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Yamaha rider Michael van der Mark says he worked to make Lewis Hamilton “go a bit slower” during their Superbike track test, as the Briton's speed on the bike had caused concern.
KTM rider Pol Espargaro believes the addition of Tech 3 to the Austrian manufacturer's MotoGP stable will allow it to “double or triple” its development rate.
Red Bull has officially revealed plans for its new-look junior programme in 2019, confirming Super Formula moves for Dan Ticktum and Lucas Auer as part of a tie-in with Honda Formula Dream Project.
Indonesian racer Sean Gelael will remain in Formula 2 in 2019, re-signing with Prema to partner rookie Mick Schumacher.
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas says his Abu Dhabi Grand Prix mirrored his 2018 Formula 1 season as a whole, as it started off promisingly before “everything turned to s**t”.
Williams Formula 1 driver Sergey Sirotkin says it was "a bit weird" to have his "worst run of the year" in practice ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Brendon Hartley says his Toro Rosso teammate Pierre Gasly's “nice speech” about team orders after the Brazilian Grand Prix rang hollow after he benefitted from them several times during the season.
Pramac Ducati rider Jack Miller says he “can't believe” his new 2019 Desmosedici is just two years removed from the bike he used in MotoGP this season.
Outgoing Williams Formula 1 driver Sergey Sirotkin's backer SMP Racing has claimed it took the decision to split with the Grove-based team, citing poor performance and development rate as the reason.
Petronas Sepang Racing Team rider Franco Morbidelli felt like he was “riding on butter” in his first test outing with the Yamaha MotoGP bike in Valencia.
KTM's new MotoGP signing Johann Zarco admitted he was left with mixed feelings after being “a bit slow” in his first run with the RC16 bike.
Ducati's new factory rider Danilo Petrucci said his first day testing with the team in Valencia was "very emotional" and felt like "the first day at school".