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Suzuki rules out Alpine F1 boss Brivio's MotoGP return for 2022

Alpine Formula 1 racing director Davide Brivio has been ruled out of a return to the Suzuki MotoGP team next year, amid recent speculation about his future.

Pramac rookie Martin has talent to "adapt well" to MotoGP - Zarco

Johann Zarco says his future Pramac Ducati MotoGP team-mate Jorge Martin "will have the talent to really adapt" to the premier class when he steps up in 2021

Zarco forced to "make up for lost time" in 2020 MotoGP season

Incoming Pramac Ducati MotoGP rider Johann Zarco says he was forced to "make up for lost time" in 2020, which he links to his "inconsistent" campaign with Esponsorama Racing

Zarco: Quartararo's pace "forced" Marquez to fast-track MotoGP return

Fabio Quartararo's pace in the opening round of the MotoGP season at Jerez effectively forced Marc Marquez to speed up his return to action, says Johann Zarco

Ducati: We are Dovizioso's "best choice" in MotoGP

Ducati sporting director Paolo Ciabatti says the Italian marque is Andrea Dovizioso's "best choice", as both parties are yet to agree on terms to continue in MotoGP beyond 2020

Zarco will be "less lost" than rivals after MotoGP racing hiatus

Johann Zarco believes he will be "less lost" than the rest of the MotoGP grid when racing resumes having already had more time away from riding than his rivals

Johann Zarco: Ducati can give me time to prove worth for 2021 chance

Johann Zarco believes Ducati can "give me time" to prove himself on the year-old Avintia-run Desmosedici and show he deserves a factory MotoGP seat with the marque in 2021

Zarco: KTM “ripped out my heart” by dropping him from MotoGP ride

Ousted KTM MotoGP rider Johann Zarco says it felt like his "heart was ripped out" by the Austrian manufacturer's decision to drop him with immediate effect this week

Miller: Mistake management a key MotoGP strength for Honda's Marquez

Pramac Ducati rider Jack Miller says Marc Marquez's "mistake management" is a major asset in the reigning MotoGP champion's armoury

Aleix Espargaro "applauds" Valentino Rossi for Q1 dry tyre gamble

Aleix Espargaro says he "applauds" MotoGP rival Valentino Rossi for the bold strategy that allowed Rossi to advance from the first segment of qualifying at Le Mans

MotoGP Le Mans: KTM's Zarco reckons tyre strategy cost pole shot

KTM MotoGP rider Johann Zarco reckons he could have been in the mix for pole position at Le Mans if not for a strategy mistake in Q1

Dovizioso felt he was too aggressive in Le Mans MotoGP practice

Ducati MotoGP rider Andrea Dovizioso admitted his riding was "too aggressive" in Friday practice for the French Grand Prix at Le Mans

Miller: Espargaro told me I deserved crash after Jerez MotoGP clash

Pramac Ducati MotoGP rider Jack Miller has revealed Aleix Espargaro confronted him after their collision in the Spanish Grand Prix, saying the Spaniard told him he deserved to crash

Cal Crutchlow less comfortable on 2019 Honda MotoGP bike

LCR rider Cal Crutchlow says he feels less comfortable with the current specification of the Honda MotoGP bike, which "feels nothing like" the 2018 version

Incredible MotoGP pace due to fighting at the front - Quartararo

Petronas Yamaha rider Fabio Quartararo says his "incredible" race pace was in part due to learning from his front-running rivals in the Spanish Grand Prix

Crutchlow wants Honda's 'full support' to beat Ducatis in MotoGP

Cal Crutchlow says he needs Honda's "full support" to take points off the factory Ducatis and aid Marc Marquez's MotoGP title campaign

Espargaro: Aprilia can only improve after 'destroying' '17 MotoGP bike

Aleix Espargaro says the Aprilia MotoGP team can now only improve after 'destroying' the strengths of its 2017-spec RS-GP

Scott Redding accepts his MotoGP career will end after Aprilia

Aprilia rider Scott Redding says he must "accept" that his time in MotoGP is over as he continues to weigh up where to race in 2019

Johann Zarco 'fighting my own bike' in MotoGP struggles

Tech3 Yamaha rider Johann Zarco says he was having to "fight with my own bike" in last weekend's Misano MotoGP round as his slump in form continued

Espargaro defends 'dangerous' Avintia MotoGP stand-in Ponsson

Aprilia rider Aleix Espargaro "feels really bad" for Avintia stand-in Christophe Ponsson, whose MotoGP debut at Misano generated controversy

Valentino Rossi: Third in MotoGP championship is a miracle

Valentino Rossi says his third place in the current MotoGP standings is "miraculous" given Yamaha's recent struggles

Scott Redding felt like a 'danger' to other MotoGP riders at Misano

Aprilia's Scott Redding said he felt like a danger to his fellow MotoGP riders in Misano's race, which he described as "another punch in the face"

Crutchlow: Fenati's Misano Moto2 actions warrant a lifetime ban

Romano Fenati's actions during the Moto2 race at Misano warranted a lifetime ban, according to MotoGP rider Cal Crutchlow

Cal Crutchlow blames Avintia MotoGP team for 'dangerous' Ponsson

Cal Crutchlow has hit out at Avintia for handing Christophe Ponsson his MotoGP debut at Misano, after the debutant languished off Friday's practice pace

