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Espargaro "shocked" to match Marquez on new KTM MotoGP chassis

Pol Espargaro was "shocked" when he was able to match Marc Marquez's top time after just three laps with KTM's new chassis in MotoGP's post-season test in Valencia

Espargaro: Zarco doesn't deserve factory Honda MotoGP ride in 2020

Aleix Espargaro says that Johann Zarco doesn't deserve the factory Honda MotoGP ride he's been linked to and would rather see Alex Marquez join his brother Marc at the team

Rossi faded in Australian GP as he was "slowest on the straight"

Valentino Rossi could only manage eighth in the MotoGP Australian Grand Prix having led early on because Yamaha's speed deficit meant he was "the slowest on the straight"

Vinales: I'd have rather crashed than lose Australia MotoGP win

Maverick Vinales says he was not going to settle for second place in MotoGP's Australian Grand Prix and that he would have rather crashed, which he ended up doing

Phillip Island MotoGP: Vinales crash on final lap gifts Marquez win

Reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez was victorious in the Australian Grand Prix as long-time race leader Maverick Vinales crashed out on the final lap

Oliveira explains cause of 186mph MotoGP FP4 crash

Miguel Oliveira says a wind gust caused him to crash heavily at 186.4mph into Turn 1 at Phillip Island during MotoGP Australian Grand Prix FP4 on Saturday

Zarco felt "like a rookie" in first MotoGP practice on LCR Honda

Johann Zarco admitted he "was like a rookie" in Australian Grand Prix FP1, his first MotoGP session on the LCR Honda, but made "huge improvements" in the dry FP2

Phillip Island MotoGP: Vinales leads FP2, Quartararo sidelined

Maverick Vinales dominated the Friday afternoon MotoGP session at the Australian Grand Prix, while fellow Yamaha rider Fabio Quartararo missed the session following his heavy FP1 crash

Lorenzo: Motegi MotoGP Friday my best on the Honda since Assen crash

Jorge Lorenzo branded second practice for the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix as his "best" since he got injured at Assen, after reverting to an older chassis Motegi

Quartararo outpaces Vinales in Japan MotoGP FP2

Petronas SRT Yamaha's Fabio Quartararo set the pace in the Friday afternoon MotoGP practice session ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix ahead of Maverick Vinales

Quartararo tops Thailand MotoGP FP2 as Marquez returns from crash

Fabio Quartararo led an all-Yamaha 1-2-3 in the second MotoGP free practice session for the Thailand Grand Prix, as Marc Marquez returned to action following his heavy FP1 crash

Lorenzo adamant Honda will use his input on MotoGP bike for 2020

Jorge Lorenzo is confident that Honda will still take his input into account when developing its bike for the 2020 MotoGP season, despite recent friction between team and rider

Rins fastest in drying Aragon MotoGP FP3

Suzuki's Alex Rins topped a damp third MotoGP practice for the Aragon Grand Prix, having been one of only three riders to use slick tyres during the session

Marquez's 1.6s Aragon MotoGP FP1 margin "f***ing hurt" rivals

Jack Miller says Marc Marquez's blistering 1m46.869s in MotoGP Aragon Grand Prix FP1 'f***ing hurt', and believes the Honda rider has "another one in him"

Vinales fastest in MotoGP Aragon FP2, Marquez crashes

Maverick Vinales led Yamaha MotoGP team-mate Valentino Rossi in Aragon Grand Prix FP2, though Marquez held onto top spot on the combined times despite a small crash

Crutchlow: Zarco would've struggled with Honda MotoGP bike too

Cal Crutchlow reckons Johann Zarco would have struggled just as much, if not more, with Honda, should he have joined it instead of KTM for the 2019 MotoGP season

Rossi: Marquez knew he'd ruin my lap in Misano MotoGP Q2

Valentino Rossi accused MotoGP rival Marc Marquez of overtaking him at the end of San Marino Grand Prix Q2 knowing that the Italian's lap would be ruined in the process

Marquez, Rossi avoid penalties after Q2 spat

Marc Marquez and Valentino Rossi avoided sanctions over their San Marino Grand Prix Q2 spat following a hearing with MotoGP race direction

Different spec MotoGP Yamahas reaching top five surprises Rossi

Valentino Rossi says he was "surprised" that all four Yamaha MotoGP riders ended Friday practice at Misano strongly, despite them using several different configurations

Iannone brothers to manage disgraced Moto3 rider Fenati

Aprilia MotoGP rider Andrea Iannone and his brother Angelo will manage the career of controversial Moto3 rider Romano Fenati from the San Marino Grand Prix

