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Was this the Portuguese MotoGP™ or an Oliveira masterclass?

By James W Roberts Red Bull KTM Tech3’s Portuguese rider Miguel Oliveira dominated his home MotoGP™ to end 2020 with a second premier class win and a third victory for KTM. The 2020 MotoGP™ season came to a close on the fast, flowing and undulating Algarve International Circuit in southern Portugal and it was local rider Miguel […]

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Brad Binder Crowned MotoGP’s 2020 Rookie of the Year

BY BRENT LINDEQUE Proudly South African!!! Brad Binder – South Africa’s MotoGP star – has been named Rookie of the Year in MotoGP for 2020! South Africa’s MotoGP star – Brad Binder – sealed the Rookie of the Year award at the Portuguese Grand Prix despite crashing out of the race! An unprecedented year, that at times […]

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MOTOGP RIDER FRANCO MORBIDELLI TO RACE WITH HYUNDAI IN FINAL WRC ROUND IN MONZA

MotoGP rider Franco Morbidelli is set to compete in the World Rally Championship for the first time in his career. The final race of the rallying season is being held from Dec. 3-6 and Morbidelli will race with Hyundai Rally Team Italia. Petronas Yamaha’s MotoGP rider Franco Morbidelli will participate in the World Rally Championship […]

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MotoGP season finale: A journey into the unknown

By Sajith B Warrier The 2020 FIM MotoGP season has so far had nine different winners in the premier class. Bengaluru, November 20: A roller-coaster 2020 FIM MotoGP World Championship season that saw nine different winners in premier class arrives at a whole new track for the Portuguese Grand Prix, with Portimao’s stunning Algarve International […]

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Joan Mir: the quickest MotoGP champ since Nicky Hayden

Story by: Max Oxley The Spanish youngster took biking’s biggest prize in only his fifth grand prix season, during which Joan Mir had to beat Covid as well as his rivals “I want to go the disco!” cried Joan Mir on Sunday after becoming the 27th rider to be crowned MotoGP world champion. But there was no painting […]

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MARQUEZ FACES FURTHER BLOW THAT COULD DELAY MOTOGP RETURN

By Simon Patterson | the race Marc Marquez may face a further setback in his efforts to return to MotoGP for the start of the 2021 season, according to The Race’s sources in the paddock, with the prospect of a third operation that could potentially add months to his recovery time. The Honda rider badly broke […]

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Dovizioso: Binder’s European MotoGP pace “not nice to see”

By: Lewis Duncan | motorsport.com Binder was forced to serve a long lap penalty early in the race as punishment for his first-lap collision with Jack Miller in the Teruel GP last month. Despite losing two seconds and dropping from 11th to 16th, Binder showed top five pace on his charge through the pack and […]

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Binder: ‘We have to be happy’ with strong result despite compromised European GP

by Kyle Francis | Motorsport Week Brad Binder says he is satisfied to bag his first top ten result since Austria in the European Grand Prix, despite having to serve an early long-lap penalty. The South African has struggled for form since securing a shock debut MotoGP victory in only his third start in the Czech […]

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European MotoGP: Valentino Rossi heads to Valencia after negative test

By: Peter McLaren Valentino Rossi posts a negative Covid-19 test result and can travel to Valencia, but still needs another negative to take part in the MotoGP weekend. After continuing to post a positive PCR (Covid) result on Tuesday, putting his Valencia MotoGP return in doubt, Valentino Rossi recorded a negative test result today (Thursday). That means the […]

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MotoGP, Valencia: Rossi ‘very sad’ at more positive Covid results

Peter McLaren crash.net Valentino Rossi faces missing more MotoGP races after continuing to register positive Covid-19 results. Valentino Rossi has spoken of his sadness and surprise after recording another positive Covid test, putting his planned return to MotoGP action at Valencia this weekend in doubt. Valentino Rossi  Getty Images The nine-time world champion was forced to miss […]

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Marquez won’t return to MotoGP at European GP

Lewis Duncan sports.yahoo.com Marquez has been absent since his aborted comeback effort at the Andalusian Grand Prix a week after breaking his right arm in the season-opening Jerez race. Requiring a second operation on his arm after breaking the plate inserted into the bone at home ahead of August’s Czech GP, Marquez has been sidelined […]

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Can Mir become MotoGP’s first champion without a win?

