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MotoGP gives India 2023 slot as full calendar expected soon

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.

“Having no time to brood” only positive of Suzuki’s final home MotoGP race

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.

Crutchlow explains “panic” that hindered his Japan MotoGP race

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 points leader Quartararo 'hasn't enjoyed racing for a while'

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".

Petrucci makes surprise MotoGP comeback with Suzuki in Thailand

Double MotoGP race winner Danilo Petrucci will make a surprise return to the series at the Thailand Grand Prix as Joan Mir’s replacement.

The talent-outweighing ambition that will kill Ducati’s 2022 MotoGP title hopes

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

Miller ‘didn’t know I had dominant Motegi MotoGP win in me’

Ducati’s Jack Miller admits he “didn’t know I had it in me” to dominate the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi.

Marquez: Japanese GP first MotoGP race where “I didn’t feel pain"

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”.

Bagnaia crashed out of Japan MotoGP race because he was “too ambitious”

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”.

Quartararo laments “frustrating” Motegi MotoGP race

Championship leader Fabio Quartararo says his MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix was “frustrating” because he “cannot overtake at all” on his Yamaha after finishing eighth.

Espargaro explains ‘eco map’ issue that forced pre-race bike swap in Japan MotoGP

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.

MotoGP Japanese GP: Miller dominates, Bagnaia crashes as title rivals struggle

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.

MotoGP Japanese GP: Full Moto2 and Moto3 race results

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.

Marquez “boy who cried wolf” when it comes to MotoGP race predictions

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.

Quartararo “a bit lost” in wet MotoGP Japanese GP qualifying

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.

Bagnaia slams “not acceptable” MotoGP Japanese GP qualifying result

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.

Marquez: Japan MotoGP race “not the time” to think about comeback win

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.

MotoGP Japanese GP: Marquez scores first pole in three years in wet qualifying

Marc Marquez scored his first MotoGP pole position in three years after topping a wet Japanese Grand Prix qualifying, as the title challengers struggled.

Japan MotoGP qualifying to go ahead despite weather fears

Final practice for the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix has been cancelled due to poor weather at Motegi, but qualifying will go ahead.

MotoGP Japanese GP: Marquez tops wet FP2 amid typhoon threat

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.

Nakagami ended Japan MotoGP practice with ‘glove full of blood’

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.

“Too competitive” Crutchlow “pissed off” to miss top 10 in Motegi MotoGP practice

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.

“Full attack” MotoGP Motegi practice approach revealed race concerns for Marquez

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”.

Quartararo finding it “hard” to keep motivated against “beautiful” MotoGP rivals

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.

MotoGP Japanese GP: Miller leads Bagnaia in extended FP1

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.

Why it's time to embrace MotoGP's friendly 2022 title battle

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

Espargaro “relaxed” about 2022 MotoGP title challenger status

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.

Marquez “felt ready” to fight in Aragon MotoGP race before lap one chaos

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”.

Bagnaia ‘doesn’t need team orders’ to win 2022 MotoGP title

Francesco Bagnaia says he ‘doesn’t need help’ from Ducati-imposed team orders to win the 2022 MotoGP championship.

Quartararo thinks tight 2022 MotoGP title battle is “nice”

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.