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Portimao Moto2: Rookie Fernandez scores maiden win as Lowes crashes

A late charge from Raul Fernandez earned the rookie a maiden Moto2 win at the Portuguese Grand Prix as championship leader Sam Lowes retired after a scary high-side.

Doha Moto2: Lowes keeps Gardner at bay for second successive win

Sam Lowes fended off Remy Gardner to claim his second-successive win in 2021 in a tense Moto2 Doha Grand Prix, as rookie Raul Fernandez bagged his first podium.

Qatar Moto2: Lowes dominates as Gresini scores emotional podium

Sam Lowes dominated the Moto2 Qatar Grand Prix for his seventh career win, while Fabio Di Giannantonio gave the Gresini team an emotional podium in third.

Moto2 Qatar test: Lowes pips Bezzecchi by 0.013s

Sam Lowes ends the final Moto2 test of the 2021 pre-season fastest of all, pipping Valentino Rossi protégé Marco Bezzecchi by 0.013 seconds on the final day.

Dixon: "Touch-and-go" if I could race again after Valencia Moto2 crash

Petronas Sprinta Moto2 rider Jake Dixon has revealed the broken wrist he suffered in a crash during last year's European Grand Prix put his racing career under threat

Moto2, Moto3 tests moved to Qatar to create 'safe' pre-season plan

The 2021 Moto2 and Moto3 pre-season tests have been moved from Jerez to Qatar in mid-March in a bid to "create the safest and most efficient" pre-season programme

Moto2 Portugal: Bastianini crowned champion, Gardner takes maiden win

MotoGP-bound Enea Bastianini has won the 2020 Moto2 world title as Remy Gardner took his maiden race victory in the Portuguese Grand Prix finale

Valencia Moto2: Martin wins thriller, Bastianini extends points lead

Jorge Martin snatched victory from Hector Garzo in a thrilling end to the Valencia Grand Prix, with a four-rider Moto2 title battle on the cards for the Portugal finale

European Moto2: Bezzecchi dominates; Lowes crash hands Bastianini points lead

Marco Bezzecchi dominated the Moto2 European Grand Prix while fourth-placed Enea Bastianini took the lead in the championship after a crash for Sam Lowes

Rainey: Beaubier’s heart "in the right spot" for Moto2 move

MotoGP legend Wayne Rainey says MotoAmerica champion Cameron Beaubier's motivation for moving to Moto2 in 2021 was confirmation to him his "heart was in the right spot"

Teruel Moto2: Lowes takes title lead with Teruel win

Ex-Aprilia MotoGP rider Sam Lowes vaulted into the lead of the Moto2 standings after securing a dominant lights-to-flag victory in the Teruel Grand Prix

Vinales backs MotoAmerica champion Beaubier to be strong in Moto2

Yamaha MotoGP rider Maverick Vinales believes MotoAmerica champion Cameron Beaubier "will do really good" when he makes his Moto2 debut in 2021

MotoAmerica champion Beaubier makes step up to Moto2

Reigning MotoAmerica Superbike champion Cameron Beaubier will return to the grand prix paddock in 2021 after signing a deal to join the American Racing Team in Moto2

Aragon Moto2: Lowes wins as Bastianini takes points lead after VR46 duo crash

Sam Lowes won his second successive Moto2 race in a dramatic Aragon Grand Prix as crashes for Luca Marini and Marco Bezzecchi blew the title fight wide open

Moto3 points leader Arenas to step up to Moto2 with Aspar

Current Moto3 points leader Albert Arenas will step up to the Moto2 class in 2021 with his current Aspar squad alongside Aron Canet

French Moto2: Lowes wins at Le Mans after Dixon crashes from lead

Ex-Aprilia MotoGP rider Sam Lowes scored his first Moto2 win since 2016 at Le Mans, aided by fellow Briton Jake Dixon crashing out of the lead

Marini escapes serious injury from monster crash in French Moto2 practice

Moto2 championship leader Luca Marini has escaped serious injury after suffering a violent highside during FP2 for the French Grand Prix, which required him to be taken to hospital

Catalan Moto2: Marini beats Lowes to extend championship lead

VR46 rider Luca Marini extended his championship lead after prevailing in a tense battle with Marc VDS' Sam Lowes in the Moto2 Catalan Grand Prix

Emilia Romagna Moto2: Bastianini wins shortened race

MotoGP-bound Enea Bastianini won a shortened Moto2 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix to close in on the world championship lead after points leader Luca Marini finished fourth

