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Aprilia wants Vinales to race its MotoGP bike this season

Aprilia is working at full speed to get Maverick Vinales to make his MotoGP debut for the Italian team as soon as possible this season, Autosport has learned.

Crutchlow in for Vinales at Silverstone, Dixon gets MotoGP debut at SRT

Cal Crutchlow will replace the ousted Maverick Vinales at the Yamaha factory team for the British Grand Prix, while Jake Dixon will make his MotoGP debut with Petronas SRT.

Mir: “Pressure now much higher” on Quartararo in MotoGP title race

Reigning MotoGP world champion Joan Mir believes the pressure on 2021 points leader Fabio Quartararo is now “much higher” after extending his standings advantage considerably in Austria.

Yamaha won’t allow Vinales to race at British MotoGP

Maverick Vinales will remain sidelined for next weekend’s MotoGP British Grand Prix as Yamaha will not allow him to race at Silverstone, Autosport has learned.

“One minute of bad luck” cost Espargaro Austria MotoGP podium

Aleix Espargaro says “bad luck for just one minute” on the final lap of last Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix denied him his first MotoGP podium for Aprilia.

The other Austria 'shock' with major repercussions in MotoGP

The headlines after MotoGP's Austrian GP were naturally dominated by Brad Binder's heroics on slicks in the rain. But although seventh was, on the face of it, a fairly average result in the context of his season, that Fabio Quartararo was in contention for victory before the rain at Yamaha's worst venue should sound alarm bells for his rivals

Jorge Martin ‘happier’ with wet Austria third than first MotoGP win

Pramac rookie Jorge Martin admits he was even happier with his third in the wet Austrian Grand Prix than he was with his maiden MotoGP win in the Styrian GP. 

Mir “must win two or three races” to win 2021 MotoGP title

Reigning MotoGP world champion Joan Mir says he “must win two or three races” to retain his crown in 2021, after finishing fourth in the Austrian Grand Prix.

Tank Slappers Podcast: Austria MotoGP review and Vinales' Aprilia move

Brad Binder took a sensational second-career MotoGP win when he gambled to stay out on slicks on a wet track in the Austrian Grand Prix.

Bagnaia was “angry” he pitted for wet bike in crazy Austria MotoGP race

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia admits he was “angry” he’d pitted for his wet bike when he started the final lap of the MotoGP Austrian Grand Prix in 10th before finishing second.

Rossi 'retiring, but not giving up' after Austria MotoGP podium near-miss

Valentino Rossi says his MotoGP Austrian Grand Prix podium near-miss didn’t reflect any extra desire for results in his final season as he is ‘retiring, but not giving up’.

Vinales joins Aprilia for 2022 MotoGP season

Aprilia has announced it has signed Maverick Vinales for the 2022 MotoGP season as he gets set to quit Yamaha at the end of 2021.

Quartararo: Wet Austrian GP first time I thought about 2021 MotoGP title

Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo admits the wet latter stages of Sunday’s MotoGP Austrian Grand Prix were “the time this year that I was thinking about the championship”.

Marquez had to take painkiller injections ahead of Austria MotoGP race

Honda’s Marc Marquez revealed he had to take some painkilling injections prior to the MotoGP Austrian Grand Prix owing to pain in his recovering right arm.

Binder: Wet final Austria MotoGP lap on slicks “a disaster”

MotoGP Austrian Grand Prix winner Brad Binder says his final lap on slick tyres on a wet track was a “disaster”.

Austrian MotoGP: Binder takes shock win with slick tyre gamble after late rain

KTM’s Brad Binder took an extraordinary MotoGP Austrian Grand Prix victory as he stayed on slicks after a late downpour forced most of the grid to pit for wet tyres.

Marquez: Vinales "did the right thing" in apologising to Yamaha MotoGP team

Six-time MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez says Maverick Vinales “did the right thing” in apologising publicly to Yamaha following his suspension from the Austrian Grand Prix.

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

Jorge Martin is on pole position at the Red Bull Ring for the MotoGP Austrian Grand Prix. Here’s how and when you can watch the race.

Quartararo says Yamaha atmosphere “fantastic” during Austrian MotoGP round

Fabio Quartararo insists the atmosphere within the Yamaha MotoGP team is “fantastic” despite the situation surrounding team-mate Maverick Vinales’ suspension at the Austrian Grand Prix.

MotoGP rookie Jorge Martin “living a dream” after second Austria pole

Pramac Ducati’s Jorge Martin admits he’s “living a dream” at the Austrian Grand Prix after the MotoGP rookie claimed his second-successive pole a week after taking his maiden race win. 

