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MotoGP: Minimum Grand Prix age limit to be raised to 18 from 2023

MotoGP: Minimum Grand Prix age limit to be raised to 18 from 2023

The FIM and Dorna have confirmed that the minimum age limit in Grand Prix motorcycle racing will be raised from 16 to 18 in 2023. Age limits was just one of several topics discussed at a meeting of...

Moto3: John McPhee and Ayumu Sasaki sign with Sterilgarda Max Racing for 2022

Moto3: John McPhee and Ayumu Sasaki sign with Sterilgarda Max Racing for 2022

John McPhee will remain in the Moto3 class for one more season after signing for the Sterilgarda Max Racing Team. The Scot was left without a ride for 2022 following the planned withdrawal of the...

MotoGP: Ducati to become sole supplier in MotoE in 2023

MotoGP: Ducati to become sole supplier in MotoE in 2023

Ducati will become the sole bike supplier in the MotoE World Cup from the 2023 season, signing a four-season deal with Dorna.  The MotoGP manufacturer will take over from fellow Italian...

MotoGP: Darryn Binder seals 2022 premier class spot with RNF Yamaha

MotoGP: Darryn Binder seals 2022 premier class spot with RNF Yamaha

Darryn Binder will make the jump from Moto3 to MotoGP next season after signing for the new RNF Yamaha team. It was announced earlier today that the newly branded RNF Racing squad, formally Petronas...

MotoGP Austin: Marc Marquez dominates to take seventh COTA victory

MotoGP Austin: Marc Marquez dominates to take seventh COTA victory

Marc Marquez dominated the American Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas to secure his second victory of the 2021 MotoGP season. Just as he did at the Sachsenring, Marquez proved that despite not...

MotoGP: Argentina to remain on the calendar until at least 2025

MotoGP: Argentina to remain on the calendar until at least 2025

Argentina will remain on the MotoGP calendar until 2025 after a new three-year contract extension was agreed. Already confirmed until 2022 due to the disruption of the Covid-19 pandemic, new deal will...

MotoGP Austin: Maverick Viñales withdraws from US Grand Prix

MotoGP Austin: Maverick Viñales withdraws from US Grand Prix

Maverick Viñales will not take part in this weekend's United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas following the death of his cousin Dean Berta Viñales at Jerez last weekend. Berta Viñales...

Suzi Perry: “It’s really important to speak to the younger audience”

BTSport remains a pivotal player in the ongoing popularity of MotoGP in the UK. It’s comprehensive broadcasting of the 18 round championship boasts live coverage of every practice, qualifying, warm-up and race along with expert insight and analysis. In an effort to constantly evolve and progress, BTSport introduced a new initiative with a view to further enhancing their coverage of all the sports...

Michael Laverty launches new Moto3 team for 2022

Michael Laverty launches new Moto3 team for 2022

There will be at least two British riders on the Moto3 grid in 2022 following the announcement that Michael Laverty will run an all new two rider squad in the world championship in 2022. Backed by...

MotoGP Aragon: Francesco Bagnaia holds off Marc Marquez to take maiden win

MotoGP Aragon: Francesco Bagnaia holds off Marc Marquez to take maiden win

Francesco Bagnaia is a MotoGP race winner after managing to hold off a resurgent Marc Marquez at Aragon. Bagnaia withstood immense pressure from Marquez for the majority of the race, with the duo...

MotoGP: Tony Arbolino joins Elf Marc VDS for 2022 Moto2 season

MotoGP: Tony Arbolino joins Elf Marc VDS for 2022 Moto2 season

Tony Arbolino will switch to the Elf Marc VDS Racing Team for the 2022 Moto2 season after signing a two-year deal with the Belgian squad. Arbolino moved into the intermediate class this season with...

MotoGP Aragon: Jake Dixon remains with Petronas Yamaha whilst John McPhee gets Moto2 opportunity

MotoGP Aragon: Jake Dixon remains with Petronas Yamaha whilst John McPhee gets Moto2 opportunity

Following a successful debut at Silverstone Jake Dixon has been rewarded with another MotoGP opportunity at Aragon. Dixon will once again line-up alongside Valentino Rossi at Petronas Yamaha after a...

