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Marquez “took more time than expected” to recover after Japan MotoGP race
Bagnaia “still thinking” about Motegi MotoGP crash a week on
Crutchlow: Quartararo “uncrackable” despite Yamaha MotoGP bike frustrations
How a MotoGP favourite’s return happened in a year ‘not even Hitchcock could script'
Binder hopes Motegi MotoGP podium “sign of things to come” for KTM

Marc Marquez says his right arm “took more time than I expected” to recover following his first full MotoGP race distance since his fourth major arm operation three months ago.

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia admits he comes into this weekend’s MotoGP Thailand Grand Prix “still thinking” about his crash and problems he had last week in Japan.

Yamaha test rider Cal Crutchlow believes 2022 MotoGP championship leader Fabio Quartararo is “uncrackable” mentally given the problems he has faced with the bike.

KTM’s Brad Binder says he hopes his second-place finish in last weekend’s MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix “is a sign of things to come” for the Austrian marque.

Marquez “took more time than expected” to recover after Japan MotoGP race

Marc Marquez says his right arm “took more time than I expected” to recover following his first full MotoGP race distance since his fourth major arm operation three months ago.

Bagnaia “still thinking” about Motegi MotoGP crash a week on

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia admits he comes into this weekend’s MotoGP Thailand Grand Prix “still thinking” about his crash and problems he had last week in Japan.

Crutchlow: Quartararo “uncrackable” despite Yamaha MotoGP bike frustrations

Yamaha test rider Cal Crutchlow believes 2022 MotoGP championship leader Fabio Quartararo is “uncrackable” mentally given the problems he has faced with the bike.

How a MotoGP favourite’s return happened in a year ‘not even Hitchcock could script'

Having retired from MotoGP at the end of 2021, Danilo Petrucci finds himself with Suzuki this weekend for an unlikely Thailand Grand Prix outing.

Binder hopes Motegi MotoGP podium “sign of things to come” for KTM

KTM’s Brad Binder says he hopes his second-place finish in last weekend’s MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix “is a sign of things to come” for the Austrian marque.

“Having no time to brood” only positive of Suzuki’s final home MotoGP race

Suzuki team boss Livio Suppo says the fact the squad “doesn’t have time to brood” is “the only positive” of its disastrous final MotoGP race on home soil in Japan.

Crutchlow explains “panic” that hindered his Japan MotoGP race

Cal Crutchlow says a bike alarm on his way to the grid caused him to “panic” and forget to engage his starting devices, which hindered his MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix.

Nakagami to miss MotoGP Thailand GP for further surgery on injured finger

Takaaki Nakagami will miss MotoGP’s Thailand Grand Prix this weekend and undergo further surgery on his injured finger, with Tetsuta Nagashima coming in as cover.

MotoGP points leader Quartararo 'hasn't enjoyed racing for a while'

MotoGP championship leader Fabio Quartararo admits his struggles with the Yamaha in 2022 have led to him "not enjoying riding a bike in a race for a long time".

MotoGP announces race in Kazakhstan for 2023 season

MotoGP has unveiled its plans to stage a grand prix in Kazakhstan from the 2023 season.

Petrucci makes surprise MotoGP comeback with Suzuki in Thailand

Double MotoGP race winner Danilo Petrucci will make a surprise return to the series at the Thailand Grand Prix as Joan Mir’s replacement.

The talent-outweighing ambition that will kill Ducati’s 2022 MotoGP title hopes

OPINION: For the fourth time in 2022, Francesco Bagnaia has made a costly error while battling other riders. Crashing while chasing one point at the Japanese Grand Prix has lost him eight to a struggling Fabio Quartararo. With just four rounds remaining and a history of errors in high-pressure situations, Bagnaia and Ducati need a serious rethink to stop its best opportunity of a title in 15 years slipping away

Miller ‘didn’t know I had dominant Motegi MotoGP win in me’

Ducati’s Jack Miller admits he “didn’t know I had it in me” to dominate the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi.

Marquez: Japanese GP first MotoGP race where “I didn’t feel pain"

Marc Marquez says Sunday’s MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix was the first race since badly breaking his right arm in 2020 where “I didn’t feel pain during the race”.

Bagnaia crashed out of Japan MotoGP race because he was “too ambitious”

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia says he crashed out of the last lap of the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix trying to overtake points leader Fabio Quartararo because he was “too ambitious”.

Quartararo laments “frustrating” Motegi MotoGP race

Championship leader Fabio Quartararo says his MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix was “frustrating” because he “cannot overtake at all” on his Yamaha after finishing eighth.

