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Espargaro 'doesn’t know' what’s happening with 2023 Aprilia MotoGP talks
Suzuki’s Mir laments “painful mentally” Le Mans MotoGP crash
Why Ducati holds all the power in its MotoGP rider dilemma
Tank Slappers Podcast: MotoGP French GP review
Marquez needed Le Mans MotoGP crashes to finish sixth

Aleix Espargaro says he “doesn’t know what’s happening” with Aprilia in regards to his contract negotiations for the 2023 MotoGP season, despite scoring another podium in the French Grand Prix.

Suzuki’s Joan Mir says his crash out of podium contention in last Sunday’s MotoGP French Grand Prix was “painful mentally”.

OPINION: The French Grand Prix looks to have made Ducati’s decision on its factory team line-up simpler, as Enea Bastianini stormed to his third win of the campaign and Jorge Martin crashed out for a fifth time in 2022. But, as Ducati suggests to Autosport, it remains in the strongest position in a wild rider market

Enea Bastianini reignited his MotoGP campaign with his third win in 2022 in a triumph at the French Grand Prix after seeing off Francesco Bagnaia who crashed out.

Marc Marquez admits he needed riders ahead of him to crash out of the MotoGP French Grand Prix so he could score a distant sixth on the troubled Honda.

Espargaro 'doesn’t know' what’s happening with 2023 Aprilia MotoGP talks

Aleix Espargaro says he “doesn’t know what’s happening” with Aprilia in regards to his contract negotiations for the 2023 MotoGP season, despite scoring another podium in the French Grand Prix.

Suzuki’s Mir laments “painful mentally” Le Mans MotoGP crash

Suzuki’s Joan Mir says his crash out of podium contention in last Sunday’s MotoGP French Grand Prix was “painful mentally”.

Why Ducati holds all the power in its MotoGP rider dilemma

OPINION: The French Grand Prix looks to have made Ducati’s decision on its factory team line-up simpler, as Enea Bastianini stormed to his third win of the campaign and Jorge Martin crashed out for a fifth time in 2022. But, as Ducati suggests to Autosport, it remains in the strongest position in a wild rider market

Tank Slappers Podcast: MotoGP French GP review

Enea Bastianini reignited his MotoGP campaign with his third win in 2022 in a triumph at the French Grand Prix after seeing off Francesco Bagnaia who crashed out.

Marquez needed Le Mans MotoGP crashes to finish sixth

Marc Marquez admits he needed riders ahead of him to crash out of the MotoGP French Grand Prix so he could score a distant sixth on the troubled Honda.

Bastianini: Being Bagnaia’s Ducati MotoGP team-mate “could be a problem for him”

French Grand Prix winner Enea Bastianini has suggested Francesco Bagnaia wouldn’t pick him as his Ducati MotoGP team-mate for 2023 because “it could be a problem for him”.

Quartararo “by far not the favourite” for the 2022 MotoGP title

Reigning world champion Fabio Quartararo says he is “by far not the favourite” for the 2022 MotoGP title after he struggled in Sunday’s French Grand Prix.

2022 MotoGP French Grand Prix: Full race results

Gresini Ducati rider Enea Bastianini scored his third victory of the 2022 MotoGP season in the French Grand Prix at Le Mans, while Francesco Bagnaia crashed out of the race shortly after losing the lead.

MotoGP French GP: Bastianini claims third win of 2022 after Bagnaia crashes out

Gresini’s Enea Bastianini stormed to his third win of the 2022 MotoGP season in a dramatic French Grand Prix after long-time leader Francesco Bagnaia crashed.

MotoGP riders “merit” base salaries given dangers, says leading manager

Joan Mir’s manager Paco Sanchez says MotoGP riders “merit” having a minimum base salary implemented into any contracts “because they play with their lives”.

Bagnaia explains set-up “bet” that led to Le Mans MotoGP pole lap

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia says a “bet” on set-up after a difficult FP4 allowed him to take pole for Sunday’s MotoGP French Grand Prix at Le Mans.

"Easier" to admit low expectations amid Honda MotoGP woes – Marquez

Marc Marquez says it’s “easier and easier” to admit that his level right now on the 2022 Honda MotoGP bike is not to fight for the podium. 

Quartararo: Ducati does “something crazy” in MotoGP qualifying sessions

Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo says it’s hard to beat Ducati in MotoGP qualifying because the marque's riders do “something crazy”, after Francesco Bagnaia stormed to pole at the French Grand Prix. 

2022 MotoGP French GP: Qualifying results and starting grid

Francesco Bagnaia claimed his second consecutive pole position of the 2022 MotoGP season at Le Mans, leading a 1-2 for the factory Ducati team in French Grand Prix qualifying.

