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MotoGP: Italian and Catalan MotoGP rounds postponed due to coronavirus

MotoGP: Italian and Catalan MotoGP rounds postponed due to coronavirus

The FIM, Irta and Dorna have taken the decision to delay the back-to-back Italian and Catalan MotoGP rounds due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The Gran Premio d’Italia Oakley was due to take...

MotoGP: Q&A with BT Sport pundit Neil Hodgson

MotoGP: Q&A with BT Sport pundit Neil Hodgson

With the 2020 MotoGP season on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, BT Sport's Neil Hodgson and Gavin Emmett are bringing racing back to our screens with their new show, The Greatest...

MotoGP: Andrea Iannone reacts to 18-month FIM suspension

MotoGP: Andrea Iannone reacts to 18-month FIM suspension

Andrea Iannone has released a statement regarding his 18-month FIM suspension on his official Instagram account.  The Italian has been banned after testing positive for the...

MotoGP: 2007 Dutch Grand Prix to be shown on YouTube this Saturday

MotoGP: 2007 Dutch Grand Prix to be shown on YouTube this Saturday

The 2007 Dutch Grand Prix will be shown in its entirety this Saturday on the official MotoGP YouTube channel. The race will be shown at 1pm on Saturday March 28 as part of MotoGP's Vintage...

MotoGP: Valentino Rossi will not compete in this weekend's virtual race

MotoGP: Valentino Rossi will not compete in this weekend's virtual race

The 10-rider line-up for this weekend's virtual MotoGP race has been revealed and it does not include Valentino Rossi. The nine-time world champion had previously been confirmed as an entrant, however...

Moto2: Tetsuta Nagashima claims sensational maiden victory in Qatar

Moto2: Tetsuta Nagashima claims sensational maiden victory in Qatar

Tetsuta Nagashima clinched an emotional maiden victory in Qatar after a sensational performance in the desert.  10 years since the late Shoya Tomizawa took victory in the first-ever Moto2 race at...

MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo confirms Catalan Grand Prix wildcard with Yamaha

MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo confirms Catalan Grand Prix wildcard with Yamaha

Jorge Lorenzo will be back on the MotoGP grid in 2020 after confirming his wildcard appearance at the Catalan Grand Prix.  The announcement comes just four months after Lorenzo announced his...

MotoGP: Dorna Sports CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta releases statement on coronavirus situation

MotoGP: Dorna Sports CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta releases statement on coronavirus situation

Dorna Sports CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta has released a statement commenting on the current status of the 2020 MotoGP season.  The statement comes after the opening race of the season in Qatar...

MotoGP: Thailand Grand Prix postponed due to growing coronavirus concerns

MotoGP: Thailand Grand Prix postponed due to growing coronavirus concerns

The 2020 Thailand Grand Prix has been postponed due to the ongoing global coronavirus outbreak. The Thai round, held at the Chang International Circuit in Buriram, was due to host the second race of...

MotoGP: Fabio Quartararo tops day two of Qatar test

MotoGP: Fabio Quartararo tops day two of Qatar test

Fabio Quartararo leads the way in Qatar after the second day of testing at the Losail International Circuit.  The Petronas Yamaha man hit the top of the timing sheets with a 1:54.038, which was...

MotoGP: Marc Marquez signs new four-year deal with Repsol Honda

MotoGP: Marc Marquez signs new four-year deal with Repsol Honda

Marc Marquez has signed a new four-year deal with Repsol Honda which will keep him with the team until the end of 2024. It has been predicted for a while that Marquez would re-sign with HRC, despite...

MotoGP: Fabio Quartararo ends the Sepang test on top

MotoGP: Fabio Quartararo ends the Sepang test on top

Fabio Quartararo continued his domination of the Sepang test by ending the final day at the top of the timing sheets. Despite the Frenchman leading all three days, the test has been tight. In fact,...

MotoGP: 2020 Petronas Yamaha livery revealed at Sepang

MotoGP: 2020 Petronas Yamaha livery revealed at Sepang

The Petronas Yamaha team have revealed their 2020 MotoGP livery ahead of their second campaign in the premier class. A special presentation took place at the team's home circuit at Sepang, with Fabio...

MotoGP: Monster Energy Yamaha unveil 2020 Livery

MotoGP: Monster Energy Yamaha unveil 2020 Livery

Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales have unveiled the factory Yamaha team's 2020 MotoGP livery.  The covers were taken off in a special presentation held in Monster Energy Yamaha's garage at...

MotoGP: Suzuki celebrate 60th anniversary with new-look 2020 livery

MotoGP: Suzuki celebrate 60th anniversary with new-look 2020 livery

Suzuki have unveiled a brand-new colour scheme ahead of the 2020 MotoGP season.  The new livery celebrates the manufacturer's 60th year in racing, combining the familiar blue with a striking...

MotoGP: 2020 Repsol Honda livery unveiled by the Marquez brothers

MotoGP: 2020 Repsol Honda livery unveiled by the Marquez brothers

Marc and Alex Marquez have revealed the 2020 Repsol Honda livery in a special presentation held in Jakarta, Indonesia.  As expected, the livery remains virtually the same as last year, with the...

MotoGP: Fabio Quartararo to replace Valentino Rossi at Yamaha in 2021

MotoGP: Fabio Quartararo to replace Valentino Rossi at Yamaha in 2021

Yamaha have confirmed that Fabio Quartararo will replace Valentino Rossi in the factory MotoGP team next year.  The Frenchman has signed a two-year deal with Monster Yamaha and will line-up...

MotoGP: Vinales signs new two-year deal with Yamaha

MotoGP: Vinales signs new two-year deal with Yamaha

Maverick Vinales has signed a new two-year contract with Yamaha, keeping him at the factory team until the end of 2022.  The Spaniard has been at Yamaha since 2017 and is the first rider to...

