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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...

MotoGP: Marc Marquez confirms that he'll miss the two remaining races of 2020

MotoGP: Marc Marquez confirms that he'll miss the two remaining races of 2020

Marc Marquez has confirmed that he'll sit out the final two races, held at Valencia and Portimao, of the 2020 MotoGP season. The reigning champion has missed the majority of the season following a...

MotoGP: Andrea Dovizioso confirms 2021 sabbatical

MotoGP: Andrea Dovizioso confirms 2021 sabbatical

Andrea Dovizioso has confirmed that he'll be taking a sabbatical from MotoGP next year. The Italian released a statement on his social media channels, announcing that after a 13-year stint he would...

MotoGP: Joan Mir becomes 2020's ninth different winner and extends championship lead

MotoGP: Joan Mir becomes 2020's ninth different winner and extends championship lead

Joan Mir finally clinched his maiden MotoGP victory in Valencia and now has a healthy 37-point advantage in the championship.  The Suzuki rider, who has been the most consistent rider all season,...

MotoGP: Esponsorama Racing confirm the signings of Luca Marini and Enea Bastianini for 2021

MotoGP: Esponsorama Racing confirm the signings of Luca Marini and Enea Bastianini for 2021

Luca Marini and Enea Bastianini will move up into the premier class next season after signing for Esponsorama Racing Ducati. Marini will continue under the SKY Racing Team VR46 colours in MotoGP,...

MotoGP: Valentino Rossi to return at Valencia after two negative Covid-19 tests

MotoGP: Valentino Rossi to return at Valencia after two negative Covid-19 tests

Valentino Rossi will return to action tomorrow at Valencia after his second Covid-19 test came back negative.  The Italian flew to Valencia yesterday evening after his first test came back...

MotoGP: Provisional 2021 calendar revealed

MotoGP: Provisional 2021 calendar revealed

The provisional 2021 MotoGP calendar has been released and it includes 19 circuits, with another slot still to be decided. Alongside the featured rounds, there is also a three-track reserve list.

MotoGP: Garrett Gerloff replaces Valentino Rossi for FP1 and FP2 in Valencia

MotoGP: Garrett Gerloff replaces Valentino Rossi for FP1 and FP2 in Valencia

Garrett Gerloff will make his MotoGP debut today when he steps in for Valentino Rossi during FP1 and FP2 at the European Grand Prix in Valencia. The World Superbike rider will get his chance on the M1...

MotoGP: Yamaha penalised after breaching engine homologation rules

MotoGP: Yamaha penalised after breaching engine homologation rules

Yamaha has been docked 50 constructors' points after being found guilty of breaching engine homologation rules at the opening MotoGP race of the year at Jerez. It is said that Yamaha used an...

MotoGP: Aprilia replace Bradley Smith with Lorenzo Savadori for the final three rounds

MotoGP: Aprilia replace Bradley Smith with Lorenzo Savadori for the final three rounds

Aprilia have announced that Lorenzo Savadori will replace Bradley Smith for the final three rounds of the 2020 MotoGP season. Savadori will make his Grand Prix debut at the Grand Prix of...

MotoGP: Honda reach 800 Grand Prix victories with Jaume Masia's Moto3 win

MotoGP: Honda reach 800 Grand Prix victories with Jaume Masia's Moto3 win

Jaume Masia's victory in the Moto3 race at the Teruel Grand Prix, held at Aragon, was Honda's 800th in Grand Prix racing. Riding the NSF250RW machine, the Leopard Racing rider clinched...

Moto2: Sam Lowes wins his third consecutive race at the Teruel GP

Moto2: Sam Lowes wins his third consecutive race at the Teruel GP

Sam Lowes completed a hat-trick of race wins in as many weeks after dominating the Moto2 race at Aragon. The Brit, who's controlled the entire weekend, led the race from start to finish and was...

Moto2: Jake Dixon to remain with Petronas Sprinta Racing for 2021

Moto2: Jake Dixon to remain with Petronas Sprinta Racing for 2021

The Petronas Sprinta Racing team have confirmed that Jake Dixon will remain with the team for the 2021 Moto2 season. The Brit will race alongside Xavi Vierge once again next year as the team...

MotoGP: Honda and Repsol extend their partnership for two more seasons

MotoGP: Honda and Repsol extend their partnership for two more seasons

Spanish oil giant Repsol has confirmed a two-year extension on its title sponsorship deal with the Honda MotoGP team.  The collaboration is arguably one of the most recognized and iconic...

Moto2: Sam Lowes secures consecutive wins with victory at Aragon

Moto2: Sam Lowes secures consecutive wins with victory at Aragon

Sam Lowes won in Moto2 for the second consecutive weekend and is now in with a real chance of winning this year's title. Despite missing the opening round of the year in Qatar, yesterday's victory at...