Story by: Peter McLaren  Crash.net With three rounds remaining, Suzuki’s Joan Mir holds a 14-point lead at the head of the MotoGP World Championship standings. The only rider in the title top-six yet to win a race, Mir has risen to the top courtesy of more podiums (six) than any of his rivals during a wild season […]

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Binder penalised for Miller collision in MotoGP Teruel GP

KTM’s Brad Binder will have to serve a long lap penalty in the European Grand Prix for colliding with Jack Miller on the opening lap of the MotoGP Teruel GP. Binder and Pramac Ducati rider Miller were coming through from the fifth row of the grid in Sunday’s Aragon race when the former clattered into the rear […]

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2020 Aragon MotoGP: slowest bike wins the race

Story by: Mat Oxley Suzuki’s GSX-RR may be down on top speed at Aragon but the bike is the current master of Michelin’s MotoGP tyres. Plus Fabio Quartararo’s pressure disaster and Alex Marquez’s insight into the mysteries of Honda’s RC213V Suzuki took the lead in the four-stroke MotoGP world championship for the first time at […]

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Valentino Rossi tests positive for COVID-19, to miss Aragon MotoGP

Nine-times world champion Valentino Rossi has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss this weekend’s Aragon MotoGP. Rossi, who travelled back to his to his home in Tavullia, Italy after last weekend’s French Grand Prix, confirmed on Thursday he woke up with slight fever and underwent two tests for COVID-19. “The ‘quick PCR test’ result […]

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Wet grip on offer from Michelin tyres in MotoGP “insane” – Binder

KTM’s Brad Binder says the amount of grip on offer from Michelin’s MotoGP tyres was “insane” after finishing his first race in the rain at the French Grand Prix 12th.Rookie Binder, along with the likes of Alex Marquez, Iker Lecuona, Fabio Quartararo, Joan Mir, Francesco Bagnaia and Miguel Oliveira had very limited wet MotoGP experience […]

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Binder has “missed a lot” of strong results in rookie MotoGP season

KTM’s Brad Binder says he’s not happy with the number of mistakes he has made in his rookie MotoGP season and believes he has “missed a lot” of points-scoring opportunities. The 2016 Moto3 world champion has had an impressive rookie season so far in MotoGP, which included a maiden victory in August at the Czech Grand […]

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Moto3 Catalunya: Binder victorious as title contenders falter

Darryn Binder claimed his first world championship win at the Moto3 Catalunya Grand Prix in Barcelona Darryn Binder came out on top when the frantic final lap concluded for his maiden win in the Catalunya Moto3 Grand Prix. The elated CIP Green Power rider had been in contention for the entire race distance, keeping his […]

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Moto3: Darryn Binder lands Petronas Sprinta deal for 2021 Moto3

Darryn Binder will switch from KTM to Honda machinery after signing with Petronas Sprinta Racing for the 2021 Moto3 World Championship season Petronas Sprinta Racing has announced it has signed Darryn Binder for the 2021 Moto3 World Championship as it looks to maintain the momentum of its current title bid with John McPhee. Brother of […]

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Big uncle ‘Valentino’ and his fountain of youth

AUTHOR Mat Oxley Sunday’s San Marino GP was a remarkable event for Valentino Rossi. The 41-year-old may have missed taking his 200th premier-class podium by a fraction of a second, but four of his protégés finished first and second in the Moto2 and MotoGP races. VR46 Academy riders Franco Morbidelli and Pecco Bagnaia stood on the top two steps of […]

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Binder/Oliveira MotoGP’s 2021 “dream team” – Tech3 boss Poncharal

Tech3 team boss Herve Poncharal says the factory KTM squad’s line-up of Brad Binder and Miguel Oliveira for the 2021 season is MotoGP’s “dream team”. With Pol Espargaro departing KTM for Honda at the end of the current campaign, the Austrian marque has promoted Oliveira from Tech3 to join Binder to spearhead its efforts in […]

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KTM’s Binder “not at all” thinking about MotoGP title tilt in “chaotic” season

KTM MotoGP rookie Brad Binder says he is “not at all” thinking about challenging for the 2020 world championship despite sitting fourth in the points after the first five races. Binder has been one of the standout performers of this “chaotic” 2020 season, with the rookie winning his first grand prix just three races into his premier […]

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‘Mad man’: MotoGP rider leaps off bike in 200km/h ‘explosion’

Motorsport fans have been left stunned by another terrifying MotoGP incident that saw Maverick Vinales lucky to escape serious injury. The horror incident came at turn one of the Styrian Grand Prix, forcing the race to be restarted after a red flag. Vinales was flying towards the first corner when he realised his brakes weren’t working […]

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MotoGP 2020: Oliveira and KTM Tech 3 claim first win with double overtake on final turn

Miguel Oliveira scored his and Red Bull KTM Tech 3’s first MotoGP victory with a double overtake on the last corner in a stunning finale at the Styrian Grand Prix on Sunday. MotoGP 2020: Pol on pole! Espargaro and KTM to start from the front for first time A scary crash for Maverick Vinales led […]

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Styrian MotoGP: First pole for Pol Espargaro, KTM as underdogs shine

Pol Espargaro will start the Styrian MotoGP from pole position for the first time in his career as he rewarded both himself and KTM the best possible opportunity to challenge for a much desired victory on home soil at the Red Bull Ring. Pol Espargaro will start the Styrian MotoGP from pole position for the first time […]

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Brad Binder: Cheating death and creating MotoGP history