Espargaro explains ‘eco map’ issue that forced pre-race bike swap in Japan MotoGP

Aleix Espargaro says his Aprilia team forgetting to switch from an ‘eco’ engine map before the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix forced him into his pre-start bike swap.

MotoGP Japanese GP: Miller dominates, Bagnaia crashes as title rivals struggle

Jack Miller dominated the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix to salvage a dark day for Ducati’s 2022 title hopes, as team-mate Francesco Bagnaia crashed on the last lap.

MotoGP Japanese GP: Full Moto2 and Moto3 race results

Ai Ogura delighted home fans with victory in the Moto2 race at the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix, as Izan Guevara strengthened his Moto3 title hopes with a win.

Marquez “boy who cried wolf” when it comes to MotoGP race predictions

Ducati’s Jack Miller says Marc Marquez is “the boy who cried wolf” when it comes to dismissing his own chances of victory in MotoGP races.

The talent-outweighing ambition that will kill Ducati’s 2022 MotoGP title hopes Plus

The talent-outweighing ambition that will kill Ducati’s 2022 MotoGP title hopes

OPINION: For the fourth time in 2022, Francesco Bagnaia has made a costly error while battling other riders. Crashing while chasing one point at the Japanese Grand Prix has lost him eight to a struggling Fabio Quartararo. With just four rounds remaining and a history of errors in high-pressure situations, Bagnaia and Ducati need a serious rethink to stop its best opportunity of a title in 15 years slipping away

MotoGP
Sep 26, 2022
The unique advantage Ducati must now use to win the 2022 MotoGP title Plus

The unique advantage Ducati must now use to win the 2022 MotoGP title

Ducati has littered the grid with eight strong motorcycles that has ensured it has had at least one rider stand on the podium at every grand prix in 2022. The drama of the Aragon Grand Prix has thrust Francesco Bagnaia well and truly into title contention with five races to go, and Ducati must now consider utilising a unique strength it has so far been reticent to embrace

MotoGP
Sep 19, 2022
How KTM failed one of its brightest MotoGP prospects Plus

How KTM failed one of its brightest MotoGP prospects

Reigning Moto2 champion Remy Gardner’s career has been derailed by KTM’s decision not to retain him at Tech3 for 2023. Amid difficult circumstances, Gardner hasn’t shamed himself. But KTM’s apparent reasoning for dropping him raises questions about its handling of its young riders and the unrealistic expectations placed on them

MotoGP
Sep 6, 2022
Why it won’t just be Marquez’s speed that saves Honda in MotoGP Plus

Why it won’t just be Marquez’s speed that saves Honda in MotoGP

OPINION: Honda is in the midst of a second winless season in the space of three years. The absence of the injured Marc Marquez has been a major contributing factor, but HRC’s inability to alter its own approach has seen it slide down the order. Marquez returned to the MotoGP paddock in Austria and provided a rallying cry Honda needed to hear.

MotoGP
Aug 22, 2022
The signs Quartararo’s 2022 MotoGP title is slipping away from him Plus

The signs Quartararo’s 2022 MotoGP title is slipping away from him

Prior to the summer break, the 2022 MotoGP title looked like it was Fabio Quartararo’s to lose. But a crash at Assen and the consequential penalty he had to serve last weekend at Silverstone stopped him from capitalising on a main rival’s injury woes, while a resurgence from another, plus the rise of a former team-mate, look set to conspire against the Yamaha rider

MotoGP
Aug 8, 2022
Why Marquez’s toughest MotoGP foe is stopping at the right time Plus

Why Marquez’s toughest MotoGP foe is stopping at the right time

On the eve of the British Grand Prix, Andrea Dovizioso announced that he will be retiring from MotoGP after September’s San Marino GP. The timing of his departure raised eyebrows, but his reasoning remains sensible and what has happened this year should not diminish a hard-built legacy

MotoGP
Aug 6, 2022
Why a Suzuki refugee feels he deserves MotoGP's toughest challenge Plus

Why a Suzuki refugee feels he deserves MotoGP's toughest challenge

Alex Rins’ MotoGP future was plunged into sudden doubt when Suzuki elected to quit the series at the end of 2022. Securing a deal with Honda to join LCR, he will now tread a path that many have fallen off from. But it was a move he felt his status deserved, and it’s a challenge – he tells Autosport - he faces with his eyes wide open…

MotoGP
Jul 27, 2022
How Formula 1 has driven MotoGP's changing nature Plus

How Formula 1 has driven MotoGP's changing nature

The hiring of technicians from Formula 1 has clearly contributed to a recent change in the MotoGP landscape, with the role of engineers gaining greater significance relative to the riders. Here's how this shift has come about

MotoGP
Jul 19, 2022