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How KTM has ended up with an embarrassment of MotoGP riches
Crutchlow makes MotoGP return to replace injured Morbidelli
Tank Slappers Podcast: How likely is Rea moving to MotoGP in 2022?
People “forgot” who Marc Marquez was for a while, says Honda MotoGP boss
Lorenzo: Vinales “suffered a lot” due to Quartararo’s speed in MotoGP
How KTM has ended up with an embarrassment of MotoGP riches Plus

Forming a ladder all the way from Red Bull Rookies Cup to MotoGP, KTM has created a steady stream of top talents in grand prix racing delivering the Austrian marque with the success expected of the brand. Here's how it has gone about it

Three-time MotoGP winner Cal Crutchlow will make his racing return next weekend at the Styrian Grand Prix as Franco Morbidelli’s injury replacement at Petronas SRT.

The MotoGP rider market rumours continue to swirl for 2022, with six-time World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea the latest to be linked to Petronas SRT.

Honda MotoGP team boss Alberto Puig says “some strange comments” about Marc Marquez’s ability on his return from injury showed some “forgot” who they were talking about.

Triple MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo believes Maverick Vinales has “suffered a lot” in 2021 with “the speed” of factory Yamaha team-mate Fabio Quartararo.

How KTM has ended up with an embarrassment of MotoGP riches Plus

How KTM has ended up with an embarrassment of MotoGP riches

Forming a ladder all the way from Red Bull Rookies Cup to MotoGP, KTM has created a steady stream of top talents in grand prix racing delivering the Austrian marque with the success expected of the brand. Here's how it has gone about it

Crutchlow makes MotoGP return to replace injured Morbidelli

Three-time MotoGP winner Cal Crutchlow will make his racing return next weekend at the Styrian Grand Prix as Franco Morbidelli’s injury replacement at Petronas SRT.

Tank Slappers Podcast: How likely is Rea moving to MotoGP in 2022?

The MotoGP rider market rumours continue to swirl for 2022, with six-time World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea the latest to be linked to Petronas SRT.

People “forgot” who Marc Marquez was for a while, says Honda MotoGP boss

Honda MotoGP team boss Alberto Puig says “some strange comments” about Marc Marquez’s ability on his return from injury showed some “forgot” who they were talking about.

Lorenzo: Vinales “suffered a lot” due to Quartararo’s speed in MotoGP

Triple MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo believes Maverick Vinales has “suffered a lot” in 2021 with “the speed” of factory Yamaha team-mate Fabio Quartararo.

Dovizioso “not very competitive” in Aprilia MotoGP tests – Espargaro

Aleix Espargaro says Andrea Dovizioso “has not been very competitive” during his tests with Aprilia and finds it hard to see him as his MotoGP team-mate in 2022.

Rea not ruling out potential MotoGP 2022 switch

Reigning six-time World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea has responded to links to Petronas SRT in MotoGP in 2022, stating “never say never” despite having a multi-year Kawasaki WSBK deal.

Ducati “needs to make a step” to fight for 2021 MotoGP title

Ducati “needs to make a step” with its 2021 MotoGP bike in order to fight for this year’s world championship, according to Francesco Bagnaia.

Zarco “can’t rest” even if MotoGP 2021 “better than expected”

Pramac Ducati rider Johann Zarco says his 2021 MotoGP season has been “better than the expectations”, but he “cannot rest” in the second half of the campaign despite this.

Why MotoGP will miss its gentle giant Plus

Why MotoGP will miss its gentle giant

Danilo Petrucci’s days in MotoGP appear numbered, as KTM looks to completely reshuffle the Tech3 team for 2022. Though the Italian's 2021 season so far hasn’t been standout, the giant Italian covertly became a top runner in MotoGP across the last decade and brought with him a personality that world sport sorely needs more of

Mir “didn’t expect” MotoGP rivals to make the gains they have in 2021

Reigning MotoGP world champion Joan Mir admits he "didn’t expect" the step forward rival manufacturers have made over Suzuki in 2021.

Thailand MotoGP round cancelled for second year in a row

The MotoGP Thailand Grand Prix has been officially cancelled for the second consecutive year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Pedrosa to make MotoGP comeback with KTM wildcard in Austria

Retired three-time grand prix motorcycle world champion Dani Pedrosa will make his MotoGP comeback as a KTM wildcard in August’s Styrian Grand Prix.

Aprilia “just needs a little bit” for regular MotoGP podiums

Aleix Espargaro says the gains Aprilia has made with its 2021 MotoGP bike means it needs just “a little bit” more to fight for regular podiums for the first time.

KTM would back Petrucci in post-MotoGP rally switch

KTM says it would “absolutely” back Danilo Petrucci if he does switch to rallying should he fail to secure a MotoGP seat for the 2022 season.

