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Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo says Jack Miller is the “hero” of MotoGP Doha Grand Prix qualifying after surviving “the scariest moment I’ve ever seen” late on in Q2.
LCR’s Alex Marquez admits he ‘doesn’t trust’ the Qatar circuit to show the true form of the 2021 Honda or its MotoGP rivals following pre-season testing.
Franco Morbidelli believes the "substantial" upgrades to his Petronas SRT ‘A-spec’ Yamaha MotoGP bike have resolved a number of the issues he had in 2020.
Jaume Masia ended the final Moto3 pre-season test of 2021 fastest of all, leading impressive rookie Ajo KTM team-mate Pedro Acosta in Qatar.
Fabio Quartararo believes Yamaha will be better able to “prepare something” with its MotoGP bike when it encounters difficult moments this season unlike in 2020.
OPINION: Jorge Lorenzo's status as one of the greatest MotoGP riders of all time is hard to dispute. But his constant social media spats with fellow riders and insistence on listing his achievements to his detractors are running the risk of tarnishing a legacy he worked hard to create
Francesco Bagnaia says Ducati has not made him feel like a number two rider in its factory MotoGP squad, despite team-mate Jack Miller being tipped as an early title favourite.
It is over three-and-a-half years since the Italian national anthem rang out to declare a Valentino Rossi victory in MotoGP. To some onlookers his move out of the factory Yamaha squad meant the 2017 Dutch TT could remain his final win but, after an encouraging transition at Petronas SRT, hope is far from lost
Avintia MotoGP rookie Luca Marini says he studied all Ducati riders’ data during the Qatar test, but admits its leading rider Jack Miller’s “strange” style is difficult to copy.
Cal Crutchlow believes his former Honda stablemate Marc Marquez “will never be slow” when he finally returns to MotoGP from injury, but concedes he will need time to readjust.
Valentino Rossi has praised the feeling with his new Petronas Sepang Racing Team as “beautiful” following MotoGP pre-season testing in Qatar.
Pol Espargaro says he was reassured by his maiden Honda MotoGP test in Qatar last week, and ‘would have signed for’ the feeling he has after only four days riding.
As Marc Marquez’s comeback draws nearer, the six-time MotoGP world champion will have the eyes of the motorsport world on him to see if his incredible speed returns instantly. How Marquez deals with this could be key to both what he and the wider grid faces in 2021
Brad Binder believes KTM’s Qatar pre-season test struggles with its new MotoGP bike “look worse on paper than in reality” ahead of the 2021 season.
Ducati’s Jack Miller admits he is ‘enjoying’ being tagged as a favourite for the 2021 MotoGP world championship following a strong pre-season test in Qatar.
MotoGP's short pre-season has concluded, but who looks in best shape ahead of the 2021 season and who is in trouble as racing looms? Here's what we've learned
Reigning MotoGP world champion Joan Mir admits he’s only “70%” ready for the 2021 season and is likely to start it on the 2020 Suzuki chassis.
Pol Espargaro admits his first crash as a Honda MotoGP rider was “not the one I was waiting for” in Thursday’s Qatar test.
MotoGP and the state of Qatar have partnered to offer the entire paddock travelling to Doha COVID-19 vaccinations, following the successful rollout in the country.
Alex Marquez says he has not been cleared to complete the Qatar MotoGP test on Friday after fracturing his foot, but will push the circuit doctor to pass him fit.
Maverick Vinales led a Yamaha 1-2 on the penultimate day of MotoGP pre-season testing in Qatar, while Alex Marquez suffered a fractured foot after a crash.
Brad Binder feels he is making every corner of the Losail circuit “way too round” on his new KTM MotoGP bike in Qatar testing, which is “killing time”.
Petronas SRT’s Valentino Rossi says he “felt like a real rider” again following the opening day of the second Qatar MotoGP pre-season test.
Jack Miller believes Honda’s Pol Espargaro has been the “standout” rider of MotoGP pre-season testing in Qatar after an impressive Wednesday on the RC213V.
Fabio Quartararo admits he is “a bit scared” about the overtaking potential of the 2021 Yamaha at Losail following the opening day of the second Qatar MotoGP test.
Ducati’s Jack Miller set an outright lap record at Losail as he topped the opening day of the second Qatar MotoGP pre-season test ahead of Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo.
