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Qatar MotoGP contract extended by another five years until 2031

With the 2019 MotoGP season starting this weekend at Losail International Circuit in Qatar, Dorna has announced a contract extension for the race. In a show of intent and solid partnership, Dorna and the Losail...
MotoGP, Long Gap Penalty

MotoGP confirms use of new ‘Long Gap Penalty’ from 2019

Following the trials held during Qatar MotoGP test, the FIM has confirmed the introduction of 'Long Gap Penalty' from 2019 onward. An electronic meeting was held on March 1 with Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Paul Duparc...
Pramac Racing MotoGP 2019 livery

Pramac presents Lamborghini-designer 2019 MotoGP livery

Pramac Racing Ducati has showcased its new MotoGP livery for the 2019 season which has been designed by Centro Stile Lamborghini. With a week and a half remaining for the 2019 MotoGP season to kick-start with...
Valentino Rossi, MotoGP

Rossi impressed by Rins, Petrucci in the two MotoGP tests

Yamaha's Valentino Rossi has high regards for Suzuki's Alex Rins and Ducati's Danilo Petrucci following the two MotoGP pre-season tests. Of all the six days of running in Malaysia and Qatar, only twice did Rins...
Maverick Vinales, MotoGP 2019

MotoGP 2019: Vinales ends Qatar test on top from Quartararo

Yamaha's Maverick Vinales completed a sound Qatar MotoGP test by topping the final day ahead of Petronas Yamaha SRT's Fabio Quartararo. After topping Day 1 and missing on Day 2, Vinales was back on the...
Alex Rins, MotoGP Qatar test

MotoGP 2019: Rins beats Vinales by 0.057s to take Day 2 of Qatar test

Suzuki's Alex Rins was finally able to take the top step as he finished the quickest on Day 2 of Qatar MotoGP test ahead of Yamaha's Maverick Vinales. After Vinales had the upperhand on Day...
Maverick Vinales, MotoGP, Yamaha

MotoGP 2019: Vinales leads Rins on Day 1 of Qatar test as Marquez crash

Yamaha's Maverick Vinales topped Day 1 of the Qatar MotoGP test at Losail International Circuit with Suzuki's Alex Rins and Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso in second and third respectively. Vinales set the quickest time of 1m55.051s...
Cal Crutchlow LCR Honda 2019 MotoGP

LCR releases images of Crutchlow and Nakagami’s MotoGP bikes

LCR Honda have released studio images of the MotoGP bikes of Cal Crutchlow and Takaaki Nakagami to be ridden in the 2019 season. Among all the Honda riders competing in the 2019 MotoGP season, only...
Indonesia MotoGP, World SBK circuit

Dorna confirms Indonesia MotoGP and World SBK race from 2021

Dorna Sports SL has added another Asian country on its list with Indonesia confirmed to host a MotoGP and also a World Superbike round from 2021 onward. Dorna's chief Carmelo Ezpeleta visited Indonesian island of...
Aprilia 2019 MotoGP livery

Aprilia unveils new livery for 2019 MotoGP season

Aprilia Racing has revealed its 2019 MotoGP bike in brand new colours on the RS-GP ahead of the Qatar test. The Italian outfit sported the same livery in the Sepang MotoGP test earlier in February...
2019 KTM and Tech 3 MotoGP livery

KTM and Tech 3 2019 MotoGP livery unveiled in Austria

The KTM 's factory outfit and its new satellite team Tech 3 presented the colours of the 2019 MotoGP bike in a launch event in Austria. In more like the MotoGP tradition, KTM opted to...
Valentino Rossi's current MotoGP helmet used in test

FIM postpones use of regulated helmets to until June in MotoGP, WSBK

The use of the homologated helmets in MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3 and World Superbike Championship as been deferred until June by the FIM. Last year, the FIM informed about helmet homologation where from 2019 onward, only...
Dani Pedrosa, KTM, MotoGP

KTM tester Pedrosa undergoes surgery, recovery to take three months

KTM MotoGP tester Dani Pedrosa underwent a successful surgery in Barcelona to fix his right collarbone which could take upto three months to recover. It was revealed early in January that Pedrosa will have to...
Danilo Petrucci, Ducati, MotoGP

MotoGP 2019: Petrucci leads Ducati charge to end Sepang test on top

Danilo Petrucci headed a Ducati 1-2-3-4 to end the three-day Sepang MotoGP test on top with rookie Pramac's Francesco Bagnaia impressing in second. It seemed like a calculative intent from Ducati on the final day...
Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow

PMI’s Mission Winnow branding on Ferrari faces investigation in Australia

Philip Morris International's new Mission Winnow branding on Scuderia Ferrari has come under scrutiny of Australian agencies ahead of the 2019 F1 season start. Already when the Mission Winnow logo was launched during 2018 Japanese...
Maverick Vinales, MotoGP

