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Why Yamaha hasn't learned from Honda and Suzuki's MotoGP mistakes

Fabio Quartararo gave Yamaha plenty of warnings about a lack of development ahead of their MotoGP world championship defence which went unheeded given its Qatar GP performance. It appears the Japanese manufacturer has fallen into a familiar trap which has also caught two of its major rivals in recent years

Why MotoGP's 'possum' isn't as dormant as its Qatar GP suggests

Suzuki made a splash in pre-season testing with its 2022 GSX-RR and was expected to fight for big things in MotoGP’s Qatar Grand Prix. While the race didn’t yield anything special, there is a lot to suggest Suzuki could be MotoGP’s real weapon this season

Dovizioso, Yamaha 'doesn’t have answer' to “very bad” Qatar MotoGP

RNF Racing rider Andrea Dovizioso says his MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix was hindered by front tyre pressure problems which he and Yamaha 'don’t have the answer' for.

Why MotoGP’s newest winner can be a menace in the coming races

Enea Bastianini etched himself into the history books as MotoGP’s newest winner with a stunning ride to victory in last Sunday’s 2022 season-opening Qatar Grand Prix. He has pricked the ears of a number of rivals and can prove to be a real menace in the early races of 2022

Suzuki’s Mir admits underwhelming Qatar MotoGP race “difficult to understand”

Suzuki’s Joan Mir says his run to a disappointing sixth place in the MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix is “difficult to understand” having been one of the pre-race favourites.

Gardner slams Darryn Binder’s Qatar MotoGP “disaster” riding

Tech3 KTM rider Remy Gardner says fellow MotoGP rookie Darryn Binder’s riding in last Sunday’s Qatar Grand Prix was “a disaster”.

Marc Marquez “had doubts” ahead of Qatar MotoGP race

Marc Marquez admits a crash in Sunday’s warm-up and not having confidence in the front of the Honda yet meant he “had doubts” coming into the MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix.

Bagnaia "won't touch anything" on Ducati bike after Qatar MotoGP disaster

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia says he “will never touch the bike again” having felt like his disaster MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix was compromised by too much development work.

Binder: KTM “still far from where we need to be” despite Qatar MotoGP podium

Brad Binder says KTM is “still far from where we need to be” despite scoring the marque’s first Qatar Grand Prix podium in the 2022 MotoGP season-opener.

How Ducati turned its feared MotoGP strength into a problem in Qatar

Enea Bastianini's victory in the Qatar Grand Prix was good and bad news for Ducati. The Italian's breakthrough win on a year-old Gresini bike, and the sluggishness exhibited by the 2022 models, suggests that Ducati has failed to take advantage of having a third of the MotoGP grid and leaves it with issues to resolve

Tank Slappers Podcast: 2022 Qatar GP review

The 2022 MotoGP season kicked off in exciting style with the Qatar Grand Prix, as Enea Bastianini took an emotional win for Gresini Racing.

Espargaro proved “not only Marquez able to win” on Honda MotoGP bike now

Pol Espargaro says himself and Honda “sent a message that not just Marc Marquez is able to win” on the bike after his fighting third Sunday’s MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix.

“Lost” Ducati led to Miller’s Qatar MotoGP DNF

Jack Miller says an electronics problem that made his Ducati MotoGP bike “lost” in the Qatar Grand Prix led to his early retirement from the race.

Bastianini: Maiden MotoGP win “unexpected” in Qatar GP

Gresini’s Enea Bastianini says his emotional maiden victory in MotoGP in Sunday’s Qatar Grand Prix was “unexpected”.

Martin had “fear about my life” in Bagnaia Qatar MotoGP crash

Jorge Martin says he had “fear about my life” in the tangle with factory Ducati MotoGP rider Francesco Bagnaia which took both out of the Qatar Grand Prix.  

Quartararo “worried” about Yamaha after difficult Qatar MotoGP opener

Fabio Quartararo admits finishing ninth in the 2022 MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix after Yamaha won both Losail races in 2021 has him “worried” about his title defence.  

