Japanese GP (2022)
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MotoGP has formally confirmed its first grand prix in India will take place in 2023, with a full provisional schedule expected to be announced soon.
Suzuki team boss Livio Suppo says the fact the squad “doesn’t have time to brood” is “the only positive” of its disastrous final MotoGP race on home soil in Japan.
Cal Crutchlow says a bike alarm on his way to the grid caused him to “panic” and forget to engage his starting devices, which hindered his MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix.
MotoGP championship leader Fabio Quartararo admits his struggles with the Yamaha in 2022 have led to him "not enjoying riding a bike in a race for a long time".
Double MotoGP race winner Danilo Petrucci will make a surprise return to the series at the Thailand Grand Prix as Joan Mir’s replacement.
OPINION: For the fourth time in 2022, Francesco Bagnaia has made a costly error while battling other riders. Crashing while chasing one point at the Japanese Grand Prix has lost him eight to a struggling Fabio Quartararo. With just four rounds remaining and a history of errors in high-pressure situations, Bagnaia and Ducati need a serious rethink to stop its best opportunity of a title in 15 years slipping away
Ducati’s Jack Miller admits he “didn’t know I had it in me” to dominate the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi.
Marc Marquez says Sunday’s MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix was the first race since badly breaking his right arm in 2020 where “I didn’t feel pain during the race”.
Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia says he crashed out of the last lap of the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix trying to overtake points leader Fabio Quartararo because he was “too ambitious”.
Championship leader Fabio Quartararo says his MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix was “frustrating” because he “cannot overtake at all” on his Yamaha after finishing eighth.
Aleix Espargaro says his Aprilia team forgetting to switch from an ‘eco’ engine map before the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix forced him into his pre-start bike swap.
Jack Miller dominated the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix to salvage a dark day for Ducati’s 2022 title hopes, as team-mate Francesco Bagnaia crashed on the last lap.
Ai Ogura delighted home fans with victory in the Moto2 race at the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix, as Izan Guevara strengthened his Moto3 title hopes with a win.
Ducati’s Jack Miller says Marc Marquez is “the boy who cried wolf” when it comes to dismissing his own chances of victory in MotoGP races.
MotoGP championship leader Fabio Quartararo admits he was “a bit lost” in the wet qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix and “expected much better” than ninth.
Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia insists there is “something not working” on his bike in wet conditions after ending MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix qualifying a “not acceptable” 12th.
Marc Marquez says the Japanese Grand Prix is “not the time” to think about fighting for a comeback MotoGP win, despite ending a three-year pole drought on Saturday at Motegi.
Marc Marquez scored his first MotoGP pole position in three years after topping a wet Japanese Grand Prix qualifying, as the title challengers struggled.
Final practice for the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix has been cancelled due to poor weather at Motegi, but qualifying will go ahead.
Honda’s Marc Marquez topped a red-flagged wet FP2 for the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix amid a typhoon threat for qualifying day at Motegi.
LCR Honda’s Takaaki Nakagami says he ended Friday’s MotoGP practice for the Japanese Grand Prix with his glove “full” of blood from a gruesome right-hand injury.
RNF Yamaha stand-in Cal Crutchlow says he “must be too competitive” because he was “pissed off” to end Friday’s MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix practice in 17th.
Marc Marquez says the longer Friday practice for the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix allowed him to go “full attack”, but admits doing so in the race will be “difficult”.
Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo says the steps his rivals made in FP1 at the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix were “really beautiful”, which is “hard” to remain motivated through.
Jack Miller led a Ducati 1-2 in an extended FP1 for the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix as Aragon winner Enea Bastianini was only 14th after a late crash.
OPINION: MotoGP is in the grips of an exciting conclusion to its 2022 season as the top three in the standings are split by just 17 points with five races to go. Much has been made that there isn’t much rivalry between Fabio Quartararo, Francesco Bagnaia and Aleix Espargaro. But recent history and the shifting perspectives of the modern world mean we should look at the 2022 MotoGP title battle in a new, positive light
Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro says he is “relaxed” about the fact he is fighting for the 2022 MotoGP title because he knows “I will have my chances” in the final races.
Marc Marquez says he is disappointed in the collisions in last week’s MotoGP Aragon Grand Prix because he “felt ready” to fight after “an amazing start”.
Francesco Bagnaia says he ‘doesn’t need help’ from Ducati-imposed team orders to win the 2022 MotoGP championship.
Fabio Quartararo says it’s “nice” that the top three in the MotoGP standings are split by just 17 points despite his lead being wiped out by a crash at Aragon.