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Marquez donated Aragon MotoGP trophy to fallen racer’s family

Honda MotoGP rider Marc Marquez donated his Aragon Grand Prix trophy to the family of Hugo Milan, who died in a European Talent Cup race in July aged just 14.

Bastianini feels like a proper MotoGP rider after recent purple patch

Avintia rookie Enea Bastianini says he feels like a proper MotoGP rider now following a run of three successive top-six finishes on his two-year-old Ducati.

MotoGP set for longest season ever as provisional 2022 calendar finalised

The 2022 MotoGP season is set to be the longest in the series’ history, as 21 races have been drafted into a provisional calendar.

Jorge Martin critical of ‘senseless’ COTA MotoGP penalty

Pramac rookie Jorge Martin has taken aim at MotoGP’s Race Direction following a penalty in the Grand Prix of the Americas that “makes no sense”.

Bagnaia won’t make desperate moves to keep MotoGP title hopes alive

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia says he won’t make any desperate and aggressive moves on Fabio Quartararo in the final three races to keep his slim MotoGP title hopes alive.

Rins “was trying to survive” in COTA MotoGP race

Suzuki’s Alex Rins says traction issues and circuit bumps meant his MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas was simply about “trying to survive” to the finish.

Espargaro “needs explanation” to his “nightmare” COTA MotoGP crash-fest

Aprilia MotoGP rider Aleix Espargaro says he “needs an explanation” to his “nightmare” Grand Prix of the Americas weekend, after he crashed five times across the event.

Rossi’s COTA MotoGP race “a disaster” physically

Valentino Rossi says his MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas was “a disaster” in regards to his physical condition, after the 42-year-old struggled to 15th in his final US race.

The Marquez self-preservation that fulfilled a COTA MotoGP “dream”

Marc Marquez scorched to his seventh Circuit of the Americas victory in MotoGP last Sunday with a display reminiscent of his pre-injury form. However, his path to the win across the weekend was in keeping with the current reality of his physical limitations, with self-preservation on Saturday key to his Sunday success

Tank Slappers Podcast: Americas MotoGP review, Marquez victorious

Marc Marquez stormed to his second win of the 2021 season in emphatic fashion in the MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas.

Mir "doesn’t respect" Miller COTA MotoGP clash penalty

Suzuki’s Joan Mir says he "doesn’t respect" the penalty he was given for a last-lap clash with Ducati’s Jack Miller in Sunday’s MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas.

MotoGP’s Rossi critical of “Russian Roulette” Moto3 restart decision

Valentino Rossi has praised the harsh penalty given to Deniz Oncu for causing the terrifying Moto3 crash in Sunday’s Austin race, but was critical of the “Russian Roulette” restart decision.

Quartararo “doesn’t need to obsess” about winning MotoGP title now

Fabio Quartararo says “I don’t need to get obsessed” with winning the MotoGP title now, after second at the Grand Prix of Americas has given him his first match point.

Marc Marquez knew COTA could be last chance of 2021 MotoGP win

Marc Marquez says his dominant MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas victory was “perfect” but admits he felt pre-weekend that it could be his last chance to win in 2021.

Americas MotoGP: Marquez dominates at COTA as Quartararo extends points lead

Honda’s Marc Marquez cruised to his second win of the 2021 MotoGP season at the Grand Prix of the Americas, as Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo strengthened his championship lead.

Mir was “scared” when Suzuki blew up in Americas MotoGP FP4

Joan Mir admits he was “a bit scared” when his Suzuki spectacularly expired on the Circuit of the America’s back straight at the start of MotoGP FP4 on Saturday.

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

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

Miller “f****** sick” of repeating tyre issues in MotoGP qualifying

Ducati’s Jack Miller is “fucking sick” of his MotoGP qualifying being compromised by issues with Michelin’s soft rear tyre after ending Saturday at the Grand Prix of the Americas 10th.

