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Quartararo undergoes surgery on arm after Jerez MotoGP race

Fabio Quartararo has undergone surgery following the right arm-pump issues that cost the Yamaha MotoGP rider victory in the Spanish Grand Prix last weekend.

Old MotoGP bike causing "shadow of frustration" – Morbidelli

Franco Morbidelli admits there is a “shadow of frustration” hanging over him having to ride a two-year-old MotoGP bike in 2021 and has had a “frank” discussion with Yamaha.

Nakagami ‘cried’ after missing maiden MotoGP podium at Jerez

Takaaki Nakagami admits he was “crying” when he returned to his LCR garage after missing a maiden MotoGP podium by just under seven tenths in the Spanish Grand Prix.

Tank Slappers Podcast: Miller triumphs at the Spanish MotoGP

Jack Miller took his first MotoGP win in five years at the Spanish Grand Prix to put his 2021 season back on course following a tricky start.

How a Crutchlow helped Miller to Jerez MotoGP redemption

Jack Miller’s tough start to life as a factory Ducati MotoGP rider left him mentally battered and bruised, but a pep talk and positive reinforcement from a surprising source aided the Australian to show his full potential with victory at the Spanish Grand Prix

Bagnaia 'will go slow' if he thinks about MotoGP points lead

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia admits he’s “happy” to lead the MotoGP standings for the first time but says he’ll “start to be slower” if he thinks about the championship now.

Honda “was a mess” in Jerez MotoGP race – Espargaro

Pol Espargaro admits his Honda MotoGP bike “was a mess” in all areas apart from braking in a difficult Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez in which could only manage 10th.

“Magic modification” helped Morbidelli to Jerez MotoGP podium

Franco Morbidelli says a “magic modification” from his Petronas SRT crew chief “rewarded” him with his first MotoGP podium of 2021 in Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix.

Marquez “destroyed” after Jerez MotoGP race

Marc Marquez admits he ended the MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix feeling “destroyed”, but says it was a hangover from his heavy FP3 crash and not because of his right arm.

Quartararo “lost” after Jerez MotoGP arm problem

Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo admits he’s “lost” about what to do after an arm-pump problem robbed him of a commanding MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix victory on Sunday.

Emotional Miller “worked arse off” for Spanish MotoGP win

Ducati’s Jack Miller says he “worked my arse off” to secure his first dry-weather victory in MotoGP after winning Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix.

Spanish MotoGP: Miller charges to Jerez victory after Quartararo hits trouble

Jack Miller stormed to his first MotoGP win in five years after guiding his Ducati to victory in the Spanish Grand Prix after long-time leader Fabio Quartararo hit trouble.

Leading MotoGP riders express concern over Jerez run-off

Leading MotoGP riders have expressed concern about the safety of the Jerez circuit due to the lack of run-off space at some corners on the Spanish Grand Prix venue.

Morbidelli unhappy with "safety issue" caused by Jerez Q1 demotion

Franco Morbidelli says his late demotion to Q1 at the MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix left him facing “a safety issue”, as he didn’t have the necessary tyres prepared.

Marquez had brief memory issue after Jerez MotoGP crash

Marc Marquez admits he was “scared” after his big MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix practice crash on Saturday as he briefly “didn’t remember exactly what happened”.

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

Fabio Quartararo maintained his pole position run at Jerez with top spot in qualifying for the 2021 MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix. Here’s how and when you can watch the race.

Suzuki “far from solving” MotoGP qualifying issues

Reigning MotoGP world champion Joan Mir admits Suzuki is “far from solving” its qualifying deficiencies having only managed 10th for the Spanish Grand Prix.

Spanish MotoGP: Quartararo edges Morbidelli for Jerez pole, Marquez 14th

Fabio Quartararo pipped Franco Morbidelli to his second pole of the 2021 MotoGP season after topping Spanish Grand Prix qualifying, as Marc Marquez was 14th.

Marquez fit to ride after hospital visit following Jerez MotoGP crash

Marc Marquez has been declared fit to continue riding in the MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix following precautionary checks in hospital after a big crash in FP3 for the Honda rider.

Spanish MotoGP: Nakagami tops FP3 as Marc Marquez crashes

Takaaki Nakagami pipped Fabio Quartararo in a tense FP3 for the MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix, while Marc Marquez missed Q2 after a big crash late on.

Can MotoGP’s underdog spoil Yamaha’s party at Jerez?

Ducati stole the headlines with Francesco Bagnaia's FP2 pace at the Spanish Grand Prix. But with the Italian's breathtaking one lap pace masking a race-pace deficit, Yamaha appears best-placed to once again assume the favourite tag - although an on-form Aleix Espargaro's encouraging form means an upset can't be discounted

Espargaro: Aprilia’s Jerez MotoGP practice pace “shocking”

Aleix Espargaro admits his pace on used medium tyres during Spanish Grand Prix FP2 on his Aprilia MotoGP bike was “a little bit shocking”, having ended Friday third overall.

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

Francesco Bagnaia topped Friday practice for Ducati at the MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix. Here’s how and when to watch qualifying from Jerez.

Marquez had "no problem" mentally at Jerez MotoGP crash corner

Honda's Marc Marquez says he had “no problem” mentally riding through Jerez’s Turn 3 where he suffered his season-ending crash in the Spanish Grand Prix last July.

Rossi not feeling pressure from continued MotoGP woes

Valentino Rossi says he is not feeling any extra pressure despite his continuing struggles on his Petronas SRT Yamaha MotoGP bike, after ending Friday’s Spanish Grand Prix practice in 21st.

Spanish MotoGP: Bagnaia quickest in FP2 ahead of Quartararo

Francesco Bagnaia was fastest in second practice for the MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix on his Ducati as Marc Marquez was 16th after electing against a late time attack.

Spanish MotoGP: Binder tops tight FP1 from Aleix Espargaro

KTM’s Brad Binder topped a tight opening practice for the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez by 0.191 seconds from Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro.

Marc Marquez: Star Moto3 rookie Acosta will be in MotoGP “soon”

Six-time MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez is convinced star Moto3 rookie Pedro Acosta “will arrive soon” to the premier class after his breakout start to his grand prix career.

MotoGP riders open up on social media struggles

Leading MotoGP riders have offered their thoughts on the role of social media in their professional lives following Maverick Vinales’ decision to stop using Twitter following the Portimao round.

Marc Marquez has “no clear target” for Jerez MotoGP round

Honda MotoGP rider Marc Marquez admits he has “no clear target” for this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez as he continues his return to action following an injury layoff.

Espargaro: I don’t need Marquez to show how fast I am in MotoGP

Pol Espargaro says there’s no added pressure with the return of Honda MotoGP team-mate Marc Marquez and says he ‘doesn’t need’ him to show how fast or slow he is.

Injured MotoGP rider Jorge Martin to be replaced by Rabat at Jerez

Former MotoGP rider and 2014 Moto2 champion Tito Rabat will stand in for the injured Jorge Martin at Pramac for the Spanish Grand Prix following a violent crash at Portimao.