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Misano MotoGP test: Bagnaia tops opening day for Ducati despite crash
Rossi: MotoGP in Italy will be fine "without me"
Dovizioso: Quartararo “doing something crazy” on Yamaha MotoGP bike
Tank Slappers Podcast: San Marino GP review
Morbidelli “didn’t think it was possible” to make Misano MotoGP start

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia topped the first of two days of MotoGP testing at Misano fresh from his San Marino Grand Prix, despite suffering a crash during the afternoon.

Valentino Rossi is confident Italian MotoGP representation will be in a strong place even after he retires at the end of the 2021 season.

Andrea Dovizioso says the Yamaha MotoGP bike is “particular” and can’t yet understand where his ‘A-spec’ bike and the factory version differ as only Fabio Quartararo is “doing something crazy”.

Ducati's Francesco Bagnaia doubled up his MotoGP victory tally after fending off Fabio Quartararo in a tense San Marino Grand Prix.

Yamaha’s Franco Morbidelli admits he “didn’t think it was possible” to start last Sunday’s MotoGP San Marino Grand Prix after a “really tough” warm-up session on his injured knee.

Misano MotoGP test: Bagnaia tops opening day for Ducati despite crash

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia topped the first of two days of MotoGP testing at Misano fresh from his San Marino Grand Prix, despite suffering a crash during the afternoon.

Rossi: MotoGP in Italy will be fine "without me"

Valentino Rossi is confident Italian MotoGP representation will be in a strong place even after he retires at the end of the 2021 season.

Dovizioso: Quartararo “doing something crazy” on Yamaha MotoGP bike

Andrea Dovizioso says the Yamaha MotoGP bike is “particular” and can’t yet understand where his ‘A-spec’ bike and the factory version differ as only Fabio Quartararo is “doing something crazy”.

Tank Slappers Podcast: San Marino GP review

Ducati's Francesco Bagnaia doubled up his MotoGP victory tally after fending off Fabio Quartararo in a tense San Marino Grand Prix.

Morbidelli “didn’t think it was possible” to make Misano MotoGP start

Yamaha’s Franco Morbidelli admits he “didn’t think it was possible” to start last Sunday’s MotoGP San Marino Grand Prix after a “really tough” warm-up session on his injured knee.

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

Marquez “over my limit” chasing Bastianini in Misano MotoGP race

Honda MotoGP rider Marc Marquez admits he was “over my limit” trying to run with Avintia rookie Enea Bastianini in third in Sunday’s San Marino Grand Prix. 

How Bagnaia’s key Ducati MotoGP strength was aided by Jorge Lorenzo

Francesco Bagnaia has explained that he bettered his braking style on the Ducati MotoGP bike in 2021 by studying three-time world champion Jorge Lorenzo’s data last year.

Mir “angry” at MotoGP title loss as he is now a "better rider”

Suzuki’s Joan Mir admits he is “a bit angry” at the 2021 MotoGP title slipping from his grasp as he believes “I’m a better rider” than in 2020.

Quartararo ‘enjoying riding on the limit’ despite MotoGP title risks

Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo says he almost crashed several times in the MotoGP San Marino Grand Prix but ‘enjoys’ being “fully on the limit” despite having to defend a championship lead.

Bagnaia was “terrified” of repeating 2020 Misano MotoGP race crash

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia admits he was “terrified” in the final laps of Sunday’s MotoGP San Marino Grand Prix about repeating the crash which robbed him of Misano victory in 2020.

Bastianini: Overtaking ‘MotoGP boss’ Marquez for first MotoGP podium fantastic

Enea Bastianini says overtaking “the boss of MotoGP” Marc Marquez on his way to a maiden MotoGP podium in the San Marino Grand Prix was “fantastic”.

Misano MotoGP: Bagnaia fends off Quartararo for back-to-back wins

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia fended off a hard-charging Fabio Quartararo to claim a stunning home MotoGP win at the San Marino Grand Prix, as rookie Enea Bastianini took his maiden podium.