Moto2 San Marino: Marini beats Bezzecchi at Misano to extend points lead

Luca Marini prevailed in a battle with VR46 team-mate Marco Bezzecchi to claim victory in the 900th intermediate class race in the Moto2 San Marino Grand Prix

KTM Ajo Moto2 front-runner Martin tests positive for COVID-19

KTM Ajo Moto2 rider Jorge Martin has become the first grand prix rider to test positive for COVID-19

Moto2 Styria: Martin track limits mistake hands first win to Bezzecchi

Jorge Martin was robbed of a Styrian Grand Prix Moto2 victory after he exceeded track limits on the last lap, gifting a maiden win to VR46 rider Marco Bezzecchi

Austria Moto2: Martin wins after race red-flagged for massive crash

Jorge Martin dominated a shortened Austrian Grand Prix to claim his first Moto2 win, after the race was red-flagged for a horror incident for Hafizh Syahrin

Moto2 Czech Republic: Bastianini takes championship lead with Brno victory

Enea Bastianini put in an imperious performance in the Moto2 Czech Grand Prix to claim his second win of the season and take the lead in the championship

Moto2 Andalusia: Bastianini dominates for maiden win

Enea Bastianini dominated the Andalusian Grand Prix to claim his first Moto2 victory, while a hobbled Tetsuta Nagashima recovered to 11th to hold his championship lead

Moto2 Spain: Rossi protege Marini eases to victory at Jerez

Valentino Rossi protege Luca Marini eased to victory in Moto2's first race in four months at the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez

The rider beginning MotoGP's long-awaited American revolution Plus

The rider beginning MotoGP's long-awaited American revolution

After two tough seasons in Moto2, a change of team and the arrival of John Hopkins in his camp helped Joe Roberts to claim a first pole in Qatar and achieve his best showing to date in the race. Could he be the long awaited new American hope for grand prix motorcycle racing?

"Win or crash" only options for Moto2 Qatar race winner Nagashima

Qatar Moto2 Grand Prix winner Tetsuta Nagashima says qualifying 14th meant he had to think "like a beast" from the race start, with "win or crash" his only options

Moto2 Qatar: Red Bull KTM Ajo's Nagashima takes first win from 14th

Red Bull KTM Ajo's Tetsuta Nagashima came through from 14th to grab a surprise emotional maiden Moto2 win in a frantic Qatar Grand Prix

Roberts pips Marini to Qatar Moto2 pole as both set identical times

Joe Roberts became the first American to qualify on pole in Moto2 since 2010 after beating Luca Marini in qualifying for the Qatar Grand Prix - with both setting identical laptimes

Roberts beats Losail lap record to lead Qatar Moto2 practice

American Racing Team rider Joe Roberts usurped the Losail lap record to end Moto2 Friday practice for the Qatar Grand Prix fastest on combined timesheets

Moto2 Marc VDS pick Augusto Fernandez for Johann Zarco-linked ride

Moto2 squad Marc VDS has replaced the Honda MotoGP-bound Alex Marquez with Augusto Fernandez, increasing the liklihood that Johann Zarco will sign for Avintia in MotoGP

Is Alex Marquez more than just a 'brother of...'? Plus

Is Alex Marquez more than just a 'brother of...'?

Both Marquez brothers enjoyed title success in 2019 - with Marc triumphing again in MotoGP and Alex winning Moto2. But for the latter, it has been a painful journey back to glory, riding in the shadow of his brother's success

Marc Marquez's brother Alex wins 2019 Moto2 world championship

Alex Marquez sealed the 2019 Moto2 world championship by finishing second to Brad Binder and beating his other main rival Tom Luthi in the Malaysian Grand Prix

Marquez hails younger brother Alex's "once in a lifetime" Moto2 save

MotoGP champion Marc Marquez says he was "surpassed" by brother Alex's save in Moto2 practice at for the Japanese Grand Prix, which he described as "once in a lifetime"

Aprilia MotoGP tester Smith to return to Moto2 class at Silverstone

Aprilia MotoGP test rider Bradley Smith will return to the Moto2 class in place of the injured Khairul Idham Pawi at the Petronas SRT squad for next weekend's Silverstone round

Tech3 joins KTM in quitting Moto2 for 2020

The Tech 3 motorcycle racing team will follow its partner KTM in leaving the Moto2 class in 2020, and will instead set up a two-bike Moto3 operation

Alex Marquez ends 2020 uncertainty with new Marc VDS Moto2 deal

Moto2 championship leader Alex Marquez will not graduate to MotoGP for at least another year after agreeing to stay with Marc VDS in the intermediate class for 2020

