Germán Garcia Casanova

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Oliveira says KTM has “offered” Tech3 demotion for MotoGP 2023

Three-time MotoGP race winner Miguel Oliveira says KTM has “offered” him a demotion from its factory squad back to Tech3 for 2023, which he admits is “not my dream place”.

Leopard Racing "absolutely interested" in replacing Suzuki in MotoGP

Multiple Moto3 world championship-winning team Leopard Racing has told Autosport it is “absolutely interested” in replacing Suzuki when it quits MotoGP at the end of 2022.

How MotoGP's underdogs shed that tag in Argentina

Aleix Espargaro became MotoGP's newest winner in a thrilling Argentina Grand Prix in which he also proved the merits of the Aprilia project. After six years of hard graft, both parties have reaped the rewards they have long thought they deserved. But it was several key moments in that journey that led both to that momentous Sunday at Termas de Rio Hondo.

How Ducati's expanded roster will threaten MotoGP's balance in 2022 Plus

How Ducati's expanded roster will threaten MotoGP's balance in 2022

That Ducati will compete with eight prototypes in MotoGP this year is nothing new, having already done so between 2016 and 2018. But the involvement and coverage of the Borgo Panigale company in its alliances is now much greater than in past years, which could have the effect of unbalancing the premier class

Marquez takes blame for Mugello MotoGP crash with Binder

Marc Marquez has taken the blame for the collision with KTM’s Brad Binder on lap two of the MotoGP Italian Grand Prix which ended the Honda rider’s race.

Jorge Martin surgery postponed, Jerez MotoGP return in doubt

Pramac Ducati MotoGP rider Jorge Martin’s surgery on fractures suffered in a violent crash during the Portuguese Grand Prix has been postponed and a Jerez return is now in doubt.

Defending MotoGP champion Mir "very pissed off" after Qatar practice

Reigning MotoGP world champion Joan Mir admits he is “very pissed off” following Friday practice for the Qatar Grand Prix having missed a provisional Q2 place.

Marquez ‘doesn’t trust Qatar’ to show MotoGP grid form

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.

Aprilia set for private MotoGP test with Dovizioso at Jerez

The Aprilia MotoGP squad is set to undertake a three-day private test at Jerez next month with 15-time race winner Andrea Dovizioso as talks between both parties have arisen again.

Pramac to carry F1 logo on 2021 MotoGP bikes

The Pramac Ducati squad will carry the Formula 1 logo on its 2021 MotoGP bikes after new F1 boss Stefano Domenicali requested it.

MotoGP to implement strict lockdown for paddock for Qatar test and opener

The MotoGP paddock will be subject to a strict lockdown protocol for the Qatar test and double-header to ensure the 2021 season can get underway safely

Dovizioso won't return "at all costs" to MotoGP in 2021

Andrea Dovizioso says he will not return to MotoGP in 2021 "at all costs", but remains open to the possibility of acting as a replacement for Marc Marquez at Honda

Dovizioso "ready" if Honda needs MotoGP replacement for Marquez

Andrea Dovizioso's manager Simone Battistella says his rider is "ready" should Honda call him up to stand-in for the still-recovering Marc Marquez during the 2021 MotoGP season

Lorenzo "never imagined" Rossi's SRT MotoGP move

Three-time MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo says he "would never have imagined" Valentino Rossi moving to the satellite Petronas SRT Yamaha squad in 2021

Bradl better than Dovizioso as Marquez's MotoGP stand-in - Hernandez

Marc Marquez's crew chief Santi Hernandez says Stefan Bradl "would make much more sense" to stand-in for the injured six-time MotoGP world champion again in 2021 than Andrea Dovizioso

MotoGP teams to discuss Qatar GP date change

MotoGP teams will meet online with Dorna Sports and the FIM on Thursday to discuss the possibility of moving the date of the 2021 season-opening Qatar Grand Prix

Rins thought news of Brivio's Suzuki MotoGP exit "was a joke"

MotoGP race winner Alex Rins admits he initially thought team boss Davide Brivio's exit from Suzuki "was a joke" when the Italian told him of his decision

MotoGP Sepang test cancelled due to surge in COVID-19 cases

MotoGP's opening pre-season test of 2021 due to take place in Malaysia next month has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Suzuki MotoGP team won't replace F1-bound Brivio for 2021

The Suzuki MotoGP squad will not sign anyone to the role of team manager to replace Formula 1-bound Davide Brivio in 2021, Autosport understands

MotoGP champion Marquez "seeing the positives" after third operation

Six-time MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez is "seeing the positives" following a third operation on his broken left arm, according to his brother Alex Marquez

