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MotoGP: Marc Marquez completes positive test day at Portimao

MotoGP: Marc Marquez completes positive test day at Portimao

Marc Marquez made his return to a Grand Prix racing circuit on Sunday and has reported "no major problems" with his eyesight.  Marquez completed 65 laps onboard the Honda Honda RC213V-S in...

MotoGP: Gresini Racing unveil colourful 2022 livery

MotoGP: Gresini Racing unveil colourful 2022 livery

The first livery of the 2022 MotoGP season has been unveiled with Gresini Racing revealing their striking new design.  The Italian team is returning to its status of being a sole independent team...

MotoGP: Valentino Rossi joins Team WRT Audi for GT World Challenge Europe campaign

MotoGP: Valentino Rossi joins Team WRT Audi for GT World Challenge Europe campaign

Valentino Rossi has signed his first car racing contract following his decision to retire from MotoGP at the end of last season. The nine-time world champion has signed a deal with leading Audi squad...

Danilo Petrucci becomes the first former MotoGP rider to win Dakar stage

Danilo Petrucci becomes the first former MotoGP rider to win Dakar stage

Danilo Petrucci has created history at the 2022 Dakar Rally by becoming the first former MotoGP rider to win a stage at the event. Petrucci inherited the Stage Five victory after original winner Toby...

MotoGP: VR46 Racing Team and Mooney reveal global partnership

MotoGP: VR46 Racing Team and Mooney reveal global partnership

More information has been released regarding the new partnership between Valentino Rossi's new MotoGP team and Italian Proximity Banking & Payments company Mooney. Team VR46 named Mooney as its...

MotoGP: Ducati MotoE bike makes track debut at Misano

MotoGP: Ducati MotoE bike makes track debut at Misano

Ducati’s 2023 MotoE project has moved to the next phase following a private test held at Misano earlier this month. The electric bike, codenamed V21L, was put through its paces by long-serving test...

MotoGP: Francesco Guidotti joins Red Bull KTM as new team manager

MotoGP: Francesco Guidotti joins Red Bull KTM as new team manager

KTM have confirmed that Francesco Guidotti will return to the company as Red Bull KTM's team manager for the 2022 MotoGP season. Mike Leitner stepped down from his position last week and will now move...

MotoGP: Jack Miller to compete in Australian Superbike Championship finale

MotoGP: Jack Miller to compete in Australian Superbike Championship finale

Jack Miller will compete in the Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) season finale at The Bend Motorsport Park next month. Miller, who finished third in last weekend's MotoGP finale in Valencia,...

MotoGP: Valentino Rossi inducted into the Hall of Fame

MotoGP: Valentino Rossi inducted into the Hall of Fame

Valentino Rossi is now an official MotoGP Legend after being inducted into the Hall of Fame during last night's FIM MotoGP Awards Ceremony. The nine-time champion was surprised with the induction just...

MotoGP: Francesco Bagnaia holds off Jorge Martin to win the season finale

MotoGP: Francesco Bagnaia holds off Jorge Martin to win the season finale

Francesco Bagnaia's unbelievable end to the season continued at Valencia this afternoon as he held off Jorge Martin to take victory. Bagnaia and Martin could not be separated for the majority of the...

Moto2: Remy Gardner crowned champion despite Raul Fernandez victory

Moto2: Remy Gardner crowned champion despite Raul Fernandez victory

Remy Gardner has been crowned 2021 Moto2 world champion in Valencia despite teammate and main title rival Raul Fernandez winning the restarted race. Gardner only had to finish inside the top 13, but...

MotoGP Exclusive: Neil Hodgson chats to MCN about Valentino Rossi's illustrious career

MotoGP Exclusive: Neil Hodgson chats to MCN about Valentino Rossi's illustrious career

It's going to be an emotional couple of days for MotoGP fans this weekend as Valentino Rossi's illustrious 26-year Grand Prix career comes to an end at Valencia. Ahead of the nine-time world...

MotoGP Portimao: Francesco Bagnaia dominates to take comfortable victory

MotoGP Portimao: Francesco Bagnaia dominates to take comfortable victory

Francesco Bagnaia dominated the Algarve Grand Prix at Portimao to secure his third victory of the season. The Italian, who started from pole for the fifth consecutive race, led all but one corner of...

Moto3 Portimao: Pedro Acosta takes victory to secure the title

Moto3 Portimao: Pedro Acosta takes victory to secure the title

Pedro Acosta has been crowned 2021 Moto3 world champion after winning the Algarve Grand Prix, with main title rival Dennis Foggia being taken out of contention by Darryn Binder on the final...

MotoGP Misano: Fabio Quartararo crowned 2021 champion following Francesco Bagnaia crash

MotoGP Misano: Fabio Quartararo crowned 2021 champion following Francesco Bagnaia crash

Fabio Quartararo secured the 2021 MotoGP title at Misano on Sunday after main championship rival Francesco Bagnaia crashed out of the lead. It was looking like the title fight would go to Portimao for...

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...