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Suzuki didn't see its tough start to 2017 MotoGP season coming

Suzuki did not see its tough start to the 2017 MotoGP season coming, team manager Davide Brivio admits, especially after its promising initial tests with Andrea Iannone late last year

Miller sick of Honda MotoGP bike's continued acceleration deficit

Marc VDS rider Jack Miller says he is sick of Honda's remaining acceleration deficit compared to its MotoGP rivals, and frustrated by a lack of updates

Ducati's Dovizioso says Mid-2016 mindset change helping MotoGP form

Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso says a change of mindset in mid-2016 is helping his MotoGP form, after winning back-to-back races for the first time in his grand prix career

MotoGP may need Barcelona surface 'utlimatum' - KTM's Bradley Smith

KTM rider Bradley Smith believes MotoGP might need to issue an ultimatum to Barcelona circuit organisers to ensure the track is resurfaced before any potential 2018 race

Scott Redding's MotoGP future with Pramac out of his hands for now

Scott Redding says his priority is to stay with the Pramac Ducati MotoGP team in 2018, but he admits that is currently out of his hands

KTM MotoGP rider Bradley Smith won't need more surgery on finger

KTM MotoGP rider Bradley Smith says he will not require any further operations on the finger wound sustained in a Catalunya Grand Prix practice accident

Ducati MotoGP boss admits wins were 'unthinkable' a few months ago

Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali admits its back-to-back MotoGP victories with Andrea Dovizioso "would have been unthinkable" a few months ago

Aprilia MotoGP team talking to potential Sam Lowes replacements

Aprilia is talking to other riders about replacing the contracted Sam Lowes in 2018, if the MotoGP rookie cannot "quickly show some improvement", racing manager Romano Albesiano admits

Marc Marquez fastest for Honda in Barcelona MotoGP testing

Reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez set the pace in the post-Catalunya Grand Prix test at Barcelona, beating Maverick Vinales in the closing minutes

Latest Aprilia MotoGP failures leave Aleix Espargaro 'pissed off'

Aleix Espargaro says Aprilia's latest MotoGP engine failure in the Catalunya Grand Prix left him "very pissed off"

Valentino Rossi wants understeer cure from new Yamaha MotoGP frames

Yamaha will test a pair of new MotoGP frames at Barcelona on Monday, which Valentino Rossi hopes will help cure the understeer that plagued his Catalunya Grand Prix

Tally of troubled weekends are a big drama for Yamaha rider Vinales

Yamaha rider Maverick Vinales says his mounting tally of troubled MotoGP weekends between wins are "a big drama in my head right now"

Barcelona MotoGP: Dovizioso makes it two wins in a row for Ducati

Andrea Dovizioso made it back-to-back MotoGP victories for Ducati for the first time since 2010, beating Marc Marquez to win the Catalunya Grand Prix

Ducati's Jorge Lorenzo: Moto GP at Barcelona will be a nightmare

Ducati's Jorge Lorenzo believes Barcelona track conditions including hot weather will make the Catalunya Grand Prix "a little nightmare" for MotoGP riders

Bradley Smith ruled out of Barcelona MotoGP race and KTM's test

Bradley Smith will miss the Catalunya Grand Prix and KTM's MotoGP testing at Barcelona this week, due to a finger injury sustained on Saturday

KTM to decide on Sunday morning if Smith will race at Catalunya

A decision on whether KTM rider Bradley Smith will contest the Catalunya Grand Prix after injuring a finger on his left hand will be made on Sunday morning

MotoGP rookie Sam Lowes unhappy with the respect inside Aprilia

Aprilia rookie Sam Lowes is unhappy with what he feels is a lack of respect towards him within the MotoGP outfit, compounding a "nearly unbelievable" situation

Barcelona MotoGP: Pedrosa beats Lorenzo to pole as Marquez crashes

Dani Pedrosa beat Jorge Lorenzo in qualifying to take pole position for the Catalunya Grand Prix, as Honda MotoGP team-mate Marc Marquez crashed twice.