MotoGP: Alex Rins beats Alex Marquez at Aragon to become eighth different winner in 2020

MotoGP: Alex Rins beats Alex Marquez at Aragon to become eighth different winner in 2020

Alex Rins overcame the challenge of Alex Marquez to secure his first victory of the 2020 MotoGP season at Aragon. Rins not only becomes the eighth different winner of this spectacular campaign, but...

Moto3: Red Bull KTM Ajo confirm Raul Fernandez and Jaume Masia for 2021

Moto3: Red Bull KTM Ajo confirm Raul Fernandez and Jaume Masia for 2021

Red Bull KTM Ajo have renewed Raul Fernandez's contract and signed Jaume Masia for the 2021 Moto3 season. Fernandez has three pole positions so far this season and has achieved a best result of sixth...

MotoGP: Johann Zarco and Jorge Martin join Pramac Ducati for 2021

MotoGP: Johann Zarco and Jorge Martin join Pramac Ducati for 2021

Pramac Ducati have confirmed the signings of Johann Zarco and Jorge Martin for the 2021 MotoGP season. Zarco moves up to the satellite team after an impressive season on a GP19 with the Esponsorama...

MotoGP: Francesco Bagnaia secures 2021 factory Ducati spot

MotoGP: Francesco Bagnaia secures 2021 factory Ducati spot

Ducati have confirmed that current Pramac Ducati rider Francesco Bagnaia will line-up alongside Jack Miller in the factory team next season. Despite missing three races with a broken leg, Bagnaia is...

MotoGP: Fabio Quartararo returns to winning ways at the Catalan Grand Prix

MotoGP: Fabio Quartararo returns to winning ways at the Catalan Grand Prix

Fabio Quartararo is back at the top of the MotoGP championship standings after securing his third win of the season in Barcelona.  The Frenchman pull the pin after taking the lead away from...

MotoGP: Petronas Yamaha confirm the signing of Valentino Rossi for 2021

MotoGP: Petronas Yamaha confirm the signing of Valentino Rossi for 2021

Valentino Rossi will remain in MotoGP next year after signing for the Petronas Yamaha team.  The announcement was made this morning in Barcelona ahead of the MotoGP qualifying session for the...

MotoGP: Maverick Vinales wins a chaotic Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

MotoGP: Maverick Vinales wins a chaotic Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

Maverick Vinales came out on top in an eventful Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Misano to become the sixth different MotoGP winner in seven races. The Monster Energy Yamaha rider was able to take full...

MotoGP: Jorge Martin ruled out of Emilia Romagna GP after second positive Covid-19 test

MotoGP: Jorge Martin ruled out of Emilia Romagna GP after second positive Covid-19 test

Jorge Martin has been ruled out of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Misano after his latest Covid-19 test came back positive. Martin missed last weekend's San Marino GP at the same circuit...

Moto2: Remy Gardner joins the Red Bull KTM Ajo team for 2021

Moto2: Remy Gardner joins the Red Bull KTM Ajo team for 2021

The Red Bull KTM Ajo team have announced the signing of Remy Gardner for the 2021 Moto2 season.  The 22-year-old, son of 1987 500cc world champion Wayne Gardner, will link up with the...

Moto3: Petronas Sprinta Racing sign Darryn Binder for 2021 season

Moto3: Petronas Sprinta Racing sign Darryn Binder for 2021 season

Petronas Sprinta Racing have confirmed the signing of Darryn Binder on a one-year deal for the 2021 Moto3 season. The 22-year-old, younger brother of MotoGP rider Brad Binder, has been making progress...

MotoGP: Maverick Vinales tops the Misano test

MotoGP: Maverick Vinales tops the Misano test

Maverick Vinales ended the one-day test at Misano at the top of the combined timesheets for the Monster Energy Yamaha team. Vinales, who set a new lap record during the race weekend, was one of only...

Moto2: Luca Marini extends championship lead with San Marino GP victory

Moto2: Luca Marini extends championship lead with San Marino GP victory

Luca Marini improved his Moto2 title chances after overcoming a late challenge from teammate Marco Bezzecchi to take victory at Misano. The Italian had opened up a healthy advantage over the field...

MotoGP: Miguel Oliveira makes history in a dramatic Styrian Grand Prix

MotoGP: Miguel Oliveira makes history in a dramatic Styrian Grand Prix

Miguel Oliveira stunned the MotoGP paddock by claiming an historic maiden victory in the premier class at the Styrian Grand Prix. The event was red flagged after a horrific brake failure for Maverick...

MotoGP: Johann Zarco declared fit to ride at the Styrian Grand Prix

MotoGP: Johann Zarco declared fit to ride at the Styrian Grand Prix

Johann Zarco has been given the green light to compete in this weekend's Styrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring. The Frenchman passed a medical exam this afternoon (Friday August 21)...