Rins thought he lost third in MotoGP standings in Portugal GP slump

Alex Rins admits he "didn't even think to finish third" in the MotoGP standings as he slumped to 15th in the Portuguese Grand Prix due to an incorrect tyre choice

Damage from early collision ended Mir's Portugal MotoGP race

MotoGP world champion Joan Mir says an electronics issue caused by early contact in the Portuguese Grand Prix forced him to retire from the 2020 season finale

Mir's MotoGP Portugal qualifying day compromised by electronics issue

MotoGP world champion Joan Mir says his Portuguese Grand Prix Saturday was compromised by an electronic issue with his Suzuki, contributing to his joint career-worst qualifying result

Bezzecchi not given VR46 nod to make MotoGP step-up with Aprilia

Marco Bezzecchi was courted by Aprilia to join its MotoGP team for 2021 as replacement for Andrea Iannone, but the VR46 team didn't give him the nod to step up

Rins to evaluate shoulder operation after MotoGP season ends

Alex Rins says he will evaluate after the MotoGP Portuguese Grand Prix whether he will need an operation on the shoulder he injured at the start of the 2020 season

Mir "more intelligent" than rivals in 2020 – Marquez

Honda's Alex Marquez says new MotoGP world champion Joan Mir was "more intelligent and more regular" than the rest of the field in 2020

Marquez's wrist "was sleeping" during Valencia GP

Honda's Alex Marquez has said his injured left wrist suffered in a violent MotoGP qualifying crash was "sleeping" during the Valencia Grand Prix and it "difficult to finish the race"

Mir: Maiden MotoGP crown not devalued by Marquez absence

Newly crowned 2020 MotoGP world champion Joan Mir says people who suggest his title has been devalued because of Marc Marquez's absence "don't know much about motorcycles"

Mir says Valencia MotoGP FP2 crash down to "on the limit" conditions

Joan Mir says his crash in MotoGP Valencia Grand Prix FP2 was because conditions were "on the limit" for the hard front tyre, but he was forced into trying it

Yamaha MotoGP rider Rossi tests positive for COVID-19 again

Yamaha MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi has tested positive for COVID-19 again just a week after testing negative following a two-round layoff with the virus last month

Mir's sophomore MotoGP year "an example" for Marquez

Honda rookie Alex Marquez says Joan Mir's sophomore MotoGP season in 2020 is a "really good example" for him to follow for his second year in 2021

Bezzecchi favourite to replace Iannone at Aprilia MotoGP team in 2021

Moto2 race winner and Valentino Rossi protege Marco Bezzecchi has emerged as a leading candidate to replace Andrea Iannone at Aprilia for the 2021 MotoGP season

Marquez will not return to MotoGP in 2020, switches focus to 2021

Marc Marquez will not return for the rest of the 2020 MotoGP season and will instead continue with his rehabilitation to target a comeback next year, Honda has confirmed

Rins will keep "chipping away" until MotoGP title hopes end

Alex Rins says he'll keep "chipping away" until his MotoGP title hopes have vanished in the remaining two rounds, after finishing second in the European Grand Prix

Marquez: Yamaha cheated and the MotoGP riders knew it

Alex Marquez claims Yamaha "cheated" and the riders knew the engines they used in the MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix were illegal

Rins thinks Vinales should start remaining MotoGP races from pitlane

Suzuki's Alex Rins thinks Maverick Vinales should start every race he uses his new engine from the pitlane and not just this weekend's MotoGP European Grand Prix

Aleix Espargaro "hates" how he had to overtake in Teruel MotoGP

Aleix Espargaro says he "hates" how he had to make "on the limit" overtakes in the MotoGP Teruel Grand Prix because of the Aprilia's poor acceleration

Pol Espargaro 'part owes' Teruel GP fourth to MotoGP rookie Lecuona

KTM's Pol Espargaro says "in part I owe" his fourth place in the MotoGP Teruel Grand Prix to Tech3's Iker Lecuona after using his set-up for the second Aragon race

How Honda has fixed a bike that only Marc Marquez could ride Plus

How Honda has fixed a bike that only Marc Marquez could ride

The Honda RC213V was for a long time seen as 'Marc Marquez's bike' and, with his injury lay-off, none of Honda's other riders had been able to get a tune out of it. But it's undergone a subtle transformation, and is now a force with his brother Alex

MotoGP Aragon GP "painful" for KTM - Espargaro

Pol Espargaro says the MotoGP Aragon Grand Prix was "painful for KTM" after no RC16 rider made it into the top 10 for only the second time this season