MotoGP riders' request to shorten COTA race “not taken seriously” – Petrucci

Tech3’s Danilo Petrucci says the MotoGP field requested the Grand Prix of the Americas to be shortened on safety grounds, but organisers “didn’t take us seriously” in the safety commission.

Quartararo not pressured by title rival Bagnaia’s recent “perfect” MotoGP form

MotoGP championship leader Fabio Quartararo admits he’s “not really” feeling pressure from title rival Francesco Bagnaia despite his “perfect” form continuing with pole at the Grand Prix of the Americas.

Rossi heaps praise on Bagnaia’s MotoGP pole streak for Ducati

Valentino Rossi has heaped praise on Francesco Bagnaia following his Grand Prix of the Americas pole, noting “it’s a long time” since a Ducati MotoGP bike has been ridden so well.

Americas MotoGP: Bagnaia claims third consecutive pole to beat Quartararo

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia scored his third-successive MotoGP pole after beating championship leader Fabio Quartararo to end Marc Marquez’s qualifying stranglehold at the Grand Prix of the Americas.

Americas MotoGP: Miller leads FP3 by 0.679s, Mir in Q1

Ducati’s Jack Miller dominated third practice for the MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas, as reigning world champion Joan Mir has dropped into Q1 in qualifying.

What is causing COTA’s “dangerous” surface problems for MotoGP?

MotoGP’s return to America for the first time since 2019 has hardly been the positive affair it would have hoped for, as safety concerns were raised by riders after Friday.

Bagnaia: COTA MotoGP track situation worse than Silverstone 2018

Francesco Bagnaia believes the current situation with the track surface at the Circuit of the Americas is worse than at Silverstone during the cancelled 2018 MotoGP race.

Marc Marquez labels COTA MotoGP practice pace “strange”

Marc Marquez admits his strong Americas Grand Prix practice pace was unexpected because he feels like he’s “not riding well” on the Honda MotoGP bike.

Quartararo says Austin’s "joke" COTA track is “unsafe” for MotoGP

MotoGP championship leader Fabio Quartararo says the Circuit of the Americas track surface is “a joke” and “unsafe”, as many riders voiced safety concerns after Friday's practices in Austin.

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

Marc Marquez topped Friday practice for Honda at the MotoGP Americas Grand Prix. Here’s how and when to watch qualifying.

Americas MotoGP: Marquez beats Miller to lead FP2 session

Honda’s Marc Marquez pipped the Ducati of Jack Miller in the second practice session for the MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas.

Americas MotoGP: Marc Marquez leads damp first practice at COTA

Honda’s Marc Marquez topped a damp opening practice for the Grand Prix of the Americas as MotoGP marks its first trip outside of Europe or Qatar during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Marquez: ’22 Honda offered “one of the biggest differences” he’s felt in MotoGP

Marc Marquez says the 2022 RC213V prototype he tested at Misano last week offered him “one of the biggest differences” he’s felt in a Honda MotoGP bike ever.

Tank Slappers Podcast: Andrea Dovizioso Interview

Petronas SRT MotoGP rider Andrea Dovizioso is the special guest on this week’s Tank Slappers Podcast, as the Italian discusses his new adventure with Yamaha.

MotoGP’s Rossi says junior motorcycle races “quite scary”

MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi says the aggression levels in junior championship categories like in Moto3 and World Superport 300 make races “quite scary”.

"Atrocious" junior rider deaths "can't continue", says MotoGP's Miller

Ducati MotoGP rider Jack Miller says the recent “atrocious” deaths of young riders at junior levels in 2021 “can’t continue” following Dean Berta Vinales’ fatal accident at Jerez.

MotoGP's Marquez hits back at Fabrizio's "waste of time" comments

MotoGP’s Marc Marquez says he “doesn’t understand” how Supersport rider Michel Fabrizio could blame him for causing fatal incidents in junior series through young racers copying the Honda rider’s style.

Maverick Vinales to miss US MotoGP round after family bereavement

Aprilia MotoGP rider Maverick Vinales will sit out this weekend’s Grand Prix of the Americas in Texas following the death of his cousin in a racing accident last week.