2022 MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix: Full race results

Enea Bastianini has secured an emotional maiden MotoGP victory with the Gresini Ducati team in a dramatic 2022 opener in Qatar. Here's the full race results.

MotoGP Qatar GP: Gresini’s Bastianini takes emotional maiden victory

Gresini Ducati’s Enea Bastianini took an emotional maiden MotoGP victory in a dramatic Qatar Grand Prix a year after team founder Fausto Gresini died of COVID-19.

Vinales “expected to be at the front” in Qatar MotoGP

Nine-time MotoGP race winner Maverick Vinales admits he “honestly expected to be at the front” in Qatar Grand Prix qualifying and not 19th.

Miller claims Suzuki has gained “30 horsepower” with 2022 MotoGP bike

Ducati’s Jack Miller says he’s intrigued to see how the new Suzuki goes in the MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix and reckons it has gained “30 horsepower” with its engine.

2022 MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix: Start time, how to watch and more

Pramac Ducati rider Jorge Martin is on pole for the opening round of the 2022 MotoGP season at the Qatar Grand Prix.

Qatar MotoGP poleman Martin "needs something else" to fight for race win

Qatar Grand Prix poleman Jorge Martin believes he “needs something else” to be able to battle for a second MotoGP victory in Sunday’s opening round of the 2022 season.

Marc Marquez "can fight" in MotoGP Qatar GP but "not for winning"

Honda’s Marc Marquez says he “can fight” in Sunday’s 2022 MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix from third on the grid, but doesn’t feel he has the pace “for winning”.

Suzuki has made "clear" step in MotoGP qualifying despite average Qatar session

Joan Mir believes Suzuki has “by far” made a “clear” step on qualifying form with its MotoGP bike despite neither rider cracking the top seven at the Qatar Grand Prix.

Quartararo "not super angry" after "tough" Qatar MotoGP qualifying

Reigning world champion Fabio Quartararo says he’s “not super angry” at qualifying a disappointing 11th for the MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix on his factory Yamaha as he “couldn’t do better”.

2022 MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix: Full qualifying results

The first qualifying session of the 2022 MotoGP season is in the books and it was Pramac Ducati rider Jorge Martin who took pole.

MotoGP Qatar GP: Martin grabs first 2022 pole, Quartararo 11th

Pramac Ducati’s Jorge Martin stormed to the first pole of the 2022 MotoGP season at the Qatar Grand Prix, as world champion Fabio Quartararo was only 11th on his Yamaha.

MotoGP Qatar GP: Bastianini tops FP3 to push world champion Quartararo into Q1

Gresini Racing’s Enea Bastianini topped third MotoGP practice for the 2022 Qatar Grand Prix, as reigning world champion Fabio Quartararo has to go through Q1 in qualifying.

Binder blames Qatar MotoGP practice slump on "paranormal activity"

KTM’s Brad Binder says he slumped from first to 15th across Friday practice for the MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix because of “paranormal activity” with his electronics in FP2.

Riders split on safety of MotoGP’s big tech battleground and the ultimatum on the table

MotoGP riders have offered split opinions on the safety of ride height devices on the eve of the 2022 season, with some believing they are now too dangerous.

Quartararo “not on real limit” of Yamaha MotoGP bike in Qatar

Reigning MotoGP world champion Fabio Quartararo says Friday at the Qatar Grand Prix was “tough” and that he is currently “not on our real limit” of the 2022 Yamaha.

Marc Marquez “riding in a strange way” in Qatar MotoGP practice

Marc Marquez admits he is “still riding in a strange way” on the 2022 Honda following Friday’s practice for the MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix.

Ducati duo “confident” in team’s MotoGP hybrid engine decision

Ducati duo Jack Miller and Francesco Bagnaia say they are “confident” and “trust” in the marque’s decision to change its engine spec on the eve of the 2022 MotoGP season.

Rins: Suzuki can’t relax despite Qatar MotoGP form “or we’re f*****”

Qatar Grand Prix Friday practice pacesetter Alex Rins is pleased with Suzuki’s top speed gains in 2022, but admits “we’re f*****” if the Japanese marque “relaxes a bit”.

