelona for surgery on a fractured right wrist suffered in a crash during the MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix weekend.

Quartararo dedicates maiden MotoGP win to COVID victims

MotoGP’s newest race winner Fabio Quartararo dedicated his Spanish Grand Prix triumph to everyone affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Marquez breaks arm in Jerez crash, set for surgery

Marc Marquez will be taken to hospital in Barcelona for surgery on a broken right arm following his heavy crash during the MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix.

Jerez MotoGP: Quartararo wins as Marquez crashes hard

Fabio Quartararo took an historic first MotoGP win in a dramatic Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez, while Marc Marquez suffered a huge accident in the closing stages.

Rins to miss Jerez MotoGP race after being declared unfit

Suzuki MotoGP rider Alex Rins has been ruled out of Sunday’s season-opening Spanish Grand Prix due to the shoulder injury he picked up in qualifying.

MotoGP on TV today – How can I watch the Spanish Grand Prix?

MotoGP will return to action with the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez on July 19. Here's how you can watch the opening round of the 2020 season in your country.

Shoulder fracture puts Rins in doubt for Jerez MotoGP race

Suzuki MotoGP rider Alex Rins suffered a fracture and dislocation to his right shoulder in his crash during Spanish Grand Prix qualifying, with his participation in the race in doubt.

“Escaping” Marquez in race will be “difficult” - Yamaha

Poleman Fabio Quartararo admits it will be "so difficult" to "escape" Marc Marquez in Sunday's MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix because of the Honda's pace and the Yamaha's speed deficit.

Jerez MotoGP: Quartararo claims first pole of 2020 Spanish GP
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Jerez MotoGP: Quartararo claims first pole of 2020

Fabio Quartararo smashed his own Jerez lap record to claim the first MotoGP pole of 2020 in a dramatic Spanish Grand Prix qualifying.

Marquez cleared by stewards after Rins investigation

Honda's Marc Marquez has been investigated by MotoGP's race direction for impeding Alex Rins late in Spanish Grand Prix FP3, but escaped a potential three-place grid penalty.

Espargaro: Honda chassis 'not much better' than Aprilia's

Aleix Espargaro doesn’t believe the Honda is “much better” than the new Aprilia MotoGP bike in cornering and braking, but admits the RC213V is “unbelievable” under acceleration.

Jerez MotoGP: Quartararo breaks lap record in FP3

Fabio Quartararo set a new lap record in MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix FP3 to lead the session by 0.052 seconds, while Alex Rins missed the Q2 qualifying cut.

Alex Marquez beats himself up over “rookie mistake”

Honda’s Alex Marquez says his crash in MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix FP2 was a “rookie” error and was caused by him being “too optimistic” after a strong morning session.

Will past demons come back to haunt Yamaha at Jerez?

Yamaha's strong pace over a stint during Friday's practice running appears to bode well for success as MotoGP resumes at Jerez. But its poor record in the speed traps could be cause for concern in the race if its quartet don't qualify at the sharp end.

MotoGP on TV today – How can I watch qualifying for the Spanish GP?

The 2020 MotoGP will finally get underway with the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez on July 17-19. Here's how you can watch the qualifying for the season opener in your country.

Zarco able to ride more like “Ducati style”

Avintia MotoGP rider Johann Zarco says he is beginning to ride “like Ducati style” on his year-old GP19 after a strong Friday practice for the Spanish Grand Prix.

Quartararo: Yamaha “more difficult” to ride than last year

Petronas SRT MotoGP rider Fabio Quartararo says the 2020 Yamaha is “more difficult” to ride than last year’s, but considers the bike to have “potential”.

Jerez MotoGP: Morbidelli heads Quartararo in FP2

Franco Morbidelli led a Petronas Yamaha 1-2 in a scorching second practice for the MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix, while both Marquez brothers suffered crashes.

Jerez MotoGP: Marquez leads Vinales in first practice

Marc Marquez topped the opening MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix practice at Jerez in a session in which the entire 22-rider field was split by 1.380 seconds.

Rossi: 13 races are enough for “real” 2020 MotoGP season

MotoGP superstar Valentino Rossi insists 13 races will be enough for a “real” coronavirus-delayed 2020 season, citing that past championships of a similar length were not any less valued.

Marquez explains why Jerez races are "important" for Honda

Reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez says back-to-back races at Jerez will be "important" for Honda to evaluate its 2020 bike after a tough pre-season.

Quartararo: Yamaha is “not the bike to beat” at Jerez

Fabio Quartararo doesn’t believe the Yamaha is the “bike to beat” in MotoGP ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix, as last year the M1 lost its potency in pack races.

Vinales heads second Jerez MotoGP test session

Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales topped the second pre-Spanish Grand Prix Jerez test ahead of Petronas SRT’s Fabio Quartararo in a session interrupted by a power cut.

Marquez tops first MotoGP test at Jerez

Marc Marquez topped the first test session ahead of this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez, marking MotoGP’s return to action following the COVID-19-forced worldwide lockdown.

MotoGP announces plans for two July Jerez races

MotoGP promoter Dorna Sports and the Jerez Circuit have agreed a deal for the track to host the first two rounds of the 2020 season in July, to be sent to the Spanish government for approval.

MotoGP postpones planned season opener at Jerez

The MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez due to run at the start of May has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, marking the fifth race to be scrapped.