Matteo Nugnes

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Rins brands Nakagami "one of the most dangerous" riders after Mugello MotoGP crash

Alex Rins says Takaaki Nakagami is "one of the most dangerous" riders in MotoGP after a clash in the Italian Grand Prix took the Suzuki rider out of the race.

RNF/Aprilia MotoGP tie-up ‘changes nothing’ for Dovizioso’s future

Andrea Dovizioso says the recently announced tie-up between RNF Racing and Aprilia in MotoGP “doesn’t change anything” for him, as he “doesn’t have any plans for the future”.

Unique Ayrton Senna art car to be shown at Imola

A unique Ayrton Senna art car will be a star attraction at the forthcoming Emilia Romagna Grand Prix ahead of it being auctioned off later this year.

Dovizioso has “no regret” turning down Aprilia MotoGP offer

Andrea Dovizioso says he has “no regret” over turning down an offer to race for Aprilia in MotoGP last year following its Argentina triumph.

Vinales felt “giant pressure” ahead of Aprilia MotoGP test debut

Maverick Vinales admits he was “nervous” ahead of his test debut on the Aprilia MotoGP bike at Misano this week as he felt “giant pressure”.

Vinales apologises to Yamaha following MotoGP suspension

Maverick Vinales has apologised to Yamaha in his first public media appearance since he was suspended from the MotoGP Austrian Grand Prix by the Japanese marque.

Rossi denies sale of VR46 MotoGP team to Saudi Arabia

Valentino Rossi has denied reports that he is selling his VR46 MotoGP team to the Saudi Arabian prince allegedly backing his team from 2022, branding it “made-up news”.

Marc Marquez "cannot imagine" being in Rossi's current MotoGP position

Marc Marquez says he “cannot imagine” following in Valentino Rossi’s footsteps and remaining in MotoGP despite not having “options” to fight for podiums, though he appreciates the Italian’s drive.

Bagnaia 'lucky' French MotoGP was wet after bike issue

Erstwhile MotoGP championship leader Francesco Bagnaia admits he was ‘lucky’ Sunday’s French Grand Prix was a flag-to-flag as his main bike developed an issue.

Rossi questions “respect” of some MotoGP riders

Valentino Rossi has questioned the level of “respect” some riders on the current MotoGP grid have for their rivals, following a clash with Brad Binder in the Qatar Grand Prix.

Rossi: First Petronas SRT MotoGP laps were “strange”

Valentino Rossi admits his first laps for Petronas SRT on the opening day of the Qatar MotoGP test were “strange”.

Rossi criticises MotoGP for allowing Marquez's Jerez injury return

Valentino Rossi admits he 'doesn't understand' why MotoGP promoters Dorna Sports allowed Marc Marquez to stage a return just days after surgery on his broken arm at Jerez last year

‘No pressure’ to repeat Marquez’s rookie MotoGP podiums – Bastianini

Reigning Moto2 world champion Enea Bastianini says there is 'no pressure' on him to emulate Alex Marquez's rookie MotoGP podium success from 2020 this season

Rossi 2022 decision will come after "six, seven" MotoGP races

Valentino Rossi's right-hand man Uccio Salucci says the nine-time grand prix world champion will evaluate extending his MotoGP career to 2022 after the opening "six, seven GPs" of 2021

MotoGP winner Petrucci "happy" Ducati fired him when it did

Double MotoGP race winner Danilo Petrucci admits he is "happy" Ducati "fired me" when it did, as it allowed him to secure a ride with KTM at Tech3 for 2021

Rossi would have stopped racing without Yamaha MotoGP return

Valentino Rossi admits he would have stopped racing had Yamaha not offered him a deal to return to the factory MotoGP squad in 2013 following his disastrous Ducati stint

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

Petrucci "never found a good bike" on Ducati MotoGP swan song

Danilo Petrucci says he "never found a good bike" across his final race weekends as a Ducati MotoGP rider, ending the Portuguese Grand Prix without a point in 16th

Dovizioso "very angry" with final Ducati MotoGP qualifying

Andrea Dovizioso admits he is "very angry" with his final qualifying session as a Ducati MotoGP rider after only managing 12th for the Portuguese Grand Prix

Rossi: Yamaha needs serious programme with MotoGP test team

Valentino Rossi believes more than simply having a good test team, Yamaha needs to have a "serious" testing programme if it is to improve its troubled MotoGP challenger

Rossi still doesn’t know if 2020 Yamaha better than 2019 MotoGP bike

Valentino Rossi admits he and Yamaha "still have to understand" if the 2020 MotoGP M1 is actually better than last year's version with just two rounds of the season left

