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Miller leads one-two at Jerez MotoGP for Ducati Lenovo

The Ducati Lenovo Team scored an extraordinary one-two finish at the MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix, held this afternoon at the Jerez Circuit, where Jack Miller and Francesco Bagnaia took their Desmosedici GP bikes to the podium, finishing first and second respectively. This is the second MotoGP success for the Australian rider, obtained at the end […]

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Binder: KTM “not in a terrible place” despite MotoGP struggles

By: Lewis Dun Co-author Mark Bremer South Africa’s Brad Binder says KTM is “not in a terrible place” despite a tough start to the 2021 MotoGP season for the Austrian manufacturer. KTM had a torrid time in the Qatar double-header, with Binder and team-mate Miguel Oliveira languishing outside the top 10 in 14th and 13th […]

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Fabio Quartararo claims MotoGP pole in record time, Brad Binder’s KTM again off the pace

By AFP France’s Fabio Quartararo, on a Yamaha, claimed the qualifying honours in style in Portimao on Saturday to take pole for the Portuguese MotoGP with returning six-time world champion Marc Marquez on the second row of Sunday’s grid. Marquez has wasted no time getting back in the thick of things nine months after […]

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Portugal MotoGP: Marc Marquez: Great feeling to be returning to MotoGP

MotoGP: Robert Jones Marc Marquez set for much anticipated MotoGP return this weekend at Portimao for round three of the 2021 season. Repsol Honda will be back at full strength this weekend, as Marc Marquez makes his much anticipated return to MotoGP at the Portuguese Grand Prix. the six-time premier class world champion was cleared by […]

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‘My target is to win MotoGP titles, not win a lot of races’

MotoGP Peter McLaren Marc Marquez in 2014: ‘People remember how many titles you have won. Not how many races’. A fifth place in Portimao would give Marquez the same points as eventual champion Joan Mir after round 3 of last season… When eight-time world champion Marc Marquez makes his MotoGP return at Portimao next weekend, it will be on board […]

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Binder: Eighth in Doha GP “felt great” after “hanging on for dear life”

by Kyle Francis Brad Binder says his run to eighth in the Doha Grand Prix “felt great” following KTM’s struggles across testing and two race events at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar. The Austrian manufacturer lacked speed from the outset during the five pre-season test days at Losail, its poor form continuing into the […]

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Quartararo fights through to win thrilling Doha GP ahead of Zarco

by Kyle Francis Fabio Quartararo fought through to win an action-packed Doha Grand Prix, while Johann Zarco stole second from Pramac team-mate Jorge Martin with a last lap lunge. Quartararo slipped back from his fifth position starting spot to seventh in the early stages of the contest with a slow start, the Yamaha man running in […]

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The 225mph MotoGP bike: how fast is too fast?

AUTHOR: Mat Oxley Johann Zarco’s jaw-dropping top speed during last weekend’s Qatar grand prix raised inevitable questions… Britain’s first motorcycle race was staged in the grounds of a stately home in Richmond, Surrey, on November 29, 1897. The winning machine reached a top speed of “somewhere about 27mph”, which aroused the spectators into “a state […]

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MotoGP’s Johann Zarco Sets 357.6 Kmph; Highest Ever Top Speed In History

By Surendhar M On the second day of the final MotoGP pre-season testing in Qatar ahead of the 2021 season, Ducati’s Johann Zarco clocked 357.6 kmph top speed Johann Zarco set the highest unofficial top speed ever in MotoGP on the second day of the pre-season testing concluded at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar […]

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Valentino Rossi hungry for more success with championship-chasing Sepang Racing Team

By: Gabriel Tan   As the iconic Valentino Rossi prepares to embark on his 22nd season in MotoGP, he is adamant that his recent move to Petronas Yamaha Sepang Racing Team is not merely a swansong but a legitimate opportunity for more glory. After spending the last eight seasons with the Yamaha factory team, the […]

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Brad Binder looks to build on MotoGP rookie of the year status in 2021

By: RobertJones Red Bull KTM rider Brad Binder has high hopes for the 2021 MotoGP season after claiming rookie of the year honours last season. But what can we expect to see?   Brad Binder was spectacular to watch as a rookie in 2020, but with that said, what are the expectations for the latest MotoGP […]

