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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 […]

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MARQUEZ, CRUTCHLOW SET FOR SURGERY AFTER MOTOGP CRASHES AT JEREZ

Honda riders Marc Marquez and Cal Crutchlow are set for surgery after their separate crashes during the Spanish MotoGP weekend at Jerez. For three riders, the opening weekend of the 2020 MotoGP season did not end well as they are in a dangerous position to miss the upcoming round at the same venue next weekend. The […]

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Marquez chases seventh MotoGP title as Rossi hopes to prolong career

 The MotoGP world championship finally gets underway at Jerez on Sunday, behind closed doors and more than four months late, with Marc Marquez going for a seventh top-class title to match Valentino Rossi who is “99 percent” certain this will not be his farewell season. Marquez, the 27-year-old Spaniard who won MotoGP world titles in […]

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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 […]