Crutchlow: Vinales is not a “dangerous” MotoGP rider

Cal Crutchlow insists that suspended Yamaha MotoGP rider Maverick Vinales is “not dangerous” and once again backed his talent, branding him “a great rider”.

Austrian MotoGP: Ducati's Martin claims second pole in a row

Pramac Ducati rookie Jorge Martin came from Q1 to snatch a second-successive pole by 0.034 seconds from Fabio Quartararo for the MotoGP Austrian Grand Prix with another lap record.

Vinales apologises to Yamaha following MotoGP suspension

Maverick Vinales has apologised to Yamaha in his first public media appearance since he was suspended from the MotoGP Austrian Grand Prix by the Japanese marque.

Vinales “won’t have any problems” with Aprilia in MotoGP

Aleix Espargaro says Maverick Vinales “won’t have any problems” at Aprilia if he does end up racing for the Italian manufacturer in MotoGP in 2022.

Austrian MotoGP: Bagnaia leads Quartararo as Martin shunts in FP3

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia topped third practice for the MotoGP Austrian Grand Prix by 0.094 seconds, as Styrian GP winner Jorge Martin faces Q1 in qualifying after a late crash.

The Moto3 rider set for the great leap to MotoGP in 2022

The Petronas Sepang Racing Team has been at the centre of MotoGP’s ‘silly season’ rumours in recent weeks as it seeks two riders for its squad.

Crutchlow "hasn’t discussed" replacing Vinales with Yamaha MotoGP team

Yamaha test rider Cal Crutchlow says he ‘hasn’t discussed’ replacing Maverick Vinales for the remainder of the 2021 season with the Japanese marque and rubbished rumours the deal is done.

Quartararo has “problem we can’t fix” in wet on Yamaha MotoGP bike

MotoGP championship leader Fabio Quartararo admits he has a “problem we can’t fix” in wet conditions on the Yamaha following a soaked FP2 for the Austrian Grand Prix.

Austrian MotoGP: Lecuona dominates rain-hit FP2 ahead of Zarco

Tech3 KTM rider Iker Lecuona dominated a rain-hit second practice for the MotoGP Austrian Grand Prix, leading Friday’s overall pacesetter Johann Zarco by 3.397 seconds.

Tank Slappers Podcast: Vinales suspended by Yamaha

On Thursday Yamaha dropped a bombshell on the MotoGP paddock when it announced it had suspended Maverick Vinales from this weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix.

Why Vinales may never ride a Yamaha in MotoGP again

OPINION: The dramatic revelation that Yamaha had suspended Maverick Vinales from the Austrian MotoGP round for deliberately damaging his bike's engine was the latest in a series of tumultuous chapters in the Vinales-Yamaha relationship. Already on his way out at season's end, it's tough to envisage him returning to the saddle this year

Austrian MotoGP: Zarco tops FP1 with Red Bull Ring lap record

Pramac’s Johann Zarco blitzed the field with a record lap of the Red Bull Ring to top FP1 for the MotoGP Austrian Grand Prix as Fabio Quartararo hit mechanical troubles.

Rossi: Yamaha/Vinales MotoGP situation “a shame for the championship”

Valentino Rossi says he is “very sad” for both parties following Yamaha’s suspension of Maverick Vinales for the MotoGP Austrian Grand Prix, calling it “a shame for the championship”.

Red Bull Ring unveils revised MotoGP Turn 2 layout

The Red Bull Ring has revealed the designs of its revised layout for MotoGP from 2022, which will now feature a chicane at the current Turn 2 to improve safety.

Vinales/Yamaha MotoGP situation like Messi’s at Barcelona – Mir Austrian GP
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Vinales/Yamaha MotoGP situation like Messi’s at Barcelona – Mir

Reigning MotoGP world champion Joan Mir has likened the situation between Maverick Vinales and Yamaha to that of football legend Lionel Messi quitting Barcelona, in that “nobody knows the truth”.

Yamaha suggests Vinales tried to blow up his engine in Styrian MotoGP race

Yamaha MotoGP rider Maverick Vinales was suspended and withdrawn from this weekend's Austrian Grand Prix for trying to deliberately damage his bike's engine in the Styrian GP, the team suggests.

Yamaha suspends Vinales from MotoGP Austrian GP

Yamaha has made a shock announcement that it has suspended Maverick Vinales from this weekend’s MotoGP Austrian Grand Prix.

MotoGP dashboard warnings updated after Quartararo incident

MotoGP has updated its dashboard warnings to include messages to riders cautioning them of any problems with their equipment following Fabio Quartararo’s suit issue in Barcelona.

Austria MotoGP races to be open to full capacity crowds

MotoGP has announced its two rounds at the Red Bull Ring will be open to full capacity crowds following a relaxation of spectator restrictions in Austria.