Marquez and Rossi concerned about Avintia stand-in Ponsson

MotoGP champions Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez have both admitted concern over the circumstances in which Avintia stand-in Christophe Ponsson will make his MotoGP debut at Misano

Iannone's 'special' Aprilia MotoGP deal has options beyond 2020

Aprilia's new recruit Andrea Iannone says he signed a "very special contract" with his new employer, with options that go beyond the standard two-year MotoGP factory contract cycle

New Ducati signing Petrucci turned down 2020 option in MotoGP deal

New factory Ducati MotoGP signing Danilo Petrucci says he turned down a 2020 option in his deal with the works outfit

Jorge Lorenzo believes outside shot at 2018 MotoGP title is possible

Ducati rider Jorge Lorenzo says he has "nothing to lose" in chasing after MotoGP's runaway championship leader Marc Marquez, who Lorenzo says will be under "a little bit of pressure"

Marc Marquez: Andrea Dovizioso's run of MotoGP crashes 'not normal'

Andrea Dovizioso's three crashes in the past four MotoGP races are "not normal" for the reliable Ducati rider, according to championship leader Marc Marquez

Barcelona MotoGP: Dovizioso 'pushing too much' for victory

Ducati MotoGP rider Andrea Dovizioso says his Catalan Grand Prix crash was down to "pushing too much" to stay in contention for victory

Barcelona MotoGP: Rossi frustrated after losing tyre vote

Yamaha MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi says the front tyre selection available at the Catalan Grand Prix in "not right", having been on the losing side of a post-Barcelona test vote last month

Scott Redding found out he'd lost Aprilia MotoGP ride on social media

Scott Redding says he found out he would not be retained by the Aprilia MotoGP team for 2019 on social media

KTM could bring 2019 bike forward after prototype's Jerez debut

KTM will "make a big effort" to provide its main riders with the 2019 prototype RC16 bike as early as August's Red Bull Ring MotoGP round, according to Pol Espargaro

Redding fears he's running out of time to keep Aprilia MotoGP seat

Scott Redding believes his "time is running out" to prove he should retain his Aprilia MotoGP seat, four races into his stint with the manufacturer

Aprilia promises Espargaro 'revolution' after MotoGP failures

Aleix Espargaro says he has been promised a "revolution" by his Aprilia team after suffering an "unacceptable" spate of mechanical failures in the opening races of the MotoGP season

Andrea Dovizioso: Jorge Lorenzo blocked me at all costs at Jerez

Andrea Dovizioso believes Ducati team-mate Jorge Lorenzo tried to block him at all costs during MotoGP's Jerez race, which ultimately cost the Italian a chance to fight for the win

MotoGP Jerez: Dovizioso blames Lorenzo, Pedrosa for causing crash

Andrea Dovizioso blames both Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo for the crash that led to the trio retiring from MotoGP race at Jerez, with emphasis on the Honda rider's actions

MotoGP Jerez: 'Three cleanest riders' on grid involved in pile-up

The multi-bike collision in the MotoGP race at Jerez involved the "three cleanest riders" in the category, according to Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa

Scott Redding believes he risked his life 'for nothing' in qualifying

Aprilia's Scott Redding feels he was risking his life "for nothing" and was "wasting" his time during MotoGP's qualifying at Jerez, after problems with traction relegated him to last place

Bradley Smith believes he could get KTM Tech3 MotoGP seat for 2019

Bradley Smith believes he could remain in the KTM MotoGP fold by landing one of Tech3 satellite seats for 2019

MotoGP Spain: Smith says losing factory KTM ride 'makes sense'

Bradley Smith has admitted it "makes sense" that he will lose his KTM MotoGP factory ride at the end of the year

Johann Zarco defends MotoGP Qatar race-leading strategy

Johann Zarco has defended his race strategy in the MotoGP season opener, where he slipped down the order in the closing stages after leading most of the race

Andrea Iannone says Qatar GP shows he is more mature than Alex Rins

Suzuki rider Andrea Iannone says his run to ninth place in MotoGP's Qatar season opener shows he is more mature than team-mate Alex Rins

Rossi: Dovizioso shows young MotoGP riders shouldn't be rushed

MotoGP veteran Andrea Dovizioso's title challenge in 2017 shows that young riders should be given more time to start performing, according to Valentino Rossi

Lorenzo: Ignoring Ducati team orders was best for Dovizioso

Jorge Lorenzo insists his refusal to heed a Ducati team instruction to move aside for Andrea Dovizioso during MotoGP's Valencia season finale was aimed at helping his team-mate

MotoGP Valencia: Dovizioso not yet quick enough for must-win race

Andrea Dovizioso fears his speed in practice is "not enough" ahead of Sunday's Valencia race, which he must win to snatch the MotoGP title

MotoGP Valencia: Marquez's lack of discipline buoys Dovizioso

Andrea Dovizioso says Marc Marquez's "struggles to restrain himself" in races gives him hope he can still secure the 2017 MotoGP crown in Valencia this weekend

Rossi: Pedrosa as dangerous a MotoGP title rival as Vinales/Marquez

Spanish Grand Prix winner Dani Pedrosa is as credible a threat in this year's MotoGP title chase as Marc Marquez or Maverick Vinales, Valentino Rossi believes

Valentino Rossi 'lucky' to finish the MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix

Yamaha's Valentino Rossi says he was "lucky" to finish Sunday's MotoGP race at Jerez as a vibration forced him to slow down "three seconds per lap" towards the finish