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LCR’s Cal Cructhlow admits he is having to ride the 2020 Honda MotoGP bike “quite amateur” just to “stay on” it and feels worse on it in Qatar than in Malaysia.
Alex Rins led a Suzuki 1-2 on the first day of the final MotoGP pre-season test in Qatar, while Honda rookie Alex Marquez crashed twice during the session.
Andrea Iannone now looks unlikely to make the first race of the 2020 MotoGP season in Qatar next month, as a resolution on his doping case still hasn't been found.
A four-year contract extension is unheard of in MotoGP - but that's exactly what Marc Marquez has in his back pocket from Honda. Even if the deal doesn't appease his detractors, its still the option most likely to guarantee Marquez what he craves most
This year’s Thailand Grand Prix, the second round of the 2020 MotoGP season, will go ahead despite uncertainty over the coronavirus outbreak in the region.
Yamaha test rider Jorge Lorenzo says he's "very grateful" that his former team Honda didn't bar him from riding other manufacturers' MotoGP bikes in 2020.
KTM MotoGP rider Pol Espargaro says he "couldn't have imagined" the 2020 version of the RC16 bike would be such a major step forward compared to its predecessor.
The early signs are that the 2021 MotoGP season is unlikely to feature a massive reshuffle of riders. Jamie Klein wonders whether, in the current climate, Jorge Lorenzo-style big-ticket manufacturer swaps are about to become much more rare.
The first three-day pre-season test of the 2020 MotoGP season from the Sepang International Circuit concluded last weekend, with Petronas SRT’s Fabio Quartararo topping the timesheets.