MotoGP

Jonas Folger

Folger returns to MotoGP as Yamaha’s test rider for 2019 season

Jonas Folger will make his MotoGP return to as the new test rider for Yamaha from the 2019 season onward. The German made his MotoGP debut for Tech 3 Yamaha in 2017 but was forced...
Bradley Smith

Smith takes up Aprilia MotoGP test role for 2019 season

British rider Bradley Smith has been announced as the new test rider of Aprilia for the 2019 MotoGP season. The KTM rider had the choice between his current team and Aprilia for a test role...
Marc Marquez and Valentino Rossi

Rossi says no problem with Marquez as he refuses to shake his hand

Tension was high during San Marino GP's press conference at Misano after Yamaha's Valentino Rossi refused to shake hands with Honda's Marc Marquez. In the lead up to Rossi's home grand prix, Marquez said in...
Misano

Misano to continue hosting San Marino MotoGP race until 2021

Dorna announced the contract extension of the Misano circuit for three more MotoGP seasons on the eve of the 2018 San Marino GP. The 4.226 km Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli circuit in Misano Adriatico (Province of Rimini)...
Karel Abraham

Avintia to remain with Ducati, signs Abraham from 2019 MotoGP season

Reale Avintia Racing announced that they will continue to use the Ducati bikes for two more seasons and signed Karel Abraham as its new rider. The Spanish outfit has been using the Ducati bikes since...
MotoGP

MotoGP releases 19-race provisional calendar for 2019 season

FIM and Dorna released a provisional 19-race calendar for the 2019 MotoGP season with Finland officially postponed. The 2019 season will start at the usual venue at Losail International Circuit in Qatar during the March...
Tito Rabat

Rabat recalls Silverstone MotoGP hit that left him with fractured leg

Avintia Racing Ducati's Tito Rabat explained the extent of the injury he suffered after being hit by Franco Morbidelli during the Silverstone MotoGP weekend. The Spaniard crashed at Stowe along with several other riders at...

British MotoGP race officially cancelled due to persistent rain at Silverstone

The FIM and Dorna cancelled MotoGP's British Grand Prix after hours of waiting due to persistent rain falling at Silverstone. The British MotoGP race along with Moto2 and Moto3 races were already pre-poned on Saturday...

MotoGP British GP delayed due to track conditions

MotoGP British GP race has been delayed due to track conditions. Race was scheduled at 12:30 but the track conditions were stated as unsafe. At the moment there is no official time to restart...

MotoGP: Lorenzo beats Dovizioso to pole in stop/start Silverstone qualifying

Ducati's Jorge Lorenzo eked out another fine performance in the 2018 MotoGP season after taking pole in a wet Saturday at Silverstone ahead of teammate Andrea Dovizioso. Q1 The first session in qualifying was delayed after...
Cal Crutchlow

Crutchlow’s Honda MotoGP contract extended until 2020 season

LCR and Honda Racing Corporation announced a contract extension for Cal Crutchlow which will see the British rider stay with the team for two more MotoGP seasons. Along with his LCR deal, Crutchlow was awarded...
Loris Baz

Baz replaces injured Espargaro in KTM for British MotoGP race

World Superbike racer Loris Baz gets a surprise MotoGP call-up to race for KTM in this weekend's British Grand Prix for KTM. The 25-year-old will ride the KTM's RC16 this weekend at Silverstone alongside Bradley...
Jorge Lorenzo

Ducati will allow Lorenzo to ride Honda in post-2018 season MotoGP tests

Ducati will have no objections for Jorge Lorenzo to ride the Honda in the two post-2018 MotoGP season tests as Danilo Petrucci will ride the factory bike. Lorenzo will leave Ducati at the end of...
Andrea Dovizioso

Dovizioso admits tyre decision wrong in Austrian MotoGP race

While the other Ducati of Jorge Lorenzo took the win in MotoGP's Austrian GP, Andrea Dovizioso faltered and could only manage third as his tyre choice turned out to be a wrong one. The Italian...
Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo

Special to win a MotoGP race against ‘monster’ Marquez, says Lorenzo

Ducati's Jorge Lorenzo and Honda's Marc Marquez had an epic duel in MotoGP's Austrian Grand Prix last weekend where Lorenzo came out on top at Red Bull Ring. A MotoGP victory is already a special...
Franco Morbidelli

Morbidelli and Quartararo to ride for SIC Yamaha in 2019, says Jarvis

Yamaha's factory outfit team boss Lin Jarvis has revealed the line-up of the Japanese manufacturer's new satellite outfit, the SIC Racing Team for the 2019 season. Speaking to MotoGP's official pit reporter, Jarvis named the...
Dani Pedrosa