MotoGP: Maverick Vinales to race for Aprilia for remainder of 2021 season

MotoGP: Maverick Vinales to race for Aprilia for remainder of 2021 season

Maverick Vinales will make his racing debut with Aprilia at the Aragon Grand Prix next weekend and will remain on the grid for the remainder of the 2021 MotoGP season. The decision was made following...

MotoGP: 2022 British Grand Prix moved to earlier August date

MotoGP: 2022 British Grand Prix moved to earlier August date

The 2022 British Grand Prix at Silverstone will move to an earlier date in August, with the event taking place on August 5-7. In recent years the British round of MotoGP has taken place over the...

Moto2 Silverstone: Remy Gardner holds off Marco Bezzecchi to win the British Grand Prix

Moto2 Silverstone: Remy Gardner holds off Marco Bezzecchi to win the British Grand Prix

Remy Gardner took another big step towards the Moto2 title after coming out on top in an intense battle with Marco Bezzecchi. The duo exchanged positions multiple times throughout the race, with...

MotoGP Silverstone: Fabio Quartararo dominates the British Grand Prix

MotoGP Silverstone: Fabio Quartararo dominates the British Grand Prix

Fabio Quartararo cruised to his fifth victory of the 2021 MotoGP season at Silverstone to extend his championship lead. Quartararo took the lead of the race away from Pol Espargaro at Farm on the...

MotoGP: Triumph and Dorna extend Moto2 engine partnership

MotoGP: Triumph and Dorna extend Moto2 engine partnership

Triumph Motorcycles will continue as the sole engine supplier in the Moto2 World Championship for the next three seasons (2022-2024) after signing a new contract with Dorna. Since 2019, Triumph has...

MotoGP: Petronas Sepang Racing Team to cease operations at the end of 2021

MotoGP: Petronas Sepang Racing Team to cease operations at the end of 2021

It has been confirmed that the Petronas Sepang Racing Team will end its involvement in all racing and non-racing activities at the end of the 2021 season. Rumours have been circulating regarding the...

MotoGP Silverstone: John Hopkins to host special book signing session

MotoGP Silverstone: John Hopkins to host special book signing session

Ahead of the launch of his new book ‘Leathered’ John Hopkins will be hosting a meet & greet and book signing session in the Silverstone area ahead of the British MotoGP. The American will be at...

MotoGP: Maverick Vinales to make Aprilia debut at two-day Misano test

MotoGP: Maverick Vinales to make Aprilia debut at two-day Misano test

Former Yamaha rider Maverick Vinales will make his Aprilia debut at a two-day test held at Misano next week. Vinales will race for Aprilia next season but will now have his first outing on the RS-GP...

MotoGP: Jake Dixon to make premier class debut at Silverstone

MotoGP: Jake Dixon to make premier class debut at Silverstone

Jake Dixon will make his MotoGP debut with Petronas Yamaha at the British Grand Prix later this month. Dixon will take the spot currently occupied by Cal Crutchlow, who moves up to the Monster Energy...

MotoGP: Yamaha and Maverick Vinales part ways with immediate effect

MotoGP: Yamaha and Maverick Vinales part ways with immediate effect

Yamaha has announced that it has parted company with MotoGP rider Maverick Vinales with immediate effect. Vinales was suspended after the Grand Prix of Styria, where he was purposely hitting the rev...

MotoGP: Maverick Vinales confirmed as an Aprilia rider for 2022

MotoGP: Maverick Vinales confirmed as an Aprilia rider for 2022

Maverick Viñales will be an Aprilia MotoGP rider next season following his early release from Yamaha. At the Dutch TT at Assen it was revealed that Viñales had requested to be released from his...

MotoGP Austria: Jorge Martin secures second consecutive pole with new lap record

MotoGP Austria: Jorge Martin secures second consecutive pole with new lap record

Jorge Martin clinched his second pole position in a week at the Red Bull Ring after smashing the lap record ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix. Martin, who converted pole position into victory at the...

