Zarco “can’t rest” even if MotoGP 2021 “better than expected”

Zarco returned to factory rider status this year for the first time since quitting KTM after a disastrous 2019 after Ducati promoted him to Pramac from Avintia on full works-spec machinery. The Frenchman scored four podiums from...

Moto2 riders who turned down Aprilia MotoGP ride ‘won’t be happy’

A number of names were linked to the RS-GP alongside Espargaro for this season after Andrea Iannone was banned for four years due to a doping offence. As well as MotoGP winners Andrea Dovizioso and Cal Crutchlow,...

Espargaro battling “weakness of knowledge” on Honda MotoGP bike

Espargaro has qualified in the top 10 on just two occasions from the first nine rounds of the 2021 campaign, which has hindered his progress on Sundays, with the Spaniard’s best result so far an eighth. The...

MotoGP has been strengthened by our COVID response

The COVID-19 pandemic had a major impact on all sporting events in 2020, with MotoGP’s original 20-race season transformed into a heavily revised 14-round schedule which began last July. Centred in Europe, MotoGP held double-headers at Jerez,...

Razgatlioglu ends MotoGP links with new Yamaha WSBK deal

Razgatlioglu was one of the names linked to Yamaha’s satellite MotoGP squad for 2022, which is facing losing both of its current riders for next season.  Maverick Vinales’ shock departure from the factory Yamaha squad may see...

Frustrated Aleix Espargaro “feels like an idiot” after Assen MotoGP race

Espargaro finished Sunday’s 26-lap Assen race eighth after narrowly missing out on seventh in a battle with Honda’s Marc Marquez. The Aprilia rider showed strong pace throughout practice and was just under five seconds from the final...

Gerloff focused on WSBK in 2021 “to earn an opportunity” in MotoGP

The American was drafted in by Petronas SRT for the Dutch Grand Prix to replace the injured Franco Morbidelli, who was ruled out of the Assen weekend after aggravating an existing knee injury in training. Gerloff got...

Marquez’s FP2 crash cost him Assen MotoGP podium shot

Marquez had a huge highside during second practice at Assen last Friday and hurt his right ankle after a heavy impact with the ground. The crash was blamed on the Honda’s electronics, with Marquez admitting he was...

Marquez “impressed” by his charge from 20th in Assen MotoGP

The six-time world champion crashed in qualifying on Saturday and was forced to start from 20th on the grid for Sunday’s 26-lap Dutch TT. One of only three riders to go for the soft rear, Marquez had...

Mir fears current Suzuki “not enough” to fight for MotoGP title

Mir’s difficulties in qualifying on the Suzuki in 2021 continued at Assen, with the Suzuki rider once again forced to fight his way through from the fourth row of the grid in 10th. With the Suzuki lacking...

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