Ducati fears "dangerous precedent" set by Yamaha MotoGP engine ruling

Ducati fears a "dangerous" precedent has been set by the decision to penalise just Yamaha and not its MotoGP riders for racing illegal engines at the Spanish Grand Prix

Morbidelli: Teruel MotoGP victory was like "a trip"

Franco Morbidelli says his MotoGP Teruel Grand Prix win felt like "it was a trip" as he achieved a "really high level" of concentration he never had before

Dovizioso: Ducati "didn't make any step forward" in Teruel MotoGP practice

Andrea Dovizioso says Ducati "didn't make any step forward" from the Aragon Grand Prix after ending MotoGP Teruel GP practice 1.458 seconds off the pace in 19th

Petronas SRT rider Quartararo says he has "nothing to lose" in MotoGP title race

Petronas SRT's Fabio Quartararo insists he has "nothing to lose" in the title battle having lost the lead in the MotoGP standings ahead of the Teruel Grand Prix

Michelin explains Quartararo's Aragon GP tyre issue

Michelin has explained what caused Fabio Quartararo's front tyre pressure to go "out of control" during last weekend's MotoGP Aragon Grand Prix, which left him in 18th

Dovizioso "paid" for wrong MotoGP tyre choice in wet French GP

Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso says he "paid" for going with the wrong tyres in Sunday's MotoGP French Grand Prix and "almost crashed 10 times" in the last laps as a result

Rossi: Bagnaia riding Ducati MotoGP bike "in perfect way"

Valentino Rossi says his protege Francesco Bagnaia is riding the Ducati in "the perfect way" at the MotoGP Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Misano

SRT: Rossi podium removed "doubts" over 2021 MotoGP decision

Petronas SRT boss Razlan Razali says Valentino Rossi's podium in the MotoGP Andalusian Grand Prix removed "doubts" he had over the Italian for 2021 after his poor Spanish GP weekend

Redding's "free spirit" attitude didn't suit MotoGP, says Pramac boss

Scott Redding had a hard time with the "professional aspects" of MotoGP and is more suited to a career in World Superbikes, believes his former team boss Francesco Guidotti

Petrucci and KTM MotoGP team have positive first meeting

Danilo Petrucci and KTM have had a "very positive" first meeting, according to Petrucci's manager, as the outgoing Ducati MotoGP rider eyes a switch to the Austrian marque in 2021

MotoGP News: Miller "looked like he was in his first or second year" when he joined Pramac

Newly-promoted factory Ducati rider Jack Miller "looked like he was in his first or second year" of MotoGP when he first joined the Pramac squad in 2018, according to team boss Francesco Guidotti

MotoGP News: Petrucci confirms Ducati departure at the end of 2020

Danilo Petrucci has confirmed that he will no longer be a Ducati MotoGP rider as of next season, following Jack Miller's promotion to the factory team

MotoGP News: Dovizioso's Ducati contract talks still stalled

Contract negotiations between Ducati and Andrea Dovizioso for the 2021 MotoGP season are still on hold, with the rider's manager confirming no proposal has been made to his rider

MotoGP News: Rivals looked at me different after Jerez pole - Quartararo

MotoGP's 2019 rookie sensation Fabio Quartararo admits his rivals "looked at me differently" after taking his debut pole at Jerez last year

MotoGP News: Ducati shouldn't drop Dovizioso for '21, says Suzuki boss

Suzuki MotoGP team boss Davide Brivio says he feels Ducati should not drop Andrea Dovizioso amid rumours that the Italian veteran is considering a change of scenery for 2021

MotoGP News: Eager F1 ace Hamilton had to be restrained during Rossi ride swap

Yamaha MotoGP boss Massimo Meregalli revealed it had to "stop" an eager Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton from going out on track too early during his ride swap last year

Iannone regrets departure from Ducati's MotoGP team in 2016

Andrea Iannone admitted in a social media Q&A with Max Biaggi that he regrets his exit from the Ducati MotoGP team at the end of the 2016 season

Vinales: Missing Yamaha trust led to Ducati MotoGP consideration

Maverick Vinales admits he felt he was missing Yamaha's "trust" for much of the 2019 MotoGP season, which played a part in him strongly considering a Ducati switch for 2021

Why Honda will find managing "risky" Marquez line-up "difficult"

Pol Espargaro believes Honda will find it "difficult" to manage its Marquez brothers MotoGP line-up in 2020, especially as the pair are "very close" off-track