MotoGP: Petronas ends title sponsorship deal with the Sepang Racing Team

MotoGP: Petronas ends title sponsorship deal with the Sepang Racing Team

Petronas will end its title sponsorship of the Sepang Racing Team (SRT) at the conclusion of the 2021 MotoGP season. The deal initially included sponsorship of the team's Moto3 and Moto2 efforts...

MotoGP: New dashboard warnings introduced for Austrian Grand Prix

MotoGP: New dashboard warnings introduced for Austrian Grand Prix

Additional dashboard messages for rider behaviour and equipment problems will be introduced at this weekend's Austrian Grand Prix. Two messages will be available to race direction at the Red Bull...

MotoGP Styria: Lorenzo Savadori to undergo ankle surgery after fiery crash

MotoGP Styria: Lorenzo Savadori to undergo ankle surgery after fiery crash

Aprilia rider Lorenzo Savadori is set to undergo ankle surgery today (August 9) following his collision with Dani Pedrosa's KTM at the Grand Prix of Styria. On the third lap of the race, Pedrosa fell...

MotoGP Styria: Jorge Martin takes a sensational maiden victory

MotoGP Styria: Jorge Martin takes a sensational maiden victory

Jorge Martin secured his first-ever MotoGP victory in a restarted Grand Prix of Styria at the Red Bull Ring. Martin regrouped after losing the lead at the restart and entered a two-rider duel with...

Moto2 Styria: Marco Bezzecchi clinches his first win of 2021

Moto2 Styria: Marco Bezzecchi clinches his first win of 2021

Marco Bezzecchi secured his first win of the 2021 Moto2 season in an enthralling race at the Red Bull Ring. The SKY Racing Team VR46 rider took the lead at the start of the race but would fall back...

MotoGP: Raul Fernandez signs with Tech3 KTM for 2022 season

MotoGP: Raul Fernandez signs with Tech3 KTM for 2022 season

KTM have confirmed that current Moto2 rookie sensation Raul Fernandez will be promoted to MotoGP next year with the Tech3 team. Fernandez has been linked with a move to MotoGP for several weeks after...

MotoGP: Cal Crutchlow set for racing return with Petronas Yamaha

MotoGP: Cal Crutchlow set for racing return with Petronas Yamaha

Cal Crutchlow will make his return to MotoGP with Petronas Yamaha next month as a replacement for the injured Franco Morbidelli. The Brit, who is Yamaha's official test rider, will compete in both...

MotoGP: Day of Champions to return at 2021 British Grand Prix

MotoGP: Day of Champions to return at 2021 British Grand Prix

The Day of Champions fundraising event which runs alongside the MotoGP British Grand Prix at Silverstone will return this season. The event, created by Two Wheels for Life, the official charity of...

MotoGP: Thailand Grand Prix cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions

MotoGP: Thailand Grand Prix cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions

The Thailand Grand Prix has been cancelled for the second consecutive season due to the on-going Covid-19 pandemic and resulting restrictions. Reports have been circulating in the last few days...

MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa to make wildcard appearance with KTM in Austria

MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa to make wildcard appearance with KTM in Austria

Dani Pedrosa will make a sensation return to MotoGP at the Grand Prix of Styria as a wildcard entrant for the Red Bull Factory KTM team. The Spaniard became KTM's test rider in 2019 following his...

MotoGP Big Read: Celebrating 25 years of Lucio Cecchinello Racing

MotoGP Big Read: Celebrating 25 years of Lucio Cecchinello Racing

Owning your own race team is dream for many. To actually do that in MotoGP and turn it into a financially stable, competitive and respected entity is on another level entirely. Lucio Cecchinello has...

MotoGP: 2021 Australian Grand Prix cancelled as Portimao returns

MotoGP: 2021 Australian Grand Prix cancelled as Portimao returns

The Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island has been cancelled for the second consecutive season due to 'travel complications and logistical restrictions' caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The race was...