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Pol Espargaro admits he is “angry” with eighth in the Qatar Grand Prix on his Honda MotoGP debut, but also hailed his race as “amazing”.
Maverick Vinales drew first blood in the 2021 MotoGP World Championship with a commanding victory on his Yamaha in the Qatar Grand Prix.
Suzuki’s Joan Mir says “ambition” denied him a podium in the Qatar Grand Prix to kick off his MotoGP title defence, after being pipped on the line by two Ducatis.
Fabio Quartararo says his factory Yamaha team-mate Maverick Vinales was “in another league” in the MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix, as the Frenchman had a “disaster” with tyre wear.
Qatar Grand Prix winner Maverick Vinales believes "Yamaha is back" to its full potential following his commanding victory in the 2021 MotoGP opener.
Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales ended Ducati’s Qatar Grand Prix stranglehold with a stunning victory in the 2021 MotoGP opener as world champion Joan Mir was denied a podium on the line.
Andrea Dovizioso’s manager Simone Battistella says “I don’t think there is a chance” his rider will race the Aprilia in 2021, despite agreeing to test the bike next month.
Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia admits it’s “not possible” to copy Fabio Quartararo’s tactics from Jerez 2020 to win his first MotoGP race after qualifying on pole for the Qatar Grand Prix.
Suzuki’s Alex Rins says he could have qualified better than ninth for the MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix “with more balls” on his best Q2 lap on Saturday.
Francesco Bagnaia claimed his maiden MotoGP pole position ahead of his factory Ducati debut at the 2021 opener Qatar Grand Prix. Here’s how and when you can watch the race.
KTM’s Brad Binder says the fact he thinks cracking the top 10 in the MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix will be a good result makes him “sick to my stomach”.
Fabio Quartararo says the “story” of the Yamaha being branded an easy MotoGP bike is “finished” as he had to “push like hell” for second in Qatar Grand Prix qualifying.
Francesco Bagnaia demolished the Losail lap record to claim his maiden MotoGP pole at the season-opening Qatar Grand Prix as world champion Joan Mir was only 10th.
Petronas SRT’s Franco Morbidelli led third practice for the MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix as Ducati’s Jack Miller crashed again, while world champion Joan Mir missed the Q2 cut.
Brad Binder has dismissed suggestions KTM losing its concessions for the 2021 MotoGP season is the reason for its slump in form in practice ahead of the Qatar Grand Prix.
The MotoGP season kicks off this weekend in Qatar - two years after it last visited the Losail circuit for a race weekend as last season's round was called off. As ever, the pecking order is difficult to map out at this early stage of the season, but perhaps the 2019 race offers some clues as to how things might shake out...
MotoGP promoter Dorna Sports is finalising plans to have its own Drive to Survive-style documentary series on the Amazon Prime streaming platform.
Reigning MotoGP world champion Joan Mir admits he is “very pissed off” following Friday practice for the Qatar Grand Prix having missed a provisional Q2 place.
Maverick Vinales admits Yamaha will “suffer” if it gets “stuck” in the pack at the start of the MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix.
Pol Espargaro says he ‘needed’ the fast crash on his time attack during Qatar Grand Prix FP2 because it meant he found the limit of his Honda MotoGP bike.
Jack Miller led a Ducati 1-2 in second practice for the MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix, while Honda rookie Pol Espargaro registered his second crash of the day.
MotoGP returns to action for 2021 with the Qatar Grand Prix, the now traditional season opener at the Losail International Circuit. Here’s how to watch qualifying.
Aleix Espargaro says he “can’t wait” for ex-Ducati MotoGP rider Andrea Dovizioso to test the Aprilia in April and is certain he will offer “good feedback” about the bike.
Petronas SRT’s Franco Morbidelli led Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro in the opening MotoGP practice for 2021 at the Qatar Grand Prix, as pre-race favourite Jack Miller on the Ducati crashed.
Reigning MotoGP world champion Joan Mir says he is “surprised” about Marc Marquez’s decision not to race in the Qatar and Doha Grands Prix this week.
