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How Williams helped a MotoGP legend after his own life-changing accident

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

Ducati says Bagnaia keeps exceeding expectations

Ducati general manager Gigi Dall'Igna says Francesco Bagnaia "takes another step" every time "you expect him to really reach his level" in MotoGP.

Rossi hopes Honda gives him first title-winning MotoGP bike
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Rossi hopes Honda gives him first title-winning MotoGP bike

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.

Barcelona agrees new Formula 1, MotoGP deals until 2026

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 officially announces eight-part Amazon docuseries
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MotoGP officially announces eight-part Amazon docuseries

MotoGP has officially announced an eight-part docuseries to air on Amazon Prime Video in 2022 based on the events of the 2021 season.

Guidotti to replace Leitner as KTM technical director

KTM MotoGP technical director Mike Leitner will depart the team, with Pramac's Francesco Guidotti set to take his place in the role. 

Vinales “needs much more” before Aprilia feels like his

Maverick Vinales admits the Aprilia MotoGP bike does “not yet” feel like his own and “needs much more” before he gets to that point.

MotoGP to use fully sustainable fuel from 2027

MotoGP has announced it will introduce part-sustainable fuels from 2024, with the aim of the world championship using fully sustainable solutions from the 2027 season.

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.

Darryn Binder felt no pressure in much-debated MotoGP step at Jerez

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.

Puig: Honda “far from ready” with 2022 MotoGP bike

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”.

How Ducati has drawn first blood in the 2022 MotoGP title race

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...

Bagnaia quickest on final day of Jerez MotoGP test

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia headed 2021 world champion Fabio Quartararo on the final day of MotoGP running for the year at the Jerez test.

Ducati MotoGP bike “perfect already” – Bagnaia

Francesco Bagnaia says the 2021 Ducati MotoGP bike "was perfect already" but the Italian manufacturer is "improving this perfect bike" during the Jerez post-season test.

Why Suzuki's quest for a new MotoGP boss may be too late Prime

Why Suzuki's quest for a new MotoGP boss may be too late

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

Quartararo needs to see Yamaha progress before signing new deal

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.

Nakagami tops first day of 2022 MotoGP pre-season testing

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.

Petrucci: I’ll be among the "last normal people" to win in MotoGP Valencia GP
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Petrucci: I’ll be among the "last normal people" to win in MotoGP

Danilo Petrucci says he is likely to be “one of the last normal people” to be successful in MotoGP “without being a phenomenon”.

Rins "expected" crash in MotoGP finale while fighting for win

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.

Lecuona’s MotoGP farewell “difficult to manage” after pre-race tears

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.

MotoGP unveils 2022 entry list, VR46 still without title sponsor

The official entry list for the 2022 MotoGP season has been unveiled, with Valentino Rossi’s VR46 Racing Team still without Aramco title sponsorship.

Miller to race in Australian Superbike finale
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Miller to race in Australian Superbike finale

Ducati MotoGP star Jack Miller will compete in the final round of the Australian Superbike Championship at The Bend next month.

Quartararo “worried” about Ducati going into MotoGP 2022 Valencia GP
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Quartararo “worried” about Ducati going into MotoGP 2022

MotoGP world champion Fabio Quartararo admits Ducati’s form during the Valencia Grand Prix weekend has him “worried about next year”.

How Rossi got the perfect send-off to his MotoGP career

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

Vomiting Jorge Martin thought he would miss MotoGP finale

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.

Morbidelli: Rossi was “unattackable” in Valencia MotoGP finale Valencia GP
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Morbidelli: Rossi was “unattackable” in Valencia MotoGP finale

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.

Rossi: Important to finish MotoGP career with top 10 finish Valencia GP
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Rossi: Important to finish MotoGP career with top 10 finish

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.

Bagnaia: Valencia MotoGP win “best way possible” to celebrate Rossi

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.

Valencia MotoGP: Bagnaia wins as Rossi brings career to a close Valencia GP
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Valencia MotoGP: Bagnaia wins as Rossi brings career to a close

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 withdraws Espargaro from Valencia MotoGP finale Valencia GP
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Honda withdraws Espargaro from Valencia MotoGP finale

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.

Valencia MotoGP - Start time, how to watch & more

The Valencia Grand Prix takes place on Sunday, November 14. Here's how you can watch a MotoGP race live for the last time this season.

Espargaro: Race direction error "ruined" Valencia qualifying Valencia GP
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Espargaro: Race direction error "ruined" Valencia qualifying

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.

Rossi: Valencia Q2 entry "changed everything" for final qualifying

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.

Quartararo “on the limit for nothing” in "sad" 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.

Valencia MotoGP: Martin takes pole as Bagnaia, Miller crash Valencia GP
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Valencia MotoGP: Martin takes pole as Bagnaia, Miller crash

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.

Espargaro escapes serious injury after violent MotoGP FP3 crash

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.

Valencia MotoGP: Aprilia’s Espargaro tops FP3 as Rossi makes Q2

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.

Valencia MotoGP qualifying - Start time, how to watch

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 Rossi says racing with Norris would be “fantastic”

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”.

Bagnaia's Valencia MotoGP form "another world"

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia says his form during Friday’s MotoGP Valencia Grand Prix practice was “totally another world” compared to his miserable 2020 visit.

Quartararo "totally lost" after Valencia MotoGP practice

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.

Valencia MotoGP: Miller tops FP2 from Espargaro by 0.012s

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.

Marquez's doctor "positive" after latest injury - Honda MotoGP boss

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.

Suzuki rules out Alpine F1 boss Brivio's MotoGP return for 2022

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 will keep Crutchlow as MotoGP test rider in 2022

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.

Valencia MotoGP: KTM's Lecuona tops wet first practice Valencia GP
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Valencia MotoGP: KTM's Lecuona tops wet first practice

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.

Norris has discussed racing together with MotoGP legend Rossi
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Norris has discussed racing together with MotoGP legend Rossi

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.

MotoGP riders react to Rossi’s “end of an era” retirement

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”.

Rossi: Becoming an “icon” in MotoGP “the best thing of my career” Valencia GP
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Rossi: Becoming an “icon” in MotoGP “the best thing of my career”

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.

Vinales “very sad” MotoGP season ending after “very late” start

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.

2021 MotoGP Valencia Grand Prix – How to watch, session times & more

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.

Mir’s year without MotoGP win “difficult to digest”

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”.

KTM announces 2022 Dakar debut for MotoGP outcast Petrucci
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KTM announces 2022 Dakar debut for MotoGP outcast Petrucci

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.

Why MotoGP's under-fire graduate has a point to prove

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

Marquez's Algarve result "really important" after "shit" season

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.

Oliveira escapes injury after Lecuona crash in Algarve MotoGP Algarve GP
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Oliveira escapes injury after Lecuona crash in Algarve MotoGP

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.

Marquez ruled out of MotoGP finale in Valencia with vision problems
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Marquez ruled out of MotoGP finale in Valencia with vision problems

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.

How Portugal exposed the biggest threat to Quartararo

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

Miller’s battle with Marquez “like 2014 all over again”

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.

Bagnaia: MotoGP needs F1-style superlicence after Binder incident Algarve GP
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Bagnaia: MotoGP needs F1-style superlicence after Binder incident

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.