MotoGP: Dovizioso and Petrucci unveil 2020 Ducati livery

MotoGP: Dovizioso and Petrucci unveil 2020 Ducati livery

Ducati have unveiled their 2020 MotoGP livery in a special presentation held at the Palazzo Re Enzo, Bologna. Andrea Dovizioso and Danilo Petrucci were joined by Ducati Motor CEO Claudio...

Max Biaggi and Hugh Anderson join Jorge Lorenzo on 2020 MotoGP Legends list

Max Biaggi and Hugh Anderson join Jorge Lorenzo on 2020 MotoGP Legends list

Max Biaggi and Hugh Anderson will join Jorge Lorenzo in becoming MotoGP Legends this season.  Biaggi dominated the 250cc class in the 90s, winning four consecutive titles between 1994 and 1997.

2020 MotoE entry list confirmed

2020 MotoE entry list confirmed

The entry list for the 2020 MotoE season has been revealed, with Bradley Smith once again representing the UK.  Smith, who is also Aprilia's test rider, returns with One Energy Racing after...

Lewis Hamilton confirms MotoGP Yamaha crash at Valencia

Lewis Hamilton confirms MotoGP Yamaha crash at Valencia

Six-time Forumla 1 World Champion, Lewis Hamilton, has confirmed media claims that he crashed a Yamaha MotoGP bike at Valencia, during a recent swap of disciplines with nine-time MotoGP champ,...

MotoGP: Austria named as 2019 Race of the Year

MotoGP: Austria named as 2019 Race of the Year

The Austrian Grand Prix has been voted as the Best Grand Prix of 2019. It's the second time that the event, held at the Red Bull Ring, has been named as the best race of the year. It also won the...

MotoGP: Thai Grand Prix tops 2019 attendance figures

MotoGP: Thai Grand Prix tops 2019 attendance figures

For the second consecutive season the Thai Grand Prix had the highest attendance of the MotoGP calendar.  The event, held at Buriram's Chang International Circuit, attracted 226,655 fans across...

MotoGP Jerez Test: Marc Marquez tops final day after rain hits

MotoGP Jerez Test: Marc Marquez tops final day after rain hits

Marc Marquez topped the final day of testing at Jerez after rainfall hampered the field’s progress.  The Repsol Honda rider set his quickest lap-time during his dry morning stint. His 1:37.820,...

Karel Abraham confirms MotoGP departure

Karel Abraham confirms MotoGP departure

Karel Abraham has confirmed that he will not be on the MotoGP grid next season. The Czech rider has left the Reale Avintia Racing team with immediate effect. Abraham released a statement on his...

Marquez brothers in Repsol Honda double trouble

Marquez brothers in Repsol Honda double trouble

A Marc Marquez masterclass reinforced the six-time world champion’s status as Honda’s most influential powerbroker after he delivered the triple crown to his employer by winning in Valencia on...

Provisional MotoGP 2020 calendar released

Provisional MotoGP 2020 calendar released

The provisional MotoGP calendar has been revealed today with the number of races increasing to 20 in 2020. This is due to the addition of the new KymiRing circuit in Finland. Other notable changes...

Moto2: Fernandez takes victory as Marquez crashes out

Moto2: Fernandez takes victory as Marquez crashes out

Augusto Fernandez claimed Moto2 glory at Silverstone this afternoon, seeing off Jorge Navarro and Brad Binder in a late race battle to victory. Having qualified third on the grid on Saturday, the...

MotoGP: Rins wins by 0.013 seconds at Silverstone

MotoGP: Rins wins by 0.013 seconds at Silverstone

Suzuki's Alex Rins won a spectacular British MotoGP race, taking the lead in a brave move on the last corner to beat championship leader, Marc Marquez, by just 0.013 seconds. Rins and Marquez pushed...

Moto3: Ramirez wins opening Silverstone stunner

Moto3: Ramirez wins opening Silverstone stunner

Leopard Racing’s Marcos Ramirez has taken his second victory of the year in a dramatic opening Moto3 race at Silverstone. With just 1.921 seconds covering the top 11 riders, the Spaniard was locked in...

Dovi duffs up Marquez at last turn to win Austrian GP

Dovi duffs up Marquez at last turn to win Austrian GP

Andrea Dovizioso took his second MotoGP victory of the season in Austria after a last-gasp overtake. The Ducati star passed Marc Marquez in the last corner of a close race, mirroring the end of the...

Binder keeps calm to win at the Ring

Binder keeps calm to win at the Ring

South African Brad Binder controlled today’s Moto2 race at the Red Bull Ring from start to finish, winning from second place on the grid over Spaniards Alex Marquez and Jorge Navarro. It was Binder’s...

Di Meglio lights up MotoE race

Di Meglio lights up MotoE race

Mike Di Meglio won the Austrian GP MotoE race today, riding in difficult conditions to finish just over two seconds ahead of Avintia Esponsorama Racing’s Xavier Simeon. Simeon took the lead at the...

Fenati finds form while McPhee takes third

Fenati finds form while McPhee takes third

Italy’s Romano Fenati looked in control during today’s Moto3 race in Austria, leading most of the way to take his first victory since the Japanese GP in 2017. It was a happy ending to a difficult 12...

Brno MotoGP: Marquez takes dominant win ahead of Dovi and Miller, Cal fifth.

Brno  MotoGP: Marquez takes dominant win ahead of Dovi and Miller, Cal fifth.

Marc Marquez controlled the tenth round of the MotoGP world championship at Brno to win by 2.452s. Leading from the start, Marquez set an impressive pace ahead of Andrea Dovizioso before upping the...