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Gardner "expected worse" from KTM MotoGP bike

Reigning Moto2 world champion Remy Gardner admits he “expected worse” from the KTM MotoGP bike he rode last week at the post-season Jerez test ahead of his 2022 rookie campaign.

Gardner thinks Fernandez's Moto2 title claims "bullshit"

Remy Gardner says his Tech3 MotoGP teammate Raul Fernandez’s claims that the Ajo team stood in his way in their Moto2 title battle are “bullshit”.

"Moral champion" Fernandez feels team hindered Moto2 title bid

MotoGP rookie Raul Fernandez believes he is “morally champion” of the 2021 Moto2 season and suggests the Ajo KTM squad stood in his way during his title tilt.

“Chip change” in 2020 helped Gardner to Moto2 title success

Remy Gardner admitted there were points where he thought his career was over in recent years but ‘changing my chip’ in 2020 helped him to his 2021 Moto2 title.

Valencia Moto2: Gardner clinches title as Fernandez wins

Remy Gardner is the 2021 Moto2 world champion after finishing a safe 10th in a Valencia Grand Prix finale won by title rival and Ajo teammate Raul Fernandez.

Valencia Moto3: Artigas scores maiden win, Acosta taken out

Xavier Artigas claimed his maiden Moto3 win in a dramatic conclusion to the season at the Valencia Grand Prix, as champion Pedro Acosta was taken out on the last lap.

Yamaha announces VR46 Moto2 team for 2022

Yamaha has announced it will expand its grand prix presence from MotoGP to include a Moto2 operation in 2022 in collaboration with Valentino Rossi’s VR46 Master Camp.

Algarve Moto2: Gardner beats Fernandez to close in on title Algarve II
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Algarve Moto2: Gardner beats Fernandez to close in on title

Remy Gardner closed in on the Moto2 world title after seeing off championship rival Raul Fernandez to win the Algarve Grand Prix.

Leopard slams Binder for "throwing away our hard work" in Moto3 Algarve II
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Leopard slams Binder for "throwing away our hard work" in Moto3

Leopard Racing has slammed MotoGP-bound Darryn Binder for ‘throwing away our hard work’ in Moto3 after he wiped out 2021 title hopeful Dennis Foggia in the Algarve Grand Prix.

Algarve Moto3: Acosta champion as Binder wipes out Foggia

Rookie Pedro Acosta is the 2021 Moto3 world champion after winning a dramatic Algarve Grand Prix, in which main title rival Dennis Foggia was wiped out on the last lap.

Emilia Romagna Moto2: Lowes wins, Fernandez crashes out

Marc VDS’ Sam Lowes claimed victory in a dramatic Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, as Raul Fernandez crashed out and title rival Remy Gardner was hit with a penalty.

Emilia Romagna Moto3: Foggia wins to keep title hopes alive

Dennis Foggia beat Jaume Masia in a tense Emilia Romagna Grand Prix to claim a vital victory to keep his 2021 Moto3 title hopes alive, with Pedro Acosta third.

Rossi not certain new MotoGP age limits “will fix all the problems”

MotoGP veteran Valentino Rossi says increasing the minimum age limit of Moto3 entrants to 18 “is a big difference” but doesn’t believe it solves the main issue of riding standards.

Darryn Binder says Moto3 to MotoGP jump a “no-brainer”

Darryn Binder admits he didn’t expect his MotoGP debut in 2022 would come straight from Moto3, but says signing for Yamaha and RNF Racing was a “no-brainer”.

Valentino Rossi critical of “Russian Roulette” Moto3 restart decision

Valentino Rossi has praised the harsh penalty given to Deniz Oncu for causing the terrifying Moto3 crash in Sunday’s Austin race, but was critical of the “Russian Roulette” restart decision.

Oncu hit with double race ban for causing scary COTA Moto3 crash

Tech 3 Moto3 rider Deniz Oncu has been handed a two-race ban for causing the terrifying accident that red-flagged Sunday’s Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin.

Austin Moto2: Fernandez boosts title hopes with win, Gardner crashes

Raul Fernandez dominated the Grand Prix of the Americas to boost his Moto2 championship hopes after Ajo teammate and points leader Remy Gardner crashed.

Austin Moto3: Guevara declared winner as huge crash ends race early Austin
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Austin Moto3: Guevara declared winner as huge crash ends race early

Aspar rookie Izan Guevara was declared winner of a twice red-flagged Moto3 Grand Prix of the Americas, which was ended by a horrifying multi-rider crash involving points leader Pedro Acosta.

Motorcycle racing’s steps to a safer future after its latest tragedy

The motorsport world is mourning the loss of Dean Berta Vinales after he died in a multi-rider crash during a World Supersport 300 race at Jerez last weekend. As the third teenager to be killed across the smaller bike classes this year alone, calls for immediate safety change have become clear to break the cycle of tragedy.

Misano Moto2: Fernandez resists teammate Gardner to win

Raul Fernandez battled through a wrist injury to claim back-to-back victories in Moto2 after fending off Ajo Motorsport teammate Remy Gardner in the San Marino Grand Prix.