Aprilia: MotoGP racing '20 bikes in '21 to cut costs not a 'mad' idea

Aprilia CEO Massimo Rivola says the idea of MotoGP following in Formula 1's footsteps and racing with current machinery next year to save costs is "not madness"

Ducati considering five riders for 2021 MotoGP season

Ducati boss Paolo Ciabatti believes the Italian marque's 2021 MotoGP line-up will consist of either of its five contracted riders currently racing Desmosedicis

Suzuki: Everything agreed to retain MotoGP riders Rins and Mir

Suzuki MotoGP boss Davide Brivio admits the marque has "already agreed on everything" for Alex Rins and Joan Mir to remain for 2021, though nothing has been formalised yet

Aggrieved Espargaro "needs" Iannone for Aprilia MotoGP podium push

Aleix Espargaro admits he 'needs' Aprilia team-mate Andrea Iannone if he is to challenge for MotoGP podiums, with tensions between the pair now diffused after their Qatar test fallout

Rossi: 2020 delay has "messed up plan" to decide MotoGP future

Valentino Rossi admits the forced hiatus for MotoGP due to the coronavirus pandemic has "messed up the plan" he had for deciding his future beyond the 2020 season

Ducati says it's 'not that important' to have Italian MotoGP riders

Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali says it is not important for the MotoGP manufacturer to field an all-Italian line-up as the paddock prepares for a frenzied silly season

Ducati unveils 2020 MotoGP livery

Ducati has become the first MotoGP team to unveil the colours its factory team GP20s will run this season at its official launch event in Bologna on Thursday

Iannone doping hearing date set, will miss Sepang MotoGP test

Andrea Iannone's appeal hearing to have his FIM doping ban overturned has been set for February 4, which means he will miss the first MotoGP test of 2020

Miller: Adapting to new MotoGP bikes takes two-three years

Pramac Ducati rider Jack Miller says it takes MotoGP riders "two-three years" to adapt to a change of machinery in the premier class these days

Rossi: Yamaha still a long way off MotoGP rivals' top speed

Valentino Rossi says Yamaha still has "a long way" to go to match its MotoGP rivals' top speed, despite positive initial impressions from the 2020 prototype engine

No Ducati talks with Miller/Petrucci for MotoGP swap in 2020

Ducati MotoGP riders Danilo Petrucci and Jack Miller have both insisted the manufacturer has not discussed with them the prospect of Miller replacing Petrucci in the works team in 2020

Valentino Rossi: Yamaha needs better MotoGP qualifying tactics

Yamaha MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi lamented a "wrong" Valencia qualifying strategy that left him mired in traffic and consigned him to a lowly 12th on the grid

Dovizioso: No use being "p***** off" by Ducati's Misano MotoGP form

Andrea Dovizioso says there is no point in being "p***** off" about the failings of his Ducati after a disappointing run to sixth at the MotoGP San Marino Grand Prix

Rossi: Marquez knew he'd ruin my lap in Misano MotoGP Q2

Valentino Rossi accused MotoGP rival Marc Marquez of overtaking him at the end of San Marino Grand Prix Q2 knowing that the Italian's lap would be ruined in the process

Different spec MotoGP Yamahas reaching top five surprises Rossi

Valentino Rossi says he was "surprised" that all four Yamaha MotoGP riders ended Friday practice at Misano strongly, despite them using several different configurations

Espargaro: Patience with Aprilia waning amid 2019 MotoGP struggles

Aleix Espargaro says it is getting harder to remain motivated at Aprilia, after it failed to bring any new parts to the recent Misano test amid a difficult MotoGP season

Imola and Mugello eyeing future F1 races in Italy after Monza deal

Imola and Mugello are weighing up potential bids to host Formula 1 in the future, following Monza's new multi-year deal that secured the future of the Italian Grand Prix

Valentino Rossi "can't keep up" with MotoGP rivals - Agostini

Motorcycle racing legend Giacomo Agostini believes Valentino Rossi is not as strong as his main MotoGP rivals anymore, but deserves praise for still "having fun"

Ferrari has adjusted Formula 1 team leadership structure

Ferrari has redefined roles within its Formula 1 leadership structure to clarify the responsibilities within the team, including emphasising Mattia Binotto's solo role as team principal

Miller: Alex Rins scared the s*** out of me in MotoGP's Italian GP

Jack Miller says MotoGP rival Alex Rins "scared the s*** out of me" during the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello, as the Australian was caught out by the Suzuki's cornering ability