Lorenzo "out of danger" after "survival" British GP return

Jorge Lorenzo feels he's "out of danger" after making it through his "survival" MotoGP British Grand Prix return weekend, and is confident he can push harder in the next races

Quartararo: Silverstone first-lap crash caused by Rins error

Petronas Yamaha rider Fabio Quartararo said his crash at the beginning of MotoGP's British GP was triggered by Alex Rins' error ahead of him

Andrea Dovizioso taken for hospital checks after British GP crash

Andrea Dovizioso has been airlifted to Coventry hospital after a huge crash during MotoGP's British Grand Prix, with the Italian suffering temporary memory loss

Rossi: Yamaha working harder since MotoGP summer break

Valentino Rossi feels that "something moved" within the Yamaha MotoGP team during the summer break in its bid to close the gap to its rival manufacturers

Red Bull Ring MotoGP: Marc Marquez dominates practice three

Honda rider Marc Marquez dominated the third MotoGP practice at the Red Bull Ring, beating Maverick Vinales by over three tenths of a second

Zarco: Brno MotoGP front row reminded me I still have the ability

Johann Zarco says qualifying third for MotoGP's Czech Grand Prix made him feel like he "still has the ability" amid a largely miserable debut season at KTM

Brno MotoGP: Marquez takes stunning pole in drying Czech GP qualifying

Honda MotoGP rider Marc Marquez secured pole position for Sunday's Czech Grand Prix by 2.5 seconds at a drying Brno circuit after a controversial run-in with Alex Rins

Marquez dominates wet Brno MotoGP FP3

Honda's Marc Marquez dominated a wet third MotoGP practice ahead of the Czech Grand Prix, as Suzuki wildcard Sylvain Guintoli was an impressive third

Dovizioso leads tight Czech GP MotoGP FP1

Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso topped MotoGP Czech Grand Prix FP1, but Marc Marquez, Maverick Vinales and Miguel Oliveira all finished less than a tenth of a second behind

Marc Marquez: Yamaha riders now main MotoGP rivals, not Ducati's

MotoGP championship leader Marc Marquez believes Yamaha riders Maverick Vinales and Fabio Quartararo will be his main competition in the second half of 2019, rather than the Ducati line-up

MotoGP title race finished "four races ago" - Crutchlow

LCR Honda rider Cal Crutchlow claims the 2019 MotoGP title fight "finished four races ago" in favour of Marc Marquez, who he says is riding 'better than ever' this year

Quartararo Sachsenring MotoGP crash due to "hesitation" in battle

Petronas Yamaha MotoGP rider Fabio Quartararo says his early German Grand Prix crash was down to "hesitation" over whether to try to overtake Ducati's Danilo Petrucci

Marquez gets 10th Sachsenring win in a row, MotoGP rival Rins crashes

Honda's Marc Marquez won at the Sachsenring for the 10th consecutive year in dominant fashion as closest MotoGP rival Alex Rins crashed out

Andrea Dovizioso "lost his way" in recent MotoGP races - Crutchlow

Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso has "lost his way" in recent MotoGP races, according to his former team-mate Cal Crutchlow

Marquez gets seventh Sachsenring pole in a row, sets MotoGP record

Honda MotoGP rider Marc Marquez took a seventh consecutive pole position at the Sachsenring and beat his own lap record set last year

MotoGP Sachsenring: Rossi, Dovizioso into Q1, Marquez fastest

Honda rider Marc Marquez topped the third MotoGP practice session at the Sachsenring, while Valentino Rossi and Andrea Dovizioso will have to take part in Q1.

Quartararo narrowly beats Marquez in MotoGP Sachsenring practice

Petronas SRT Yamaha rider Fabio Quartararo topped the opening MotoGP session at the Sachsenring, narrowly beating championship leader Marc Marquez

Knee injury puts Cal Crutchlow in doubt for Sachsenring MotoGP

LCR Honda rider Cal Crutchlow has revealed he suffered a fracture in his right knee after slipping and falling from his bicycle ahead of MotoGP's German Grand Prix this weekend

Yamaha's Vinales: A lot of pressure went out after Assen MotoGP win

Maverick Vinales admitted that "a lot of pressure went out" after he crossed the finish line first in MotoGP's Dutch TT and scored Yamaha's first win of 2019

Vinales beats Marquez for first MotoGP win of 2019 in Ducth TT

Maverick Vinales scored his and Yamaha's first win of 2019 after emerging victorious in a thrilling three-way fight with Marc Marquez and Fabio Quartararo in the MotoGP Dutch TT

