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Joan Mir’s year without MotoGP win “difficult to digest”

Suzuki’s Joan Mir says going a full calendar year without a victory in MotoGP has been “difficult to digest”, and the 2020 world champion is “not having a good time”.

Marquez’s Algarve MotoGP result “important” after “shit” season

Alex Marquez says his run to a season-best fourth in the MotoGP Algarve Grand Prix was “really important” having 'hit a lot of shit' this season.

Why MotoGP's under-fire graduate has a point to prove

OPINION: MotoGP-bound Darryn Binder was already under the microscope as his jump from Moto3 to join RNF's new top-class team was announced. But his crash with title hopeful Dennis Foggia caused significant consternation among the ranks - with many current riders suggesting the top level should be harder to break into as a result

Tank Slappers Podcast: Algarve MotoGP review

The events of MotoGP's Algarve GP are discussed on the latest Tank Slappers Podcast, as Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia produced a dominant victory, while newly-crowned champion Fabio Quartararo crashed out.

Oliveira escapes injury after Lecuona crush in Algarve MotoGP

KTM’s Miguel Oliveira says medical checks showed no signs of injury after a nasty collision with Tech3’s Iker Lecuona which red-flagged the MotoGP Algarve Grand Prix.

Marquez ruled out of MotoGP finale in Valencia with vision problems

Six-time MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez has been ruled out of this weekend’s 2021 season finale at Valencia as he is suffering from vision problems following a concussion.

How Portugal exposed the biggest threat to Quartararo’s MotoGP title defence

Fabio Quartararo’s first DNF of his title-winning 2021 MotoGP season couldn’t have come at a better time. But the events of the Yamaha rider’s Algarve Grand Prix exposed the M1’s well-known major weakness, which could threaten his championship defence given the increasingly Ducati-heavy makeup of the grid heading into 2022

Miller’s Algarve MotoGP battle with Alex Marquez “felt like 2014 all over again”

Ducati’s Jack Miller says his tussle for third with Alex Marquez in the MotoGP Algarve Grand Prix “felt like 2014 all over again”, when both fought for the Moto3 title.

Bagnaia: MotoGP needs F1-style superlicence after Darryn Binder incident

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia believes MotoGP needs to adopt a superlicence system as seen in Formula 1 to better manage the talent coming into the premier class.

Suzuki’s Mir “needed” his strong MotoGP Algarve weekend

Suzuki’s Joan Mir says he “needed” his “unbelievable” Algarve Grand Prix weekend, after claiming a season-best second in Sunday’s MotoGP race. 

Bagnaia “did the same race as Misano” to win Algarve MotoGP

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia says he felt no difference in pressure in the MotoGP Algarve Grand Prix now the title is done, noting “I did the same race as Misano”.

Quartararo was “making a lot of mistakes” in Algarve MotoGP

World champion Fabio Quartararo admits he was “making a lot of mistakes” before crashing out of the MotoGP Algarve Grand Prix, noting his race went away from him in qualifying.

MotoGP Algarve: Bagnaia takes dominant win in red-flagged race

Francesco Bagnaia dominated the Algarve Grand Prix to win the MotoGP constructors’ championship for Ducati, as the race was red-flagged on the penultimate lap for a crash.

MotoGP Algarve Grand Prix – Start time, how to watch & more

Francesco Bagnaia is on pole position for the MotoGP Algarve Grand Prix at Portimao. Here’s how and when you can watch the race.

“Nothing changed” to grant Mir MotoGP qualifying breakthrough

Suzuki’s Joan Mir says “nothing changed” at the Algarve Grand Prix compared to previous rounds to grant him his first-ever top three qualifying result in MotoGP.

Ducati MotoGP duo keen to have Stoner as rider coach in 2022

Francesco Bagnaia and Jack Miller have both expressed an interest in Ducati hiring a MotoGP rider coach for 2022, with both mentioning double world champion Casey Stoner as an option.

Quartararo hindered by “weird feeling” in Algarve MotoGP qualifying

MotoGP world champion Fabio Quartararo says his seventh in Algarve Grand Prix qualifying was a result of a “weird feeling” he got from a set-up change that didn’t work.

MotoGP Algarve: Bagnaia secures fifth consecutive pole position with lap record

Francesco Bagnaia claimed his fifth-straight MotoGP pole after topping qualifying for the Algarve Grand Prix with a lap record, as world champion Fabio Quartararo was only seventh.

MotoGP Algarve: Bagnaia beats Quartararo by 0.001s in FP3

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia led MotoGP world champion Fabio Quartararo by just 0.001 seconds in an extremely tight Algarve Grand Prix FP3.

MotoGP Algarve Grand Prix qualifying - Start time, how to watch & more

New MotoGP world champion Fabio Quartararo topped Friday practice at the MotoGP Algarve Grand Prix. Here’s how and when to watch qualifying.

Espargaro: Honda MotoGP bike now 'safer' to ride

Pol Espargaro says Honda has made an "amazing" step between MotoGP's last visit to Portugal in April and this weekend's Algarve Grand Prix, noting how the bike is safer.

Quartararo not "obsessed” with Bagnaia fight in Algarve MotoGP

MotoGP world champion Fabio Quartararo says he’s “not obsessed” with engaging in a battle with Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia at the Algarve Grand Prix this weekend, having led him in practice.

Mir was "mentally collapsed" after recent MotoGP races

Suzuki’s Joan Mir revealed he was “mentally collapsed” after the recent run of MotoGP races and had to take a week off following the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

MotoGP Algarve: Quartararo leads over Bagnaia in FP2 session

MotoGP world champion Fabio Quartararo topped the second practice for the Algarve Grand Prix aboard his Yamaha, the Frenchman once again leading Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia.

Stoner “has missed” Rossi racing at the front in MotoGP

Double world champion Casey Stoner says that he's “missed Valentino Rossi at the front” in MotoGP in recent years and feels the racing could have been “incredible” if he was.

Algarve MotoGP: Champion Quartararo pips Bagnaia in first practice

New MotoGP world champion Fabio Quartararo edged ahead of Francesco Bagnaia to top first practice for the Algarve Grand Prix by 0.045 seconds.

Bagnaia would “really like to fight” Quartararo in final MotoGP rounds

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia says he would “really like to have a fight” with new MotoGP world champion Fabio Quartararo in the final two races of the 2021 season.

Quartararo shuns number one plate for MotoGP title defence

New MotoGP world champion Fabio Quartararo has categorically ruled out running the number one plate in 2022, saying that “I feel like I’m not number one”.

Dovizioso “not instinctive” on Yamaha MotoGP bike yet

Petronas SRT’s Andrea Dovizioso admits he’s “not instinctive” still on the Yamaha MotoGP bike as he continues his preparations for his full-time return in 2022.

Martin has to "face the fear" of Portimao MotoGP return after crash

Jorge Martin admits he was “scared” initially when he found out MotoGP would be returning to Portimao following his serious crash in April, but now has to “face the fear”.

Marquez to miss Algarve MotoGP round after training accident

Honda has announced Marc Marquez will miss this weekend’s MotoGP Algarve Grand Prix in Portugal after suffering a concussion in a training incident.

2021 MotoGP Algarve Grand Prix – how to watch, session times & more

MotoGP returns to Portimao for a second time this season for the 17th round of the 2021 world championship season, the Algarve Grand Prix.