Misano GP (2021)

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Yamaha: New MotoGP champion Quartararo has brought "positivity" to team

New MotoGP champion Fabio Quartararo has brought "a huge dose of positivity" to Yamaha and is "no prima donna", according to his colleagues at the Japanese manufacturer team.

VR46 still progressing on “very slow” Aramco MotoGP deal

VR46 team boss Pablo Nieto says the MotoGP squad is making progress with its Aramco title sponsorship for 2022, but “things are going very, very slow”.

Vinales feels he had podium pace in Misano MotoGP

Aprilia’s Maverick Vinales believes he had pace enough to fight for the podium in the MotoGP Emilia Romagna Grand Prix had he not qualified down in 19th.

Tank Slappers Podcast: Quartararo wins title and Misano GP review

Fabio Quartararo clinched the 2021 MotoGP world championship at the Emilla Romagna GP in a tense race won by Marc Marquez.

Binder explains “super-stupid” Misano MotoGP sighting lap crash

Brad Binder labelled his crash on the sighting lap for the MotoGP Emilia Romagna Grand Prix “super-stupid” having been caught out by cold brakes on the way to the grid.

Espargaro: Maiden Honda MotoGP podium “pain relief” after ‘risky’ KTM exit

Pol Espargaro says his maiden MotoGP podium with Honda at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix was “pain relief” having struggled across 2021 after his “huge risk” move to HRC.

Bastianini “wasn’t confident” of Misano MotoGP podium return

Avintia rookie Enea Bastianini admits his crash-strewn Saturday meant he “wasn’t confident” of returning to the podium in Sunday’s MotoGP Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

Mir’s Misano MotoGP jump start due to launch control confusion

Outgoing MotoGP world champion Joan Mir says his jump start in Sunday’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix was a result of him having doubts that he’d engage his Suzuki’s launch control.

The three factors that crowned MotoGP’s newest champion at Misano

The prospect of Fabio Quartararo clinching the 2021 MotoGP world championship title at Misano appeared small after struggling to 15th in qualifying, while main rival Francesco Bagnaia took pole. Here's how the Yamaha rider turned it around, with help from an ill-fated Bagnaia tyre choice, to secure the crown with two races to spare

Marquez: Key to Quartararo’s MotoGP title was his ability “to suffer”

Marc Marquez says the key to Fabio Quartararo’s 2021 MotoGP world championship was how the Yamaha rider was “able to suffer” and still pick up strong results.

Rossi “a bit angry” with Bagnaia’s Misano MotoGP tyre choice

Valentino Rossi says he’s “a little bit angry” that protégé Francesco Bagnaia ran the hard front tyre in the MotoGP Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, which ultimately caused his title-ending crash.

Bagnaia’s Misano MotoGP race was “win or gravel”

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia is “frustrated” by the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix crash that ended his MotoGP title hopes, but admits his race “was either win or gravel”.

Quartararo: Mugello win "key" to 2021 MotoGP title tilt

Newly-crowned MotoGP world champion Fabio Quartararo says his win at Mugello was "the key point" to his 2021 title tilt because of the confidence it gave him.

Marquez says wet Misano practices crucial to his latest MotoGP win

Honda’s Marc Marquez says the fact most of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix weekend was rain-affected proved key to him being physically stronger in Sunday’s MotoGP race.

Quartararo struggled to eat ahead of MotoGP title-clinching race

Newly crowned 2021 MotoGP world champion Fabio Quartararo says he struggled to eat before Sunday’s title-deciding Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, as he had to come through from 15th.

Emilia Romagna MotoGP: Quartararo claims title as Marquez seals victory

Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo is the 2021 MotoGP world champion after Francesco Bagnaia crashed out of the lead of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, while Marc Marquez won the race.

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

Francesco Bagnaia is on pole position for the MotoGP Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Misano. Here’s how and when you can watch the race.

Rossi “very proud” of brother Marini’s maiden MotoGP front row

Valentino Rossi says he is “very proud” of his half-brother Luca Marini after the Avintia rider secured his first-ever MotoGP front row in qualifying for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

Marquez “lost all confidence” after “lucky” Misano MotoGP Q2 save

Marc Marquez says he “lost all confidence” to push in MotoGP Emilia Romagna Grand Prix qualifying following a “lucky” save at the start of Q2 having already crashed in FP4.

