Valencia GP (2021)

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Petrucci: I’ll be among the "last normal people" to win in MotoGP

Danilo Petrucci says he is likely to be “one of the last normal people” to be successful in MotoGP “without being a phenomenon”.

Rins “expected” crash in Valencia MotoGP finale while fighting for win

Suzuki’s Alex Rins says he “expected” his crash out of the MotoGP Valencia Grand Prix while fighting for victory as he’d strayed slightly off-line.

Lecuona’s MotoGP farewell “difficult to manage” after pre-race tears

Tech3’s Iker Lecuona says his final MotoGP outing at the Valencia Grand Prix was “tough to manage” as pre-race tears left his mind “in another world” at the start.

Tank Slappers Podcast: Grazie Valentino

The 2021 season was brought to an end last weekend at the Valencia Grand Prix, with MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi bowing out after a 26-season career.

How Rossi got the perfect send-off to his MotoGP career

The greatest chapter in MotoGP history came to a close at the Valencia Grand Prix as Valentino Rossi bid farewell after 26 seasons of grand prix racing. While his run to a strong 10th was a pleasing end to his time in MotoGP, it was what happened at the front of the grid that capped the Italian's ideal send-off

Quartararo “worried” about Ducati going into MotoGP 2022

MotoGP world champion Fabio Quartararo admits Ducati’s form during the Valencia Grand Prix weekend has him “worried about next year”.

Jorge Martin thought he’d miss MotoGP finale due to illness

Pramac MotoGP rider Jorge Martin says he thought he would miss the Valencia Grand Prix as he spent all of Saturday night vomiting and hadn’t eaten since Saturday lunchtime.

Morbidelli: Rossi was “unattackable” in Valencia MotoGP finale

Yamaha’s Franco Morbidelli says he didn’t want to engage Valentino Rossi on his final MotoGP outing, but found his mentor was “unattackable” anyway in the Valencia Grand Prix.

Rossi was "worried" ahead of his "special" final MotoGP race

Valentino Rossi admits he “didn’t expect” how “special” his final MotoGP race would be at the Valencia Grand Prix as he was “a bit worried” coming into it.

Bagnaia: Valencia MotoGP win “best way possible” to celebrate Rossi

Francesco Bagnaia says his victory in the Valencia Grand Prix sporting a retro Valentino Rossi helmet was the “best way possible” to celebrate the end of the MotoGP legend’s career.

MotoGP Valencia: Bagnaia wins finale as Valentino Rossi brings career to a close

Francesco Bagnaia led a historic first Ducati 1-2-3 in a tense Valencia Grand Prix as Valentino Rossi brought his illustrious MotoGP career to a close with a ride to 10th.

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

Jorge Martin is on pole position for the MotoGP Valencia Grand Prix at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo. Here’s how and when you can watch the race.

Honda withdraws Espargaro from Valencia MotoGP finale

Honda has announced Pol Espargaro will not take part in Sunday’s 2021 MotoGP season finale at the Valencia Grand Prix following a heavy crash on Saturday.

Jorge Martin ‘risked a lot’ for Valencia MotoGP pole

Pramac rookie Jorge Martin says he was “risking every corner” on the lap which ultimately claimed him pole for the MotoGP Valencia Grand Prix.

Yamaha announces VR46 Moto2 team for 2022

Yamaha has announced it will expand its grand prix presence from MotoGP to include a Moto2 operation in 2022 in collaboration with Valentino Rossi’s VR46 Master Camp.

Espargaro: Race direction error "ruined" Valencia MotoGP qualifying

Aleix Espargaro says his Valencia Grand Prix qualifying was “ruined” by a “big mistake” from MotoGP race direction, who wrongly flew a yellow flag at the end of Q2.

Rossi: Valencia Q2 entry “changed everything” for final MotoGP qualifying

Valentino Rossi hailed his Saturday at the Valencia Grand Prix as “great” and says gaining direct entry into Q2 in FP3 “changed everything” for his final MotoGP qualifying.

Quartararo "on the limit for nothing" in "sad" Valencia MotoGP qualifying

MotoGP world champion Fabio Quartararo was “so on the limit for nothing” in a tough Valencia Grand Prix qualifying in which he was eighth and “sad” at not understanding why.

MotoGP Valencia: Martin snatches pole after Bagnaia and Miller crashes

Pramac’s Jorge Martin snatched pole in a dramatic MotoGP qualifying for the Valencia Grand Prix after both factory Ducati riders Francesco Bagnaia and Jack Miller crashed late on.

Espargaro escapes serious injury after violent MotoGP FP3 crash

Honda’s Pol Espargaro has escaped serious injury after being hospitalised following a violent crash in FP3 for the MotoGP Valencia GP, but will sit out qualifying.

MotoGP Valencia: Aprilia’s Espargaro tops FP3, Rossi makes Q2 for final race

Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro made a major form turnaround at the MotoGP Valencia Grand Prix to top a tight FP3 as Valentino Rossi secured a Q2 place for his final qualifying.

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

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

MotoGP legend Rossi says racing with Norris would be “fantastic”

Retiring MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi says the prospect of one day sharing a car with McLaren Formula 1 driver Lando Norris in a sportscar race is “fantastic”.

Bagnaia’s Valencia MotoGP form “another world”

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia says his form during Friday’s MotoGP Valencia Grand Prix practice was “totally another world” compared to his miserable 2020 visit.

Quartararo “totally lost” after Valencia MotoGP practice

MotoGP world champion Fabio Quartararo says he was “totally lost” on his Yamaha during Friday’s Valencia Grand Prix practice and has similar feelings to those he had in 2020.

MotoGP Valencia: Miller leads Pol Espargaro by 0.012s to top FP2

Ducati’s Jack Miller pipped the Honda of Pol Espargaro by 0.012 seconds in a thrilling-but-crash-strewn second practice for the MotoGP Valencia Grand Prix.

Marquez doctor “positive” after latest injury - Honda MotoGP boss

Honda MotoGP team boss Alberto Puig says both HRC and Marc Marquez must exercise “patience” following his latest injury setback, but that his doctor was “positive” regarding recovery.

Yamaha will continue with Crutchlow as MotoGP test rider in 2022

Yamaha has confirmed it will continue with three-time MotoGP race winner Cal Crutchlow as its test rider for the 2022 season, though nothing has been officially signed yet.

Miller: MotoGP ‘doesn’t appreciate’ Petrucci as it should

Ducati’s Jack Miller says “I don’t think we appreciate” Danilo Petrucci and how he came from the back of the MotoGP grid to become a race-winner over the last decade.

MotoGP Valencia: Lecuona fastest in wet FP1

Tech3 KTM rider Iker Lecuona topped a wet first practice for MotoGP 2021's Valencia Grand Prix finale, as motorcycle racing legend Valentino Rossi begins the final race of his career.

MotoGP riders react to Rossi’s “end of an era” retirement

The MotoGP field has shared their thoughts on Valentino Rossi’s retirement at the end of this weekend’s Valencia Grand Prix, with Maverick Vinales calling it the “end of an era”.

Rossi: Becoming an “icon” in MotoGP “the best thing of my career”

Valentino Rossi says “the best thing” of his MotoGP career was how he “became something like an icon” and making motorcycle racing “more famous” globally.

Vinales “very sad” MotoGP season ending after “very late” start

Maverick Vinales says he is “very sad” the 2021 MotoGP season is ending this weekend as his campaign “started very late”, referencing his switch from Yamaha to Aprilia.

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

MotoGP heads to Circuit Ricardo Tormo for the 18th and final round of the 2021 world championship season, the Valencia Grand Prix.