MotoGP 2019: Vinales outpaces Rins with a late lap on Day 2 at Sepang

Yamaha's Maverick Vinales left it late but managed to topple Suzuki's Alex Rins to head Day 2 of the Sepang MotoGP test. In last-gasp effort, Vinales produced a superb 1m58.897s lap to top the second...
Marc Marquez, MotoGP, Honda

MotoGP 2019: Marquez leads Rins on Day 1 of Sepang test

Honda's Marc Marquez headed Suzuki's Alex Rins on Day 1 of the first 2019 running of MotoGP at Sepang International Circuit. In a fairly sedate day of running, Marquez's early benchmark of 1m59.629s was not...
Monster Energy Yamaha, MotoGP, 2019

Yamaha unveils new Monster Energy livery of 2019 MotoGP bike

The Monster Energy-backed livery of the 2019 Yamaha MotoGP bike has been revealed in a lunch event in Jakarta, Indonesia. After the deal with Movistar coming to an end in 2018, Yamaha moved on with...
Suzuki, MotoGP, 2019

Suzuki launches 2019 MotoGP bike ahead of Sepang test

Suzuki became the fourth MotoGP team to reveal its 2019 livery with less than a week to go for the first official running at Sepang. The Japanese manufacturer's bike and the livery was launched through...
Tata Communications, F1, MotoGP

Kapadia: F1 fans will pay if TV/digital experience is ‘powerful & immersive’

Tata Communications' F1 boss Mehul Kapadia reckons that the F1 fans will pay for TV and digital platforms if the experience is 'powerful and immersive'. Many of the F1 fans already pay for TV services...
Jorge Martinez, Stefan Dorflinger

Martinez and Dorflinger to be inducted in MotoGP Legends Hall of Fame

Four-time world champions Jorge Martinez and Stefan Dorflinger will become MotoGP Legends in 2019 and added into the Hall of Fame as well. Both Martinez and Stefan Dorflinger become the latest inductees in the MotoGP Legends...
Cal Crutchlow, MotoGP

Crutchlow racing against time to be ready for 2019 Sepang MotoGP test

LCR Honda's Cal Crutchlow is preparing as much to be ready for the first 2019 MotoGP pre-season test at Sepang International Circuit next week. The last time Crutchlow rode a MotoGP bike was at the...
Petronas Yamaha SRT, MotoGP

New Petronas Yamaha SRT reveals 2019 MotoGP livery in Malaysia

The new Petronas Yamaha SRT outfit launched its 2019 MotoGP bike in a special event in Malaysia in the presence of its riders and team management. The Sepang International Circuit-backed Yamaha SRT will make its...
Nicky Hayden, Grand prix racing

Number 69 to be retired from grand prix racing in Nicky Hayden’s honour

Nicky Hayden 's number 69 will no longer be used in grand prix racing as it will be retired during 2019 MotoGP's US Grand Prix in honour of the American racer. The 2006 MotoGP champion...
2019 Honda MotoGP

Honda launches 2019 MotoGP livery with Lorenzo in attendance

Repsol Honda has become the second team to reveal its 2019 MotoGP livery in a launch event in Madrid in the presence of the riders and the team management. The Honda RCV213V MotoGP bike was...
KymiRing, MotoGP/F1

Finland eyes summer slot for MotoGP race in 2020 as F1 study starts

The organisers of the Finland MotoGP race are eyeing a slot in the summer of 2020 when it makes a return to the calendar as they also reveal about the study regarding F1. In a...
Jorge Lorenzo, Honda

Lorenzo to miss Sepang test after surgery but will attend Honda launch

New Repsol Honda rider Jorge Lorenzo went under the hammer on Monday, just two days ahead of the launch of the 2019 MotoGP bike. Jorge Lorenzo's second half in 2018 MotoGP season was laden with...
2019 Mission Winnow Ducati MotoGP

Mission Winnow joins Ducati as 2019 MotoGP bike is unveiled

Ducati Motor has become the first MotoGP team to unveil its 2019 bike with a new brand Mission Winnow joining the squad. The Desmosedici GP19 was launched by its 2019 riders Andrea Dovizioso and Danilo...
Dani Pedrosa

Pedrosa’s test programme with KTM takes a hit due to surgery

Retired MotoGP rider Dani Pedrosa 's test programme with KTM has hit a roadblock due to a surgery on the 'stem cells after a double stress fracture of the right collarbone'. After calling time on...
Suzuki

Suzuki wants to believe they are in same rank as Honda, Yamaha & Ducati

Davide Brivio likes to believe that Suzuki has been promoted to be at the same rank as its MotoGP rivals Honda, Yamaha and Ducati post the 2018 season. For the first time since the 2007...

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