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03 Jun - 06 Jun
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Brembo developing bigger MotoGP brake discs after Barcelona test

Following productive running at the post-Catalunya MotoGP test, Brembo’s new and bigger brake discs will be used at this year’s Austria double-header to avoid a repeat of Maverick Vinales’s crash last year.

Zarco “missing something” to claim maiden win in MotoGP

Pramac’s Johann Zarco says he is not pressuring himself to win in MotoGP right now but admits “something is missing” in his quest to secure his maiden victory.

Why Quartararo’s Catalunya suit penalty highlights a wider issue in MotoGP

OPINION: Fabio Quartararo racing with his leather suit open and subsequent penalty has been the main talking point of the Catalunya MotoGP weekend, which has highlighted a wider issue with MotoGP’s stewarding that risks a negative precedent going forward

Quartararo race suit in "normal working order" after Catalan GP controversy

Alpinestars says Fabio Quartararo’s race suit was found to be in “normal working order” after his leathers came open during Sunday’s MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix.

Rossi “expected more” from “very negative” Catalunya MotoGP race

Valentino Rossi admits he “expected a lot more” from a “very negative” MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix after crashing out having struggled for pace from the start.

Quartararo: I should have been black-flagged from Catalunya MotoGP

Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo has admitted he thinks he should have been shown the black flag for riding with his leather suit open late on in the MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix.

Miller knew “cheeky” Quartararo error would get him Catalunya MotoGP podium

Jack Miller wasn’t surprised to see himself promoted to third in the MotoGP Catalunya Grand Prix as he suspected Fabio Quartararo’s “cheeky” track limits breach would net him a penalty.

Oliveira: Too early to think about MotoGP title despite Catalunya win

KTM’s Miguel Oliveira admits “it’s quite early” to begin to think about his MotoGP title hopes in 2021 despite his Catalan Grand Prix win on Sunday.

Tank Slappers Podcast: Catalunya MotoGP review

Miguel Oliveira returned KTM to the top step of the MotoGP podium at the Catalan Grand Prix, but the race was overshadowed by controversy surrounding Fabio Quartararo.

How MotoGP’s “beast” tamers bounced back at Catalunya

The expectation on KTM to replicate its winning form from 2020 this season made its difficult start to the new MotoGP campaign even more disappointing. But a key update has seen KTM's fortunes reversed over the last week and returned it to the top step of the podium in Barcelona

Mir "pissed off" at Catalunya MotoGP strategy blunder

MotoGP world champion Joan Mir laments his decision to race the medium rear tyre in Sunday’s Catalan Grand Prix and is “pissed off” as he feels it cost him victory.

Quartararo hit with penalty for suit infringement in Catalunya MotoGP

Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo has been hit with another three-second time penalty on his MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix result for riding with his leather suit unfastened.

Marquez’s shortened Catalan MotoGP “best seven laps of the year”

Honda’s Marc Marquez says the seven laps he rode in Sunday’s MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix before crashing were “the best seven laps of the year” as “I was Marc” again.

Mir: Quartararo endangered other MotoGP riders in Catalan GP

MotoGP world champion Joan Mir believes Fabio Quartararo throwing his chest protector away during the Catalan Grand Prix “is punishable” because “it puts other riders in danger”. 

Quartararo can’t explain MotoGP suit problem in Catalunya race

Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo admits he doesn’t know why his leather race suit fully opened late on in the MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix, which contributed to him losing a podium finish.

Catalunya MotoGP: Oliveira fends off Zarco to win, Quartararo loses third to penalty

KTM’s Miguel Oliveira fended off Pramac’s Johann Zarco in an enthralling MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix to claim victory as Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo lost third due to a late time penalty.

Rossi feels “genuine support” from his SRT MotoGP team

Valentino Rossi says he feels “genuine support” from his Petronas Sepang Racing Team in MotoGP following a strong Saturday showing at the Catalan Grand Prix.

Morbidelli: MotoGP riders should prepare to “suffer” in Catalan GP

Petronas SRT’s Franco Morbidelli believes the MotoGP field must “be ready to suffer” in Sunday’s Catalan Grand Prix as high tyre wear is expected.

