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With two wins and a second place from his first three races in Moto3, Pedro Acosta has marked himself out as a MotoGP star of the future. And although the man charged with his development is eager to downplay it, there are plenty of similarities with a certain six-time MotoGP world champion...
Six-time MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez admits he doesn’t know when he’ll be fully fit this season after making his comeback from injury last weekend in Portugal.
Aleix Espargaro says it’s “not fair” that Aprilia is showing the strongest MotoGP form it ever has so far in 2021 after the death of long-time team boss Fausto Gresini.
LCR Honda rider Alex Marquez joked his brother Marc Marquez was “a bastard” for beating him in Sunday’s Portuguese Grand Prix in the latter’s comeback MotoGP race.
Johann Zarco says “a little issue” with his Pramac Ducati’s gearbox caused him to crash out of second late on in last weekend’s MotoGP Portuguese Grand Prix.
Reigning teams’ and riders’ world champions Suzuki has announced it will remain in MotoGP through to 2026 after signing a new five-year deal with Dorna Sports.
Fabio Quartararo is on a roll in 2021, having stormed to victory at a venue where he last year served up one of his worst races. Contrasting Portuguese GPs for Yamaha’s factory duo make it hard to understand just how good its 2021 MotoGP bike is, but the Portimao weekend has revealed one key improvement compared to 2020
Marc Marquez’s rival MotoGP riders have praised his comeback efforts at the Portuguese Grand Prix, admitting they “expected” him to be strong despite nine months off his Honda.
Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia says his “lost the possibility” to fight for victory in the MotoGP Portuguese Grand Prix when his pole lap in qualifying was cancelled.
Suzuki’s Joan Mir says he was forced into his hard overtake on Marc Marquez on lap one of the MotoGP Portuguese Grand Prix because of his ninth-place starting spot.
Portuguese Grand Prix winner Fabio Quartararo says he feels like he did in his rookie season on the 2021 Yamaha MotoGP bike and is confident it will work everywhere.
Marc Marquez says he ‘dreamt for so long’ about his Portuguese Grand Prix MotoGP comeback and “exploded” with emotion when he returned to his Honda garage after finishing seventh.
Maverick Vinales admits he is “especially worried” about his old Yamaha issues hindering his 2021 MotoGP season after grip woes left him 11th in the Portuguese Grand Prix.
Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo dominated the MotoGP Portuguese Grand Prix following a late crash for Alex Rins, while Marc Marquez was seventh in his comeback race.
Moto3 rookie Pedro Acosta has taken a commanding championship lead after winning a thrilling last-lap Portuguese Grand Prix duel by 0.051 seconds from Dennis Foggia.
Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro believes stricter penalties should be imposed on riders who repeatedly set fast lap times under yellow flag conditions in MotoGP following qualifying controversy in Portugal.
Marc Marquez says he “will suffer” in his first MotoGP race in nine months in Sunday’s Portuguese Grand Prix as his arm felt “worse” during qualifying.
Reigning MotoGP world champion Joan Mir says Marc Marquez’s tactics in the first part of qualifying for the Portuguese Grand Prix were “dangerous”.
Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales says he “can’t understand” why he had his laps in MotoGP Portuguese Grand Prix qualifying cancelled for exceeding track limits, as he insists he didn’t.
Valentino Rossi admits he is “worried” about his form on the Petronas SRT Yamaha compared to his factory counterparts, after qualifying 17th for the MotoGP Portuguese Grand Prix.
Jorge Martin requires surgery on a fractured hand and foot following a violent crash during FP3 for the MotoGP Portuguese Grand Prix, which has ruled him out of the race.
Francesco Bagnaia had a record-smashing pole lap cancelled for a yellow flag infringement in a dramatic MotoGP Portuguese Grand Prix qualifying, with Fabio Quartararo promoted to pole.
Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo topped a red-flagged third MotoGP practice for the Portuguese Grand Prix, which was halted following a massive accident for Pramac’s Jorge Martin.
Ducati MotoGP rider Jack Miller admits he won’t know until the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez in two weeks’ time if his recent arm surgery was a “massive success”.
Even by Marc Marquez’s own high standards, his MotoGP comeback on Friday at the Portuguese Grand Prix will be considered a success even if he didn’t top the times. But having shown competitive pace on his first day back, both Marquez and his rivals know plenty more challenges are to come
Reigning MotoGP world champion Joan Mir says his motivation has not been altered by the return of six-time premier class title-winner Marc Marquez at the Portuguese Grand Prix.