Miller: Ducati’s 2021 MotoGP line-up change proven right

Jack Miller believes he and team-mate Francesco Bagnaia have proven so far that Ducati was right to completely change its factory MotoGP line-up for 2021.

Honda MotoGP riders “expect a lot of new things” after summer break

Pol Espargaro says Honda riders “expect a lot of new things” on the bike for the second half of the 2021 MotoGP season after a tough start to the year.

Podcast: Explaining the sponsorship mess at Rossi's VR46 MotoGP team

Valentino Rossi's VR46 team is set to step up to MotoGP in 2022 as a two-bike operation running Ducati machinery, with Aramco allegedly its title sponsor.

Vinales' MotoGP future "at a standstill" following Yamaha exit

Maverick Vinales says his 2022 MotoGP future is currently “at a standstill” following his shock decision to quit Yamaha at the end of the current season. 

Mir: Lack of Suzuki MotoGP progress not related to Brivio’s exit

MotoGP world champion Joan Mir says the lack of progress Suzuki has made with its 2021 bike is not down to team boss Davide Brivio’s exit ahead of the season.

How KTM has ended up with an embarrassment of MotoGP riches Plus

How KTM has ended up with an embarrassment of MotoGP riches

Forming a ladder all the way from Red Bull Rookies Cup to MotoGP, KTM has created a steady stream of top talents in grand prix racing delivering the Austrian marque with the success expected of the brand. Here's how it has gone about it

MotoGP
Jul 28, 2021
Why MotoGP will miss its gentle giant Plus

Why MotoGP will miss its gentle giant

Danilo Petrucci’s days in MotoGP appear numbered, as KTM looks to completely reshuffle the Tech3 team for 2022. Though the Italian's 2021 season so far hasn’t been standout, the giant Italian covertly became a top runner in MotoGP across the last decade and brought with him a personality that world sport sorely needs more of

MotoGP
Jul 22, 2021
Why Mir's MotoGP title defence can’t be written off yet Plus

Why Mir's MotoGP title defence can’t be written off yet

Joan Mir’s defence of his MotoGP title has had an underwhelming start as Suzuki didn’t progress its championship-winning GSX-RR as much as its rivals did with their bikes over the winter. Speaking to Autosport, Mir lays out why his title defence has been stalled so far and why he’s confident title number two is still within reach

MotoGP
Jul 12, 2021
The Rossi replacement who’s become the MotoGP leader Yamaha needed Plus

The Rossi replacement who’s become the MotoGP leader Yamaha needed

It's been six years since Jorge Lorenzo gave Yamaha its last MotoGP title in 2015. Since his departure at the end of 2016, Yamaha's form has been inconsistent but it has at last found a new talisman to return it to the top spot in the form of a precociously talented Frenchman who currently leads the standings

MotoGP
Jul 6, 2021
Why the Vinales/Yamaha MotoGP divorce satisfies both parties Plus

Why the Vinales/Yamaha MotoGP divorce satisfies both parties

On Monday Yamaha announced it will part ways with Maverick Vinales at the end of the 2021 season - a move requested by the rider. As the already strained relationship between both parties in MotoGP hit rock bottom in recent weeks, this divorce - as ORIOL PUIGDEMONT writes - is good for both Yamaha and Vinales for a number of reasons

MotoGP
Jun 28, 2021
The unexpected Rossi/Ducati MotoGP sequel offering redemption Plus

The unexpected Rossi/Ducati MotoGP sequel offering redemption

A decade after first linking up with Ducati in what turned out to be an ill-fated period in his MotoGP career, Valentino Rossi has joined forces with the Italian marque once more - this time as a team owner. And the VR46/Ducati tie-up beginning in 2022 has the potential to right the wrongs of Rossi and Ducati's nadir of 2011/2012

MotoGP
Jun 24, 2021
Why Yamaha is about to risk losing Valentino Rossi Plus

Why Yamaha is about to risk losing Valentino Rossi

With Valentino Rossi’s next career move imminent in MotoGP, it is set to have wide-reaching influences on a number of riders and teams on the grid. But one of the biggest impacts will be felt at Yamaha, with its pivotal role in the saga set to see it lose its appointment with ‘The Doctor’

MotoGP
Jun 22, 2021
How Marquez beat his Honda in his heroic MotoGP comeback win Plus

How Marquez beat his Honda in his heroic MotoGP comeback win

Marc Marquez has been through hell and back in the 581 days between his win in the 2019 Valencia season finale and his heroic MotoGP comeback victory in Germany last Sunday. Despite battling physical limitations and a difficult 2021-spec Honda, the Sachsenring provided the perfect storm for the Spaniard to return to the top step

MotoGP
Jun 21, 2021