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MotoGP: Several riders test out the new layout in Barcelona

MotoGP: Several riders test out the new layout in Barcelona

Several MotoGP riders were busy testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya yesterday and had the chance to ride through the redesigned turn 10. The corner has been modified following safety...

MotoGP: Fausto Gresini has died

MotoGP: Fausto Gresini has died

Fausto Gresini has died at the age of 60 following a two-month battle with Covid-19. The MotoGP team owner was diagnosed with Covid-19 in December and has been in the intensive care unit of the...

MotoGP: Marc Marquez targets Qatar return

MotoGP: Marc Marquez targets Qatar return

Marc Marquez is hoping to make his racing return at the opening round of the 2021 MotoGP season in Qatar. Speaking as part Repsol Honda's 2021 presentation, and also directly to the media for the...

MotoGP: Repsol Honda presents its 2021 livery

MotoGP: Repsol Honda presents its 2021 livery

Repsol Honda has officially unveiled its 2021 MotoGP livery and rider line-up of Marc Marquez and Pol Espargaro. As with all team presentations this year, due to Covid-19, the factory team reveal was...

MotoGP: Takaaki Nakagami reveals his 2021 LCR Honda livery

MotoGP: Takaaki Nakagami reveals his 2021 LCR Honda livery

The 2021 LCR Honda Idemitsu livery has been revealed by rider Takaaki Nakagami during an online presentation. Following on from teammate Alex Marquez's LCR Honda Castrol launch yesterday (February...

MotoGP: Alex Marquez unveils his 2021 LCR Honda livery

MotoGP: Alex Marquez unveils his 2021 LCR Honda livery

Alex Marquez's 2021 LCR Honda Castrol livery has been unveiled during an online presentation. This year's LCR liveries are being revealed separately due to Marquez and Taka Nakagami having separate...

MotoGP: Yamaha sign new five-year contract with Dorna

MotoGP: Yamaha sign new five-year contract with Dorna

Yamaha has become the latest manufacturer to commit its future to MotoGP by signing a new five-deal with Dorna. The deal keeps Yamaha on the grid until at least the end of the 2026 season and has been...

MotoGP: Monster Energy Yamaha's 2021 colours unveiled

MotoGP: Monster Energy Yamaha's 2021 colours unveiled

The factory Monster Energy Yamaha team has officially revealed its 2021 MotoGP livery and presented its rider line-up to the world.  Yamaha's presentation was a virtual one, due to Covid-19,...

MotoGP: Joan Mir decides against running the number one plate

MotoGP: Joan Mir decides against running the number one plate

Reigning MotoGP world champion Joan Mir has opted to keep his traditional number 36 rather than taking the number one plate. Mir and Suzuki have been teasing fans for weeks that Mir would make his...

MotoGP: KTM reveal their 2021 livery

MotoGP: KTM reveal their 2021 livery

The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team has unveiled its 2021 MotoGP livery during an online presentation today. Held virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the presentation also unveiled Brad Binder...

MotoGP: Tech3 KTM reveal striking new 2021 livery

MotoGP: Tech3 KTM reveal striking new 2021 livery

Tech3 KTM has unveiled its brand-new livery ahead of the 2021 MotoGP season during a special online launch presentation. The presentation, held virtually due to Covid-19, was a joint affair with the...

MotoGP: Ducati officially unveils its 2021 livery and rider line-up

MotoGP: Ducati officially unveils its 2021 livery and rider line-up

The factory Ducati MotoGP team has unveiled its new livery ahead of the 2021 MotoGP season. The new-look design was revealed by Jack Miller and Francesco Bagnaia in a virtual event hosted on the...

MotoGP: Luca Marini and Enea Bastianini unveil 2021 Avintia Ducati liveries

MotoGP: Luca Marini and Enea Bastianini unveil 2021 Avintia Ducati liveries

Luca Marini and Enea Bastianini have unveiled Avintia Esponsorama Racing's new-look 2021 MotoGP liveries. The satellite Ducati team, entering its 10th premier class campaign, unveiled its 2021...