Cal Crutchlow says it’s “sad for MotoGP” that no British rider will race in the premier class in 2021, after Aprilia elected to field Lorenzo Savadori instead of Bradley Smith.
Reigning Moto2 world champion and Avintia Ducati rider Enea Bastianini says it was “not that important” to be the fastest MotoGP rookie after the first Qatar test.
Aleix Espargaro believes Aprilia “deserves” a strong 2021 MotoGP season after the step forward it made with its RS-GP bike over the winter.
Franco Morbidelli admits Yamaha bringing updates for him to try on his Petronas SRT ‘A-spec’ MotoGP bike was “a great surprise” for him in the Qatar test.
Alex Rins doesn’t feel testing Suzuki’s prototype 2022 MotoGP engine on Sunday at the Qatar test detracted from his work on the 2021 GSX-RR.
Aprilia’s pre-season progress in MotoGP in recent years has always ended up flattering to deceive. But concessions in the rules has allowed it to start 2021 with a new bike. The early signs are promising, and they need to be as 2021 - for numerous reasons - will be Aprilia’s most important season in MotoGP.
Petronas SRT rider Valentino Rossi admits the feeling between the 2021 Yamaha MotoGP chassis is “very similar” to last year’s after encountering rear grip issues in the Qatar test.
Johann Zarco says he feels he is more important to Ducati’s MotoGP bike development since stepping from Avintia to Pramac, which is “a nice feeling”.
Pol Espargaro admits it is “so stressful” not knowing the limits of the Honda MotoGP bike following the second day of pre-season testing in Qatar
Maverick Vinales says his strong long run pace during the second day of the Qatar MotoGP test came as a surprise to him because he didn’t try Yamaha’s new chassis.
Factory Ducati rider Jack Miller says he and his team are currently ‘chasing our arse’ looking for marginal gains with its 2021 MotoGP bike in Qatar pre-season testing.
New factory Yamaha signing Fabio Quartararo set the pace on the second day of Qatar MotoGP pre-season testing, beating Ducati’s Jack Miller by 0.077 seconds.
Fabio Quartararo admits he was “totally lost” for half of the opening day of MotoGP pre-season testing trying to readjust to his Yamaha after riding street bikes in the winter
Suzuki test rider Sylvain Guintoli has revealed the Japanese marque has already been testing its 2022 MotoGP engine during Qatar pre-season running
Pol Espargaro admits the KTM he rode last year and his new Honda MotoGP bike are “too different to compare” following the first day of the Qatar pre-season test.
Valentino Rossi admits his first laps for Petronas SRT on the opening day of the Qatar MotoGP test were “strange”.
Aleix Espargaro says the 2021 Aprilia RS-GP doesn’t look like a revolution, but feels “quite different” to ride after topping the first day of the Qatar MotoGP pre-season test.
Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro topped the opening day of MotoGP pre-season testing in Qatar aboard his new RS-GP, while there was a crash for LCR Honda’s Alex Marquez.
Maverick Vinales enters his fifth season as a factory Yamaha MotoGP rider in 2021, and it will perhaps be the most significant one he has faced. He speaks exclusively to Autosport about the year ahead and what needs to happen for Yamaha to fight for the championship
Friday’s shakedown test in Qatar provided MotoGP’s rookie riders with the opportunity to sample their machinery for the first time ahead of their debut season in 2021.
Maverick Vinales admits the fact MotoGP testing is taking place in Qatar on the same track as the opening two rounds makes 2021’s pre-season the toughest he’s faced with Yamaha.
Aprilia CEO Massimo Rivola admits the 2021 season is the marque’s “most important” one given the freedom it has to develop its RS-GP compared to its rivals.
Aprilia has unveiled its 2021 MotoGP challenger at its official launch event in Qatar and confirmed Lorenzo Savadori as its second rider alongside Aleix Espargaro.
Valentino Rossi believes three-time MotoGP race winner Cal Crutchlow can “make the difference” for Yamaha in 2021 as its official test rider following the struggles of 2020.
MotoGP 2020 runner-up Franco Morbidelli says "nothing will change" between himself and Valentino Rossi as Petronas SRT team-mates as "nothing is as big as friendship"