Italian GP (2021)

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Rins brands recent MotoGP crashes “not normal”

Suzuki’s Alex Rins says his run of four-successive race crashes in the 2021 MotoGP season are “not normal” after he fell again out of last Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix. 

Mir: MotoGP track limits need ‘human touch’ after Mugello farce

MotoGP world champion Joan Mir says the series’ track limits rules need a ‘human touch’ after he was farcically awarded and then stripped of second in the Italian Grand Prix.

Tank Slappers Podcast: Reflecting on a tragic Italian GP weekend

The MotoGP paddock is in mourning following the death of 19-year-old Swiss Moto3 rider Jason Dupasquier, who tragically succumbed to injuries sustained in a qualifying crash at Mugello.

Marquez takes blame for Mugello MotoGP crash with Binder

Marc Marquez has taken the blame for the collision with KTM’s Brad Binder on lap two of the MotoGP Italian Grand Prix which ended the Honda rider’s race.

Miller: TV coverage of fatal Mugello Moto3 crash "unacceptable"

Ducati MotoGP rider Jack Miller says the television coverage of constant replays of the fatal Mugello Moto3 crash which killed Jason Dupasquier was "unacceptable".

MotoGP’s impossible dilemma in the wake of tragedy

After Moto3 rider Jason Dupasquier died from his injuries during qualifying at Mugello, many of MotoGP's riders were uneasy about taking to the grid for the Italian Grand Prix. Whether the race should have been cancelled is a debate with no clear answer, but there is a clear lesson that can be learned regarding its TV coverage

Bagnaia: MotoGP shouldn’t have raced after Dupasquier death

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia thinks the decision to continue with the MotoGP Italian Grand Prix following Moto3 rider Jason Dupasquier’s death was “not correct” and was “difficult to accept”.

Bastianini explains “crazy” Zarco Mugello MotoGP grid crash

Avintia rookie Enea Bastianini says his collision with Johann Zarco on the grid before the MotoGP Italian Grand Prix was “crazy” and says he couldn’t avoid the Pramac rider.

Quartararo: Mugello win “not a great feeling” after Dupasquier death

MotoGP Italian Grand Prix winner Fabio Quartararo admits his Mugello victory comes with “not a great feeling” following the tragic death of Moto3 racer Jason Dupasquier.

Italian MotoGP: Quartararo dominates to win at Mugello after Bagnaia crashes

Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo dominated a dramatic MotoGP Italian Grand Prix after an early crash for Francesco Bagnaia to strengthen his championship lead.

Quartararo dedicates Mugello MotoGP pole to Dupasquier

Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo branded his MotoGP Italian Grand Prix pole “one of my best laps of all time” and dedicated it to seriously injured Moto3 racer Jason Dupasquier.

Marquez: Vinales “right to be angry” after Mugello MotoGP qualifying spat

Marc Marquez admits his tactics against Maverick Vinales in MotoGP Italian Grand Prix qualifying were “not completely fair” and says the Yamaha rider has “reason to be angry” with him.

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

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

Vinales doesn’t blame Marquez for Mugello MotoGP Q1 exit

Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales says he was “not disturbed” by Marc Marquez’s tactics in MotoGP Italian Grand Prix qualifying and does not blame him for his Q1 exit at Mugello.

Yamaha slams Marquez's "not fair" MotoGP qualifying tactics

Yamaha MotoGP boss Massimo Meregalli has slammed Marc Marquez’s tactics against Maverick Vinales in Italian Grand Prix qualifying as “not fair” and hopes for Race Direction intervention.

Italian MotoGP: Quartararo beats Bagnaia to fourth consecutive pole

Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo smashed the Mugello lap record to claim MotoGP Italian Grand Prix pole as team-mate Maverick Vinales ended up a lowly 13th after a dramatic qualifying.

Italian MotoGP: Bagnaia on record pace in FP3, Vinales crashes into Q1

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia topped FP3 for the MotoGP Italian Grand Prix with a new Mugello lap record as a late crash for Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales dropped him into Q1.

Can a shade of blue end MotoGP’s red reign at Mugello?

Ducati’s Mugello stronghold looks set to be under siege once again on MotoGP’s return this weekend for the Italian Grand Prix. But its biggest threats could come from multiple camps and sets up an enthralling Tuscany tussle ahead

The tech secrets boosting three MotoGP bikes at Mugello

Friday at the Italian Grand Prix featured key tech upgrades for three MotoGP manufacturers that could prove vital in their Mugello hopes come Sunday.

Rossi “in trouble” in Mugello MotoGP practice

Valentino Rossi admits he’s “in trouble” with his Petronas SRT Yamaha MotoGP bike after finishing Friday’s Italian Grand Prix practices at Mugello 21st.

Marc Marquez’s recovery “stuck” since his MotoGP return

Honda’s Marc Marquez admitted after finishing 12th in Friday’s Italian Grand Prix practices that his recovery since his MotoGP comeback in Portugal has been “stuck”.

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

Francesco Bagnaia topped Friday practice for Ducati at the MotoGP Italian Grand Prix at Mugello. Here’s how and when to watch qualifying.

Quartararo critical of “pointless” Mugello MotoGP traffic

MotoGP world championship leader Fabio Quartararo says riders touring on Mugello’s racing line in FP2 for the Italian Grand Prix was “pointless” and thinks this should warrant tougher penalties.

Italian MotoGP: Bagnaia fastest from Rins in FP2 at Mugello

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia topped a tight second practice for the Italian Grand Prix, 0.071 seconds clear of Suzuki’s Alex Rins as FP1 pacesetter Maverick Vinales was 17th.

Maiden MotoGP win at Mugello "not my objective" – Bagnaia

Francesco Bagnaia says it would be “great” to get his first MotoGP win on his and Ducati’s home turf at the Italian Grand Prix, but admits “it’s not my objective”.

Italian MotoGP: Vinales tops first practice on return to Mugello

Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales led opening practice for the Italian Grand Prix on MotoGP’s return to Mugello for the first time in two years.

Rossi: Mugello start of “very important” run for MotoGP future

Valentino Rossi says this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix begins a “very important” phase in the 2021 MotoGP season for him as a decision on his future looms.

Marquez “considered” pausing MotoGP comeback after Jerez

Marc Marquez has revealed he considered halting his MotoGP comeback following the Spanish Grand Prix, but his doctors advised him it was best to continue racing.

Alex Marquez “not enjoying” 2021 Honda MotoGP bike

LCR’s Alex Marquez admits in dry conditions he is “not enjoying” the 2021 Honda MotoGP bike, following a difficult start to his sophomore year.

2021 MotoGP Italian GP – how to watch, session times & more

MotoGP heads to Mugello for the sixth round of the 2021 world championship season, the Italian Grand Prix, after a hectic French event last time out.

Pramac rider Martin out of Mugello MotoGP round

Pramac rookie Jorge Martin’s injury-forced absence will continue into next weekend’s Italian Grand Prix, with Ducati MotoGP test rider Michele Pirro deputising.

Morbidelli “conscious of interest” from rival MotoGP manufacturers

Petronas SRT’s Franco Morbidelli says he hasn’t held any discussions with rival teams for the 2022 MotoGP season, but is “conscious” of the interest in him from other manufacturers.