motogp News and Analysis
Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia topped the first of two days of MotoGP testing at Misano fresh from his San Marino Grand Prix, despite suffering a crash during the afternoon.
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”.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Maverick Vinales topped Friday practice for Aprilia at the MotoGP San Marino Grand Prix at Misano. Here’s how and when to watch qualifying.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
MotoGP heads to Misano for the 14th round of the 2021 world championship season, the San Marino Grand Prix, to complete its latest double-header.
Michelin will continue as the official tyre supplier in MotoGP until at least the end of the 2026 season after securing a new three-year contract extension.
Marc Marquez admits as soon as he tries to ride the 2021 Honda MotoGP bike in his normal style “I crash”.
Honda boss Alberto Puig says Marc Marquez's injury will not change Honda's bike philosophy, and is convinced he will return to his former self "because he has not become afraid".
Duelling against Marc Marquez at the Aragon Grand Prix, Francesco Bagnaia came out on top to secure a long overdue MotoGP victory. As Marquez likened Bagnaia to a Ducati title contender of old, it appears the Italian rider could finally start to fight for wins on a more regular basis
Valentino Rossi says he “tried to hypnotise” MotoGP Aragon Grand Prix winner Francesco Bagnaia ahead of the race to make the correct tyre choice.
Reigning world champion Joan Mir admits he’s “not really satisfied” with his third-place finish in last Sunday’s MotoGP Aragon Grand Prix.
Incoming Tech3 MotoGP riders Remy Gardner and Raul Fernandez will make their debuts on the KTM in an official two-day test at Misano next weekend, Autosport has learned.
Maverick Vinales says he was “not anymore in my comfort zone” lining up for his first race on the Aprilia in Sunday’s MotoGP Aragon Grand Prix.
Honda rider Marc Marquez says fighting with Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia for victory in Sunday’s MotoGP Aragon Grand Prix was “the same” as his battles with old foe Andrea Dovizioso.
Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo says “something went wrong” with the rear tyre he raced in the MotoGP Aragon Grand Prix, and could only manage eighth as a result.
Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia says thoughts of his numerous near-misses in MotoGP gave his maiden victory in Sunday’s Aragon Grand Prix an “extra sweetness”.
Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia took his maiden MotoGP victory after fending off Marc Marquez in a thrilling Aragon Grand Prix, while Fabio Quartararo struggled to eighth.
Honda’s Marc Marquez has responded to his high crash rate in the 2021 MotoGP season, admitting “saves doesn’t exist in my dictionary right now”.
Francesco Bagnaia is on pole position for the MotoGP Aragon Grand Prix. Here’s how and when you can watch the race.
Championship leader Fabio Quartararo believes he currently "doesn’t have enough pace" to fight for the podium in Sunday’s MotoGP Aragon Grand Prix despite qualifying third.
Francesco Bagnaia says studying MotoGP rookie Jorge Martin’s data of how he approached the final corner on Saturday helped him to his record pole lap for the Aragon Grand Prix.
Maverick Vinales needs to “reset” his riding style in time attack conditions on the Aprilia as it was “totally wrong” for the bike in MotoGP Aragon Grand Prix qualifying.
Francesco Bagnaia grabbed pole for the MotoGP Aragon Grand Prix by blasting the lap record to lead a Ducati 1-2 ahead of team-mate Jack Miller and Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo.
MotoGP has finalised the end of the 2021 calendar, confirming the official cancellation of the Argentine Grand Prix and announcing the name of the second Misano race.
Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo topped third practice for the MotoGP Aragon Grand Prix by 0.023 seconds as Marc Marquez suffered another crash.