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Espargaro “couldn’t avoid” Binder clash that led to Thailand MotoGP penalty
Bagnaia credits Miller pep talk for wet Thailand MotoGP podium
Zarco reveals Ducati issued instructions for battling MotoGP title hope Bagnaia
MotoGP Thailand GP: Oliveira wins wet race, Quartararo woes blow title fight open
Thailand MotoGP race start delayed due to heavy rain

Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro says he “couldn’t avoid” the collision with Brad Binder which netted him a long lap penalty in Sunday’s MotoGP Thailand Grand Prix.

Francesco Bagnaia credits his third-place finish in the wet MotoGP Thailand Grand Prix to a pep talk his Ducati team-mate Jack Miller gave him ahead of the race.

Johann Zarco has revealed Ducati has issued instructions for all Ducati riders to heed while battling 2022 MotoGP title hope Francesco Bagnaia.

KTM’s Miguel Oliveira won a tense wet MotoGP Thailand Grand Prix as Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo’s championship lead has been slashed to two points after he struggled to 17th.

The 2022 MotoGP Thailand Grand Prix start has been delayed due to a torrential downpour flooding the circuit at Buriram.

Espargaro “couldn’t avoid” Binder clash that led to Thailand MotoGP penalty

Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro says he “couldn’t avoid” the collision with Brad Binder which netted him a long lap penalty in Sunday’s MotoGP Thailand Grand Prix.

Bagnaia credits Miller pep talk for wet Thailand MotoGP podium

Francesco Bagnaia credits his third-place finish in the wet MotoGP Thailand Grand Prix to a pep talk his Ducati team-mate Jack Miller gave him ahead of the race.

Zarco reveals Ducati issued instructions for battling MotoGP title hope Bagnaia

Johann Zarco has revealed Ducati has issued instructions for all Ducati riders to heed while battling 2022 MotoGP title hope Francesco Bagnaia.

MotoGP Thailand GP: Oliveira wins wet race, Quartararo woes blow title fight open

KTM’s Miguel Oliveira won a tense wet MotoGP Thailand Grand Prix as Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo’s championship lead has been slashed to two points after he struggled to 17th.

Thailand MotoGP race start delayed due to heavy rain

The 2022 MotoGP Thailand Grand Prix start has been delayed due to a torrential downpour flooding the circuit at Buriram.

Espargaro “can’t go faster” amid Thailand MotoGP woes

MotoGP championship contender Aleix Espargaro says he “can’t go faster” than he is on the Aprilia at the Thailand Grand Prix having struggled to 13th in qualifying.

Last corner key to “unexpected” maiden MotoGP pole for VR46 star Bezzecchi

Valentino Rossi protégé Marco Bezzecchi “didn’t expect” to score a maiden MotoGP pole at the Thailand Grand Prix, with a “very good last corner” key to his lap.

MotoGP Thailand GP: Bezzecchi snatches first pole for Valentino Rossi's team

Marco Bezzecchi snatched a maiden MotoGP pole for himself and Valentino Rossi’s team after beating Jorge Martin by 0.021 seconds in a thrilling Thailand Grand Prix qualifying.

MotoGP Thailand GP: Martin quickest for Ducati in FP3, Marquez to Q1

Pramac’s Jorge Martin topped third practice for the MotoGP Thailand Grand Prix despite a crash as Honda’s Marc Marquez failed to get into qualifying Q2 directly.

Marquez “used many lives” in Thailand MotoGP practice

Marc Marquez says he could “use many lives” in Friday’s MotoGP Thailand Grand Prix practice as he begins to feel like he can push harder on his recovering right arm.

Petrucci “thought I was slower than I was” in Thailand MotoGP return

Danilo Petrucci admits he “thought I was slower than I was” at the end of MotoGP Thailand Grand Prix practice on his first outing as Joan Mir’s Suzuki replacement.

Crutchlow "in severe pain" after heavy Thailand MotoGP practice crash

RNF Racing’s Cal Crutchlow says the ankle he badly broke in 2018 is “in severe pain” after suffering a heavy crash in second practice for the MotoGP Thailand Grand Prix.

Quartararo "didn't feel good" in Thailand MotoGP practice

MotoGP championship leader Fabio Quartararo says he “didn’t feel good” on his Yamaha in Thailand Grand Prix practice on Friday, but felt he was still quick.

MotoGP announces 2023 provisional calendar

MotoGP has revealed a provisional calendar for the 2023 season, which will feature 21 grands prix, 42 races in total and three triple-headers.

MotoGP Thailand GP: Zarco leads Bagnaia in FP2 as Ducati lock out top four

Pramac’s Johann Zarco led a Ducati 1-2-3-4 in second practice for the MotoGP Thailand Grand Prix from Francesco Bagnaia.

