Why a MotoGP title chaser 'doesn't care' about the 2020 championship
Fabio Quartararo's San Marino GP crash knocked him off the MotoGP championship lead. But, as he explains to Autosport, the literal bump in the road won't force him into a different approach for this weekend's second Misano race at the Emilia Romagna GP
All through 2019, Fabio Quartararo marked himself as a title protagonist for this season with his incredible performances on his 'B-spec' Petronas SRT-run Yamaha. Guiding his bike to seven podiums and six pole positions in a stunning rookie season, he had the established frontrunners worried.
And, when Marc Marquez was ruled out with a broken arm after a crash in July's Spanish Grand Prix, the rider the reigning world champion pegged as a definite title threat after their duel for victory in last year's San Marino GP stepped up to the plate. After taking his maiden win in the Spanish GP, Quartararo dominated the Andalusian GP at Jerez the following week.
OPINION: The French Grand Prix looks to have made Ducati’s decision on its factory team line-up simpler, as Enea Bastianini stormed to his third win of the campaign and Jorge Martin crashed out for a fifth time in 2022. But, as Ducati suggests to Autosport, it remains in the strongest position in a wild rider market
Suzuki's sudden decision to leave the MotoGP World Championship at the end of the season has acted as a stirring element in a market that had already erupted. Autosport analyses what this means for the grid going into 2023
Ducati’s 2022 MotoGP bike has had a tough start to life and the expected early-season title charge from Francesco Bagnaia did not materialise. But the Spanish Grand Prix signalled a turning point for both the GP22 and Bagnaia, as the 2021 runner-up belatedly got his season underway after a straight fight with Fabio Quartararo
In a little over two months, Honda has gone from setting the pace in MotoGP testing with its new RC213V prototype to being at a crossroads - caused by the discrepancy in its riders' feedback. After a Portuguese GP that underwhelmed, serious questions are now being asked of Honda in 2022
Fabio Quartararo got his MotoGP title defence off the ground in the Portuguese Grand Prix as a dominant first win of 2022 rocketed him to the top of the standings. While a significant result in terms of his title hopes, it has come at an even more important time in terms of his 2023 contract negotiations
Wayne Rainey, who’s paralysed from the chest down, will ride his 1992 500cc world championship-winning bike again at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed. The American motorcycle legend explains how he's preparing to thrill on his first visit to the famed hillclimb
Darryn Binder has found himself in the unenviable position as MotoGP's most under-pressure rookie in 2022 having made the step directly from Moto3 with a reputation as an over-aggressive rider. This hasn't been an easy thing to shake at the start of the season, but he believes tangible progress is being made
Enea Bastianini’s second win of the 2022 campaign at COTA puts him back in the lead of the standings and once again showed the best Ducati package is still the 2021 bike. Those closest to Bastianini tell Autosport why he’s so good on the GP21 relative to his factory counterparts
Emilia Romagna MotoGP: Binder edges Nakagami in tight FP2 at Misano
Is the imperfect bike the real Misano MotoGP threat?