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Top riders call on MotoGP fans to take Global Survey
Bezzecchi “doesn’t want to expect” MotoGP podiums after Assen success
Vinales “the happiest man in the world” after Aprilia MotoGP podium breakthrough
Why Honda and Yamaha have been left behind in MotoGP's new era
Who is Valentino Rossi’s newest MotoGP star?
Top riders call on MotoGP fans to take Global Survey
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MotoGP’s leading stars, including reigning world champion Fabio Quartararo, have called on fans to help shape the future of the series by engaging with the Global Fan Survey.

Valentino Rossi protégé Marco Bezzecchi says he “doesn’t want to expect” to be fighting for MotoGP podiums at ever race now following his Dutch Grand Prix success.

Maverick Vinales says he is “the happiest man in the world” after scoring his first Aprilia MotoGP podium at the Dutch Grand Prix exactly as year after his Yamaha split.

The once all-conquering Japanese manufacturers are going through a difficult period in MotoGP this season. With Suzuki quitting, Honda struggling to get near the podium and Yamaha only enjoying success courtesy of Fabio Quartararo, Japanese manufacturers have been left in the dust by their European counterparts. Key paddock figures explain why.

Valentino Rossi’s protégés stole the show at Assen as Francesco Bagnaia stormed to victory to arrest a recent barren run. But it was the rider in second, on Bagnaia’s old bike, who had all eyes on him. Securing his and the VR46 team’s first MotoGP podium, Marco Bezzecchi has all the characteristics that made his mentor special

Top riders call on MotoGP fans to take Global Survey
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Top riders call on MotoGP fans to take Global Survey

MotoGP’s leading stars, including reigning world champion Fabio Quartararo, have called on fans to help shape the future of the series by engaging with the Global Fan Survey.

Bezzecchi “doesn’t want to expect” MotoGP podiums after Assen success

Valentino Rossi protégé Marco Bezzecchi says he “doesn’t want to expect” to be fighting for MotoGP podiums at ever race now following his Dutch Grand Prix success.

Vinales “the happiest man in the world” after Aprilia MotoGP podium breakthrough

Maverick Vinales says he is “the happiest man in the world” after scoring his first Aprilia MotoGP podium at the Dutch Grand Prix exactly as year after his Yamaha split.

Why Honda and Yamaha have been left behind in MotoGP's new era

The once all-conquering Japanese manufacturers are going through a difficult period in MotoGP this season. With Suzuki quitting, Honda struggling to get near the podium and Yamaha only enjoying success courtesy of Fabio Quartararo, Japanese manufacturers have been left in the dust by their European counterparts. Key paddock figures explain why.

Who is Valentino Rossi’s newest MotoGP star?

Valentino Rossi’s protégés stole the show at Assen as Francesco Bagnaia stormed to victory to arrest a recent barren run. But it was the rider in second, on Bagnaia’s old bike, who had all eyes on him. Securing his and the VR46 team’s first MotoGP podium, Marco Bezzecchi has all the characteristics that made his mentor special

Tank Slappers Podcast: MotoGP Dutch GP Review

The first half of the 2022 MotoGP season came to a close last weekend with a dramatic Dutch Grand Prix.

Quartararo rages against MotoGP stewards over Assen penalty

Championship leader Fabio Quartararo has raged against MotoGP stewards for giving him a long lap penalty for his clash with Aleix Espargaro in the Dutch Grand Prix.

Mir thought his race was over after Oliveira Assen MotoGP start line crash

Suzuki’s Joan Mir admits he thought his MotoGP Dutch Grand Prix was over when KTM’s Miguel Oliveira ran into the back of him on the start line.

Miller blasts "b*******" Assen MotoGP long lap penalty

Ducati’s Jack Miller has blasted the long lap penalty he got for impeding Maverick Vinales in MotoGP Dutch Grand Prix qualifying as a “b******* call from the stewards”.

Espargaro 'lost a victory' in Quartararo Assen MotoGP clash

Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro holds no grudge against Fabio Quartararo after their MotoGP Dutch Grand Prix collision, but feels it made him “lose a victory”.

Quartararo penalised for Espargaro collision in Assen MotoGP race

Championship leader Fabio Quartararo has been handed a long lap penalty for his collision with Aleix Espargaro in Sunday’s MotoGP Dutch Grand Prix.

Bagnaia was "terrified" of crashing out again in Assen MotoGP race

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia admits he was “terrified” of crashing out of MotoGP victory at the Dutch Grand Prix following his recent back-to-back DNFs.

Quartararo laments “stupid rookie mistake” after double Assen MotoGP crash

MotoGP world championship leader Fabio Quartararo branded his double crash and DNF in the Dutch Grand Prix as a “really stupid rookie mistake”.

MotoGP Dutch GP: Bagnaia wins as Quartararo clashes with Espargaro at Assen

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia stormed to victory in a dramatic MotoGP Dutch Grand Prix after championship leader Fabio Quartararo crashed twice, while Valentino Rossi’s team got its first podium.

