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MotoGP 2020 Preview

Belated, truncated and isolated, but better late than never, the MotoGP season resumes in Spain on Sunday 19th July. “Resumes” because the first round in Qatar took place right as the first COVID-19 travel restrictions bit. The smaller classes – 675cc Moto2 and 250cc Moto3 – happened to be there already, having just completed their final preseason […]

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Petrucci ‘amazing input’ for KTM, ‘everything Pedrosa brings works’

Brad Binder welcomes Danilo Petrucci’s arrival at KTM next season, believes the Italian’s MotoGP-winning Ducati experience will complement work of Dani Pedrosa; ‘everything he brings seems to be an improvement’ Brad Binder has praised KTM’s decision to sign Danilo Petrucci for the 2021 MotoGP season, following the loss of Pol Espargaro. Binder will spend his rookie MotoGP campaign […]

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WHY HONDA HAS MOVED TO REPLACE MARQUEZ EVEN BEFORE HIS DEBUT

With Pol Espargaro looking set to be announced as Honda’s second MotoGP rider for 2021, Marc Marquez’s brother Alex will consequently be replaced after a single season alongside his sibling in the team. The thinking behind such a move is perceived as harsh by many, not in the least because the younger Marquez is yet […]

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Rossi sees only sadness when he retires

Valentino Rossi has admitted that he anticipates only sadness whenever he does complete his final race, and that retiring this year might even be easier given the absence of crowds. Rossi’s ride at the factory Monster Energy Yamaha team will be taken next year by Fabio Quartararo after the seven-time premier class champion, who struggled […]

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“Marc Marquez would win on any other motorcycle” – Giacomo Agostini

Marc Marquez doesn’t need to change teams to prove he is the best, according to grand prix legend Giacomo Agostini With six MotoGP World Championships to his name, Marquez is well on the way towards surpassing Agostini’s record total of eight premier class titles and stands to achieve them all with Repsol Honda. Marquez recently […]

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Valentino Rossi has motivation to continue racing MotoGP in 2021

Valentino Rossi seems to be leaning toward at least one more season next year in MotoGP. In an interview posted on the series’ website, the legendary Italian rider said he has enough motivation and desire to continue, but he still is conflicted about the lack of evaluation time he’ll have after a disappointing 2019 season. […]

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Valentino Rossi: Have to make decision on MotoGP future before 2020 season starts

The delay to the start of the MotoGP season has led to change in Valentino Rossi’s plans over a decision on his future. Valentino Rossi says the coronavirus pandemic means he will have to take a decision on his future before the 2020 MotoGP season starts. The Italian great will lose his factory Yamaha seat to Fabio Quartararo, who […]

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CARMELO EZPELETA WARNS FOR FIRST TIME 2020 MOTOGP SEASON MAY BE AXED

Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta has warned he is ‘not confident’ the 2020 MotoGP World Championship will go ahead as he believes its resumption will hinge on whether a vaccine for the COVID-19 coronavirus can be discovered. The stark claim from MotoGP’s most senior figure is the clearest indication yet that the sport may need to […]

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Why Márquez rules MotoGP’s Triple M era

The master of riding by the seat of your pants: Marc Márquez’s special advantage in MotoGP Since MotoGP’s Triple M Era began in March 2016, Marc Márquez has won all four world championships and 32 of the 73 races. This is not by chance. The 27-year-old dominates for various reasons. Mostly because his talent (part nature, […]

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MotoGP handled coronavirus better than “hesitant” F1

The COVID-19 episode, which has actually contaminated more than 800,000 individuals globally as well as eliminated over 30,000, has actually compelled the post ponement as well as termination of numerous significant showing off occasions, consisting of the opening 8 F1 races as well as the very first 5 MotoGP rounds. F1 was involved in dispute […]

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No chance of Argentina MotoGP being disrupted by coronavirus

Argentina has insisted there is no chance that the upcoming MotoGP will be cancelled over coronavirus fears, despite the fact that events in Qatar and in Thailand have already fallen victim to the virus. Argentina is readying itself to host what will be round two of the season on 17-19 April, if as planned the […]

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MotoGP races cancelled in Qatar and Thailand due to coronavirus

MotoGP, the world’s top motorcycle racing series, has canceled the season-opening event in Qatar that was set for March 8 and postponed the second race on the calendar in Thailand indefinitely due to corona-related travel restrictions.   “FIM, IRTA and Dorna regret to announce the cancellation of all MotoGP class sessions at the Grand Prix of […]