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MotoGP boss Fausto Gresini passes away at age 60

Fausto Gresini has passed away in Bologna after complications stemming from coronavirus. The 60-year-old was admitted to hospital back in December.The Italian was put into a medically-induced coma in the intensive care unit of Bologna’s Maggiore Hospital in recent days due to a persisting respiratory issue following a COVID-19 infection. Gresini was originally hospitalised on […]

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MARQUEZ KNOWS HE WON’T BE ‘SAME MARC’ ON MOTOGP RETURN

Marc Marquez has given the first update on his condition to the media since his third arm surgery at today’s 2021 Repsol Honda MotoGP team launch. Marquez broke his arm during the 2020 season-opening Jerez race and exacerbated the damage a week later by returning to action only days after surgery to correct it, subsequently […]

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Gresini slips back into coma following health complications

by Kyle Francis Aprilia MotoGP team boss Fausto Gresini has had to be placed back in a medically induced coma following further health complications as he battles Covid-19. Fausto Gresini,Aprilia Racing Team Gresini,Aprilia,MotoGP, The Italian has now spent two months in hospital since contracting the virus just prior to Christmas as he struggles to breathe freely […]

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Can KTM win the 2021 MotoGP title?

AUTHOR: Mat Oxley Last year KTM won as many dry-weather MotoGP races as Ducati, Honda and Suzuki combined, so can the Austrian manufacturer win the 2021 crown? Brad Binder on the RC16 – the bike has a serious chance of challenging for the 2021 MotoGP title Red Bull KTM was MotoGP’s biggest improver last year – the […]

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New KTM MotoGP crew chiefs for Binder, Oliveira and Petrucci

MotoGP: Peter McLaren Iker Lecuona will be the only KTM MotoGP rider with the same crew chief for the 2021 season. By signing up to the newsletter you agree to receive emails from crash.net that may occasionally include promotional content. KTM may have only made one new rider signing for the 2021 MotoGP season, but three […]

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Doctor says MotoGP team boss Fausto Gresini’s condition ‘serious’ but ‘stable’

MotoGP Peter McLaren MotoGP team owner Fausto Gresini no longer in a pharmacological coma but remains sedated and connected to a mechanical respirator. Dr Nicola Cilloni of the Alberto Pizzardi Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit in Bologna has provided the latest update on the condition of MotoGP team boss Fausto Gresini. Following a Covid-19 diagnosis and […]

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14 RACES, 9 POLES, 7 WINS… JUST HOW DID YAMAHA LOSE THE 2020 MOTOGP TITLE?

By Ollie Barstow Yamaha dominated the 2020 MotoGP season in terms of stats… but won no silverware. How did it drop the ball and kick it into the ocean? The statistics that form this headline are good… very good in fact. Even if the season was a full 20+ races, any team boss would feel […]

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Marquez returns home ten days after surgery on broken arm

by Kyle Francis Marc Marquez has finally been allowed to return following ten days in hospital at home in Spain following his recent arm surgery, the Honda MotoGP outfit announced on Sunday. Marquez underwent further corrective surgery to the broken right arm he suffered in the 2020 season opening MotoGP event at Jerez after suffering from […]

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Marquez undergoes further operation on broken right arm

by Kyle Francis Marc Marquez has undergone further corrective surgery to his broken right arm, the Honda MotoGP outfit announced on Thursday evening. The Japanese manufacturer confirmed that the six-time premier class world champion had gone under the knife at the Ruber Internacional hospital in Madrid after suffering “pseudarthrosis of the right humerus”, a disease that […]

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Binder brothers swap motorcycles for mountain bikes for world’s biggest stage race

The now famous Krugersdorp brothers Brad and Darryn are excited about tackling KAP sani2c in KwaZulu-Natal later this week. South Africa’s motorcycle racing sensations, Brad and Darryn Binder are back in South Africa and heading to KwaZulu-Natal this week to take part in the KAP sani2c three-day mountain bike stage race from Underberg to Scottburgh. The […]

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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 […]