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Ducati's Miller feared Doha FP2 time would be cancelled

Ducati’s Jack Miller thought his MotoGP FP2 pacesetting lap would be scrapped when LCR’s Takaaki Nakagami crashed in front of him.

Morbidelli forced to open new engine for Doha MotoGP round

Petronas SRT rider Franco Morbidelli will have to unseal a third engine from his allocation for the 2021 MotoGP season after encountering issues in FP1 for the Doha Grand Prix.

Marquez “worried” about Honda’s MotoGP qualifying pace

Alex Marquez admits he is “a bit worried” about the potential of his Honda MotoGP bike in qualifying ahead of this weekend’s Doha Grand Prix.

Marquez "doesn’t trust Qatar" to show MotoGP grid form

LCR’s Alex Marquez admits he "doesn’t trust" the Qatar circuit to show the true form of the 2021 Honda or its MotoGP rivals following pre-season testing.

MotoGP updates Qatar COVID-19 measures

The MotoGP paddock will be subject to a strict lockdown protocol for the Qatar test and double-header to ensure the 2021 season can get underway safely.

Lorenzo "never imagined" Rossi's Petronas move

Three-time MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo says he “would never have imagined” Valentino Rossi moving to the satellite Petronas SRT Yamaha squad in 2021.

Bradl better than Dovizioso as stand-in - Hernandez

Marc Marquez’s crew chief Santi Hernandez says Stefan Bradl “would make much more sense” to stand-in for the injured six-time MotoGP world champion again in 2021 than Andrea Dovizioso.

MotoGP teams to discuss new date for Qatar Grand Prix

MotoGP teams will meet online with Dorna Sports and the FIM on Thursday to discuss the possibility of moving the date of the 2021 season-opening Qatar Grand Prix.

Rins thought Brivio Suzuki exit was a joke

MotoGP race winner Alex Rins admits he initially thought team boss Davide Brivio’s exit from Suzuki “was a joke” when the Italian told him of his decision.

MotoGP cancels Sepang pre-season test due to COVID-19

MotoGP’s opening pre-season test of 2021 due to take place in Malaysia next month has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Suzuki MotoGP team won’t replace F1-bound Brivio

The Suzuki MotoGP squad will not sign anyone to the role of team manager to replace Formula 1-bound Davide Brivio in 2021, understands.

MotoGP exile Rabat set for WSBK switch with Barni Ducati

Tito Rabat is poised to switch to the World Superbike Championship with the Barni Ducati team in 2021 after being left without a seat in MotoGP.

Rins assumed he’d lost third in standings after Algarve slump

Alex Rins admits he “didn’t even think” he’d finished third in the MotoGP standings after his slump to 15th place in the Portuguese Grand Prix due to an incorrect tyre choice.

Damage from early collision ended Mir’s Portugal race

MotoGP world champion Joan Mir says an electronics issue caused by early contact in the Portuguese Grand Prix forced him to retire from the 2020 season finale.

Bezzecchi doesn't get VR46 nod to join Aprilia MotoGP team

Marco Bezzecchi was courted by Aprilia to join its MotoGP team for 2021 as replacement for Andrea Iannone, but the VR46 team didn’t give him the nod to step up.

Rins to evaluate shoulder operation after MotoGP season ends

Alex Rins says he will evaluate after the MotoGP Portuguese Grand Prix whether he will need an operation on the shoulder he injured at the start of the 2020 season.

Alex Marquez’s wrist was "sleeping” during Valencia GP

Honda’s Alex Marquez admits the left wrist he injured in a violent qualifying crash was “sleeping” during the MotoGP Valencia Grand Prix and it was “difficult to finish the race”.

Mir rubbishes claims his MotoGP crown devalued by Marquez absence

Newly-crowned 2020 MotoGP world champion Joan Mir says people who suggest that his title has been devalued because of Marc Marquez’s enforced absence “don’t know much about motorcycles”.

Valentino Rossi tests positive for COVID-19 again

Yamaha MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi has tested positive for COVID-19 again just a week after testing negative following a two-round layoff with the virus last month.