Champion Moto2 team Kiefer denied place on 2020 grid

Long-time Moto2 squad Kiefer Racing has been informed it will not be granted a slot on the grid for the 2020 season

Alex Marquez offered Petronas SRT Moto2 ride for 2020

Alex Marquez has been linked with a switch to the Petronas SRT team in Moto2 for 2020, which could align with a move to the MotoGP team in '21

Ex-MotoGP rider Folger to make first start in 21 months at Barcelona

Former MotoGP racer Jonas Folger will make his first race start in almost two years in next weekend's Barcelona Moto2 race

Moto2 and Moto3 adopt MotoGP qualifying format for 2019 season

Both Moto2 and Moto3 will use a MotoGP-style two-part qualification system from the 2019 season

MotoGP-bound Rossi protege Bagnaia wins 2018 Moto2 championship

MotoGP-bound Valentino Rossi protege Francesco Bagnaia wrapped up the 2018 Moto2 title by finishing third at Sepang behind race winner Luca Marini and title rival Miguel Oliveira

MV Agusta Forward reconsidering banned Moto2 rider Fenati for 2019

The MV Agusta Forward Racing team is considering bringing back Romano Fenati after it terminated the disgraced Italian racer's 2019 Moto2 contract

MV Agusta cancels banned Fenati's Moto2 deal for 2019

MV Agusta has terminated banned Moto2 rider Romano Fenati's contract for 2019 following the Italian rider's behaviour in the Misano race on Sunday

Banned Moto2 rider Romano Fenati regrets Manzi Misano incident

Banned Moto2 rider Romano Fenati has released a statement expressing his regret over his now-infamous attempt to grab rival Stefano Manzi's brake lever in a Misano race

Romano Fenati Moto2 future in doubt after Marinelli Snipers sacking

Romano Fenati's Moto2 team Marinelli Snipers has announced that it will be terminating its deal with the rider following his actions in the Misano race

Misano Moto2: Romano Fenati banned for two races after brake grab

Romano Fenati has been banned for two races after being excluded from the Misano Moto2 race for grabbing the brake lever of Stefano Manzi

Misano Moto2: Romano Fenati excluded for grabbing rival's brake lever

Moto2 rider Romano Fenati was disqualified from the series' race at Misano after a surreal incident in which he attempted to grab rival Stefano Manzi's brake lever on the straight

Ex-MotoGP rider Barbera loses Moto2 ride after drink driving charge

Former MotoGP rider Hector Barbera has parted ways with his Moto2 team after he was charged with driving under the influence

Beleaguered Moto2 team Kiefer's rider launches crowndfunding campaign

Moto2 rider Dominique Aegerter has launched a crowdfunding campaign to cover "additional expenses" for his Kiefer Racing seat

Kiefer Moto2 team salvages single entry for 2018

Moto2 grand prix winner Dominique Aegerter will be the sole Kiefer Racing representative on a KTM in the intermediate class in 2018 after the team found funding to contest the coming season

Kiefer Moto2 team in jeopardy as 2018 KTM deal collapses

Kiefer Racing's deal to run KTM bikes in next year's Moto2 season has fallen through after the pull-out of an investor, rider Dominique Aegerter has revealed

Suter reverses Moto2 withdrawl, supplies Forward Racing for 2018

Forward Racing has announced that it will use Suter bikes in the 2018 Moto2 season, despite Suter recently announcing its departure from the series

Chassis manufacturer Suter quits Moto2 for 2018 season

Swiss manufacturer Suter has announced it is withdrawing from MotoGP's Moto2 category with immediate effect

Moto2 rider Raffin blocked for '18 season over lack of good results

Moto2 regular Jesko Raffin has been denied a slot on the series' 2018 grid due to a "consistent lack of good results", Autosport has learned

MotoGP Malaysia: Luthi injury hands Morbidelli Moto2 title

Franco Morbidelli has been crowned 2017 Moto2 champion after chief rival Thomas Luthi was declared unfit to take part in today's race in Malaysia

Moto2 teams boss Stefan Kiefer dies on eve of Sepang MotoGP event

Kiefer Racing boss Stefan Kiefer has passed away in Malaysia, on the eve of the Sepang MotoGP weekend

Sam Lowes signs deal to return to Moto2 in 2018 after leaving Aprilia

Sam Lowes has signed a deal with Thomas Luthi's long-time Moto2 team CarXpert Interwetten for 2018, after a single season in MotoGP

Tito Rabat's Moto2 championship-winning bike stolen from Marc VDS team

The Kalex Moto2 bike that Tito Rabat rode to the 2014 Moto2 world title has been stolen from the premises of the Marc VDS team