San Marino

San Marino GP (2021)

16 Sep - 19 Sep
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The next steps in the rebuilding of a stalled MotoGP career

Maverick Vinales’ early debut with Aprilia has been one of the most interesting plots of the recent MotoGP rounds. The results may not look standout on paper, but a closer inspection reveals just how much progress Vinales has truly made in understanding a bike that has taken him well out of his “comfort zone”

Dovizioso: Quartararo “doing something crazy” on Yamaha MotoGP bike

Andrea Dovizioso says the Yamaha MotoGP bike is “particular” and can’t yet understand where his ‘A-spec’ bike and the factory version differ as only Fabio Quartararo is “doing something crazy”.

Tank Slappers Podcast: San Marino GP review

Ducati's Francesco Bagnaia doubled up his MotoGP victory tally after fending off Fabio Quartararo in a tense San Marino Grand Prix.

Morbidelli “didn’t think it was possible” to make Misano MotoGP start

Yamaha’s Franco Morbidelli admits he “didn’t think it was possible” to start last Sunday’s MotoGP San Marino Grand Prix after a “really tough” warm-up session on his injured knee.

How ‘El Diablo’ and ‘the Beast’ starred in MotoGP’s Misano contest

On a day each of the podium trio could claim to be the star of the show, the San Marino Grand Prix will be remembered as a pivotal race in both MotoGP’s present and future. While Fabio Quartararo demonstrated his world title credentials just behind Francesco Bagnaia’s flawless victory charge, a new threat emerged from the shadows

Marquez “over my limit” chasing Bastianini in Misano MotoGP race

Honda MotoGP rider Marc Marquez admits he was “over my limit” trying to run with Avintia rookie Enea Bastianini in third in Sunday’s San Marino Grand Prix. 

How Bagnaia’s key Ducati MotoGP strength was aided by Jorge Lorenzo

Francesco Bagnaia has explained that he bettered his braking style on the Ducati MotoGP bike in 2021 by studying three-time world champion Jorge Lorenzo’s data last year.

Mir “angry” at MotoGP title loss as he is now a "better rider”

Suzuki’s Joan Mir admits he is “a bit angry” at the 2021 MotoGP title slipping from his grasp as he believes “I’m a better rider” than in 2020.

Quartararo ‘enjoying riding on the limit’ despite MotoGP title risks

Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo says he almost crashed several times in the MotoGP San Marino Grand Prix but ‘enjoys’ being “fully on the limit” despite having to defend a championship lead.

Bagnaia was “terrified” of repeating 2020 Misano MotoGP race crash

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia admits he was “terrified” in the final laps of Sunday’s MotoGP San Marino Grand Prix about repeating the crash which robbed him of Misano victory in 2020.

Bastianini: Overtaking ‘MotoGP boss’ Marquez for first MotoGP podium fantastic

Enea Bastianini says overtaking “the boss of MotoGP” Marc Marquez on his way to a maiden MotoGP podium in the San Marino Grand Prix was “fantastic”.

Misano MotoGP: Bagnaia fends off Quartararo for back-to-back wins

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia fended off a hard-charging Fabio Quartararo to claim a stunning home MotoGP win at the San Marino Grand Prix, as rookie Enea Bastianini took his maiden podium.

Vinales: Qualifying “still complicated” on Aprilia MotoGP bike

Maverick Vinales admits qualifying on the Aprilia MotoGP bike is “still complicated” for him and “hoped to be a bit faster” than 10th for the San Marino Grand Prix.

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

Francesco Bagnaia followed up his maiden MotoGP win in Aragon by taking pole for the San Marino Grand Prix at Misano. Here’s how and when you can watch the race.

Quartararo: Yamaha "struggling more than usual" in MotoGP qualifying

MotoGP championship leader Fabio Quartararo admits he is “struggling much more than usual” in qualifying at the San Marino Grand Prix, despite putting his Yamaha third on the grid.

Miller "happy to play blocker" for Bagnaia in Misano MotoGP race

Jack Miller says he is "happy to play blocker" for Ducati team-mate Francesco Bagnaia in Sunday’s MotoGP San Marino Grand Prix, should the poleman breakaway at the front.

Rossi “very frustrated” with Misano MotoGP Q1 crash

Valentino Rossi says he’s “very frustrated” with the crash in qualifying for the MotoGP San Marino Grand Prix which ultimately left him 23rd on the grid for his home race.

