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Albert Arenas clinched the first Moto3 win of the new decade and KTM’s 100th after beating John McPhee by 0.053 seconds in a thrilling Qatar Grand Prix.
Joe Roberts became the first American to qualify on pole in Moto2 since 2010, after beating Luca Marini in qualifying for the Qatar Grand Prix – with both setting identical laptimes.
Tatsuki Suzuki clinched the first Moto3 pole of the new decade, after beating Raul Fernandez by 0.008 seconds in Qatar Grand Prix qualifying.
American Racing Team rider Joe Roberts usurped the Losail lap record to end Moto2 Friday practice for the Qatar Grand Prix fastest.
MotoGP has issued an updated 2020 calendar in wake of the coronavirus-induced disruption to the Qatar and Thailand races, with Austin now confirmed as the first round of the season.
The global threat of coronavirus has put the 2020 MotoGP season opener in Qatar on ice, owing to the country's travel restrictions. With at least a month before the season gets going, some of the championship's contenders might be afforded more time to iron out their new machinery
CEO of Dorna Sports Carmelo Ezpeleta insists "there will absolutely be a 2020 MotoGP season" in a statement responding to the cancellation of the first two races due to coronavirus.
The FIM and MotoGP have announced the 2020 season opener in Qatar will not go ahead due to travel restrictions brought about by the coronavirus outbreak.
Daniel Ricciardo topped the morning session of the final Formula 1 pre-season test in Barcelona, marking the first time Renault power has been fastest this winter.
MotoGP champion Marc Marquez says Honda has “found the way” with its troubled 2020 RC213V, following a pre-season testing phase which had the injured Spaniard “worried”.
Maverick Vinales concluded MotoGP pre-season testing in Qatar fastest of all, as Honda appeared to hit a crisis point after Marc Marquez reverted to a 2019-spec bike.
Andrea Iannone's recent spat with Aprilia teammate Aleix Espargaro is only the latest episode in a catalogue of controversy that has dogged the one-time MotoGP winner in recent times. Regardless of the outcome of his drugs test, Aprilia stands to lose more than it gains by keeping him
Fabio Quartararo put Yamaha on top of the timesheets on day two of the Qatar MotoGP pre-season test, as the injured Marc Marquez destroyed his Honda in a heavy crash.
LCR’s Cal Cructhlow admits he is having to ride the 2020 Honda MotoGP bike “quite amateur” just to “stay on” it and feels worse on it in Qatar than in Malaysia.
Alex Rins led a Suzuki 1-2 on the first day of the final MotoGP pre-season test in Qatar, while Honda rookie Alex Marquez crashed twice during the session.
A four-year contract extension is unheard of in MotoGP - but that's exactly what Marc Marquez has in his back pocket from Honda. Even if the deal doesn't appease his detractors, its still the option most likely to guarantee Marquez what he craves most
This year’s Thailand Grand Prix, the second round of the 2020 MotoGP season, will go ahead despite uncertainty over the coronavirus outbreak in the region.
Honda boss Alberto Puig admits rookie signing Alex Marquez went “better than expected” during the three-day Sepang MotoGP pre-season test.
Fabio Quartararo completed a clean sweep of the MotoGP Sepang pre-season test after topping the third day of running on Sunday, while Marc Marquez crashed again.
Fabio Quartararo led the second day of pre-season MotoGP testing in Malaysia, while reigning world champion Marc Marquez crashed late in the session.
Aleix Espargaro says his 2020 Aprilia RS-GP MotoGP bike reminds him of the Forward Yamaha he rode to a podium in 2014, owing to its “unbelievable” smoothness.
The factory Yamaha team has become the latest MotoGP squad to reveal the colours it will race in the 2020 season at its official launch event in Malaysia.
Leon Camier says the Barni Racing World Superbike team has got the Ducati V4 Panigale in a “strange” area for him at present and the bike needs changing “a lot”.
Valentino Rossi says his decision not to commit to extending his MotoGP career with Yamaha until later in the season was because he 'needed answers' on his own form.
Yamaha has announced it has retained the services of Maverick Vinales for two more years, marking the completion of the first major deal of the 2020 MotoGP silly season.
Johann Zarco says Jorge Lorenzo’s ability to win on the Ducati MotoGP bike is a "positive example" for him ahead of his first season on a Desmosedici in Avintia colours.
Williams driver George Russell says the "big sacrifices" made by the current crop of Formula 1 rookies during their ascent to the series felt normal to them.
Pramac Ducati rider believes the 2019 MotoGP season was “definitely” his most complete season in grand prix racing, even more so than ’14 when he fought for the Moto3 title.
In the next feature in our series looking back on motorsport in the 2010s, we revisit the '15 Malaysian MotoGP race and the famous feud involving the championship's biggest personalities and how it shaped their subsequent achievements.
Next up in our list of the biggest motorsport stories of the year is the arrival of the man widely regarded in MotoGP as the biggest threat to Marc Marquez's dominance: Fabio Quartararo.
Honda MotoGP team boss Alberto Puig says that claims that the marque's bikes are built solely for Marc Marquez is just an "idea" and has no basis in fact.