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Marc Marquez: the one bike man

Four more years of a formidable partnership sees the number 93 stretch his HRC run to 12 seasons It’s official: Marc Marquez will remain a Repsol Honda Team rider until – at least – the end of 2024, which will see him extend his run with HRC to 12-straight years. The reigning eight-time World Champion […]

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Thailand MotoGP to go ahead

The Thailand MotoGP will go ahead in March after the country’s government decided “there is no major risk” from coronavirus, the race organisers said yesterday. “With the outbreak of coronavirus affecting a number of locations and events worldwide, the decision required official consideration as the situation in Thailand was monitored,” organisers of the race in […]

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Take a look at Brad Binder’s 2020 MotoGP race colours

KTM have unveiled their 2020 MotoGP race colours for the four KTM RC16s that will be battling for points in the elite motorbike class. This is the factory’s fourth season in the premier class with the 20-race calendar getting underway with the Qatar GP at the Losail International Circuit on March 8. Spaniard Pol Espargaró, […]

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Valentino Rossi in no hurry to retire from MotoGP despite losing works Yamaha ride

Italian MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi said Sunday he was in no hurry to retire amid speculation the veteran might quit the sport after several lean years. The seven-time MotoGP champion was previously expected to decide his future mid-year, after being replaced at Yamaha by Frenchman Fabio Quartararo for the 2021 season. But after setting the fifth […]

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Binder: A lot of leeway, room to improve

Brad Binder continues his adaption to MotoGP machinery at “relaxed” Jerez test; says he is still “nowhere near the point where I can say that’s the limit.”Brad Binder furthered his experience aboard MotoGP machinery during two “relaxed, chilled” days at Jerez, but still feels he is “nowhere near” the limit of KTM’s RC16. The South […]

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MotoGP champion Marquez has shoulder surgery

 Six times MotoGP champion Marc Marquez underwent shoulder surgery in Barcelona on Wednesday, his Honda team said in a statement. The MotoGP season finished at Spain’s Valencia circuit on Nov. 17, with Marquez taking his 12th victory of a dominant campaign. “After experiencing some discomfort with his right shoulder, and after his Monday crash at […]

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MARC MARQUEZ WINS IN VALENCIA TO CAP OFF A HISTORIC SEASON

Marc Marquez has taken his 12th win of 2019, storming to victory at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia. Starting from second, Marquez didn’t get off to a good start, falling down to sixth as the MotoGP pack exited turn one. Marquez was quick to recover lost ground, passing Vinales into turn 2 before blasting passed both Alex Rins and Andrea […]

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Jorge Lorenzo: ‘I don’t want to race any more’ — 3-time champion announces MotoGP retirement

This weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix will be the last MotoGP race for three-time champion Jorge Lorenzo, as he announces his retirement Lorenzo, Jerez MotoGP test, 2018Jorge Lorenzo has announced his retirement from top-level motorcycle racing ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix, which will be his last MotoGP race. In an emotional press conference the three-time […]

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Brad Binder to replace Zarco at KTM in 2020

Moto2 rider Brad Binder is promoted to the KTM factory team in the wake of Johann Zarco’s departure Brad Binder will replace Johann Zarco at KTM for 2020, joining Pol Espargaró at the factory team. The 24-year-old Moto2 rider was already due to step up to MotoGP next year, with KTM’s satellite Tech3 team, but has been promoted to […]

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Marc Marquez draws level with Mick Doohan with Japanese Grand Prix win

Marc Marquez took a fourth win in a row and 10th of the season in Motegi, with the world champion defeating Fabio Quartararo to the Japanese Grand Prix win. Starting from pole, Marquez had it over the French young gun, but not by much, with the gap between the pair hovering at just over a […]

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Four To Go: Fernandez Starts His Final Stand On Marquez Turf

The Number 73 Has Won Three Times At Motegi. Can His Rivals Stop It Becoming Four?Alex Marquez (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) says there isn’t anything particular about the Twin Ring Motegi that has made his record at the track such a good one, but he’ll feel pretty good about it heading into the Motul Grand […]

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Will Marquez Be Unleashed At Motegi?