Mir critical of Marquez’s towing tactics in MotoGP at Misano

World champion Joan Mir is critical of Marc Marquez using other riders as a reference to make lap times behind during the MotoGP San Marino Grand Prix weekend.

Misano MotoGP: Bagnaia takes pole in crash-strewn qualifying

Francesco Bagnaia snatched back-to-back MotoGP poles after topping San Marino Grand Prix qualifying with a new lap record to head a Ducati 1-2, while Fabio Quartararo crashed late on.

Misano MotoGP: Bagnaia pips Quartararo in FP3, Marc Marquez crashes

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia topped a tight third practice for the MotoGP San Marino Grand Prix as Marc Marquez will have to go through Q1 in qualifying after a late crash.

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

Maverick Vinales topped Friday practice for Aprilia at the MotoGP San Marino Grand Prix at Misano. Here’s how and when to watch qualifying.

Rossi confident in VR46’s MotoGP step despite sponsor confusion

Valentino Rossi is confident his VR46 team will race in MotoGP next season, despite continued confusion and delays over the title sponsorship of the outfit.

Vinales has "no thoughts of positions" despite topping Misano MotoGP practice

Aprilia’s Maverick Vinales admits topping Friday practice for the MotoGP San Marino Grand Prix made him “much more calm”, but has "no thoughts" regarding results right now.

Marquez "needs rain" to limit dry MotoGP running at physical Misano

Honda’s Marc Marquez admits he “needs some rain” to limit dry running in the MotoGP San Marino Grand Prix practice sessions owing to the track’s physical nature.

Sepang Racing Team to be rebranded as RNF Racing in MotoGP

The Sepang Racing Team has announced it will be rebranded as RNF Racing as of 2022 and will continue in MotoGP through to the end of 2026.

Dovizioso: Yamaha MotoGP bike felt "very strange" in Misano practice

Andrea Dovizioso says his first day on the Petronas SRT Yamaha on Friday at the San Marino GP was “strange” because the bike is “very different” to his old Ducati.

MotoGP points leader Quartararo “can’t understand” missing wet feeling

Fabio Quartararo “can’t understand” why he can’t feel like he did in 2019 on the Yamaha MotoGP bike wet conditions, after the rain-hit practice sessions for the San Marino Grand Prix.

Misano MotoGP: Zarco leads wet second practice as Quartararo struggles

Pramac Ducati’s Johann Zarco topped a soaked second practice for the MotoGP San Marino Grand Prix, while championship leader Fabio Quartararo struggled on the Yamaha down in 18th.

Misano MotoGP: Vinales tops rain-hit FP1 as Dovizioso and Morbidelli return

Aprilia’s Maverick Vinales topped a rain-interrupted FP1 for the MotoGP San Marino Grand Prix as Andrea Dovizioso and Franco Morbidelli marked their returns.

Rossi: Dovizioso is “an important name” for MotoGP

Valentino Rossi says his new team-mate at Petronas SRT for the remainder of Andrea Dovizioso’s return to MotoGP is significant because he is “an important name for the Championship”.

Dovizioso "couldn't say no" to Yamaha MotoGP offer after 2013 miss

Andrea Dovizioso says he “couldn’t say no” to Yamaha’s offer of a MotoGP return, adding that he was disappointed to miss out on a factory ride in 2013.

Marc Marquez “not enjoying” riding in MotoGP right now

Marc Marquez admits “I’m not enjoying” riding right now in MotoGP due to the physical limitations he is trying to recover from following his career-threatening arm break last year.

Morbidelli: Yamaha “didn’t owe me” factory MotoGP status, but I deserve it

Franco Morbidelli admits Yamaha “didn’t owe me” factory status in MotoGP, despite his form on an old M1, but he believes he “deserved” it.

Honda “needs to follow” Marquez on MotoGP bike development – Espargaro

Pol Espargaro says Honda “needs to follow” what Marc Marquez says in regards to MotoGP bike development, and that its current philosophy is “intelligent”.

Yamaha announces Morbidelli, Dovizioso's MotoGP deals

Yamaha has announced it has signed Franco Morbidelli on a two-year contract to the end of 2023, while Andrea Dovizioso’s MotoGP return with SRT has been officially confirmed.

Pedrosa set to make MotoGP comeback at Misano as KTM wildcard

Ex-MotoGP rider Dani Pedrosa is set to make his racing comeback in September’s San Marino Grand Prix as a wildcard for KTM, Autosport has learned.