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Pol Espargaro “wasn’t ready” for Honda MotoGP debut
Rossi has fondness for all his “special” MotoGP rivalries
The Rossi-less future MotoGP must now navigate
Rossi to contest Gulf 12 Hours ahead of 2022 GT programme
Valentino Rossi’s 10 greatest MotoGP races

Pol Espargaro admits the lack of pre-season testing in 2021 meant he came into the Qatar Grand Prix opener in March “not ready” for his Honda debut.

Retired MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi has labelled the many rivalries he had during his career as “something special” and expressed fondness for all his on-track foes.

The Rossi-less future MotoGP must now navigate Plus

Motorcycle racing's greatest showman has left the stage, as Valentino Rossi calls time on his remarkable career on two wheels. But in his successors, all of whom were inspired by 'the Doctor', grand prix racing has vibrant new acts to keep us hooked

MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi will contest January's Gulf 12 Hours at the wheel of a Ferrari at the start of what looks set to be a full programme of car racing in 2022.

Valentino Rossi’s 10 greatest MotoGP races Plus

As the Italian legend finally bows out and retires from MotoGP, it marks the end of one of the most incredible careers in motorsport history. Here is Autosport’s pick of his best rides and the stories behind them

Pol Espargaro “wasn’t ready” for Honda MotoGP debut

Pol Espargaro admits the lack of pre-season testing in 2021 meant he came into the Qatar Grand Prix opener in March “not ready” for his Honda debut.

Rossi has fondness for all his “special” MotoGP rivalries

Retired MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi has labelled the many rivalries he had during his career as “something special” and expressed fondness for all his on-track foes.

The Rossi-less future MotoGP must now navigate Plus

The Rossi-less future MotoGP must now navigate

Motorcycle racing's greatest showman has left the stage, as Valentino Rossi calls time on his remarkable career on two wheels. But in his successors, all of whom were inspired by 'the Doctor', grand prix racing has vibrant new acts to keep us hooked

Rossi to contest Gulf 12 Hours ahead of 2022 GT programme

MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi will contest January's Gulf 12 Hours at the wheel of a Ferrari at the start of what looks set to be a full programme of car racing in 2022.

Valentino Rossi’s 10 greatest MotoGP races Plus

Valentino Rossi’s 10 greatest MotoGP races

As the Italian legend finally bows out and retires from MotoGP, it marks the end of one of the most incredible careers in motorsport history. Here is Autosport’s pick of his best rides and the stories behind them

Yamaha “can have best bike” in MotoGP with more power - Quartararo

Reigning MotoGP world champion Fabio Quartararo says Yamaha “can have the best bike” on the grid if the YZR-M1 had more horsepower.

Tank Slappers Podcast: 2021 Season Review Part 1

Two riders stood out across a hectic 2021 MotoGP season, with both Fabio Quartararo and Francesco Bagnaia proving to be head and shoulders above the rest.

Gresini feared MotoGP team would fold after team owner’s death

The Gresini Racing team feared the MotoGP squad would not make it through the death of its namesake founder Fausto Gresini back in February.

MotoGP winner Petrucci says Dakar switch is “another world”

Double MotoGP race winner Danilo Petrucci says his switch from road racing to rallying ahead of his Dakar debut in 2022 has been “completely another world”. 

How Sir Frank Williams helped a MotoGP legend after his own life-changing accident

Sir Frank Williams' contribution to motorsport, and Formula 1 in particular, is legendary. But the impact the late team owner had on people extended to a much more personal level for some. Suffering life-changing injuries of his own in 1993, MotoGP icon Wayne Rainey tells Autosport just how pivotal Williams was to his life

Ducati: Bagnaia “takes another step” in MotoGP when he “reaches his level”

Ducati general manager Gigi Dall’Igna says Francesco Bagnaia “takes another step” every time “you expect him to really reach his level” in MotoGP.

Barcelona agrees new Formula 1, MotoGP deals until 2026

The Spanish GP will stay in Barcelona until at least 2026 after Formula 1 agreed a new deal with the promoter and local authorities.

Rossi hopes Honda gives him first title-winning MotoGP bike

Valentino Rossi hopes Honda will give him his first MotoGP title winning 500cc bike from 2001 for his collection and spoke with team boss Alberto Puig about it.

MotoGP officially announces eight-part Amazon docuseries

MotoGP has officially announced an eight-part docuseries to air on Amazon Prime Video in 2022 based on the events of the 2021 season.

Pramac MotoGP manager Guidotti set to move to KTM, Leitner to depart

KTM MotoGP team manager Mike Leitner will depart the team, with Pramac's Francesco Guidotti set to take his place in the role.