MotoGP Dutch GP: Full Moto2 and Moto3 race results

Ayumu Sasaki took a maiden Moto3 win in the Dutch Grand Prix as Augusto Fernandez claimed victory in the Moto2 class at Assen.

Gresini announces Alex Marquez's signing for MotoGP 2023

The Gresini Racing MotoGP squad has announced Alex Marquez will join the squad in 2023 alongside Fabio Di Giannantonio, paving the way for Alex Rins’ LCR move.

Bagnaia: Assen MotoGP pole record was “impossible” to beat

Dutch Grand Prix poleman Francesco Bagnaia says he ended his qualifying early because he felt beating his new Assen MotoGP lap record was “impossible”.

Miller penalised for Vinales near-miss in Assen MotoGP qualifying

Ducati’s Jack Miller has been hit with his second long lap penalty in succession for a near-miss with Aprilia’s Maverick Vinales at the end of MotoGP Dutch Grand Prix qualifying.

MotoGP Dutch GP: Bagnaia beats Quartararo to pole

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia smashed the Assen lap record to claim pole for the MotoGP Dutch Grand Prix, as Fabio Quartararo’s pole chance was lost to a last-lap mistake.

MotoGP Dutch GP: Aleix Espargaro pips Quartararo in FP3 despite shunt

Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro edged Fabio Quartararo to top spot by 0.041s seconds in third practice for the MotoGP Dutch Grand Prix despite a late crash.

Why Honda and Yamaha have been left behind in MotoGP's new era Plus

Why Honda and Yamaha have been left behind in MotoGP's new era

The once all-conquering Japanese manufacturers are going through a difficult period in MotoGP this season. With Suzuki quitting, Honda struggling to get near the podium and Yamaha only enjoying success courtesy of Fabio Quartararo, Japanese manufacturers have been left in the dust by their European counterparts. Key paddock figures explain why.

MotoGP
Jun 28, 2022
Who is Valentino Rossi’s newest MotoGP star? Plus

Who is Valentino Rossi’s newest MotoGP star?

Valentino Rossi’s protégés stole the show at Assen as Francesco Bagnaia stormed to victory to arrest a recent barren run. But it was the rider in second, on Bagnaia’s old bike, who had all eyes on him. Securing his and the VR46 team’s first MotoGP podium, Marco Bezzecchi has all the characteristics that made his mentor special

MotoGP
Jun 27, 2022
How Quartararo is evoking an absent MotoGP great in 2022 Plus

How Quartararo is evoking an absent MotoGP great in 2022

OPINION: Fabio Quartararo has seized control of the 2022 MotoGP world standings after another dominant victory as his nearest rivals faltered. And he is very much heading towards a second championship echoing how the dominator of the last decade achieved much of his success

MotoGP
Jun 20, 2022
The human importance of Marquez’s latest enforced MotoGP absence Plus

The human importance of Marquez’s latest enforced MotoGP absence

OPINION: Marc Marquez will likely sit out the remainder of the 2022 MotoGP season to undergo a fourth major operation on the right arm he badly broke in 2020. It is hoped it will return him to his brilliant best after a tough start to the season without a podium to his name. But it’s the human victory that will far outweigh any future on-track success he may go on to have

MotoGP
May 31, 2022
Why Ducati holds all the power in its MotoGP rider dilemma Plus

Why Ducati holds all the power in its MotoGP rider dilemma

OPINION: The French Grand Prix looks to have made Ducati’s decision on its factory team line-up simpler, as Enea Bastianini stormed to his third win of the campaign and Jorge Martin crashed out for a fifth time in 2022. But, as Ducati suggests to Autosport, it remains in the strongest position in a wild rider market

MotoGP
May 16, 2022
The seismic aftershock left by Suzuki's decision to leave MotoGP Plus

The seismic aftershock left by Suzuki's decision to leave MotoGP

Suzuki's sudden decision to leave the MotoGP World Championship at the end of the season has acted as a stirring element in a market that had already erupted. Autosport analyses what this means for the grid going into 2023

MotoGP
May 11, 2022
How the real Ducati began to emerge in MotoGP’s Spanish GP Plus

How the real Ducati began to emerge in MotoGP’s Spanish GP

Ducati’s 2022 MotoGP bike has had a tough start to life and the expected early-season title charge from Francesco Bagnaia did not materialise. But the Spanish Grand Prix signalled a turning point for both the GP22 and Bagnaia, as the 2021 runner-up belatedly got his season underway after a straight fight with Fabio Quartararo

MotoGP
May 2, 2022
How Honda's praise for its 2022 MotoGP bike has turned into doubt Plus

How Honda's praise for its 2022 MotoGP bike has turned into doubt

In a little over two months, Honda has gone from setting the pace in MotoGP testing with its new RC213V prototype to being at a crossroads - caused by the discrepancy in its riders' feedback. After a Portuguese GP that underwhelmed, serious questions are now being asked of Honda in 2022

MotoGP
Apr 26, 2022