Vinales laments agenda behind out-of-context MotoGP future quotes

Maverick Vinales has criticised the way comments he made about his MotoGP future were taken out of context, claiming “people always try to put me in conflict with my team”.

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

Fabio Quartararo is on pole position at Barcelona after topping qualifying for the 2021 MotoGP Catalunya Grand Prix. Here’s how and when you can watch the race.

Marc Marquez believes Honda won’t gain MotoGP concessions in 2022

Marc Marquez doesn’t believe Honda will gain concessions for the 2022 MotoGP season as he is convinced the marque will score at least one podium before the end of 2021. 

Mir: Suzuki ‘hasn’t improved’ title-winning 2020 MotoGP bike

Reigning MotoGP world champion Joan Mir says Suzuki “didn’t improve” its bike in 2021 compared to last year after qualifying down in 10th for the Catalan Grand Prix.

Catalunya MotoGP: Quartararo claims fifth pole, Miller crashes

Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo has taken his fifth-straight MotoGP pole in a tense qualifying for the Catalan Grand Prix, beating Jack Miller who crashed late on.

Catalunya MotoGP: Morbidelli pips Quartararo in FP3, Miller to Q1

Franco Morbidelli pipped Fabio Quartararo to top spot in a tight FP3 for the MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix as Ducati’s Jack Miller will have to go through Q1 in qualifying.

The MotoGP enigma who needs to step up at Catalunya

With a win-rate of just 10.66% from his time on a factory Yamaha MotoGP bike, it can't be disputed that Maverick Vinales has underachieved in recent seasons. Now on the third crew chief of his tenure at the team, he won't have too many more opportunities to turn the tide against his rapid new team-mate

Vinales “not used” to ex-Rossi MotoGP crew chief’s way of working

Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales admits the programme he worked through with new MotoGP crew chief Silvano Galbusera on Friday of the Catalan Grand Prix was something he’s “not used to doing”.

Marquez had “important” injury talk with MotoGP legend Doohan

Honda’s Marc Marquez says he had an “important” talk with MotoGP legend Mick Doohan about recovering from serious injury during last weekend’s Italian Grand Prix at Mugello.

Rins’ Catalunya MotoGP absence “hurts” - Mir

Reigning champion Joan Mir says Suzuki team-mate Alex Rins’ absence from the MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix “hurts” him as he now “lacks information” he can use this weekend.

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

Johann Zarco topped Friday practice for Pramac Ducati at the MotoGP Catalunya Grand Prix at Barcelona. Here’s how and when to watch qualifying.

Catalunya MotoGP: Zarco edges out Morbidelli in FP2

Pramac’s Johann Zarco pipped Franco Morbidelli to top spot in second practice for the MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix, the pair split by 0.021 seconds in the end.

Catalunya MotoGP: Aprilia's Espargaro beats Morbidelli to FP1 top spot

Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro topped the first practice session for the MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix 0.024 seconds ahead of Petronas SRT’s Franco Morbidelli.

Vinales MotoGP crew chief split “hurts” on personal level

Maverick Vinales has revealed his change in MotoGP crew chief from Esteban Garcia to Silvano Galbusera was a Yamaha decision but admits splitting with his friend Garcia “hurts”.

Petrucci “can’t be sad” if 2021 is his final MotoGP season

Danilo Petrucci says he “cannot be sad” if 2021 turns out to be his final MotoGP season following the news Remy Gardner will join Tech3 KTM next year.

Rins out of Catalan MotoGP with broken arm

Suzuki MotoGP rider Alex Rins has been ruled out of the Catalan Grand Prix after breaking the radius bone in his right arm on Thursday during a training incident.

Espargaro “doesn’t understand” why Dovizioso won’t commit to Aprilia MotoGP seat

Aleix Espargaro admits he “doesn’t understand” why Andrea Dovizioso won’t commit to racing for Aprilia in MotoGP next year but stresses nothing has been decided yet.

Vinales splits with MotoGP crew chief, teams up with ex-Rossi man

Maverick Vinales has parted ways with Yamaha MotoGP crew chief Esteban Garcia and will now work with ex-Valentino Rossi chief mechanic Silvano Galbusera.