The South African was right behind Johann Zarco’s Ducati when it collided with Franco Morbidelli’s Yamaha with the riders racing at full throttle. Zarco and Morbidelli were sent flying, while their bikes carried on, becoming potentially lethal projectiles.That both motorcycles missed hitting Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales was as miraculous as it was extraordinary. Rossi later admitted that […]

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Dovizioso claims first 2020 win in crash-filled Austrian GP, P4 for Binder

Andrea Dovizioso survived a chaotic Austrian GP to fly to a first 2020 MotoGP victory in a race interrupted by a lengthy red flag period. Dovizioso struggled to keep up with an inspired Pol Espargaro-who had moved his way up from fifth to wrangle the lead away just a few laps in- in the early […]

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Vinales flies to unlikely Austrian MotoGP pole for Yamaha, Binder struggles to 17th

Maverick Vinales fired to a surprising pole position for Yamaha at the Red Bull Ring by just 0.068 over Pramac Racing’s Jack Miller. The Spaniard narrowly escaped having to contest Q1 after the Austrian circuit dried out in the closing stages of FP3 on Saturday morning, allowing him to improve his combined standings position from […]

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Valentino Rossi says KTM has a genuine shot at the 2020 MotoGP title

Former MotoGp world champion Valentino Rossi believes KTM can be genuine title contenders in 2020 and said rookie Brad Binder’s victory at the Czech Republic Grand Prix is proof of how far they have come. Binder, 25, claimed his first MotoGP win in Brno on Sunday and the KTM team could have had two riders […]

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MotoGP history maker delights struggling nation’s president, season finish locked in

The stunning Czech MotoGP triumph of South African rookie Brad Binder at the weekend did not go unnoticed in the highest office in the African state. Reacting to the victory in central Europe by the 24-year-old in only his third elite division race, President Cyril Ramaphosa said Binder had made all South Africans proud. “We […]

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Binder and KTM dominate to secure emphatic first MotoGP win at Brno

Brad Binder took a sensational first MotoGP victory for him and his KTM outfit after passing Franco Morbidelli late on in the Czech grand prix at Brno.   Binder-who took the start from seventh- made a strong start to establish himself in the top five early on as he managed to pass team-mate Pol Espargaro and […]

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Marc Márquez ruled out of Brno MotoGP round; Stefan Bradl to stand in

A second operation on Marc Márquez’s fractured arm will force him to miss this weekend’s MotoGP race in the Czech Republic. HRC test rider Stefan Bradl will take his place Stefan Bradl will take Marc Márquez’s Honda seat in this weekend’s Czech Republic Grand Prix, after the reigning champion had a second operation on his fractured arm. […]

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Why Quartararo and Yamaha dominated Jerez

Fabio Quartararo waltzed yesterday’s Andalusian Grand Prix, dancing through the fieriest pit of hell with all the self-assurance of a young man who knows exactly where he’s headed. El Diablo’s second MotoGP victory in eight days confirmed the 21-year-old as 2020 title favourite and as France’s most successful premier-class rider in more than 70 years of […]

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Quartararo flashes to Andalucian GP pole, Marquez pulls out of qualifying

Fabio Quartararo sealed his second consecutive pole at Jerez for Petronas SRT after Maverick Vinales lost his provisional pole effort to a track limits infringement. Vinales led the first runs in Q2 with a blistering 1:37.102, while Quartararo could only manage a lap good enough for third early on just behind Pramac Racing’s Francesco Bagnaia. […]

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Binder learned MotoGP riders aren’t “superheroes” they seem

Brad Binder learned in his debut MotoGP race last weekend at Jerez that premier class riders aren’t the “superheroes” they seem and now believes he “deserves to be here”. KTM rider Binder finished his debut race 13th, though displayed podium pace after running off track in the early stages out of the top 10 and […]

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Marc Marquez cleared for stunning MotoGP comeback after arm surgery

Just two days after surgery on a fractured right arm, defending MotoGP champion Marc Marquez will be returning for a stunning comeback in Sunday’s second race of the season (7:30 a.m. ET, NBCSN) after receiving medical clearance, according to the MotoGP site. Marquez, who was injured during a crash in the July 19 season opener, was declared […]

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MotoGP champion Marc Marquez breaks arm in terrifying crash, aims to return in August after surgery

Marquez had a titanium plate fixed internally to his right humerus Image: Getty MotoGP champion Marc Marquez successfully underwent surgery on his right arm Tuesday after suffering a horrifying injury during a race on Sunday. The six-time MotoGP champion had a titanium plate fixed internally to his right humerus and will spend the next two […]

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Brad Binder: MotoGP™ rider of the weekend at the Spanish GP?

In his debut MotoGP™ race, the South African proved he had the race pace to match eventual race winner Fabio Quartararo When a 21-year-old takes pole position, a debut race win by nearly five seconds and does it all in only his 20th premier class race, it’s difficult to justify awarding the rider of the […]