Vinales "more positive" after difficult MotoGP French GP for Yamaha

Maverick Vinales comes away from finishing a distant 10th in the MotoGP French Grand Prix "more positive" and feels he only needed a stronger qualifying for a different result

Rossi “didn’t understand” why he crashed in MotoGP French GP

Valentino Rossi "didn't understand" why he crashed on the opening lap of the MotoGP French Grand Prix and called his third-successive non-finish a "great shame"

Avintia denies VR46 2021 MotoGP takeover rumours

Avintia owner Raul Romero has denied speculation Valentino Rossi's VR46 organisation will buy its MotoGP grid slots for 2021

Moto3 outfit Leopard Racing negotiating MotoGP step up for 2022

Leopard Racing says "things are being negotiated" for it to make a step to MotoGP in 2022 as a satellite operation, though it admits it has a way to go

Bradl trials radio warning system in Misano MotoGP practice

Honda test rider Stefan Bradl tried a new radio warning system during Friday practice for the MotoGP San Marino Grand Prix upon request from organiser Dorna Sports

Why Honda can’t gain concessions even if 2020 MotoGP woes continue

Honda will not qualify for concessions for the 2021 MotoGP season even if it fails to score a podium in a so-far tough 2020 campaign

Honda confirms Marc Marquez out of Austrian MotoGP

Honda has confirmed Stefan Bradl will replace Marc Marquez in this weekend's MotoGP Austrian Grand Prix, but hasn't ruled out the champion returning for the second Red Bull Ring race

The MotoGP tyre trick that helped Quartararo to Andalusian GP victory

Fabio Quartararo's Andalusian Grand Prix victory was partly made possible by a preparation technique Michelin advised all MotoGP teams to do, but only the Yamaha and Suzuki riders acted upon

Yamaha sent MotoGP engines back to Japan after Jerez troubles

Yamaha sent engines used by Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales at the MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix back to Japan for inspection following reliability concerns

Alex Marquez: Racing for Honda in MotoGP without Marc changes nothing

Alex Marquez says being the only Repsol Honda MotoGP rider in this weekend's Andalusian Grand Prix in the absence of his injured brother "changes nothing" for him

Crutchlow and Rins target return from injury for second Jerez MotoGP race

Cal Crutchlow and Alex Rins will both attempt to return to MotoGP action in this weekend's Andalusian Grand Prix, after missing the Jerez season opener due to injuries

Dovizioso passed fit to race in Spanish MotoGP after collarbone break

Ducati MotoGP rider Andrea Dovizioso has been passed fit to race in this weekend's season-opening Spanish Grand Prix just weeks after breaking his collarbone in a motocross race incident

MotoGP sabbatical now an option for Ducati's Dovizioso, says manager

Andrea Dovizioso's manager admits his MotoGP rider is now considering taking a sabbatical in 2021 should contract negotiations with Ducati fully break down

Smith to replace Iannone for Aprilia in MotoGP while serving suspension

Aprilia has confirmed to Autosport that test rider Bradley Smith will replace Andrea Iannone for as long as he is under suspension for a doping violation

Avintia: Ducati has said nothing about a Zarco Pramac MotoGP move

Avintia MotoGP boss Raul Romero says he is "counting on" keeping Johann Zarco in 2021 and Ducati hasn't indicated otherwise, amid rumours of a Pramac move for the Frenchman

KTM rules out Pedrosa return as Espargaro MotoGP replacement

KTM's racing director Mike Leitner has ruled out the Austrian marque filling the Honda-bound Pol Espargaro's MotoGP seat in 2021 with Dani Pedrosa

Espargaro gets new Aprilia MotoGP deal through 2022

Aprilia has announced it has secured the services of Aleix Espargaro for at least two more years, beginning with the 2021 MotoGP season

Why Espargaro signing isn't a disaster for Alex Marquez Plus

Why Espargaro signing isn't a disaster for Alex Marquez

Honda has reached an agreement with Pol Espargaro for 2021, in a move that appears to have left Alex Marquez in the cold even before he has turned a wheel as an HRC rider, as well as undermining KTM's project in MotoGP. But the reality is less clear cut

MotoGP News: KTM's Pol Espargaro set for shock 2021 Honda switch

Pol Espargaro is set to leave KTM at the end of the year and join Marc Marquez at the factory Honda team for the 2021 MotoGP season, Autosport has learned

MotoGP News: Espargaro close to new Aprilia deal, likely to be his last

Aleix Espargaro has revealed he is "really close" to finalising a new Aprilia MotoGP deal for 2021 and beyond, admitting that this will likely be his last contract before retirement