MotoGP: Majority of the pit building is destroyed in Termas de Río Hondo Fire

MotoGP: Majority of the pit building is destroyed in Termas de Río Hondo Fire

The huge fire which swept through the Termas de Río Hondo circuit in Argentina last night has destroyed the vast majority of the pit building.  The garage complex, press rooms, TV...

MotoGP: Honda sign new five-year deal with Dorna

MotoGP: Honda sign new five-year deal with Dorna

Honda has become the latest manufacturer to commit its future to MotoGP until at least the end of the 2026 season. The Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) has penned a new five-year deal with commercial...

MotoGP: Moto2 and Moto3 pre-season test moved to Qatar

MotoGP: Moto2 and Moto3 pre-season test moved to Qatar

The Losail International Circuit in Qatar will now host the official Moto2 and Moto3 pre-season test on March 19-21. Testing was originally due to take place at Jerez but has been changed as a result...

MotoGP: BT Sport to continue as exclusive broadcaster until at least 2024

MotoGP: BT Sport to continue as exclusive broadcaster until at least 2024

BT Sport will continue as the exclusive live broadcaster MotoGP in the UK and Ireland until at least the end of 2024. Dorna has confirmed that the broadcaster has signed a new three-year contract...

MotoGP: FIM and Dorna introduce the MiniGP World Series

MotoGP: FIM and Dorna introduce the MiniGP World Series

The MiniGP World Series has been announced by the FIM and Dorna as part of the Road to MotoGP project. This new platform unifies and standardises MiniGP competitions from around the world under the...

MotoGP: LCR Honda confirms its place on the grid until 2026

MotoGP: LCR Honda confirms its place on the grid until 2026

LCR Honda has committed its future to MotoGP after signing a new five-year deal with IRTA and Dorna. The Honda satellite team, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this season, will remain on the...

MotoGP: Qatar to host back-to-back races in updated calendar

MotoGP: Qatar to host back-to-back races in updated calendar

Qatar will now host the opening two rounds of the 2021 MotoGP season following the postponements of the Argentinian and American events. The season opening Qatar Grand Prix will still take place on...

MotoGP: Marc VDS Racing withdraw from the 2021 MotoE World Cup

MotoGP: Marc VDS Racing withdraw from the 2021 MotoE World Cup

Marc VDS Racing has withdrawn its planned entry in the 2021 FIM Enel MotoE World Cup due to the scheduling clashes that rider Mike di Meglio would encounter this season. The Belgian team has been...

MotoGP: Ducati to remain on the grid until at least 2026

MotoGP: Ducati to remain on the grid until at least 2026

Ducati have become the second manufacturer to commit their future to MotoGP after signing a new five-year contract with Dorna. The Italian manufacturer join KTM on the confirmed list of entries and...

MotoGP: Extra dates added to Qatar Test following Sepang Test cancellation

MotoGP: Extra dates added to Qatar Test following Sepang Test cancellation

Two extra Official test days and a Shakedown test day will now be held at the Losail International Circuit in March. The decision was made following the cancellations of February's Sepang Tests due to...

MotoGP: KTM confirms new five-year deal with Dorna

MotoGP: KTM confirms new five-year deal with Dorna

KTM has confirmed its spot on the MotoGP grid until at least the end of the 2026 season after signing a new deal with Dorna.  The Austrian manufacturer has signed a new five-year contract with...

MotoGP: Davide Brivio and Suzuki part ways

MotoGP: Davide Brivio and Suzuki part ways

Team Suzuki Ecstar has confirmed this morning that team manager Davide Brivio has left the team. Brivio has led Suzuki's MotoGP efforts for the last eight years, since 2013, and has helped the team...