MotoGP has tightened up track limits for the 2021 season, with a new pressure sensor system installed at circuits to more accurately police transgressions.
Leading MotoGP riders have reacted positively to the idea of a Drive to Survive-style series for the championship, with a documentary being filmed this season.
Maverick Vinales has confirmed he will be without his MotoGP crew chief until at least Sunday of the Qatar Grand Prix due to a reactive COVID-19 test result.
Franco Morbidelli says he comes into the 2021 MotoGP season carrying “a great weight” as he starts for the first time as a title favourite in the premier class.
Marc Marquez's decision to miss the first two races of the 2021 MotoGP season shows an evolution in his approach to racing. His decision also has implications for the rest of his Honda team and members of the grid.
The absence of Marc Marquez from the most open season in MotoGP history cast a looming shadow over reigning champion Joan Mir. The six-time world champion will miss the first two grands prix of 2021 as he continues to recover from injury, but remains the essential benchmark that nobody can rule out
Marc Marquez will not race in this weekend's opening round of the 2021 MotoGP season in Qatar, nor in the follow-up Doha Grand Prix as he continues recovering from injury.
LCR’s Alex Marquez admits he ‘doesn’t trust’ the Qatar circuit to show the true form of the 2021 Honda or its MotoGP rivals following pre-season testing.
Franco Morbidelli believes the "substantial" upgrades to his Petronas SRT ‘A-spec’ Yamaha MotoGP bike have resolved a number of the issues he had in 2020.
Fabio Quartararo believes Yamaha will be better able to “prepare something” with its MotoGP bike when it encounters difficult moments this season unlike in 2020.
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Francesco Bagnaia says Ducati has not made him feel like a number two rider in its factory MotoGP squad, despite team-mate Jack Miller being tipped as an early title favourite.
It is over three-and-a-half years since the Italian national anthem rang out to declare a Valentino Rossi victory in MotoGP. To some onlookers his move out of the factory Yamaha squad meant the 2017 Dutch TT could remain his final win but, after an encouraging transition at Petronas SRT, hope is far from lost
The 2021 MotoGP season is just around the corner and it’s a big one for Suzuki rider Joan Mir.
Silverstone has announced that it will give away thousands of free tickets for its Formula 1 and MotoGP races to key workers who served through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Avintia MotoGP rookie Luca Marini says he studied all Ducati riders’ data during the Qatar test, but admits its leading rider Jack Miller’s “strange” style is difficult to copy.
The Aprilia MotoGP squad is set to undertake a three-day private test at Jerez next month with 15-time race winner Andrea Dovizioso as talks between both parties have arisen again.
Cal Crutchlow believes his former Honda stablemate Marc Marquez “will never be slow” when he finally returns to MotoGP from injury, but concedes he will need time to readjust.
Valentino Rossi has praised the feeling with his new Petronas Sepang Racing Team as “beautiful” following MotoGP pre-season testing in Qatar.
Pol Espargaro says he was reassured by his maiden Honda MotoGP test in Qatar last week, and ‘would have signed for’ the feeling he has after only four days riding.
As Marc Marquez’s comeback draws nearer, the six-time MotoGP world champion will have the eyes of the motorsport world on him to see if his incredible speed returns instantly. How Marquez deals with this could be key to both what he and the wider grid faces in 2021
Brad Binder believes KTM’s Qatar pre-season test struggles with its new MotoGP bike “look worse on paper than in reality” ahead of the 2021 season.
Ducati’s Jack Miller admits he is ‘enjoying’ being tagged as a favourite for the 2021 MotoGP world championship following a strong pre-season test in Qatar.
The 2021 MotoGP pre-season has come to a close with Ducati’s Jack Miller fastest on the combined timesheets after five days of running.
MotoGP's short pre-season has concluded, but who looks in best shape ahead of the 2021 season and who is in trouble as racing looms? Here's what we've learned
Reigning MotoGP world champion Joan Mir admits he’s only “70%” ready for the 2021 season and is likely to start it on the 2020 Suzuki chassis.