MotoGP French GP: Bagnaia leads Ducati 1-2 to claim second pole

Francesco Bagnaia led a Ducati 1-2 to snatch pole for the MotoGP French Grand Prix as home hero Fabio Quartararo missed the front row.

Rossi’s famous #46 to be retired from MotoGP

Valentino Rossi’s famous #46 will be retired from use in MotoGP at a ceremony at the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello in two weeks.  

KTM’s MotoGP situation “bleak” right now - Gardner

Remy Gardner says the situation with KTM’s MotoGP bike right now is “bleak” as he calls for “help” from the Austrian manufacturer to bring updates.

MotoGP French GP: Zarco sets new lap record, Mir misses Q2 cut

Pramac Ducati’s Johann Zarco smashed the Le Mans lap record to top FP3 at the MotoGP French Grand Prix as Suzuki’s Joan Mir missed the Q2 qualifying cut.

Qatar loses MotoGP season-opener slot for 2023

MotoGP has announced that remodelling work at the Losail International Circuit means the 2023 season will not start with the Qatar Grand Prix.

Riders express concern to Dorna of precarious MotoGP contracts

MotoGP riders expressed concerns to Dorna Sports CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta on Friday at the French Grand Prix about the trend of low-cost contracts being put in place by teams.  

Why Ducati holds all the power in its MotoGP rider dilemma Plus

Why Ducati holds all the power in its MotoGP rider dilemma

OPINION: The French Grand Prix looks to have made Ducati’s decision on its factory team line-up simpler, as Enea Bastianini stormed to his third win of the campaign and Jorge Martin crashed out for a fifth time in 2022. But, as Ducati suggests to Autosport, it remains in the strongest position in a wild rider market

MotoGP
May 16, 2022
The seismic aftershock left by Suzuki's decision to leave MotoGP Plus

The seismic aftershock left by Suzuki's decision to leave MotoGP

Suzuki's sudden decision to leave the MotoGP World Championship at the end of the season has acted as a stirring element in a market that had already erupted. Autosport analyses what this means for the grid going into 2023

MotoGP
May 11, 2022
How the real Ducati began to emerge in MotoGP’s Spanish GP Plus

How the real Ducati began to emerge in MotoGP’s Spanish GP

Ducati’s 2022 MotoGP bike has had a tough start to life and the expected early-season title charge from Francesco Bagnaia did not materialise. But the Spanish Grand Prix signalled a turning point for both the GP22 and Bagnaia, as the 2021 runner-up belatedly got his season underway after a straight fight with Fabio Quartararo

MotoGP
May 2, 2022
How Honda's praise for its 2022 MotoGP bike has turned into doubt Plus

How Honda's praise for its 2022 MotoGP bike has turned into doubt

In a little over two months, Honda has gone from setting the pace in MotoGP testing with its new RC213V prototype to being at a crossroads - caused by the discrepancy in its riders' feedback. After a Portuguese GP that underwhelmed, serious questions are now being asked of Honda in 2022

MotoGP
Apr 26, 2022
Why Quartararo's Portugal win wasn't only vital for his MotoGP title hopes Plus

Why Quartararo's Portugal win wasn't only vital for his MotoGP title hopes

Fabio Quartararo got his MotoGP title defence off the ground in the Portuguese Grand Prix as a dominant first win of 2022 rocketed him to the top of the standings. While a significant result in terms of his title hopes, it has come at an even more important time in terms of his 2023 contract negotiations

MotoGP
Apr 25, 2022
How a MotoGP legend is preparing for an unexpected comeback at Goodwood Plus

How a MotoGP legend is preparing for an unexpected comeback at Goodwood

Wayne Rainey, who’s paralysed from the chest down, will ride his 1992 500cc world championship-winning bike again at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed. The American motorcycle legend explains how he's preparing to thrill on his first visit to the famed hillclimb

MotoGP
Apr 19, 2022
The MotoGP rookie fighting two fronts in his debut year Plus

The MotoGP rookie fighting two fronts in his debut year

Darryn Binder has found himself in the unenviable position as MotoGP's most under-pressure rookie in 2022 having made the step directly from Moto3 with a reputation as an over-aggressive rider. This hasn't been an easy thing to shake at the start of the season, but he believes tangible progress is being made

MotoGP
Apr 18, 2022
How ‘Beast’ mode is putting Ducati in 2022 MotoGP title contention Plus

How ‘Beast’ mode is putting Ducati in 2022 MotoGP title contention

Enea Bastianini’s second win of the 2022 campaign at COTA puts him back in the lead of the standings and once again showed the best Ducati package is still the 2021 bike. Those closest to Bastianini tell Autosport why he’s so good on the GP21 relative to his factory counterparts

MotoGP
Apr 12, 2022