Misano Moto2: Fernandez holds off Gardner for consecutive wins

Raul Fernandez battled through a wrist injury to claim back-to-back victories in Moto2 after fending off Ajo Motorsport team-mate Remy Gardner in the San Marino Grand Prix.

Misano Moto3: Foggia takes back-to-back wins after Fenati crashes from lead

Leopard’s Dennis Foggia claimed back-to-back Moto3 victories after benefitting from a late crash for long-time leader Romano Fenati in the San Marino Grand Prix, as Pedro Acosta struggled to seventh.

Vinales: Qualifying “still complicated” on Aprilia MotoGP bike

Maverick Vinales admits qualifying on the Aprilia MotoGP bike is “still complicated” for him and “hoped to be a bit faster” than 10th for the San Marino Grand Prix.

MotoGP San Marino Grand Prix – Start time, how to watch & more

Francesco Bagnaia followed up his maiden MotoGP win in Aragon by taking pole for the San Marino Grand Prix at Misano. Here’s how and when you can watch the race.

Quartararo: Yamaha "struggling more than usual" in MotoGP qualifying

MotoGP championship leader Fabio Quartararo admits he is “struggling much more than usual” in qualifying at the San Marino Grand Prix, despite putting his Yamaha third on the grid.

Miller "happy to play blocker" for Bagnaia in Misano MotoGP race

Jack Miller says he is "happy to play blocker" for Ducati team-mate Francesco Bagnaia in Sunday’s MotoGP San Marino Grand Prix, should the poleman breakaway at the front.

Rossi “very frustrated” with Misano MotoGP Q1 crash

Valentino Rossi says he’s “very frustrated” with the crash in qualifying for the MotoGP San Marino Grand Prix which ultimately left him 23rd on the grid for his home race.

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
Why the British GP was a triumph for MotoGP Plus

Why the British GP was a triumph for MotoGP

OPINION: The 2021 British Grand Prix was a historic day for MotoGP. At the centre of it was Aleix Espargaro on the Aprilia after securing its first podium in the modern MotoGP era. It was something of a full-circle moment that highlighted just how far MotoGP has come in the last decade

MotoGP
Aug 30, 2021
Why Silverstone should be regarded as MotoGP's rightful UK home Plus

Why Silverstone should be regarded as MotoGP's rightful UK home

OPINION: Many of the UK’s MotoGP fans would prefer Donington Park to host the British GP beyond the expiry of Silverstone's current deal. But the circuit's fast, flowing circuit provides the best racing and should be regarded as its best bet for the foreseeable future

MotoGP
Aug 26, 2021
How MotoGP's record smasher is facing his toughest challenge Plus

How MotoGP's record smasher is facing his toughest challenge

The 2020 MotoGP season was an utterly enthralling affair, but few would argue with you if thought it the world championship was a poorer place without its biggest star Marc Marquez. In an exclusive interview, he explains the challenges he's faced in his comeback from injury and what he makes of the current MotoGP landscape

MotoGP
Aug 23, 2021
The other Austria 'shock' with major repercussions in MotoGP Plus

The other Austria 'shock' with major repercussions in MotoGP

The headlines after MotoGP's Austrian GP were naturally dominated by Brad Binder's heroics on slicks in the rain. But although seventh was, on the face of it, a fairly average result in the context of his season, that Fabio Quartararo was in contention for victory before the rain at Yamaha's worst venue should sound alarm bells for his rivals

MotoGP
Aug 17, 2021
Why Aprilia is a good bet for Vinales in MotoGP - but won't fix his big problem Plus

Why Aprilia is a good bet for Vinales in MotoGP - but won't fix his big problem

The prelude to Maverick Vinales' move to Aprilia has been his tortured exit from Yamaha. But the Spanish rider must put allegations of sabotage, suspensions and unwanted personnel changes aside once he embarks upon his new journey, while Aprilia must find a way to get Vinales firing on all cylinders once again

MotoGP
Aug 16, 2021