Bagnaia: Quartararo struggles won't affect Misano MotoGP race tactics

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia says starting from pole for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix with Fabio Quartararo 15th won’t change his approach to Sunday’s potentially title-deciding MotoGP race.

Quartararo was “unconsciously not risking” in Misano MotoGP qualifying

MotoGP championship leader Fabio Quartararo says his Q1 exit in Emilia Romagna Grand Prix qualifying was a result of him “unconsciously not risking” in the tricky conditions.

Emilia Romagna MotoGP: Bagnaia continues pole streak, Quartararo 15th

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia snatched pole for the MotoGP Emilia Romagna Grand Prix as championship leader Fabio Quartararo is only 15th in a chaotic qualifying at Misano.

Marco Simoncelli: Remembering MotoGP's ultimate maverick 10 years on

Saturday 23 October marks the 10th anniversary of Marco Simoncelli's death. The one-time 250cc world champion and double MotoGP podium finisher was the ultimate maverick character with big hair, a big personality and an even bigger talent. Autosport pays tribute to a much-missed figure, a decade on

Emilia Romagna MotoGP: Zarco tops wet FP3, title contenders in Q1

Johann Zarco led a Pramac 1-2 in a wet FP3 for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix as both MotoGP title rivals Fabio Quartararo and Francesco Bagnaia drop into Q1.

Marquez: Rossi’s appeal “something unrepeatable” in MotoGP

Marc Marquez says Valentino Rossi’s appeal bringing MotoGP to a mainstream audience is “something unrepeatable”, as the Italian prepares for his final race on home soil. 

Rossi not certain new MotoGP age limits “will fix all the problems”

MotoGP veteran Valentino Rossi says increasing the minimum age limit of Moto3 entrants to 18 “is a big difference” but doesn’t believe it solves the main issue of riding standards.

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

Jack Miller topped Friday practice for Ducati at the MotoGP Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. Here’s how and when to watch qualifying.

Quartararo: Yamaha “made big steps” in wet Misano MotoGP practice

Fabio Quartararo says Yamaha has “made big steps” with its MotoGP bike in wet conditions despite ending Friday’s damp Emilia Romagna Grand Prix practice sessions only 16th overall.

Emilia Romagna MotoGP: Miller tops damp FP2 session

Ducati’s Jack Miller dominated a damp second MotoGP practice for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix as points leader Fabio Quartararo’s wet woes continued in 16th.

Emilia Romagna MotoGP: Zarco tops wet FP1, Quartararo 18th

Pramac’s Johann Zarco topped a wet first MotoGP practice for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix as fellow Ducati rider Francesco Bagnaia crashed late on, while Fabio Quartararo was 18th.

Darryn Binder on his “no-brainer” Moto3 to MotoGP jump

Darryn Binder admits he didn’t expect his MotoGP debut in 2022 would come straight from Moto3, but says signing for Yamaha and RNF Racing was a “no-brainer”.

Marquez: Arm recovery still "too slow" in MotoGP 2021

Honda MotoGP rider Marc Marquez admits his right shoulder’s physical fitness continues to improve following his Austin win, but “it’s too slow” for him still.

Bagnaia: MotoGP 2021 “wasn’t the year to try to win the championship”

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia will go “all in” to keep his MotoGP title hopes alive at Misano this weekend but admits 2021 “wasn’t the year to try to win the championship”.

Quartararo must approach Misano MotoGP match point 'like season start'

Yamaha's Fabio Quartararo admits he has to approach his first 2021 MotoGP title match point this weekend at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix "like the beginning of the season".

No talk over Ducati MotoGP team orders yet – Miller

Jack Miller says there's been no official conversations with Ducati about employing team orders in the final MotoGP races to aid team-mate Francesco Bagnaia's slim title hopes.

2021 MotoGP Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – how to watch, session times & more

MotoGP returns to Misano for a second time this campaign and the 16th round of the 2021 world championship season, the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.