MotoGP Assen: Rossi unable to explain poor form that led to Q1 P14

Yamaha MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi is unable to explain his poor form in Assen FP4 and qualifying, saying he was not feeling comfortable enough in those sessions

Quartararo blitzes Assen MotoGP lap record for Dutch TT pole

Fabio Quartararo obliterated the Assen lap record to top qualifying for MotoGP's Dutch TT and take the third pole of his rookie season, with Valentino Rossi only 14th

Vinales leads Quartararo in Assen MotoGP FP2

Yamaha's Maverick Vinales topped the second practice session ahead of the Dutch TT with a lap just 0.011s shy of the Assen MotoGP lap record

Lorenzo hospitalised after fast Dutch MotoGP FP1 crash

Honda MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo has been taken to hospital following a fast fall in Dutch Grand Prix FP1, having reported pain in his chest and back

Quartararo tops Dutch MotoGP FP1 as Lorenzo crashes

Petronas SRT rider Fabio Quartararo narrowly beat Yamaha stablemate Maverick Vinales to top FP1 ahead of the MotoGP Dutch TT, as Jorge Lorenzo's session ended in a big crash

Rossi: Barcelona MotoGP Turn 10 layout like 'supermarket parking'

Valentino Rossi has spoken out against the tight Turn 10 left-hander of the Barcelona circuit where he was taken out in the Catalan Grand Prix, dubbing it "supermarket parking"

Italian GP: Marquez didn't battle Petrucci to help MotoGP title bid

Marc Marquez claims he did not try a last-lap winning move in the Italian Grand Prix because he was thinking of the MotoGP title race with Andrea Dovizioso

Valentino Rossi says FP3 brake issue the catalyst for poor Q1 pace

Yamaha MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi said that an issue with his brakes in Saturday morning's third practice session was the catalyst for him qualifying 18th for his home grand prix at Mugello

Petrucci "very, very scared" of hitting Ducati team-mate Dovizioso

Danilo Petrucci was "very, very scared" of hitting his Ducati MotoGP team-mate Andrea Dovizioso while attacking him for second in the French Grand Prix at Le Mans

Qualifying crash a consequence of strategy, says Marc Marquez

Le Mans MotoGP pole-sitter Marc Marquez said that his qualifying crash was a consequence of his strategy, as he fell on the lap where he went all-in

Le Mans MotoGP: Maverick Vinales leads crash-filled practice

Maverick Vinales topped a crash-filled Friday afternoon MotoGP practice for the French Grand Prix at Le Mans as Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi was left facing a possible Q1 appearance again

Zarco accepts KTM boss's criticism of "unacceptable" MotoGP form

Johann Zarco says he accepts KTM MotoGP boss Stefan Pierer's criticism of him following the Spanish Grand Prix earlier this month, admitting he "lost some control" at Jerez

Dovizioso says Ducati needs more at its weak tracks to beat Marquez

Andrea Dovizioso has warned that finishing fourth in tracks like Jerez, which don't suit Ducati's bike, will not be enough to topple Marc Marquez in the 2019 MotoGP title fight

Jerez MotoGP runner-up Rins amused by marshal taking part from bike

Alex Rins says he was amused by the footage of a marshal at Jerez taking a minor component from his Suzuki MotoGP bike at the end of the Spanish Grand Prix

Aprilia's Iannone to miss Jerez MotoGP race with ankle injury

Aprilia rider Andrea Iannone has been declared unfit to participate in MotoGP's Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez following a crash on Saturday

Jerez MotoGP: Petrucci leads Ducati one-two in red-flagged FP2

Danilo Petrucci led his factory Ducati team-mate Andrea Dovizioso in a second MotoGP practice session at Jerez that was red-flagged shortly before the end

Jerez MotoGP: Marquez leads Lorenzo in Honda one-two in practice

Honda rider Marc Marquez beat his team-mate Jorge Lorenzo to top the opening MotoGP practice session at Jerez, while Valentino Rossi was only 18th

Pol Espargaro 'super excited' by KTM potential after Austin display

Pol Espargaro says he is "super-excited" by KTM's potential in MotoGP this year, after claiming the Austrian marque's best dry-weather result to date

Maverick Vinales explains why he took wrong penalty in Austin MotoGP

Yamaha rider Maverick Vinales has explained why he initially served the wrong penalty for a jump start during the Austin MotoGP race

Ex-MotoGP racer Hector Barbera misses race after alleged theft of bike

Ex-MotoGP racer Hector Barbera had to skip his home World Supersport round after his Yamaha bike was nowhere to be found on race day, amid reports of a theft