MotoGP gives India 2023 slot as full calendar expected soon

MotoGP has formally confirmed its first grand prix in India will take place in 2023, with a full provisional schedule expected to be announced soon.

MotoGP Thailand GP: Marquez tops tight FP1 despite crash

Honda’s Marc Marquez topped a tight opening practice for the MotoGP Thailand Grand Prix despite suffering a crash in the early part of the session.

Marquez “took more time than expected” to recover after Japan MotoGP race

Marc Marquez says his right arm “took more time than I expected” to recover following his first full MotoGP race distance since his fourth major arm operation three months ago.

Bagnaia “still thinking” about Motegi MotoGP crash a week on

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia admits he comes into this weekend’s MotoGP Thailand Grand Prix “still thinking” about his crash and problems he had last week in Japan.

Crutchlow: Quartararo “uncrackable” despite Yamaha MotoGP bike frustrations

Yamaha test rider Cal Crutchlow believes 2022 MotoGP championship leader Fabio Quartararo is “uncrackable” mentally given the problems he has faced with the bike.

The talent-outweighing ambition that will kill Ducati’s 2022 MotoGP title hopes Plus

The talent-outweighing ambition that will kill Ducati’s 2022 MotoGP title hopes

OPINION: For the fourth time in 2022, Francesco Bagnaia has made a costly error while battling other riders. Crashing while chasing one point at the Japanese Grand Prix has lost him eight to a struggling Fabio Quartararo. With just four rounds remaining and a history of errors in high-pressure situations, Bagnaia and Ducati need a serious rethink to stop its best opportunity of a title in 15 years slipping away

MotoGP
Sep 26, 2022
The unique advantage Ducati must now use to win the 2022 MotoGP title Plus

The unique advantage Ducati must now use to win the 2022 MotoGP title

Ducati has littered the grid with eight strong motorcycles that has ensured it has had at least one rider stand on the podium at every grand prix in 2022. The drama of the Aragon Grand Prix has thrust Francesco Bagnaia well and truly into title contention with five races to go, and Ducati must now consider utilising a unique strength it has so far been reticent to embrace

MotoGP
Sep 19, 2022
How KTM failed one of its brightest MotoGP prospects Plus

How KTM failed one of its brightest MotoGP prospects

Reigning Moto2 champion Remy Gardner’s career has been derailed by KTM’s decision not to retain him at Tech3 for 2023. Amid difficult circumstances, Gardner hasn’t shamed himself. But KTM’s apparent reasoning for dropping him raises questions about its handling of its young riders and the unrealistic expectations placed on them

MotoGP
Sep 6, 2022
Why it won’t just be Marquez’s speed that saves Honda in MotoGP Plus

Why it won’t just be Marquez’s speed that saves Honda in MotoGP

OPINION: Honda is in the midst of a second winless season in the space of three years. The absence of the injured Marc Marquez has been a major contributing factor, but HRC’s inability to alter its own approach has seen it slide down the order. Marquez returned to the MotoGP paddock in Austria and provided a rallying cry Honda needed to hear.

MotoGP
Aug 22, 2022
The signs Quartararo’s 2022 MotoGP title is slipping away from him Plus

The signs Quartararo’s 2022 MotoGP title is slipping away from him

Prior to the summer break, the 2022 MotoGP title looked like it was Fabio Quartararo’s to lose. But a crash at Assen and the consequential penalty he had to serve last weekend at Silverstone stopped him from capitalising on a main rival’s injury woes, while a resurgence from another, plus the rise of a former team-mate, look set to conspire against the Yamaha rider

MotoGP
Aug 8, 2022
Why Marquez’s toughest MotoGP foe is stopping at the right time Plus

Why Marquez’s toughest MotoGP foe is stopping at the right time

On the eve of the British Grand Prix, Andrea Dovizioso announced that he will be retiring from MotoGP after September’s San Marino GP. The timing of his departure raised eyebrows, but his reasoning remains sensible and what has happened this year should not diminish a hard-built legacy

MotoGP
Aug 6, 2022
Why a Suzuki refugee feels he deserves MotoGP's toughest challenge Plus

Why a Suzuki refugee feels he deserves MotoGP's toughest challenge

Alex Rins’ MotoGP future was plunged into sudden doubt when Suzuki elected to quit the series at the end of 2022. Securing a deal with Honda to join LCR, he will now tread a path that many have fallen off from. But it was a move he felt his status deserved, and it’s a challenge – he tells Autosport - he faces with his eyes wide open…

MotoGP
Jul 27, 2022
How Formula 1 has driven MotoGP's changing nature Plus

How Formula 1 has driven MotoGP's changing nature

The hiring of technicians from Formula 1 has clearly contributed to a recent change in the MotoGP landscape, with the role of engineers gaining greater significance relative to the riders. Here's how this shift has come about

MotoGP
Jul 19, 2022