Vinales “needs much more” before Aprilia MotoGP bike is his

Maverick Vinales admits the Aprilia MotoGP bike does “not yet” feel like his own and “needs much more” before he gets to that point.

MotoGP to use fully sustainable fuel from 2027

MotoGP has announced it will introduce part-sustainable fuels from 2024, with the aim of the world championship using fully sustainable solutions from the 2027 season.

Gardner “expected worse” from KTM MotoGP bike

Reigning Moto2 world champion Remy Gardner admits he “expected worse” from the KTM MotoGP bike he rode last week at the post-season Jerez test ahead of his 2022 rookie campaign.

Darryn Binder felt no pressure in much-debated MotoGP step at Jerez

Darryn Binder says he felt no pressure in the first test of his much-debated MotoGP step direct from Moto3 for 2022 with RNF Racing last week at Jerez.

Puig: Honda “far from ready” with 2022 MotoGP bike

Honda team boss Alberto Puig says the marque is “still far from being ready” with its 2022 bike following the Jerez test, but noted the “conclusions are positive”.

The Rossi-less future MotoGP must now navigate Plus

The Rossi-less future MotoGP must now navigate

Motorcycle racing's greatest showman has left the stage, as Valentino Rossi calls time on his remarkable career on two wheels. But in his successors, all of whom were inspired by 'the Doctor', grand prix racing has vibrant new acts to keep us hooked

MotoGP
Dec 4, 2021
Valentino Rossi’s 10 greatest MotoGP races Plus

Valentino Rossi’s 10 greatest MotoGP races

As the Italian legend finally bows out and retires from MotoGP, it marks the end of one of the most incredible careers in motorsport history. Here is Autosport’s pick of his best rides and the stories behind them

MotoGP
Dec 3, 2021
How Ducati has drawn first blood in the 2022 MotoGP title race Plus

How Ducati has drawn first blood in the 2022 MotoGP title race

The 2021 MotoGP season may have only just ended but preparations for 2022 are well underway following a two-day test at Jerez this week. Ducati has hit the ground running while a lack of progress dominated Yamaha’s and world champion Fabio Quartararo’s test. While no battle lines have been drawn yet for 2022, it appears Ducati has already drawn first blood...

MotoGP
Nov 20, 2021
Why Suzuki's quest for a new MotoGP boss may be too late Plus

Why Suzuki's quest for a new MotoGP boss may be too late

Suzuki is on the search for a new team manager after its decision not to replace Davide Brivio at the start of 2021 was backed up by its unsuccessful bid to help Joan Mir defend his 2020 MotoGP world title. But whoever Shinichi Sahara appoints next, it may have already come too late to convince Mir to stick with the project

MotoGP
Nov 19, 2021
How Rossi got the perfect send-off to his MotoGP career Plus

How Rossi got the perfect send-off to his MotoGP career

The greatest chapter in MotoGP history came to a close at the Valencia Grand Prix as Valentino Rossi bid farewell after 26 seasons of grand prix racing. While his run to a strong 10th was a pleasing end to his time in MotoGP, it was what happened at the front of the grid that capped the Italian's ideal send-off

MotoGP
Nov 15, 2021
Why MotoGP's under-fire graduate has a point to prove Plus

Why MotoGP's under-fire graduate has a point to prove

OPINION: MotoGP-bound Darryn Binder was already under the microscope as his jump from Moto3 to join RNF's new top-class team was announced. But his crash with title hopeful Dennis Foggia caused significant consternation among the ranks - with many current riders suggesting the top level should be harder to break into as a result

MotoGP
Nov 9, 2021
How Portugal exposed the biggest threat to Quartararo’s MotoGP title defence Plus

How Portugal exposed the biggest threat to Quartararo’s MotoGP title defence

Fabio Quartararo’s first DNF of his title-winning 2021 MotoGP season couldn’t have come at a better time. But the events of the Yamaha rider’s Algarve Grand Prix exposed the M1’s well-known major weakness, which could threaten his championship defence given the increasingly Ducati-heavy makeup of the grid heading into 2022

MotoGP
Nov 8, 2021
The financial implications fuelling junior bike racing's dangerous aggression Plus

The financial implications fuelling junior bike racing's dangerous aggression

The pressure shouldered by young riders is at the root of the increased on-track aggression seen in lower categories of late, which motorcycling's governing bodies want to curb with new rules. But will stopping under-18s from racing in the world championship and capping grid sizes prevent the often desperate acts of youths pursuing their MotoGP dreams?

MotoGP
Nov 2, 2021