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MotoGP-bound Zarco secures back-to-back Moto2 titles at Sepang

Johann Zarco will graduate to MotoGP with Tech3 Yamaha next year as a two-time Moto2 champion, after securing the 2016 title with a commanding Sepang victory

Danny Kent gets new bike for 2017 Moto2 season with Leopard

British rider Danny Kent will stay with Leopard Racing in Moto2 in 2017, but switch to ride the returning Suter chassis

Sam Lowes believes Moto2 title bid is back on after Aragon win

Sam Lowes believes he is now back in with a shot at winning the Moto2 title, after taking his second win of the season at Aragon

KTM to step up to Moto2 as well as MotoGP for 2017

Moto3 championship leader Brad Binder will move up to Moto2 in 2017 with KTM, when the Austrian manufacturer joins the series

Zarco penalised for British GP clash with Moto2 title rival Lowes

Moto2 championship leader Johann Zarco's title bid was hit by a penalty for taking home favourite Sam Lowes out of the Silverstone race

Valentino Rossi chooses Bagnaia for his VR46 team's Moto2 move

Moto3 race winner Francesco Bagnaia will return to Valentino Rossi's junior squad next year when it moves up to Moto2

MotoGP releases report into Luis Salom's fatal Moto2 crash

MotoGP's technical director has found that there were no mechanical issues on the Moto2 bike of Luis Salom that were a "concern" in relation to his fatal accident

Luis Salom's team explains his fatal crash at Barcelona

Luis Salom's team believes the Moto2 rider lost control of the front end of his bike braking over a bump at Turn 12, leading to his fatal accident last Friday

MotoGP officials have 'no explanation' for Luis Salom's fatal crash

There is currently "no explanation" for the accident that claimed Moto2 rider Luis Salom's life at Barcelona, the CEO of MotoGP promoter Dorna Carmelo Ezpeleta says

MotoGP medical team describes efforts to save Luis Salom

MotoGP medical director Angel Charte has outlined his team's efforts to save Moto2 rider Luis Salom, following his accident on Friday afternoon

Moto3 champion Danny Kent relieved after first tests back in Moto2

Reigning Moto3 champion Danny Kent admits he was relieved to have a smooth return to Moto2 machinery in a test last year, following his disastrous 2013 season in the class

Motegi Moto2: Tito Rabat withdraws, Johann Zarco wins championship

Johann Zarco has secured the 2015 Moto2 title, after an injured Tito Rabat withdrew from the Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi

Moto3 leader Danny Kent chooses Moto2 over MotoGP for 2016

Moto3 championship leader Danny Kent will move up to Moto2 next season, having considered offers to graduate straight to MotoGP

Tito Rabat clinches 2014 Moto2 championship at Sepang

Tito Rabat secured the 2014 Moto2 championship by taking a safe third place at Sepang

Alex Marquez signs Moto2 deal with Marc VDS team

Alex Marquez, younger brother of MotoGP world champion Marc, will move up to Moto2 in 2015 having secured a two-year deal with the championship-leading Marc VDS team

Tito Rabat commits to Moto2 for 2015, ruling out MotoGP switch

Runaway Moto2 championship leader Tito Rabat has committed to another season in the second-tier category in 2015 rather than a MotoGP move, even if he wins the title

Anthony West stripped of Moto2 results after doping test failure

Former Kawasaki MotoGP rider Anthony West has had his Moto2 results from the past 18 months annulled following a court decision regarding a doping test failure in May 2012

Moto2 Japan: Scott Redding crashes, Pol Espargaro takes title

Scott Redding missed out on the Moto2 title to rival Pol Espargaro after a first-lap crash at the Japanese Grand Prix that caused the race to be red-flagged

Injured Scott Redding qualifies 15th for Motegi Moto2

Moto2 championship challenger Scott Redding is fine to take part in Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix after recovering from the wrist fracture he suffered in Australia

Scott Redding cleared to ride in Japan Moto2 event

Moto2 title contender Scott Redding will compete in Japan this weekend despite fracturing his wrist in Australia last Saturday

