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Pol Espargaro admits the lack of pre-season testing in 2021 meant he came into the Qatar Grand Prix opener in March “not ready” for his Honda debut.
Retired MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi has labelled the many rivalries he had during his career as “something special” and expressed fondness for all his on-track foes.
Motorcycle racing's greatest showman has left the stage, as Valentino Rossi calls time on his remarkable career on two wheels. But in his successors, all of whom were inspired by 'the Doctor', grand prix racing has vibrant new acts to keep us hooked
MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi will contest January's Gulf 12 Hours at the wheel of a Ferrari at the start of what looks set to be a full programme of car racing in 2022.
Reigning MotoGP world champion Fabio Quartararo says Yamaha “can have the best bike” on the grid if the YZR-M1 had more horsepower.
The Gresini Racing team feared the MotoGP squad would not make it through the death of its namesake founder Fausto Gresini back in February.
Double MotoGP race winner Danilo Petrucci says his switch from road racing to rallying ahead of his Dakar debut in 2022 has been “completely another world”.
Sir Frank Williams' contribution to motorsport, and Formula 1 in particular, is legendary. But the impact the late team owner had on people extended to a much more personal level for some. Suffering life-changing injuries of his own in 1993, MotoGP icon Wayne Rainey tells Autosport just how pivotal Williams was to his life
Ducati general manager Gigi Dall’Igna says Francesco Bagnaia “takes another step” every time “you expect him to really reach his level” in MotoGP.
The Spanish GP will stay in Barcelona until at least 2026 after Formula 1 agreed a new deal with the promoter and local authorities.
Valentino Rossi hopes Honda will give him his first MotoGP title winning 500cc bike from 2001 for his collection and spoke with team boss Alberto Puig about it.
MotoGP has officially announced an eight-part docuseries to air on Amazon Prime Video in 2022 based on the events of the 2021 season.
KTM MotoGP team manager Mike Leitner will depart the team, with Pramac's Francesco Guidotti set to take his place in the role.
Maverick Vinales admits the Aprilia MotoGP bike does “not yet” feel like his own and “needs much more” before he gets to that point.
Darryn Binder says he felt no pressure in the first test of his much-debated MotoGP step direct from Moto3 for 2022 with RNF Racing last week at Jerez.
Honda team boss Alberto Puig says the marque is “still far from being ready” with its 2022 bike following the Jerez test, but noted the “conclusions are positive”.
The 2021 MotoGP season may have only just ended but preparations for 2022 are well underway following a two-day test at Jerez this week. Ducati has hit the ground running while a lack of progress dominated Yamaha’s and world champion Fabio Quartararo’s test. While no battle lines have been drawn yet for 2022, it appears Ducati has already drawn first blood...
Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia headed 2021 world champion Fabio Quartararo on the final day of MotoGP running for the year at the Jerez test.
Suzuki is on the search for a new team manager after its decision not to replace Davide Brivio at the start of 2021 was backed up by its unsuccessful bid to help Joan Mir defend his 2020 MotoGP world title. But whoever Shinichi Sahara appoints next, it may have already come too late to convince Mir to stick with the project
World champion Fabio Quartararo says he won’t sign a new Yamaha MotoGP deal until he sees tangible progress with its 2022 bike having expected more from the Jerez test.
LCR’s Takaaki Nakagami kicked off Honda’s 2022 MotoGP pre-season preparations by topping the opening day of the Jerez test by 0.043 seconds.
Remy Gardner says his Tech3 MotoGP team-mate Raul Fernandez’s claims that the Ajo team stood in his way in their Moto2 title battle are “bullshit”.
MotoGP rookie Raul Fernandez believes he is “morally champion” of the 2021 Moto2 season and suggests the Ajo KTM squad stood in his way during his title tilt.
Danilo Petrucci says he is likely to be “one of the last normal people” to be successful in MotoGP “without being a phenomenon”.
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.
The official entry list for the 2022 MotoGP season has been unveiled, with Valentino Rossi’s VR46 Racing Team still without Aramco title sponsorship.
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.
Ducati MotoGP star Jack Miller will compete in the final round of the Australian Superbike Championship at The Bend next month.
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
MotoGP world champion Fabio Quartararo admits Ducati’s form during the Valencia Grand Prix weekend has him “worried about next year”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Pramac rookie Jorge Martin says he was “risking every corner” on the lap which ultimately claimed him pole for the MotoGP Valencia Grand Prix.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jack Miller topped Friday practice at the MotoGP Valencia Grand Prix. Here’s how and when to watch qualifying.
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”.
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.
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.
Alpine Formula 1 racing director Davide Brivio has been ruled out of a return to the Suzuki MotoGP team next year, amid recent speculation about his future.
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 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.