Podcast: What we learned from first
Rins: Testing 2022 Suzuki engine not detracting from 2021 MotoGP work
Why 2021 is Aprilia's most important MotoGP season
Rossi: 2021 Yamaha similar to 2020
Zarco feels more important to Ducati

The 2021 MotoGP season is drawing closer, with the first of two pre-season tests in Qatar taking place last weekend.

Alex Rins doesn’t feel testing Suzuki’s prototype 2022 MotoGP engine on Sunday at the Qatar test detracted from his work on the 2021 GSX-RR.

Why 2021 is Aprilia's most important MotoGP season Plus

Aprilia’s pre-season progress in MotoGP in recent years has always ended up flattering to deceive. But concessions in the rules has allowed it to start 2021 with a new bike. The early signs are promising, and they need to be as 2021 - for numerous reasons - will be Aprilia’s most important season in MotoGP.

Petronas SRT rider Valentino Rossi admits the feeling between the 2021 Yamaha MotoGP chassis is “very similar” to last year’s after encountering rear grip issues in the Qatar test.

Johann Zarco says he feels he is more important to Ducati’s MotoGP bike development since stepping from Avintia to Pramac, which is “a nice feeling”.

Tank Slappers Podcast: Analysing the first Qatar MotoGP test

The 2021 MotoGP season is drawing closer, with the first of two pre-season tests in Qatar taking place last weekend.

Rins: Testing 2022 Suzuki engine not detracting from 2021 MotoGP work

Alex Rins doesn’t feel testing Suzuki’s prototype 2022 MotoGP engine on Sunday at the Qatar test detracted from his work on the 2021 GSX-RR.

Why 2021 is Aprilia's most important MotoGP season Plus

Why 2021 is Aprilia's most important MotoGP season

Aprilia’s pre-season progress in MotoGP in recent years has always ended up flattering to deceive. But concessions in the rules has allowed it to start 2021 with a new bike. The early signs are promising, and they need to be as 2021 - for numerous reasons - will be Aprilia’s most important season in MotoGP.

Rossi: 2021 Yamaha MotoGP bike “very similar” to 2020 M1

Petronas SRT rider Valentino Rossi admits the feeling between the 2021 Yamaha MotoGP chassis is “very similar” to last year’s after encountering rear grip issues in the Qatar test.

Zarco feels more important to Ducati MotoGP bike development

Johann Zarco says he feels he is more important to Ducati’s MotoGP bike development since stepping from Avintia to Pramac, which is “a nice feeling”.

Espargaro: Not knowing limit of Honda MotoGP bike "stressful"

Pol Espargaro admits it is “so stressful” not knowing the limits of the Honda MotoGP bike following the second day of pre-season testing in Qatar

Vinales "surprised" by Qatar MotoGP test long run pace on old bike

Maverick Vinales says his strong long run pace during the second day of the Qatar MotoGP test came as a surprise to him because he didn’t try Yamaha’s new chassis.

Miller: Ducati ‘chasing its arse’ seeking 2021 MotoGP bike gains

Factory Ducati rider Jack Miller says he and his team are currently ‘chasing our arse’ looking for marginal gains with its 2021 MotoGP bike in Qatar pre-season testing.

Quartararo pips Miller on second day of Qatar MotoGP test

New factory Yamaha signing Fabio Quartararo set the pace on the second day of Qatar MotoGP pre-season testing, beating Ducati’s Jack Miller by 0.077 seconds.

Quartararo "totally lost" readjusting to Yamaha MotoGP bike

Fabio Quartararo admits he was “totally lost” for half of the opening day of MotoGP pre-season testing trying to readjust to his Yamaha after riding street bikes in the winter

Suzuki already testing 2022 MotoGP engine in Qatar

Suzuki test rider Sylvain Guintoli has revealed the Japanese marque has already been testing its 2022 MotoGP engine during Qatar pre-season running

Espargaro: Honda and KTM MotoGP bikes “too different to compare”

Pol Espargaro admits the KTM he rode last year and his new Honda MotoGP bike are “too different to compare” following the first day of the Qatar pre-season test.

Rossi: First Petronas SRT MotoGP laps were “strange”

Valentino Rossi admits his first laps for Petronas SRT on the opening day of the Qatar MotoGP test were “strange”.

2021 Aprilia “quite different” to ride – Espargaro

Aleix Espargaro says the 2021 Aprilia RS-GP doesn’t look like a revolution, but feels “quite different” to ride after topping the first day of the Qatar MotoGP pre-season test.