Misano Moto3: Foggia takes back-to-back wins after Fenati's crash

Leopard’s Dennis Foggia claimed back-to-back Moto3 victories after benefitting from a late crash for long-time leader Romano Fenati in the San Marino Grand Prix, as Pedro Acosta struggled to seventh.

Yamaha eyeing Moto2 entry to support young riders
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Yamaha eyeing Moto2 entry to support young riders

Yamaha has been working on an entry in the Moto2 World Championship for several months now, its MotoGP team boss Lin Jarvis has revealed to Motorsport.com.

Moto2 rider Vierge set to replace Haslam in Honda WSBK line-up
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Moto2 rider Vierge set to replace Haslam in Honda WSBK line-up

Moto2 rider Xavi Vierge is poised to replace Leon Haslam at Honda’s factory team in World Superbike next year, Motorsport.com has learned.

Aragon Moto2: Injured Fernandez dominates, Lowes crashes out

An injured Raul Fernandez dominated the Moto2 Aragon Grand Prix for the fifth win of the Ajo KTM rookie’s season after a late crash for poleman Sam Lowes.

Aragon Moto3: Foggia wins as title rivals Acosta, Garcia crash

Leopard Honda’s Dennis Foggia beat Tech 3 rider Deniz Oncu by 0.041 seconds in a dramatic Moto3 Aragon Grand Prix as championship leaders Pedro Acosta and Sergio Garcia crashed.

Acosta seals Moto2 promotion with KTM for 2022

Star Moto3 rookie Pedro Acosta's promotion to the Moto2 World Championship in 2022 has been confirmed by KTM.

Dixon keeps SRT MotoGP seat for Aragon GP, McPhee gets Moto2 debut Aragon GP
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Dixon keeps SRT MotoGP seat for Aragon GP, McPhee gets Moto2 debut

Petronas SRT has confirmed Jake Dixon will make a second MotoGP appearance in next weekend’s Aragon Grand Prix, while John McPhee will make his Moto2 debut.

Silverstone Moto2: Gardner outduels Bezzecchi, Fernandez retires

Remy Gardner emerged on top in a race-long duel with Marco Bezzecchi to claim victory in the British Moto2 round at Silverstone, as his teammate and chief title rival Raul Fernandez suffered a costly retirement.

Silverstone Moto3: Fenati takes dominant win, Acosta extends lead

Romano Fenati fended off Niccolo Antonelli to take a dominant Moto3 victory at the British Grand Prix, while Pedro Acosta extended his championship lead. 

Triumph extends Moto2 engine supply deal for three more years

British manufacturer Triumph has announced it will continue to supply engines in the Moto2 class of the MotoGP World Championship for at least three more years.

Moto3 star rookie Acosta set for 2024 MotoGP promotion

Star Moto3 rookie Pedro Acosta will make his MotoGP debut in 2024 after agreeing a new three-year KTM deal that will begin with two seasons in Moto2 starting in 2022.

Darryn Binder to test Yamaha Superbike this week
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Darryn Binder to test Yamaha Superbike this week

Petronas Sprinta Moto3 rider Darryn Binder will test a Yamaha R1 Superbike at Brno on Tuesday as he looks set to make his MotoGP debut in 2022 with SRT.

Austrian Moto2: Fernandez fends off Ogura for fourth win of 2021

MotoGP-bound Raul Fernandez fended off fellow Moto2 rookie Ai Ogura to win the Austrian Grand Prix and close in on his championship leading Ajo KTM teammate Remy Gardner.

Austria Moto3: Garcia wins by just 0.027s with last-lap Oncu pass

Aspar rider Sergio Garcia won a thrilling Moto3 Austrian Grand Prix by just 0.027 seconds after a last-lap pass on Tech 3’s Deniz Oncu.

The Moto3 rider set for the great leap to MotoGP in 2022

The Petronas Sepang Racing Team has been at the centre of MotoGP’s ‘silly season’ rumours in recent weeks as it seeks two riders for its squad.

Styrian Moto2: Bezzecchi wins; Gardner, Fernandez hit trouble

Valentino Rossi protege Marco Bezzecchi claimed his first Moto2 win of the year in a dramatic Styrian Grand Prix as main title rivals Remy Gardner and Raul Fernandez hit trouble.

Styrian Moto3: Acosta wins after last-lap Garcia crash Spielberg
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Styrian Moto3: Acosta wins after last-lap Garcia crash

Ajo KTM’s Pedro Acosta won a wet Moto3 Styrian Grand Prix in dramatic fashion after Aspar rider Sergio Garcia crashed at the penultimate corner.

Assen Moto2: Fernandez leads Gardner in another Ajo KTM 1-2

Raul Fernandez recovered from an early mistake to lead a Ajo KTM 1-2 in the Moto2 Dutch Grand Prix as his links to a MotoGP ride for 2022 intensify.

Assen Moto3: Foggia beats Garcia to win by 0.078s

Leopard Honda’s Dennis Foggia won a tense Moto3 Dutch Grand Prix by 0.078 seconds, while championship leader Pedro Acosta was fourth a day after being hospitalised with a back injury.