2022 MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix: Full practice results

The opening day of the 2022 MotoGP season is in the books, with Suzuki’s Alex Rins leading the way after two practice sessions. Here are Friday’s full results.

MotoGP Qatar GP: Rins leads Marc Marquez to top FP2

Suzuki’s Alex Rins led Honda’s Marc Marquez in a frantic second practice ahead of the 2022 MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix as no KTM made it into the top 10.

Tank Slappers Podcast: 2022 Qatar GP Preview

The 2022 MotoGP season begins this weekend with the Qatar Grand Prix, as Fabio Quartararo gets set to defend his crown.

MotoGP Qatar GP: Binder fastest in opening practice as Bagnaia crashes

KTM’s Brad Binder topped a tight first practice session for the 2022 MotoGP season at the Qatar Grand Prix, as 2021 title runner-up Francesco Bagnaia crashed late on.

Ducati makes bold response to MotoGP engine decision

Ducati boss Davide Tardozzi says it is “b*******” Francesco Bagnaia discarded the marque’s 2022 engine for the season and was simply given a better-suited specification.

Marc Marquez “not ready” to fight in Qatar MotoGP

Honda’s Marc Marquez says he “wants to fight for the title” in 2022, but concedes he is “maybe not ready” to do so in this weekend’s Qatar Grand Prix.

Factory Ducati riders switch to year-old MotoGP engines for 2022

Francesco Bagnaia has elected to run a 2021 engine in his factory Ducati for the 2022 MotoGP season, forcing team-mate Jack Miller into the same move due to the regulations.

Marini: MotoGP legend Rossi’s absence won’t change much on track

VR46 Ducati rider Luca Marini says the absence of his MotoGP legend brother Valentino Rossi won’t change much on-track for him, but he'll miss their paddock get togethers in 2022.

Binder’s Moto3-to-MotoGP jump conditions “better” than Miller in 2015

RNF Racing MotoGP rookie Darryn Binder believes he is “in a better situation” than Jack Miller was in 2015 when he stepped straight up to the premier class from Moto3.

MotoGP star Marquez says sport support for Ukraine “not enough”

MotoGP champion Marc Marquez says the series – and world sport – can offer its support to the people of Ukraine, but admits it’s “not enough” to affect tangible change.

Miller not fazed by “b*******” media questioning of his MotoGP future

Ducati’s Jack Miller says he isn’t fazed by the usual “b*******” questions that are being raised about his MotoGP future for 2023, following team-mate Francesco Bagnaia’s contract renewal.

The rival advances that will test a MotoGP champion's reign in 2022

The MotoGP season kicks off in Qatar this weekend and its defending champion has a significant disadvantage against the chasing pack which will truly test his title credentials. Here's what to look out for ahead of the start of the 2022 season

Dovizioso unhappy with “useless” Qatar MotoGP schedule

RNF Racing Yamaha MotoGP rider Andrea Dovizioso doesn’t agree with the schedule for this weekend’s Qatar Grand Prix as it renders several practice sessions “useless”.

Ducati’s Miller “coming in hungry” to 2022 MotoGP season

Ducati’s Jack Miller says he is “coming in hungry” to the 2022 MotoGP season and not “thinking I’m going to win the championship” after testing.

How well does Moto2 prepare a rookie for MotoGP?

Reigning Moto2 world champion Remy Gardner feels the class is a “really good school” in preparing rookies for the step to MotoGP.

MotoGP 2022: What is MotoGP, who is racing and more

The 2022 MotoGP season begins on 6 March and will be the 73rd year of the grand prix motorcycle world championship. Here's everything you need to know.

Rossi’s MotoGP team finalises title sponsor following Aramco saga

Valentino Rossi’s MotoGP team has finalised its title sponsor for 2022 following a lengthy debacle involving Saudi Arabian oil giant Aramco, which will not back VR46 Racing.

Miller: Speed of MotoGP rookies “makes me nervous”

Ducati’s Jack Miller says the speed MotoGP rookies show now “makes me nervous”, but says it’s “amazing” to watch their progress.