Pedrosa in line for KTM MotoGP test role, de Puniet named for 2018

KTM is working to bring Dani Pedrosa on board in a test role capacity from 2019 MotoGP onward alongside Mika Kallio. Speculations spread about KTM and Pedrosa ahead of this weekend's Austrian Grand Prix -...
Jorge Lorenzo

MotoGP: Lorenzo out-duels Marquez to win Austrian GP by 0.130s

A tooth and nail fight between Ducati's Jorge Lorenzo and Honda's Marc Marquez saw the former take a fine win in MotoGP's Austrian GP with Andrea Dovizioso rounding the Top 3. Dovizioso was caught out...
Thomas Luthi

MotoGP rider Luthi back to Moto2 from 2019 season

Marc VDS Honda rider Thomas Luthi will return to Moto2 from 2019 season onward after one year in MotoGP, it has been announced. The 31-year-old graduated to the premier class in 2018 to partner 2017...
Yamaha

Yamaha says sorry to riders after worst MotoGP qualifying of 2018

Yamaha's woes continued in the 2018 MotoGP season after both their riders Maverick Vinales and Valentino Rossi finished outside the Top 10 in Austria's qualifying session. Project leader Kouji Tsuya addressed the media after the...
Marc Marquez

MotoGP: Marquez fights off Ducatis to Austrian GP pole, Rossi only 14th

Honda's Marc Marquez had to fend off the fight from the two Ducati riders Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo during MotoGP's Austrian GP qualifying at Red Bull Ring to claim pole for Sunday's race. Q1: It...
MotoGP, F1 Mexico

MotoGP riders need track test to better understand Mexico circuit

A MotoGP race in Mexico is being mulled by Dorna for as early as the 2019 season, but the riders think it is too difficult to judge through maps and may need a test...
Alvaro Bautista

Rossi: Bautista ‘safe choice’ over Quartararo but decision not his to make

Yamaha's Valentino Rossi reckons MotoGP veteran Alvaro Bautista will be a safe choice for the new SIC Racing Team over Moto2's Fabio Quartararo, but insists decision not his to make. With Tech 3 switching to...
Marc Marquez

Marquez ends Brno MotoGP test on top from Zarco

Honda's Marc Marquez topped the post-Czech GP MotoGP test at Brno with a late lap from Tech 3 Yamaha's Johann Zarco putting him in second. The Spaniard clocked a 1m55.209s to Zarco's 1m55.342s, which the...
Marc Marquez

Marquez not worried by losing points to Ducatis in Czech GP

Honda's Marc Marquez finished only third in the MotoGP Czech GP behind the Ducati riders but crucially he was ahead of Yamaha's Valentino Rossi. The Spaniard found it tough at Brno with the two Ducati...
Stefan Bradl, Maverick Vinales, Bradley Smith crash

Bradl says a blow resulted in Czech GP’s Turn 3 crash with Vinales &...

Wildcard entrant Stefan Bradl abode the Honda crashed in the opening lap of 2018 MotoGP Czech GP at Brno, taking with him Yamaha's Maverick Vinales and KTM's Bradley Smith. The incident took place in Turn...
Casey Stoner

Stoner’s MotoGP test role decision by September, says Ducati

Ducati will take a call on Casey Stoner by the next month, that is if the Australian can continue as the brand's test rider and ambassador beyond the 2018 MotoGP season. Stoner's current deal is...
Andrea Dovizioso

MotoGP: Andrea Dovizioso fends off Lorenzo/Marquez to lead Ducati 1-2 in Czech GP win

Andrea Dovizioso controlled the pace, the tyres and also the attacks from rivals to finally win in Czech Republic GP at Brno, leading a Ducati 1-2 with Jorge Lorenzo in second. Andrea Dovizioso started from...
Andrea Dovizioso

MotoGP: Andrea Dovizioso beats Valentino Rossi to take last-gasp pole in Czech GP

Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso took his maiden pole of 2018 MotoGP season in Czech Republic GP at Brno, beating rival Yamaha's Valentino Rossi and Honda's Marc Marquez. Q1: The first part of qualifying saw crashes of Pramac...
Sepang

Two-wheeled racing on focus, not F1 as Sepang installs night lights

The owners of the Sepang International Circuit has installed night lights for increased bookings, but they affirm that Formula 1 remains a non-priority event for now. The SIC hosted the Malaysian Grand Prix for 19...
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