Scott Redding to miss Phillip Island Moto2 race after wrist fracture

Moto2 points leader Scott Redding will miss the Australian Grand Prix after fracturing his left wrist in a qualifying crash at Phillip Island

Caterham launches Moto2 team for 2014, signs Josh Herrin

Caterham has announced that it will field a Moto2 team in 2014 as it moves into motorcycle racing

Misano Moto2: Espargaro closes in on Redding with victory

Pol Espargaro took a massive chunk out of Scott Redding's Moto2 championship lead with a hard-earned victory at Misano

Silverstone Moto2: Scott Redding boosts points lead with home win

Scott Redding claimed an emphatic home soil win at Silverstone to take a commanding lead in this year's Moto2 championship

Le Mans Moto2: Scott Redding claims maiden Moto2 win

Scott Redding claimed his first Moto2 victory - and the championship lead with it - in a crash-filled, truncated race at Le Mans

Le Mans Moto2: Takaa Nakagami grabs maiden pole

Takaaki Nakagami claimed the first pole position of his world championship career in Moto2 qualifying at a wet Le Mans

Jerez Moto2: Rabat takes maiden victory with dominant display

Esteve Rabat took his maiden grand prix victory in dominant fashion in the Moto2 race at Jerez

Jerez Moto2: Esteve Rabat claims breakthrough first pole

Esteve Rabat claimed his first ever world championship-level pole position in Moto2 qualifying at Jerez

Austin Moto2: Nicolas Terol scores first series victory

Nico Terol claimed a breakthrough Moto2 victory after dominating proceedings at Austin's Grand Prix of the America

Austin Moto2: Scott Redding secures maiden pole

Scott Redding produced a stunning late lap in Moto2 qualifying to take his first ever grand prix pole position

Injured Thomas Luthi to attempt Moto2 comeback at Austin

Thomas Luthi will attempt to make his Moto2 return at Austin this weekend, just two months after suffering multiple fractures in a testing accident

Qatar Moto2: Pol Espargaro beats Scott Redding in thrilling opener

Pol Espargaro resisted enormous pressure from a dogged Scott Redding to win the Moto2 season-opener in Qatar

Moto2 Qatar: Pol Espargaro takes pole, despite early crash

Pol Espargaro recovered from a first-minute crash to take a stunning Moto2 pole position for this weekend's season-opening Qatar Grand Prix

Moto2/Moto3 testing: Pol Espargaro and Luis Salom fastest

Pol Espargaro confirmed his status as 2013 Moto2 title favourite by going fastest in the final pre-season test at Jerez

Moto2/Moto3 testing: Pol Espargaro and Maverick Vinales fastest

Pol Espargaro and Maverick Vinales once again went quickest in Moto2 and Moto3 pre-season testing at Jerez respectively

Injured Moto2 title contender Tom Luthi could miss first 2013 race

Moto2 title prospect Tom Luthi could miss the start of the 2013 season, with doctors unwilling to predict a recovery time following the serious arm injury he suffered in testing

Pol Espargaro, Maverick Vinales quickest in Moto2 and Moto3 testing

Pol Espargaro and Maverick Vinales were quickest in Moto2 and Moto3 pre-season testing at Valencia respectively, while Moto2 title threat Tom Luthi suffered arm and collarbone injuries in a crash

Valencia Moto2: Marc Marquez wins from the back of the grid

Marc Marquez capped off his Moto2 championship-winning season with an extraordinary ride from the back of the field to victory in a wet Valencia finale

Valencia Moto2: Pol Espargaro gets pole despite crash

Pol Espargaro captured his seventh pole of this year's Moto2 campaign despite a violent late fall at Valencia

Valencia Moto2: Marc Marquez to start last after practice penalty

Moto2 world champion Marc Marquez will have to start his final race in the category from the back of the Valencia grid after being penalised for an incident with Simone Corsi in practice

