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Bagnaia crashed out of Japan MotoGP race because he was “too ambitious”
Quartararo laments “frustrating” Motegi MotoGP race
Espargaro explains ‘eco map’ issue that forced pre-race bike swap in Japan MotoGP
MotoGP Japanese GP: Miller dominates, Bagnaia crashes as title rivals struggle
MotoGP Japanese GP: Full Moto2 and Moto3 race results

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia says he crashed out of the last lap of the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix trying to overtake points leader Fabio Quartararo because he was “too ambitious”.

Championship leader Fabio Quartararo says his MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix was “frustrating” because he “cannot overtake at all” on his Yamaha after finishing eighth.

Aleix Espargaro says his Aprilia team forgetting to switch from an ‘eco’ engine map before the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix forced him into his pre-start bike swap.

Jack Miller dominated the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix to salvage a dark day for Ducati’s 2022 title hopes, as team-mate Francesco Bagnaia crashed on the last lap.

Ai Ogura delighted home fans with victory in the Moto2 race at the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix, as Izan Guevara strengthened his Moto3 title hopes with a win.

Bagnaia crashed out of Japan MotoGP race because he was “too ambitious”

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia says he crashed out of the last lap of the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix trying to overtake points leader Fabio Quartararo because he was “too ambitious”.

Quartararo laments “frustrating” Motegi MotoGP race

Championship leader Fabio Quartararo says his MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix was “frustrating” because he “cannot overtake at all” on his Yamaha after finishing eighth.

Espargaro explains ‘eco map’ issue that forced pre-race bike swap in Japan MotoGP

Aleix Espargaro says his Aprilia team forgetting to switch from an ‘eco’ engine map before the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix forced him into his pre-start bike swap.

MotoGP Japanese GP: Miller dominates, Bagnaia crashes as title rivals struggle

Jack Miller dominated the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix to salvage a dark day for Ducati’s 2022 title hopes, as team-mate Francesco Bagnaia crashed on the last lap.

MotoGP Japanese GP: Full Moto2 and Moto3 race results

Ai Ogura delighted home fans with victory in the Moto2 race at the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix, as Izan Guevara strengthened his Moto3 title hopes with a win.

Marquez “boy who cried wolf” when it comes to MotoGP race predictions

Ducati’s Jack Miller says Marc Marquez is “the boy who cried wolf” when it comes to dismissing his own chances of victory in MotoGP races.

Quartararo “a bit lost” in wet MotoGP Japanese GP qualifying

MotoGP championship leader Fabio Quartararo admits he was “a bit lost” in the wet qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix and “expected much better” than ninth.

Bagnaia slams “not acceptable” MotoGP Japanese GP qualifying result

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia insists there is “something not working” on his bike in wet conditions after ending MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix qualifying a “not acceptable” 12th.

Marquez: Japan MotoGP race “not the time” to think about comeback win

Marc Marquez says the Japanese Grand Prix is “not the time” to think about fighting for a comeback MotoGP win, despite ending a three-year pole drought on Saturday at Motegi.

MotoGP Japanese GP: Marquez scores first pole in three years in wet qualifying

Marc Marquez scored his first MotoGP pole position in three years after topping a wet Japanese Grand Prix qualifying, as the title challengers struggled.

Japan MotoGP qualifying to go ahead despite weather fears

Final practice for the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix has been cancelled due to poor weather at Motegi, but qualifying will go ahead.

MotoGP Japanese GP: Marquez tops wet FP2 amid typhoon threat

Honda’s Marc Marquez topped a red-flagged wet FP2 for the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix amid a typhoon threat for qualifying day at Motegi.

Nakagami ended Japan MotoGP practice with ‘glove full of blood’

LCR Honda’s Takaaki Nakagami says he ended Friday’s MotoGP practice for the Japanese Grand Prix with his glove “full” of blood from a gruesome right-hand injury.

“Too competitive” Crutchlow “pissed off” to miss top 10 in Motegi MotoGP practice

RNF Yamaha stand-in Cal Crutchlow says he “must be too competitive” because he was “pissed off” to end Friday’s MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix practice in 17th.

“Full attack” MotoGP Motegi practice approach revealed race concerns for Marquez

Marc Marquez says the longer Friday practice for the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix allowed him to go “full attack”, but admits doing so in the race will be “difficult”.

Quartararo finding it “hard” to keep motivated against “beautiful” MotoGP rivals

Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo says the steps his rivals made in FP1 at the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix were “really beautiful”, which is “hard” to remain motivated through.

MotoGP Japanese GP: Miller leads Bagnaia in extended FP1

Jack Miller led a Ducati 1-2 in an extended FP1 for the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix as Aragon winner Enea Bastianini was only 14th after a late crash.

Moto2 team escapes uninjured from Motegi garage fire

Moto2 team Marc VDS Racing says none of its crew were harmed in a garage fire that broke out at Motegi on Thursday at the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix.

Why it's time to embrace MotoGP's friendly 2022 title battle

OPINION: MotoGP is in the grips of an exciting conclusion to its 2022 season as the top three in the standings are split by just 17 points with five races to go. Much has been made that there isn’t much rivalry between Fabio Quartararo, Francesco Bagnaia and Aleix Espargaro. But recent history and the shifting perspectives of the modern world mean we should look at the 2022 MotoGP title battle in a new, positive light

Espargaro “relaxed” about 2022 MotoGP title challenger status

Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro says he is “relaxed” about the fact he is fighting for the 2022 MotoGP title because he knows “I will have my chances” in the final races.

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
The revolution behind Aprilia's rise from MotoGP tail-ender to pack-leader Plus

The revolution behind Aprilia's rise from MotoGP tail-ender to pack-leader

Coinciding with the arrival of Massimo Rivola as head of its MotoGP division, Aprilia has undergone an internal revolution that has spurred it from occupying last place in the team standings to leading the table in the space of just two years. Those entrenched in the project reveal how the ex-Ferrari F1 chief has achieved the dramatic turnaround

MotoGP
Jul 15, 2022