Fabio Quartararo says he is “complaining less” about his Yamaha MotoGP bike during practice for the Portuguese Grand Prix compared to last year, which is “helping a lot”.
Marc Marquez admits he ‘doesn’t understand’ why he was so strong on his return to MotoGP action in Portuguese Grand Prix practice, 265 days after he last rode his Honda.
Doha MotoGP podium finisher and poleman Jorge Martin was left three seconds off the pace after FP2 for the Portuguese Grand Prix due to “dangerous” instability on his Pramac Ducati.
Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia led Fabio Quartararo on the Yamaha in FP2 for the MotoGP Portuguese Grand Prix, while the returning Marc Marquez was sixth after a dramatic final lap.
The Formula 1 and MotoGP paddock will come together this Sunday to observe a moment of silence for late team boss and double 125cc world champion Fausto Gresini.
Maverick Vinales led opening practice for the MotoGP Portuguese Grand Prix as Marc Marquez completed the top three on his return to action following a nine-month injury layoff.
Aleix Espargaro says Andrea Dovizioso has a “similar understanding” of the Aprilia MotoGP bike to him following the ex-Ducati rider’s first test on the RS-GP this week.
Marc Marquez admits “Honda is not in the best situation” with its MotoGP bike as the problems he left following his injury last year seemingly remain.
Reigning MotoGP world champion Joan Mir’s crew chief Frankie Carchedi has been ruled out of this weekend’s Portuguese Grand Prix due to a positive COVID-19 test.
Ducati MotoGP rider Jack Miller says he “turned off” social media following his tough Qatar races, as reading “crap” comments “isn’t going to do my mental wellbeing any good”.
Tech3 KTM rider Danilo Petrucci revealed he suffered a shoulder dislocation in his Qatar Grand Prix crash last month but only found out upon returning home from the Doha GP.
Reigning MotoGP world champion Joan Mir says a “dangerous” clash like the one he had with Jack Miller in the Doha Grand Prix has to be punished in future.
Pol Espargaro says “it’s important” for Honda and himself to have six-time MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez back for the Portuguese Grand Prix, noting there’s “high emotion” surrounding his return.
Fifteen-time MotoGP race winner Andrea Dovizioso says testing the Aprilia at Jerez this week was “smart” for him as he continues to work towards a comeback in 2022.
Pol Espargaro’s first results as a Honda MotoGP rider may not appear special. But dig a little deeper and a clearer picture of his performance emerges. And, as Lewis Duncan writes, it’s cause for celebration at Honda with the return of Marc Marquez set to provide Espargaro with the reference he has been missing so far this year
Reigning MotoGP world champion Joan Mir says he is having to ride qualifying laps on his Suzuki in a style “not really natural” to him.
Aleix Espargaro believes he’s proved he’s “a top-level” MotoGP rider at Aprilia and doesn’t believe having a stronger team-mate will dramatically boost development of the RS-GP.
MotoGP’s 2021 rookie crop is one of the strongest in recent years, but one is already standing out. Jorge Martin’s Doha GP heroics have courted many to compare him to numerous MotoGP legends. Autosport spoke to Pramac boss Francesco Guidotti to find out why MotoGP’s latest Spanish star is already making such an impact
The United Nations has released a damning report on human rights violations on the Indonesian island of Lombok related to construction of the Mandalika resort set to host MotoGP
MotoGP could stage a test at the Mandalika Street Circuit in Indonesia this year ahead of the return of the Indonesian Grand Prix in 2022.
No changes will be made to the Red Bull Ring's Turn 2 layout following the horror collision between Johann Zarco and Franco Morbidelli in the 2020 MotoGP Austrian Grand Prix.
Petronas SRT Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi admits he is unsure if his poor form from the Qatar MotoGP races will rebound when the series returns to Europe next week.
Francesco Bagnaia says “confidence” in his Ducati caused the mistake which cost him a podium shot in the MotoGP Doha Grand Prix, admitting it was “unacceptable” as a factory rider.
Fabio Quartararo says sharing France’s first ever MotoGP 1-2 with Johann Zarco in the Doha Grand Prix was “one of the best moments of my career”.
Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales says “you have to be crazy sometimes” when fighting Ducati MotoGP riders following last Sunday’s Doha Grand Prix.
Avintia rookie Enea Bastianini admits he was unable to advance on 11th in the final laps of the MotoGP Doha Grand Prix as “my hair got in my eyes”.