WATCH: Pol Espargaro is introduced to his 2021 Repsol Honda RC213V

WATCH: Pol Espargaro is introduced to his 2021 Repsol Honda RC213V

Pol Espargaro has been introduced to his 2021 Repsol Honda RC213V MotoGP bike after the team surprised him at home. In the video, which can be found at the bottom of this article, Espargaro can be...

MotoGP: Gresini Racing to return as an independent team in 2022

MotoGP: Gresini Racing to return as an independent team in 2022

Gresini Racing will become an independent MotoGP team once again in 2022 after signing a five-year deal with IRTA. The team are present in Moto3 (Kommerling Gresini) and Moto2 (Federal Oil Gresini)...

MotoGP: Luca Marini unveils first-ever SKY Racing Team VR46 MotoGP bike

MotoGP: Luca Marini unveils first-ever SKY Racing Team VR46 MotoGP bike

Luca Marini has unveiled the first-ever SKY Racing Team VR46 MotoGP livery in a special presentation aired on the Italian X Factor final. Marini will ride a VR46-branded Esponsorama Ducati in...

MotoGP: Aprilia reveal 2021 plans

MotoGP: Aprilia reveal 2021 plans

Aleix Espargaro, Lorenzo Savdori and Bradley Smith will all remain within Aprilia’s MotoGP setup in 2021. Espargaro will once again lead the project onboard the RS-GP, which did take a step...

MotoGP: Miguel Oliveira dominates home Grand Prix at Portimao

MotoGP: Miguel Oliveira dominates home Grand Prix at Portimao

Miguel Oliveira dominated his home Grand Prix at Portimao to secure his second victory of the 2020 MotoGP season. Oliveira, who started from pole, led from start to finish and pulled the pin almost...

MotoGP: Indonesia's Mandalika circuit developers aim for mid-2021 race

MotoGP: Indonesia's Mandalika circuit developers aim for mid-2021 race

Construction work on Indonesia's Mandalika street circuit has been ramped up in the hope of the venue hosting its first MotoGP race in the middle of next year. The track, which will be MotoGP's...

Moto2: Red Bull KTM Ajo confirm Raul Fernandez promotion for 2021

Moto2: Red Bull KTM Ajo confirm Raul Fernandez promotion for 2021

The Red Bull KTM Ajo team has confirmed that their current Moto3 rider Raul Fernandez will be promoted into the Moto2 setup in 2021. Fernandez has enjoyed a successful second full-time campaign in the...

Moto2: Jake Dixon to miss season finale at Portimao following surgery

Moto2: Jake Dixon to miss season finale at Portimao following surgery

Jake Dixon will miss the final race of the 2020 Moto2 season at Portimao after undergoing successful wrist surgery. The Brit fractured his right wrist during FP2 at the European Grand Prix, crashing...

MotoGP: Joan Mir crowned 2020 MotoGP champion whilst Franco Morbidelli wins at Valencia

MotoGP: Joan Mir crowned 2020 MotoGP champion whilst Franco Morbidelli wins at Valencia

Joan Mir has been crowned 2020 MotoGP champion at Valencia, whilst Franco Morbidelli secured victory after a last lap duel with Jack Miller.  Mir clinched Suzuki's first Grand Prix title since...

MotoGP: Positive Covid-19 test rules Iker Lecuona out of the Valencia GP

MotoGP: Positive Covid-19 test rules Iker Lecuona out of the Valencia GP

Iker Lecuona has been ruled out of this weekend's Valencia Grand Prix after testing positive for Covid-19. The Tech3 KTM rider has been self-isolating for the last 10 days, missing the European GP as...

MotoGP: Cal Crutchlow confirmed as Yamaha's 2021 test rider

MotoGP: Cal Crutchlow confirmed as Yamaha's 2021 test rider

Yamaha has confirmed that Cal Crutchlow will become their official MotoGP test rider next year.  Crutchlow was left without a ride for next year after losing his spot within the LCR Honda team to...