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Sir Frank Williams' contribution to motorsport, and Formula 1 in particular, is legendary. But the impact the late team owner had on people extended to a much more personal level for some. Suffering life-changing injuries of his own in 1993, MotoGP icon Wayne Rainey tells Motorsport.com just how pivotal Williams was to his life
Valentino Rossi hopes Honda will give him his first MotoGP title-winning 500cc bike from 2001 for his collection and spoke with team boss Alberto Puig about it.
The Spanish GP will stay in Barcelona until at least 2026 after Formula 1 agreed a new deal with the promoter and local authorities.
MotoGP has officially announced an eight-part docuseries to air on Amazon Prime Video in 2022 based on the events of the 2021 season.
KTM MotoGP technical director Mike Leitner will depart the team, with Pramac's Francesco Guidotti set to take his place in the role.
Maverick Vinales admits the Aprilia MotoGP bike does “not yet” feel like his own and “needs much more” before he gets to that point.
Darryn Binder says he felt no pressure in the first test of his much-debated MotoGP step direct from Moto3 for 2022 with RNF Racing last week at Jerez.
Honda team boss Alberto Puig says the marque is “still far from being ready” with its 2022 bike following the Jerez test, but noted the “conclusions are positive”.
The 2021 MotoGP season may have only just ended but preparations for 2022 are well underway following a two-day test at Jerez this week. Ducati has hit the ground running while a lack of progress dominated Yamaha’s and world champion Fabio Quartararo’s test. While no battle lines have been drawn yet for 2022, it appears Ducati has already drawn first blood...
Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia headed 2021 world champion Fabio Quartararo on the final day of MotoGP running for the year at the Jerez test.
Suzuki is on the search for a new team manager after its decision not to replace Davide Brivio at the start of 2021 was backed up by its unsuccessful bid to help Joan Mir defend his 2020 MotoGP world title. But whoever Shinichi Sahara appoints next, it may have already come too late to convince Mir to stick with the project
World champion Fabio Quartararo says he won’t sign a new Yamaha MotoGP deal until he sees tangible progress with its 2022 bike having expected more from the Jerez test.
LCR’s Takaaki Nakagami kicked off Honda’s 2022 MotoGP pre-season preparations by topping the opening day of the Jerez test by 0.043 seconds.
Danilo Petrucci says he is likely to be “one of the last normal people” to be successful in MotoGP “without being a phenomenon”.
Suzuki’s Alex Rins says he “expected” his crash out of the MotoGP Valencia Grand Prix while fighting for victory as he’d strayed slightly off-line.
Tech 3’s Iker Lecuona says his final MotoGP outing at the Valencia Grand Prix was “tough to manage” as pre-race tears left his mind “in another world” at the start.
The official entry list for the 2022 MotoGP season has been unveiled, with Valentino Rossi’s VR46 Racing Team still without Aramco title sponsorship.
MotoGP world champion Fabio Quartararo admits Ducati’s form during the Valencia Grand Prix weekend has him “worried about next year”.
The greatest chapter in MotoGP history came to a close at the Valencia Grand Prix as Valentino Rossi bid farewell after 26 seasons of grand prix racing. While his run to a strong 10th was a pleasing end to his time in MotoGP, it was what happened at the front of the grid that capped the Italian's ideal send-off
Pramac MotoGP rider Jorge Martin says he thought he would miss the Valencia Grand Prix as he spent all of Saturday night vomiting and hadn’t eaten since Saturday lunchtime.
Yamaha’s Franco Morbidelli says he didn’t want to engage Valentino Rossi on his final MotoGP outing, but found his mentor was “unattackable” anyway in the Valencia Grand Prix.
Valentino Rossi admits he “didn’t expect” how special his final MotoGP race would feel, and said it was important to close his career with a top 10 finish at the Valencia Grand Prix.
Francesco Bagnaia says his victory in the Valencia Grand Prix sporting a retro Valentino Rossi helmet was the “best way possible” to celebrate the end of the MotoGP legend’s career.
Francesco Bagnaia led a historic first Ducati 1-2-3 in a tense Valencia Grand Prix as Valentino Rossi brought his illustrious MotoGP career to a close with a ride to 10th.
Honda has announced Pol Espargaro will not take part in Sunday’s 2021 MotoGP season finale at the Valencia Grand Prix following a heavy crash on Saturday.
Aleix Espargaro says his Valencia Grand Prix qualifying was “ruined” by a “big mistake” from MotoGP race direction, who wrongly flew a yellow flag at the end of Q2.
