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Pol Espargaro’s first results as a Honda MotoGP rider may not appear special. But dig a little deeper and a clearer picture of his performance emerges. And, as Lewis Duncan writes, it’s cause for celebration at Honda with the return of Marc Marquez set to provide Espargaro with the reference he has been missing so far this year
Reigning MotoGP world champion Joan Mir says he is having ride qualifying laps on his Suzuki in a style “not really natural” to him.
Triple MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo says ex-Yamaha teammate Valentino Rossi’s Doha Grand Prix weekend “disappointed me as I suppose he has disappointed his fans”.
Double MotoGP race winner Danilo Petrucci says he is “too big” for the KTM he is riding in Tech 3 colours this year and likened it to being on a Moto3 machine.
MotoGP’s 2021 rookie crop is one of the strongest in recent years, but one is already standing out. Jorge Martin’s Doha GP heroics have courted many to compare him to numerous MotoGP legends. Autosport spoke to Pramac boss Francesco Guidotti to find out why MotoGP’s latest Spanish star is already making such an impact
The United Nations has released a damning report on human rights violations on the Indonesian island of Lombok related to construction of the Mandalika resort set to host MotoGP.
MotoGP could stage a test at the Mandalika Street Circuit in Indonesia this year ahead of the return of the Indonesian Grand Prix in 2022.
Petronas SRT Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi admits he is unsure if his poor form from the Qatar MotoGP races will rebound when the series returns to Europe next week.
No changes will be made to the Red Bull Ring's Turn 2 layout following the horror collision between Johann Zarco and Franco Morbidelli in the 2020 MotoGP Austrian Grand Prix.
Francesco Bagnaia says “confidence” in his Ducati caused the mistake which cost him a podium shot in the MotoGP Doha Grand Prix, admitting it was “unacceptable” as a factory rider.
Fabio Quartararo says sharing France’s first ever MotoGP 1-2 with Johann Zarco in the Doha Grand Prix was “one of the best moments of my career”.
Yamaha's Maverick Vinales says "you have to be crazy sometimes" when fighting Ducati MotoGP riders following last Sunday's Doha Grand Prix.
Avintia rookie Enea Bastianini admits he was unable to advance on 11th in the final laps of the MotoGP Doha Grand Prix as “my hair got in my eyes”.
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.
Honda's Pol Espargaro has harshly judged his 13th in the MotoGP Doha Grand Prix as "disgusting" but is adamant he is "sat on the best bike on the grid".
Pramac’s Johann Zarco leads the MotoGP standings following the Doha Grand Prix, but doesn’t consider this any form of “redemption” following his near career-ending KTM nadir in 2019.
Jorge Martin has dedicated his maiden MotoGP podium in the Doha Grand Prix to the late Fausto Gresini, having raced for the Italian in Moto3.
Yamaha rider Fabio Quartararo says his victory in the Doha Grand Prix is the “most special” one of his MotoGP career.
Suzuki’s Joan Mir says Jack Miller ‘intentionally’ hit him on the pit straight at close to 200km/h in the MotoGP Doha Grand Prix, saying the Ducati rider showed “no respect”.
Fabio Quartararo recovered from a poor start on his Yamaha to take a commanding victory in the MotoGP Doha Grand Prix, while rookie Jorge Martin scored his maiden podium.
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.
Moto3 rookie Pedro Acosta claimed his maiden victory in a chaotic Doha Grand Prix having started from pitlane, the Ajo KTM rider fending off Darryn Binder by 0.039 seconds.
Franco Morbidelli admits his feeling on his Petronas SRT Yamaha is bad “no matter what we do” and will have to “wing it” in the MotoGP Doha Grand Prix.
Pramac rookie Jorge Martin admits winning races in Moto2 and Moto3 felt “better” than scoring his maiden MotoGP pole position on Saturday ahead of the Doha Grand Prix.
Pramac rookie Jorge Martin admits Sunday’s Doha Grand Prix is “not my day to win”, despite storming to a sensational maiden MotoGP pole on Saturday.
Valentino Rossi says he was “never strong” on Saturday of the Doha Grand Prix, after registering his worst-ever MotoGP qualifying result of 21st.
MotoGP rookie Jorge Martin led a Pramac Ducati 1-2 in a thrilling Doha Grand Prix qualifying, as Valentino Rossi registered his worst-ever premier class qualifying result.
Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo topped a wind-affected FP2 for the Doha Grand Prix, as MotoGP world champion Joan Mir once again missed the Q2 cut.
Seven Moto3 riders, including Qatar Grand Prix podium finisher Pedro Acosta, have been slapped with pitlane starts for Sunday’s Doha GP for irresponsible riding in Friday practice.
Valentino Rossi admits he is “not fast enough” currently at the MotoGP Doha Grand Prix and admits he is worried he won’t be able to revive his form for qualifying.
Lightning hasn't struck twice for Maverick Vinales since 2017 and his wayward form of recent years makes predicting how he'll fare each MotoGP race weekend tricky. But fresh from his Qatar GP win, Vinales looks like an even more dangerous prospect for the Doha GP following an intriguing Friday practice.
Ducati’s Jack Miller thought his MotoGP FP2 pacesetting lap would be scrapped when LCR’s Takaaki Nakagami crashed in front of him.
Brad Binder has responded to a “sensitive” Valentino Rossi’s criticism of his aggressive riding in the MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix, with the KTM rider adamant he did nothing wrong.
Jack Miller monstered the field in FP2 for the MotoGP Doha Grand Prix to lead a Ducati 1-2-3 as world champion Joan Mir faces Q1 again after finishing 13th.
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.
Aprilia's Aleix Espargaro topped the first practice of the inaugural MotoGP Doha Grand Prix, while Franco Morbidelli was struck by more technical dramas on his Petronas SRT Yamaha.
Maverick Vinales admits he's "pissed off" with the starting capability of the 2021 Yamaha MotoGP bike, having been monstered by four Ducatis off the line in the Qatar Grand Prix.
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.
Valentino Rossi has questioned the level of "respect" some riders on the current MotoGP grid have for their rivals, following a clash with Brad Binder in the Qatar Grand Prix.
Petronas SRT’s Franco Morbidelli admits no clear cause for the problems which meant he finished the MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix 18th have been found ahead of this weekend’s Doha GP.
Brad Binder feels KTM has “taken a hard blow” by Michelin’s front tyre allocation for the opening two Qatar MotoGP races, ahead of this weekend’s Doha Grand Prix.
Ducati’s Jack Miller doesn’t see this weekend’s Doha Grand Prix at Losail as being a must-win, having finished a lowly ninth in last week’s Qatar GP at the same venue.
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Aleix Espargaro says he proved in last Sunday’s Qatar Grand Prix that Aprilia’s MotoGP pre-season form “was not a joke” and the team is “better than ever”.
MotoGP rookie Luca Marini admits he “nearly forgot” he was starting the same race as half-brother Valentino Rossi in his debut Qatar Grand Prix.
Pol Espargaro admits he is “angry” with eighth in the Qatar Grand Prix on his Honda MotoGP debut, but also hailed his race as “amazing”.
Brad Binder admits he’s “not enjoying life” on the 2021 KTM currently after suffering a race of ‘survival’ in the MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix.
Franco Morbidelli’s MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix was wrecked by an issue with his Petronas SRT Yamaha’s holeshot device, which left him without points in 18th.
Maverick Vinales says the introduction of Cal Crutchlow as Yamaha MotoGP test rider for 2021 has allowed him to “concentrate on racing”, following his commanding Qatar GP win.
Valentino Rossi says he “had to struggle” in the MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix having “stressed” his rear tyre too much on his Petronas SRT Yamaha.
Suzuki’s Joan Mir says “ambition” denied him a podium in the Qatar Grand Prix to kick off his MotoGP title defence, after being pipped on the line by two Ducatis.
Fabio Quartararo says his factory Yamaha teammate Maverick Vinales was “in another league” in the MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix, as the Frenchman had a “disaster” with tyre wear.
Qatar Grand Prix winner Maverick Vinales believes Yamaha “is back” to its full potential following his commanding victory in the 2021 MotoGP season-opener.
Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales ended Ducati’s Qatar Grand Prix stranglehold with a stunning victory in the 2021 MotoGP season-opener as world champion Joan Mir was denied a podium on the line.
Sam Lowes dominated the Moto2 Qatar Grand Prix for his seventh career win, while Fabio Di Giannantonio gave the Gresini team an emotional podium in third.
Jaume Masia won a thrilling Moto3 Qatar Grand Prix on his KTM Ajo debut, fending off rookie teammate Pedro Acosta and Darryn Binder on the run to the line.