Sachsenring Moto2: Gardner dominates, Fernandez crashes out

MotoGP-bound Remy Gardner dominated the Moto2 German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring to extend his championship lead after Ajo KTM teammate Raul Fernandez crashed out early on.

Sachsenring Moto3: KTM rookie Acosta scores fourth win of 2021

Ajo KTM’s Pedro Acosta returned to winning ways in Moto3 to strengthen his championship lead with victory in the German Grand Prix after a last-lap duel with Dennis Foggia.

KTM and Ajo Motorsport continue partnership in Moto2, Moto3

Aki Ajo’s hugely successful Moto2 and Moto3 teams will continue to be KTM’s factory entrant in those categories of the MotoGP World Championship through to 2026.

KTM casts doubt on Fernandez 2022 MotoGP graduation

KTM has cast doubt on hotshot Moto2 rookie Raul Fernandez stepping up to MotoGP in 2022 as the Spaniard “said he wanted to stay one more year in Moto2”.

Barcelona Moto2: Gardner beats Fernandez in Ajo KTM duel

Remy Gardner extended his lead in the Moto2 points standing after emerging on top in a straight duel with Ajo KTM teammate Raul Fernandez in Barcelona.

Barcelona Moto3: Garcia wins amid last-lap red flag

Aspar’s Sergio Garcia won a chaotic Moto3 Catalan Grand Prix as the race was red-flagged at the end for a multi-rider collision.

Late Dupasquier’s Moto3 team vows to continue in his honour

The late Jason Dupasquier’s Prustel GP Moto3 squad has vowed to continue racing in his honour following the 19-year-old’s tragic death last weekend.

Mugello Moto2: Gardner passes Fernandez on last lap to win

Remy Gardner beat Ajo KTM teammate Raul Fernandez by 0.014 seconds in a thrilling late battle for victory in the Moto2 Italian Grand Prix as Sam Lowes crashed.

Moto3 rider Dupasquier dies after Mugello qualifying crash Mugello
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Moto3 rider Dupasquier dies after Mugello qualifying crash

Swiss Moto3 rider Jason Dupasquier has tragically died from injuries sustained in a horror crash at the end of qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello on Saturday.

Mugello Moto3: Foggia fends off Masia to take narrow win

Leopard’s Dennis Foggia fended off Jaume Masia by 0.036 seconds to claim his first win of 2021 in a thrilling Moto3 Italian Grand Prix at Mugello.

Moto3 rider Dupasquier in “very serious condition” after crash

Swiss Moto3 rider Jason Dupasquier is said to be in a “very serious condition” in hospital following a horrible crash in qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello.

Le Mans Moto2: Fernandez beats Gardner as Lowes crashes out

Ajo KTM Moto2 rookie Raul Fernandez converted a maiden pole to victory in a tense French Grand Prix as teammate Remy Gardner held onto his championship lead in second following a crash for Sam Lowes.

Le Mans Moto3: Garcia wins wet race, Acosta extends points lead

Sergio Garcia dominated a wet Moto3 French Grand Prix ahead of Filip Salac, as Pedro Acosta recovered to eight after an early crash to extend his championship lead.

Jerez Moto2: Di Giannantonio wins for Gresini's squad

Gresini Racing’s Fabio Di Giannantonio dominated the Moto2 Spanish Grand Prix to claim an emotional maiden win in the intermediate class.

Jerez Moto3: KTM rookie Acosta scores third straight win

Pedro Acosta claimed an historic third Moto3 victory in the Spanish Grand Prix while chaos erupted at the final corner of a dramatic Jerez race.

Moto3 star Acosta’s “old-school” style “not normal” for a rookie
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Moto3 star Acosta’s “old-school” style “not normal” for a rookie

Star Moto3 rookie Pedro Acosta has an “old-school” approach “not normal” for a young grand prix rider nowadays, according to Ajo Motorsport team boss Aki Ajo.

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The "old-school" Moto3 rookie taking MotoGP by storm

With two wins and a second place from his first three races in Moto3, Pedro Acosta has marked himself out as a MotoGP star of the future. And although the man charged with his development is eager to downplay it, there are plenty of similarities with a certain six-time MotoGP world champion...

Portimao Moto2: Fernandez scores maiden win, Lowes crashes

A late charge from Raul Fernandez earned the rookie a maiden Moto2 win at the Portuguese Grand Prix as championship leader Sam Lowes retired after a scary high-side.

Portimao Moto3: Acosta wins last-lap duel to take points lead

Moto3 rookie Pedro Acosta has taken a commanding championship lead after winning a thrilling last-lap Portuguese Grand Prix duel by 0.051 seconds from Dennis Foggia.

McPhee apologises for punch-up after Doha Moto3 crash

Petronas Sprinta Moto3 rider John McPhee has issued an apology for fighting with Jeremy Alcoba following a crash late on in the Doha Grand Prix.

Doha Moto2: Lowes holds off Gardner for second straight win

Sam Lowes fended off Remy Gardner to claim his second-successive win in 2021 in a tense Moto2 Doha Grand Prix, as rookie Raul Fernandez bagged his first podium.