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Rea: Rossi saying my missed MotoGP shot was a shame "really nice"
Gerloff doesn't want MotoGP shot just "because I have a good passport"
WSBK king Rea not getting proper MotoGP shot “a great shame” – Rossi
How KTM has wrestled control of young MotoGP talent from Honda
Marquez donated Aragon MotoGP trophy to fallen racer’s family

Six-time World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea says Valentino Rossi calling his missed MotoGP opportunity “a great shame” is “really nice”, and agrees with the Italian legend.

Yamaha World Superbike rider Garrett Gerloff says he doesn’t want a full-time ride in MotoGP “just because I have a good passport”.

Valentino Rossi says it is “a great shame” six-time World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea never got a proper shot in MotoGP. 

How KTM has wrestled control of young MotoGP talent from Honda Plus

There once was a time when Honda controlled any young rider who emerged in motorcycling, but its market dominance has now swung to the side of MotoGP rival KTM and, to a lesser extent Ducati. Could this development have significant ramifications for the future?

Honda MotoGP rider Marc Marquez donated his Aragon Grand Prix trophy to the family of Hugo Milan, who died in a European Talent Cup race in July aged just 14.

Rea: Rossi saying my missed MotoGP shot was a shame "really nice"

Six-time World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea says Valentino Rossi calling his missed MotoGP opportunity “a great shame” is “really nice”, and agrees with the Italian legend.

Gerloff doesn't want MotoGP shot just "because I have a good passport"

Yamaha World Superbike rider Garrett Gerloff says he doesn’t want a full-time ride in MotoGP “just because I have a good passport”.

WSBK king Rea not getting proper MotoGP shot “a great shame” – Rossi

Valentino Rossi says it is “a great shame” six-time World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea never got a proper shot in MotoGP. 

How KTM has wrestled control of young MotoGP talent from Honda Plus

How KTM has wrestled control of young MotoGP talent from Honda

There once was a time when Honda controlled any young rider who emerged in motorcycling, but its market dominance has now swung to the side of MotoGP rival KTM and, to a lesser extent Ducati. Could this development have significant ramifications for the future?

Marquez donated Aragon MotoGP trophy to fallen racer’s family

Honda MotoGP rider Marc Marquez donated his Aragon Grand Prix trophy to the family of Hugo Milan, who died in a European Talent Cup race in July aged just 14.

Bastianini feels like a proper MotoGP rider after recent purple patch

Avintia rookie Enea Bastianini says he feels like a proper MotoGP rider now following a run of three successive top-six finishes on his two-year-old Ducati.

MotoGP set for longest season ever as provisional 2022 calendar finalised

The 2022 MotoGP season is set to be the longest in the series’ history, as 21 races have been drafted into a provisional calendar.

Jorge Martin critical of ‘senseless’ COTA MotoGP penalty

Pramac rookie Jorge Martin has taken aim at MotoGP’s Race Direction following a penalty in the Grand Prix of the Americas that “makes no sense”.

Why Marc Marquez has to reinvent himself as a MotoGP rider Plus

Why Marc Marquez has to reinvent himself as a MotoGP rider

Marc Marquez's romp to victory at the Grand Prix of the Americas led many to believe the 'old' pre-injury Honda rider was close to coming back to his full powers. However, the 'old' Marquez will probably never exist again and instead he'll have to adapt to his new reality to return to title-winning ways in 2022

Bagnaia won’t make desperate moves to keep MotoGP title hopes alive

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia says he won’t make any desperate and aggressive moves on Fabio Quartararo in the final three races to keep his slim MotoGP title hopes alive.

Rins “was trying to survive” in COTA MotoGP race

Suzuki’s Alex Rins says traction issues and circuit bumps meant his MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas was simply about “trying to survive” to the finish.

Espargaro “needs explanation” to his “nightmare” COTA MotoGP crash-fest

Aprilia MotoGP rider Aleix Espargaro says he “needs an explanation” to his “nightmare” Grand Prix of the Americas weekend, after he crashed five times across the event.

Rossi’s COTA MotoGP race “a disaster” physically

Valentino Rossi says his MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas was “a disaster” in regards to his physical condition, after the 42-year-old struggled to 15th in his final US race.

The Marquez self-preservation that fulfilled a COTA MotoGP “dream”

Marc Marquez scorched to his seventh Circuit of the Americas victory in MotoGP last Sunday with a display reminiscent of his pre-injury form. However, his path to the win across the weekend was in keeping with the current reality of his physical limitations, with self-preservation on Saturday key to his Sunday success

Tank Slappers Podcast: Americas MotoGP review, Marquez victorious

Marc Marquez stormed to his second win of the 2021 season in emphatic fashion in the MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas.