Phillip Island Moto2: Marc Marquez takes title despite Pol Espargaro's win

Pol Espargaro did everything he could by dominating the Phillip Island Moto2 race, but third place for Marc Marquez clinched the world championship for the future Honda MotoGP rider

Australia Moto2: Pol Espargaro beats Scott Redding to pole

Pol Espargaro did everything he could to keep his dwindling Moto2 championship hopes alive by taking a comfortable pole at Phillip Island

Moto2: Alex de Angelis wins in rain as Marc Marquez crashes

Alex de Angelis claimed his first Moto2 victory of 2012 while champion-elect Marc Marquez fell late on and missed out on sealing the title in a crazy, rain-shortened Malaysian Grand Prix

Sepang Moto2: Pol Espargaro takes pole in quiet session

Pol Espargaro beat Scott Redding and champion-elect Marc Marquez to pole position in an unusually-paced Moto2 qualifying session at Sepang

Motegi Moto2: Marc Marquez flies from back to victory

Marc Marquez came from the back of the field to claim his eighth victory of the Moto2 season at Motegi

Motegi Moto2: Pol Espargaro denies title rival Marc Marquez pole

Pol Espargaro edged out championship leader Marc Marquez to claim his fifth pole position of the year in Moto2 qualifying at Motegi

Aragon Moto2: Pol Espargaro wins Aragon thriller

Pol Espargaro claimed his third win of the season on home spoil after a scintillating three-way battle with Moto2 championship rivals Marc Marquez and Andrea Iannone

Aragon Moto2: Simone Corsi takes first pole of 2012

Simone Corsi scored his first Moto2 pole of the season with a last-gasp effort in qualifying at Aragon

Misano Moto2: Marc Marquez defeats Pol Espargaro in interrupted race

Marc Marquez claimed his seventh victory of the season after a fantastic last-lap battle with Pol Espargaro in an interrupted San Marino Grand Prix

Misano Moto2: Marc Marquez on pole as Pol Espargaro crashes

Marc Marquez moved one step closer to the 2012 Moto2 title by claiming his seventh pole of the year at Misano

Brno Moto2: Marc Marquez triumphs in four-way fight

Marc Marquez gave his 2012 Moto2 title hopes a significant boost with victory in a cagey four-way fight at Brno that exploded in the final laps

Brno Moto2: Pol Espargaro continues pole streak

Pol Espargaro captured his third consecutive Moto2 pole in a disrupted qualifying session at Brno

Marc Marquez dominates Moto2 race at Indianapolis

Marc Marquez reasserted his authority over the Moto2 field by cruising to his fifth victory of the year at Indianapolis

Pol Espargaro takes Indianapolis Moto2 pole

Pol Espargaro beat Moto2 title rival Marc Marquez to pole position at Indianapolis

Toni Elias splits with Aspar Moto2 team

Former Moto2 world champion and ex-MotoGP rider Toni Elias has parted company with the Aspar team following this weekend's Mugello Moto2 race

Iannone snatches home Moto2 victory at Mugello after late attack on Espargaro

Andrea Iannone mounted a late attack on Pol Espargaro to take a home Moto2 victory at Mugello

Espargaro recovers from practice crash to snatch Mugello Moto2 pole from title rival Marquez

Pol Espargaro recovered from a dramatic practice incident to snatch Mugello Moto2 pole position ahead of title rival Marc Marquez

Marc Marquez takes commanding Moto2 victory in Germany

Marc Marquez delivered a peerless performance to claim his fourth victory of the Moto2 season in the German Grand Prix

Marc Marquez claims sixth pole of 2012 in Germany

Marc Marquez sealed his sixth Moto2 pole position of the season with a last-gasp effort in mixed conditions at the Sachsenring

Marc Marquez wins Assen Moto2 race as title rivals Pol Espargaro and Thomas Luthi crash out

Marc Marquez pulled clear of his Moto2 title rivals by beating Andrea Iannone to Assen victory on a day when both Thomas Luthi and Pol Espargaro crashed out