Qatar MotoGP 2016

No more testing, the 2016 MotoGP championship finally gets underway at the 3.3 mile floodlit Losail circuit, with all signs pointing towards reigning champ Jorge Lorenzo as the man to beat.

The factory Yamaha rider set an incredible 11 laps under the lap records over the winter, while his team-mate and rival Valentino Rossi only managed one.

Will Marquez finally click with the new Honda, control ECU and Michelin tyres, or will he just be an occasional annoyance for the title contenders? And let's not forget th surprise of winter testing - wunderkid Maverick Vinales, who pushed Lorenzo all the way in testing in just his second year on the Suzuki.

MotoGP: Andrea Dovizioso wins chaotic Austrian Grand Prix

MotoGP: Andrea Dovizioso wins chaotic Austrian Grand Prix

Andrea Dovizioso pushed himself up into the MotoGP title fight with a superb victory at the Red Bull Ring, just 24 hours after confirming his departure from Ducati at the end of the season. Like Jorge...

MotoGP: Algarve Circuit in Portimao to host 2020 season finale

MotoGP: Algarve Circuit in Portimao to host 2020 season finale

The Autodromo Internacional do Algarve, known by most race fans as Portimao, will host the 2020 MotoGP season finale on November 22. The circuit has been heavily linked with MotoGP since it was...

MotoGP: Brad Binder and KTM become Grand Prix winners at Brno

MotoGP: Brad Binder and KTM become Grand Prix winners at Brno

Brad Binder showcased why fans and pundits are raving about him by taking his maiden MotoGP victory at Brno. The South African becomes the first rookie to win in MotoGP since Marc Marquez in 2013, and...

MotoGP: KTM put two race-prepped 2019 KTM RC16s up for sale

MotoGP: KTM put two race-prepped 2019 KTM RC16s up for sale

KTM are giving fans the chance to buy a race-prepped 2019 RC16 MotoGP bike as part of an extraordinary MotoGP package. The team have two RC16 prototype motorbikes for sale, for a price of €288,000...

MotoGP: Extra European round added to 2020 calendar as Argentina, Thailand and Malaysia are cancelled

MotoGP: Extra European round added to 2020 calendar as Argentina, Thailand and Malaysia are cancelled

The 2020 MotoGP season will consist of 14 rounds in total after an extra European race was added to the schedule.  The news follows the decision to officially cancel the rounds of Argentina, Thailand...

MotoGP: Fabio Quartararo storms to victory at Jerez as Yamaha lockout the podium

MotoGP: Fabio Quartararo storms to victory at Jerez as Yamaha lockout the podium

Fabio Quartararo dominated at Jerez for the second weekend in a row to take victory at the Andalucia Grand Prix. Quartararo led the entire race after launching off the line with Yamaha’s holeshot...

MotoGP: Cal Crutchlow and Alex Rins declared fit for this weekend's Andalucia Grand Prix

MotoGP: Cal Crutchlow and Alex Rins declared fit for this weekend's Andalucia Grand Prix

Cal Crutchlow and Alex Rins have both been declared fit to ride at the Andalucia Grand Prix in Jerez this weekend. Both riders missed last week’s season opener, at the same circuit, but now have the...

MotoGP: Alberto Puig confirms that Marc Marquez will ride on Saturday

MotoGP: Alberto Puig confirms that Marc Marquez will ride on Saturday

Repsol Honda’s team boss Alberto Puig has revealed that Marc Marquez will ride this Saturday after been given the all-clear to compete at Jerez. Marquez passed his physical exam earlier today but will...

MotoGP: Fabio Quartararo storms to his maiden MotoGP victory at Jerez

MotoGP: Fabio Quartararo storms to his maiden MotoGP victory at Jerez

Fabio Quartararo is a MotoGP race winner after a dominating performance at Jerez.  The 21-year-old took full advantage after Marc Marquez went off the circuit in the early stages, making another one...

MotoGP: Maverick Vinales ends Jerez Test on top

MotoGP: Maverick Vinales ends Jerez Test on top

Maverick Viñales mastered the hot conditions at Jerez to end the final pre-season test at the top of the standings.  With track temperatures reaching over 50 degrees, including a reported high of 57...

MotoGP: Cal Crutchlow to leave HRC following Alex Marquez's move to LCR Honda

MotoGP: Cal Crutchlow to leave HRC following Alex Marquez's move to LCR Honda

Cal Crutchlow will leave LCR Honda and the HRC setup at the end of 2020 following Alex Marquez’s move to the team. It was revealed this morning that Marquez would be replaced at Repsol Honda by Pol...

MotoGP: HRC confirm the signing of Pol Espargaro

MotoGP: HRC confirm the signing of Pol Espargaro

HRC have confirmed that Pol Espargaro will line-up alongside Marc Marquez at Repsol Honda for the next two years. It’s a move that has been rumoured for several weeks now, with it being all but...

MotoGP: Franco Morbidelli signs new two-year deal with Petronas Yamaha

MotoGP: Franco Morbidelli signs new two-year deal with Petronas Yamaha

Petronas Yamaha have confirmed that Franco Morbidelli will remain with the team for the 2021 and 2022 MotoGP seasons. Morbidelli had a strong maiden campaign with the team last year, securing four...

MotoGP: BMW M4 up for grabs as BMW M become title sponsor for the Grand Prix of Styria

MotoGP: BMW M4 up for grabs as BMW M become title sponsor for the Grand Prix of Styria

Riders will have an extra incentive to win this year’s Grand Prix of Styria with BMW offering an exclusive 2021-spec BMW M4 to the winner.  The prize comes as part of a new sponsorship deal which...

MotoGP: 2020 Grand Prix of the Americas cancelled

MotoGP: 2020 Grand Prix of the Americas cancelled

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic this year’s Grand Prix of the Americas has been officially cancelled.  The American round of the 2020 MotoGP calendar had been pencilled in for November after...

MotoGP: Double Jerez rounds proposed for end of July

MotoGP: Double Jerez rounds proposed for end of July

Dorna boss Carmelo Ezpeleta has agreed to make a proposal to the Spanish government that, if approved, would see the Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto hold two MotoGP rounds and one WSB round at the end...

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 Race.  Each...

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 steroid Drostanolone in a...

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 GP YouTube...

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 the...

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 was cancelled,...

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 0.162...

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 Sepang.

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 slate...

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 front...

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.  Related: Valentino Rossi retiring from MotoGP at end of 2021 season The Frenchman has...

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 confirm...

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 Domenicali...

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. The...

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 ending the...