Mir "doesn’t respect" Miller COTA MotoGP clash penalty

Suzuki’s Joan Mir says he "doesn’t respect" the penalty he was given for a last-lap clash with Ducati’s Jack Miller in Sunday’s MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas.

MotoGP’s Rossi critical of “Russian Roulette” Moto3 restart decision

Valentino Rossi has praised the harsh penalty given to Deniz Oncu for causing the terrifying Moto3 crash in Sunday’s Austin race, but was critical of the “Russian Roulette” restart decision.

Quartararo “doesn’t need to obsess” about winning MotoGP title now

Fabio Quartararo says “I don’t need to get obsessed” with winning the MotoGP title now, after second at the Grand Prix of Americas has given him his first match point.

Marc Marquez knew COTA could be last chance of 2021 MotoGP win

Marc Marquez says his dominant MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas victory was “perfect” but admits he felt pre-weekend that it could be his last chance to win in 2021.

Oncu hit with double race ban for causing Americas Moto3 crash

Tech3 Moto3 rider Deniz Oncu has been handed a double race ban for causing the terrifying accident that red-flagged Sunday’s Grand Prix of the Americas.

How KTM has wrestled control of young MotoGP talent from Honda Plus

How KTM has wrestled control of young MotoGP talent from Honda

There once was a time when Honda controlled any young rider who emerged in motorcycling, but its market dominance has now swung to the side of MotoGP rival KTM and, to a lesser extent Ducati. Could this development have significant ramifications for the future?

MotoGP
Oct 12, 2021
Why Marc Marquez has to reinvent himself as a MotoGP rider Plus

Why Marc Marquez has to reinvent himself as a MotoGP rider

Marc Marquez's romp to victory at the Grand Prix of the Americas led many to believe the 'old' pre-injury Honda rider was close to coming back to his full powers. However, the 'old' Marquez will probably never exist again and instead he'll have to adapt to his new reality to return to title-winning ways in 2022

MotoGP
Oct 6, 2021
The Marquez self-preservation that fulfilled a COTA MotoGP “dream” Plus

The Marquez self-preservation that fulfilled a COTA MotoGP “dream”

Marc Marquez scorched to his seventh Circuit of the Americas victory in MotoGP last Sunday with a display reminiscent of his pre-injury form. However, his path to the win across the weekend was in keeping with the current reality of his physical limitations, with self-preservation on Saturday key to his Sunday success

MotoGP
Oct 4, 2021
How Ducati has developed MotoGP's most versatile bike Plus

How Ducati has developed MotoGP's most versatile bike

His third place at Misano made Enea Bastianini the fifth different Ducati-mounted rider to score a podium in 2021. Amid a season that has seen one rider amass the bulk of Yamaha and Honda's success, the Ducati's versatility makes for a potent weapon, but the contribution of a former leading light shouldn't be forgotten

MotoGP
Sep 23, 2021
The next steps in the rebuilding of a stalled MotoGP career Plus

The next steps in the rebuilding of a stalled MotoGP career

Maverick Vinales’ early debut with Aprilia has been one of the most interesting plots of the recent MotoGP rounds. The results may not look standout on paper, but a closer inspection reveals just how much progress Vinales has truly made in understanding a bike that has taken him well out of his “comfort zone”

MotoGP
Sep 22, 2021
How ‘El Diablo’ and ‘the Beast’ starred in MotoGP’s Misano contest Plus

How ‘El Diablo’ and ‘the Beast’ starred in MotoGP’s Misano contest

On a day each of the podium trio could claim to be the star of the show, the San Marino Grand Prix will be remembered as a pivotal race in both MotoGP’s present and future. While Fabio Quartararo demonstrated his world title credentials just behind Francesco Bagnaia’s flawless victory charge, a new threat emerged from the shadows

MotoGP
Sep 20, 2021
How Ducati’s Aragon MotoGP win harks to its past and its future Plus

How Ducati’s Aragon MotoGP win harks to its past and its future

Duelling against Marc Marquez at the Aragon Grand Prix, Francesco Bagnaia came out on top to secure a long overdue MotoGP victory. As Marquez likened Bagnaia to a Ducati title contender of old, it appears the Italian rider could finally start to fight for wins on a more regular basis

MotoGP
Sep 13, 2021
Why Dovizioso is more of a temporary fix than a Yamaha gamble Plus

Why Dovizioso is more of a temporary fix than a Yamaha gamble

OPINION: The return of Andrea Dovizioso to the grid at Misano will be an interesting subplot to the remainder of the 2021 MotoGP season. But the circumstances that have led to the former Ducati rider ending his sabbatical point to his signing being one more of convenience than a long-term commitment

MotoGP
Sep 8, 2021