Valentino Rossi hailed his Saturday at the Valencia Grand Prix as “great” and says gaining direct entry into Q2 in FP3 “changed everything” for his final MotoGP qualifying.
MotoGP world champion Fabio Quartararo was “so on the limit for nothing” in a tough Valencia Grand Prix qualifying in which he was eighth and “sad” at not understanding why.
Pramac’s Jorge Martin snatched pole in a dramatic MotoGP qualifying for the Valencia Grand Prix after both factory Ducati riders Francesco Bagnaia and Jack Miller crashed late on.
Honda’s Pol Espargaro has escaped serious injury after being hospitalised following a violent crash in FP3 for the MotoGP Valencia GP, but will sit out qualifying.
Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro made a major form turnaround at the MotoGP Valencia Grand Prix to top a tight FP3 as Valentino Rossi secured a Q2 place for his final qualifying.
Spain plays host to the final round of the 2021 MotoGP season. Here's how you can watch qualifying for the Valencia Grand Prix.
MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi says the prospect of sharing a car with McLaren Formula 1 driver Lando Norris in a car race in the future is “fantastic”.
MotoGP world champion Fabio Quartararo says he was “totally lost” on his Yamaha during Friday’s Valencia Grand Prix practice and has similar feelings to those he had in 2020.
Ducati's Jack Miller pipped the Honda of Pol Espargaro by 0.012 seconds in a crash-strewn second practice for the MotoGP Valencia Grand Prix.
Honda MotoGP team boss Alberto Puig says both HRC and Marc Marquez must exercise "patience" following his latest injury setback, but that his doctor was "positive" regarding recovery.
Alpine Formula 1 racing director Davide Brivio has been ruled out of a return to the Suzuki MotoGP team next year, amid recent speculation about his future.
Yamaha has confirmed it will continue with three-time MotoGP race winner Cal Crutchlow as its test rider for the 2022 season, though nothing has been officially signed yet.
Tech3 KTM rider Iker Lecuona topped a wet first practice for the Valencia Grand Prix finale, as MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi begins the final race of his career.
McLaren Formula 1 star Lando Norris says he has spoken with retiring MotoGP legend and personal idol Valentino Rossi about racing together in the future.
The MotoGP field has shared their thoughts on Valentino Rossi’s retirement at the end of this weekend’s Valencia Grand Prix, with Maverick Vinales calling it the “end of an era”.
Valentino Rossi says “the best thing” of his MotoGP career was how he “became something like an icon” and making motorcycle racing “more famous” globally.
Maverick Vinales says he is “very sad” the 2021 MotoGP season is ending this weekend as his campaign “started very late”, referencing his switch from Yamaha to Aprilia.
The 2021 MotoGP season concludes this weekend in Spain with the Valencia Grand Prix. Here's how you can watch each and every session live.
Suzuki’s Joan Mir says going a full calendar year without a victory in MotoGP has been “difficult to digest”, and the 2020 world champion is “not having a good time”.
Two-time MotoGP race winner Danilo Petrucci will make his Dakar Rally debut in 2022 with KTM after losing his seat in the premier class.
OPINION: MotoGP-bound Darryn Binder was already under the microscope as his jump from Moto3 to join RNF's new top-class team was announced. But his crash with title hopeful Dennis Foggia caused significant consternation among the ranks - with many current riders suggesting the top level should be harder to break into as a result
Alex Marquez says his run to a season-best fourth in the MotoGP Algarve Grand Prix was “really important” having “hit a lot of shit” this season.
KTM’s Miguel Oliveira says medical checks showed no signs of injury after a nasty collision with Tech 3’s Iker Lecuona which red-flagged the MotoGP Algarve Grand Prix.
Six-time MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez has been ruled out of this weekend’s 2021 season finale at Valencia as he is suffering from vision problems following a concussion.
Fabio Quartararo’s first DNF of his title-winning 2021 MotoGP season couldn’t have come at a better time. But the events of the Yamaha rider’s Algarve Grand Prix exposed the M1’s well-known major weakness, which could threaten his championship defence given the increasingly Ducati-heavy makeup of the grid heading into 2022
Ducati’s Jack Miller says his tussle for third with Alex Marquez in the MotoGP Algarve Grand Prix “felt like 2014 all over again”, when both fought for the Moto3 title.
Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia believes MotoGP needs to adopt a superlicence system as seen in Formula 1 to better manage the talent coming into the premier class.