Bezzecchi favourite to replace Iannone at Aprilia

Moto2 race winner and Valentino Rossi protege Marco Bezzecchi has emerged as a leading candidate to replace Andrea Iannone at Aprilia for the 2021 MotoGP season.

Marquez won't race again in 2020 MotoGP season

Repsol Honda has confirmed Marc Marquez will not return for the rest of the 2020 MotoGP season and will continue with his rehabilitation to target a comeback next year.

Marquez: Yamaha “cheated” – and the riders knew it

Honda rider Alex Marquez claims Yamaha “cheated” and the riders knew the engines they used in the MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix were illegal.

Vinales should start remaining races from pitlane - Rins

Suzuki's Alex Rins thinks Maverick Vinales should start every race he uses his new engine at from pitlane and not just this weekend's MotoGP European Grand Prix.

How Honda has fixed a bike that only Marc Marquez could ride Prime

How Honda has fixed a bike that only Marc Marquez could ride

The Honda RC213V was for a long time seen as 'Marc Marquez's bike' but, with his injury lay-off, none of Honda's other riders had been able to get a tune out of it. But it's undergone a transformation, and is now a force in the hands of his brother Alex

Avintia refutes rumours of 2021 takeover by VR46

Avintia owner Raul Romero has denied speculation Valentino Rossi’s VR46 organisation will buy its MotoGP grid slots for 2021.

Leopard in talks to move up to MotoGP in 2022

Leopard Racing says "things are being negotiated" for it to make a step to MotoGP in 2022 as a satellite operation, though it's still "far from being able to enter".

Ducati delays MotoGP rider announcement

Ducati boss Paolo Ciabatti says the Italian marque has delayed its 2021 rider announcements to "leave the stage" clear for Valentino Rossi and Petronas SRT to confirm their deal.

Bradl trials radio warning system in Misano practice

Honda test rider Stefan Bradl tried a new radio warning system during Friday practice for the MotoGP San Marino Grand Prix upon request from organisers Dorna Sports.

Why Honda can’t gain concessions even if 2020 woes continue

Honda will not qualify for concessions for the 2021 MotoGP season even if it fails to score a podium in a so-far tough 2020 campaign.

Zarco to miss Friday practice for Styrian GP

Avintia Ducati rider Johann Zarco will miss the opening two practice sessions for the MotoGP Styrian Grand Prix on Friday after failing to meet the requirements to undergo the mandatory medical test ahead of the weekend.

Marquez ruled out of first Austria MotoGP race as well

Honda has announced that Stefan Bradl will replace Marc Marquez in this weekend's MotoGP Austrian Grand Prix, but hasn't ruled out the champion returning for the second Red Bull Ring race.

Alex Marquez: Being only Honda rider "changes nothing"

Alex Marquez says being the only Repsol Honda MotoGP rider in this weekend's Andalusian Grand Prix in the absence of his injured brother "changes nothing" for him.

Crutchlow, Rins to attempt to race in Andalusian GP

Cal Crutchlow and Alex Rins will both attempt to return to MotoGP action in this weekend's Andalusian Grand Prix, having been forced to sit out the opening race of the season at Jerez due to injury.

Crutchlow not interested in Honda's WSBK offer

Outgoing LCR MotoGP rider Cal Crutchlow says he’s “not really interested” in taking up Honda’s offer to move over to its works-backed World Superbike project next season.

Bautista: Honda WSBK effort feels like MotoGP team

Alvaro Bautista has said he still feels like a MotoGP rider with the level of effort that Honda is putting into its World Superbike project this year.

Pramac boss weighs in on Ducati-Dovizioso contract saga

Pramac MotoGP boss Francesco Guidotti believes that it is "clear that something is wrong" between Andrea Dovizioso and Ducati, with the two parties still yet to agree a 2021 contract.

Dovizioso could take year out in 2021, says manager

Andrea Dovizioso’s manager admits his MotoGP rider is now considering taking a sabbatical in 2021 should contract negotiations with Ducati fully break down.