Aleix Espargaro tops opening day of Qatar MotoGP test for Aprilia

Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro topped the opening day of MotoGP pre-season testing in Qatar aboard his new RS-GP, while there was a crash for LCR Honda’s Alex Marquez.

Pramac to carry F1 logo on 2021 MotoGP bikes

The Pramac Ducati squad will carry the Formula 1 logo on its 2021 MotoGP bikes after new F1 boss Stefano Domenicali requested it.

Maverick Vinales Q&A: What Yamaha must do for 2021 MotoGP glory

Maverick Vinales enters his fifth season as a factory Yamaha MotoGP rider in 2021, and it will perhaps be the most significant one he has faced. He speaks exclusively to Autosport about the year ahead and what needs to happen for Yamaha to fight for the championship

MotoGP champions Suzuki unwrap 2021 bike

Reigning MotoGP riders’ and teams’ world champions Suzuki has unveiled its 2021 livery ahead of pre-season testing in Qatar on Saturday.

Rookies react to first MotoGP outing in Qatar shakedown

Friday’s shakedown test in Qatar provided MotoGP’s rookie riders with the opportunity to sample their machinery for the first time ahead of their debut season in 2021.

2021 MotoGP pre-season Yamaha's toughest – Vinales

Maverick Vinales admits the fact MotoGP testing is taking place in Qatar on the same track as the opening two rounds makes 2021’s pre-season the toughest he’s faced with Yamaha.

Why 2021 is Aprilia's most important MotoGP season Plus

Why 2021 is Aprilia's most important MotoGP season

Aprilia’s pre-season progress in MotoGP in recent years has always ended up flattering to deceive. But concessions in the rules has allowed it to start 2021 with a new bike. The early signs are promising, and they need to be as 2021 - for numerous reasons - will be Aprilia’s most important season in MotoGP.

Why Alex Marquez doesn't care about 'shutting up' MotoGP critics Plus

Why Alex Marquez doesn't care about 'shutting up' MotoGP critics

Alex Marquez's form was one of MotoGP 2020's biggest surprises and, by firmly stepping out of his six-time world champion brother Marc's shadow, proved a few people wrong. Not that he cares about this, as he tells LEWIS DUNCAN...

MotoGP
Feb 20, 2021
How Yamaha's new MotoGP era can unchain Vinales Plus

How Yamaha's new MotoGP era can unchain Vinales

After the electrifying start to his Yamaha MotoGP career in 2017, Maverick Vinales has struggled for consistency. Many anticipate that the arrival of Fabio Quartararo could spell disaster, but the departure of Valentino Rossi could be just the impetus he needs

MotoGP
Feb 16, 2021
Does KTM really need 'super engine' for MotoGP title challenge? Plus

Does KTM really need 'super engine' for MotoGP title challenge?

Fears from rival MotoGP manufacturers that KTM would build a 'super engine' for 2021 have ultimately come to nothing with the revealation that the RC16 hasn't been radically changed over the winter. But does it really need that to win the title?

MotoGP
Feb 13, 2021
How Ducati can channel Stoner with its latest MotoGP Aussie Plus

How Ducati can channel Stoner with its latest MotoGP Aussie

OPINION: Australians on Ducatis is an iconic partnership, the marque's last one yielding its sole MotoGP crown to date. But its latest Aussie union with the often underestimated Jack Miller can end this drought

MotoGP
Feb 10, 2021
The "balls out" battle between MotoGP's true greats Plus

The "balls out" battle between MotoGP's true greats

Senna vs Prost is regularly cited as motorsport's greatest rivalry. But it can easily be argued Rainey vs Schwantz can stake that claim. That rivalry was in full swing during the 1991 500cc season, remembered fondly by both stars 30 years on...

MotoGP
Jan 19, 2021
The "warrior" MotoGP rookie KTM was right to back Plus

The "warrior" MotoGP rookie KTM was right to back

The 2020 MotoGP campaign featured a standout pair of rookies, but one flew under the radar as he adjusted to a shock step-up armed with very little racing experience. However as his veteran team boss explains, the faith shown in him was not misplaced

MotoGP
Jan 18, 2021
Why Suzuki's Brivio replacement must come from within Plus

Why Suzuki's Brivio replacement must come from within

With its charismatic leader Davide Brivio leaving for F1, the Suzuki MotoGP squad he turned into a world championship-winning force in 2020 has a major recruitment headache that it needs to resolve carefully to build on the foundations Brivio built up

MotoGP
Jan 8, 2021