Barcelona MotoGP: Marquez fastest as Yamaha pair miss Q2 spots

Marc Marquez was fastest in third practice for the Catalunya Grand Prix despite crashing, as Yamaha MotoGP pair Maverick Vinales and Valentino Rossi missed out on automatic Q2 spots

MotoGP switches back to F1 track layout at Barcelona

MotoGP will revert to Barcelona's Formula 1 layout for the remainder of the Catalunya Grand Prix weekend, dropping the new chicane that was installed for its use

Yamaha's Maverick Vinales wants new Barcelona chicane changed

MotoGP championship leader Maverick Vinales says he wants the "dangerous", new-for-2017 chicane at Barcelona changed after Catalunya Grand Prix practice

Barcelona MotoGP: Marc Marquez fastest again in second practice

Honda's Marc Marquez beat Jorge Lorenzo to stay on top of Friday practice for the MotoGP Catalunya Grand Prix, as championship leader Maverick Vinales finished a lowly 16th

Barcelona MotoGP: Marc Marquez leads Cal Crutchlow in practice

Marc Marquez led Honda MotoGP stablemate Cal Crutchlow as he set the pace in a drying first practice session for the Catalunya Grand Prix

Cal Crutchlow has 'good options' beyond LCR for 2018 MotoGP season

Cal Crutchlow says he has good "options on the table" for MotoGP in 2018, including with factories, but concedes he has no reason to leave LCR Honda

Valentino Rossi 'not very happy' about Thailand MotoGP round plan

Valentino Rossi says he is "not very happy" about going to Thailand in 2018 if the Buriram circuit joins the MotoGP calendar as expected

Jorge Lorenzo finds Ducati MotoGP riding style 'illogical'

Jorge Lorenzo says finding the riding style required to master Ducati's MotoGP bike is "a little bit illogical" after nine years with Yamaha

Andrea Dovizioso: MotoGP riders have to take risks when training

Andrea Dovizioso says it is imperative MotoGP riders take risks when training, even after Valentino Rossi became the latest to be injured in a motocross accident

Cal Crutchlow confused by criticism of MotoGP's Barcelona chicane

LCR Honda's Cal Crutchlow says he cannot understand why other MotoGP riders are complaining about changes to the Barcelona circuit ahead of this weekend's Catalunya Grand Prix

KTM to add third MotoGP bike for mid-season grands prix

KTM will run three bikes in MotoGP races for the first time in grands prix either side of the summer break

Andrea Iannone counting on new Suzuki MotoGP chassis

Suzuki will try a new chassis for its GSX-RR in the coming weeks that Andrea Iannone hopes will improve its MotoGP form

Dovizioso: Mugello MotoGP win doesn't signal Ducati title bid

Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso has downplayed his chances of fighting for the 2017 MotoGP world championship, despite moving into second in the points with his Italian Grand Prix victory

Danilo Petrucci 'would've sold house' for Mugello MotoGP podium

Pramac Ducati's Danilo Petrucci says he would have sold his house to finish on the podium in the Italian Grand Prix, his home MotoGP race

Jorge Lorenzo was 'brave not fast' when leading Mugello MotoGP race

Jorge Lorenzo says he was more brave than fast during the early stages of the Italian Grand Prix, as he led a MotoGP race for the first time with Ducati

Crutchlow: It was pointless for Honda to even turn up to Mugello

Cal Crutchlow says the MotoGP tyres for the Italian Grand Prix did not work for Honda to the extent that "it was pointless to even turn up"

MotoGP Mugello: Dovizioso wins Italian Grand Prix for Ducati

Andrea Dovizioso claimed the third victory of his MotoGP career in the Italian Grand Prix, winning his and Ducati's home race

Ducati's Lorenzo more focused on gap than podium at Mugello

Jorge Lorenzo says he is looking beyond the possibility of simply taking his second MotoGP podium with Ducati in Sunday's Italian Grand Prix

Cal Crutchlow: Mugello MotoGP practice crash spoiled qualifying

Mugello Friday pacesetter Cal Crutchlow admitted his out-lap crash in third practice was the main reason he failed to progress from Q1 at MotoGP's Italian Grand Prix

Mugello MotoGP: Maverick Vinales denies Valentino Rossi home pole

MotoGP championship leader Maverick Vinales beat Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi to pole position for the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello, topping qualifying for the second round in a row

Triumph to replace Honda as Moto2 engine supplier from 2019

Triumph will replace Honda as the supplier of Moto2's control engines from 2019, with a three-year deal having been announced

KTM brings updated MotoGP chassis to Mugello, new engine at Aprilia

KTM riders Pol Espargaro and Bradley Smith tried a new specification of the RC16's chassis during Italian Grand Prix practice on Friday