With The Crown Secured Before We Head For The Japanese GP, The Gloves Could Come Off…But The Pressure’s Still On Last time out Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) won the race and Championship, and the celebrations have doubtless been continuing for the now eight-time World Champion since the paddock packed up and left Buriram. But […]

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Masterful Marc Marquez claims sixth MotoGP title

There are four rounds of the MotoGP season remaining, but the peerless Marc Marquez has already wrapped up yet another world title.Marc Marquez secured his sixth MotoGP premier class world title with a dramatic victory at the Thailand Grand Prix, as Fabio Quartararo was cruelly denied a maiden race win. Marquez, who has now been crowned champion in six […]

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BRAD BINDER TAKES SECOND PLACE IN AN EXCITING RACE FINALE IN THAILAND

  The Red Bull KTM Ajo wrapped up a great weekend in Thailand with another podium result for Brad Binder, who gained 10 positions in the race and finally finished second after a great move on the last corner of the last lap. The South African rider therefore signed off his sixth podium in eight […]

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Marquez: For five-seconds I couldn’t breathe…

Marc Marquez admits he feels pain “everywhere” after his bruising FP1 spill but remains competitive so long as he “concentrate[s] and forget[s].”Marc Marquez has recalled the immediate aftermath of his horrifying FP1 high-side in Buriram when he “couldn’t breathe … [for] around five seconds” and admitted the incident was “more my mistake” than any other factor. […]

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All or nothing: MotoGP hits boiling point at Buriram

Grands Prix aren’t just about the title fight though. Last year Yamaha weren’t far behind the leading duo and Maverick Viñales and Valentino Rossi will be gunning to put Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP back on the podium, and Danilo Petrucci, Dovizioso’s teammate, needs a result. After a tougher run of form in the last few […]

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Binder untouchable in Aragon

South African leads from first corner to win Red Bull KTM Ajo rider Brad Binder clinched his second victory for the 2019 Moto2 season at MotorLand Aragon, in Spain on Sunday 22 September. It was the South African’s fifth podium in seven races, as he completely outperformed his rivals at the Spanish track. Binder made a strong […]

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IS SEBASTIEN LOEB CONSIDERING A FUTURE ON TWO WHEELS?

WORLD Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb has been spotted trying out a Ducati Panigale V4R at a French circuit, prompting question that the French ace might be looking at a move to two-wheeled motorsports. The picture was posted to the WRC, WTCC and Le Mans legend’s Facebook page yesterday and showed him sat astride a road-going […]

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Misano MotoGP: Marquez defeats Quartararo in last-lap duel

By: Valentin Khorounzhiy MotoGP championship leader Marc Marquez emerged victorious in the San Marino Grand Prix, seeing off rookie Fabio Quartararo in a breathtaking last-lap battle. Quartararo had led every lap of the first 26, but was denied a maiden win by Marquez, who had to pass the Frenchman twice on the final tour. Poleman […]

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Morbidelli joins van der Mark in Sepang Eight-Hours team

Petronas Yamaha MotoGP rider Franco Morbidelli will join Michael van der Mark and local man Hafizh Syahrin in a works squad for the inaugural Sepang Eight-Hours. It will be Morbidelli’s first foray into endurance but van der Mark has four Suzuka Eight-Hours title under his belt and the bike will be supplied by YART. “I’m […]

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MotoGP Returns To Finland

“It’s a dream come true” – MotoGP™ authorities on KymiRing Representatives of Dorna Sports, FIM, Finnish Motorcycle Federation, the KymiRing and KTM offer their first thoughts on the Finnish circuitEarlier this afternoon a Press Conference was held at the KymiRing with FIM President Jorge Viegas, Timo Pohjola (KymiRing Circuit Director), Tapio Nevala (President of the […]

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Marquez says strategy exposed him to Silverstone defeat

MotoGP championship leader Marc Marquez says he employed a British Grand Prix strategy that would minimise any possible points loss, rather than one that would’ve helped him win the race. Marquez started from pole at Silverstone and led 18 of the first 20 laps, ultimately falling prey to a last-corner Alex Rins move as the […]

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Rossi: I love Silverstone

‘Riding a lap is like taking a trip from one place to another’ – Valentino Rossi, British MotoGP. Valentino Rossi heads for one of his favourite circuits this weekend, as the MotoGP World Championship moves to Silverstone in the UK.Rossi won the British Grand Prix seven times when it was at Donington Park, making his belated […]