Mugello MotoGP race is Andrea Dovizioso's to lose - Cal Crutchlow

MotoGP's Italian Grand Prix this weekend is Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso's to lose, Friday practice pacesetter Cal Crutchlow believes

Mugello MotoGP: Cal Crutchlow fastest in second Friday practice

LCR Honda's Cal Crutchlow beat Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso to set the pace in second practice for the Italian Grand Prix, as MotoGP championship leader Maverick Vinales crashed

Maverick Vinales will copy Jorge Lorenzo's Yamaha MotoGP Mugello lines

MotoGP championship leader Maverick Vinales says he will look to copy his Yamaha predecessor Jorge Lorenzo's Mugello lines in this weekend's Italian Grand Prix

Cal Crutchlow turned down works Honda ride in Suzuka 8 Hours

MotoGP race winner Cal Crutchlow says he turned down an approach from Honda to contest this year's Suzuka 8 Hours

Valentino Rossi 'lucky' not to miss any MotoGP races with injury

Valentino Rossi believes he is fortunate to have avoided a spell on the sidelines in MotoGP after suffering injuries in a training accident

The winners and losers of MotoGP's reshuffle Plus

The winners and losers of MotoGP's reshuffle

More than half of the MotoGP grid is a new face in a new place this season. Some have starred, but others need to knuckle down and do better

Tech3 MotoGP team re-signs Jonas Folger for 2018 season

Tech3 Yamaha will field an unchanged MotoGP line-up in 2018, re-signing Jonas Folger to partner Johann Zarco

Marc Marquez: Honda MotoGP bike acceleration still inconsistent

Honda's acceleration gains with its revamped MotoGP engine are not yet consistent, reigning champion Marc Marquez feels

Jorge Lorenzo working on 'big weak points' with Ducati MotoGP bike

Jorge Lorenzo believes that he and Ducati are separated from Yamaha and Honda at the top of MotoGP by "one or two big weak points"

Andrea Iannone wants spinning solution for Suzuki's MotoGP bike

Andrea Iannone wants Suzuki to find a solution for the rear-wheel spinning that he feels is holding back its MotoGP challenger

Jenson Button: Tricky to adapt to limits of new 2017 F1 cars

McLaren returnee Jenson Button says it was tricky to find his feet with 2017's new Formula 1 cars during Monaco Grand Prix practice on Thursday

MotoGP newcomer KTM surprised by early points haul

KTM's early record of scoring points in three of its first five MotoGP races is not something it expected, Bradley Smith says

Aprilia's Espargaro calls MotoGP championship position 'a disaster'

Aleix Espargaro feels his 14th place in the MotoGP standings after five races with new employer Aprilia is a "disaster" compared to its potential

Cal Crutchlow: Dani Pedrosa's weight prevented Le Mans MotoGP crash

Cal Crutchlow believes Honda MotoGP stablemate Dani Pedrosa would have crashed if the roles in their French Grand Prix collision were reversed

2006 MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden dies from cycling crash injuries

The 2006 MotoGP champion, Nicky Hayden has died from injuries sustained when he was hit by a car while cycling in Italy last Wednesday

Jorge Lorenzo saved 'difficult situation' for Ducati at Le Mans

Jorge Lorenzo believes he saved a "difficult situation" with his sixth-place finish for Ducati in MotoGP's French Grand Prix after qualifying down in 16th on a disastrous Saturday

Sylvain Guintoli gets Suzuki MotoGP nod for Mugello

Sylvain Guintoli will contest the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello with Suzuki, continuing to deputise for injured MotoGP rookie Alex Rins

Marc Marquez uncomfortable with front end before Le Mans crash

MotoGP champion Marc Marquez says he never "felt totally comfortable" with the front end of his Honda during his French Grand Prix weekend that ended with a crash

Vinales 'closed his eyes' in late Rossi fight in the French GP

Maverick Vinales says he closed his eyes and attacked the last laps of his French Grand Prix fight with Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi like qualifying

Le Mans MotoGP: Maverick Vinales wins after Valentino Rossi errors

Maverick Vinales claimed his third victory of the 2017 MotoGP season in a thrilling French Grand Prix, passing Valentino Rossi on the last lap before his Yamaha team-mate crashed