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Rea appreciative of Rossi's comments
Razgatlioglu dominates opening race
Redding on pole in Argentina
Haslam has "many options" for 2022
Razgatlioglu tops Friday practice

Six-time World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea says Valentino Rossi calling his missed MotoGP opportunity “a great shame” is “really nice”, and agrees with the Italian legend.

Yamaha’s Toprak Razgatlioglu dominated the opening World Superbike race in Argentina to extend his championship lead, as a Turn 1 crash smashed Scott Redding’s title hopes.

Scott Redding guided his Ducati to his first pole of the 2021 World Superbike season in Argentina, with title rivals Toprak Razgatlioglu second and Jonathan Rea fifth. 

Honda World Superbike outcast Leon Haslam says he has "many different options" across a range of series for 2022, with a return to British Superbike, a switch to MotoAmerica or even endurance racing on the table.

World Superbike championship leader Toprak Razgatlioglu led the opening day of the Argentina round on his Yamaha from Ducati’s Scott Redding, with Jonathan Rea fifth on his Kawasaki.

Rea: Beating Razgatlioglu wouldn't make 2021 title sweetest

Six-time World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea says that beating Toprak Razgatlioglu to the 2021 crown would not make it his sweetest title win. 

Razgatlioglu focused on wins, not championship, in Argentina Villicum
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Razgatlioglu focused on wins, not championship, in Argentina

World Superbike championship leader Toprak Razgatlioglu says he is aiming for a clean sweep of victories in this weekend's Argentina round, insisting focusing on race wins remains “more important”.

Why Kawasaki feels it’s “logical” Yamaha is now ahead

The fact Yamaha has surpassed Kawasaki in terms of having the best bike on the World Superbike grid in 2021 is “logical and normal”, says Jonathan Rea’s crew chief Pere Riba.

Baz set for full-time WSBK return in 2022 after all
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Baz set for full-time WSBK return in 2022 after all

Loris Baz appears set to return to World Superbike full-time in 2022 after announcing he will not return to MotoAmerica next year.

Barni Ducati signs Luca Bernardi for 2022 WSBK season

Barni Ducati has announced that Sammarinese rider Luca Bernardi will join the team in World Superbike next year.

BMW's Sykes to also miss Argentina WSBK round

BMW rider Tom Sykes will skip this weekend’s World Superbike event in Argentina as he continues to recover from a major crash in Barcelona.

Rea not getting proper MotoGP shot “a great shame” – Rossi

Valentino Rossi says it is “a great shame” six-time World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea never got a proper shot in MotoGP. 

Bautista: Honda progress, not beating BMW, the priority

Honda World Superbike rider Alvaro Bautista says he is not thinking about trying to beat BMW in the manufacturer' standings, placing more importance on the struggling Japanese marque's progress.

Marquez donated Aragon MotoGP trophy to fallen racer’s family Americas GP
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Marquez donated Aragon MotoGP trophy to fallen racer’s family

Honda MotoGP rider Marc Marquez donated his Aragon Grand Prix trophy to the family of Hugo Milan, who died in a European Talent Cup race in July aged just 14.

Nozane to remain with Yamaha in WSBK next season
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Nozane to remain with Yamaha in WSBK next season

One-time MotoGP race starter Kohta Nozane has signed a new contract to continue with Yamaha in the World Superbike Championship in 2022

Bastianini feels like a proper MotoGP rider after recent purple patch

Avintia rookie Enea Bastianini says he feels like a proper MotoGP rider now following a run of three-successive top six finishes on his two-year-old Ducati.

Oettl in the frame for 2022 World Superbike promotion

Sometime Moto3 race winner Philipp Oettl is in the frame for a step up from World Supersport to World Superbike for the 2022 season.

MotoGP set for longest season ever as 2022 calendar finalised
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MotoGP set for longest season ever as 2022 calendar finalised

The 2022 MotoGP season is set to be the longest in the series’ history, as 21 races have been drafted into a provisional calendar.

Martin critical of ‘senseless’ COTA MotoGP penalty

Pramac rookie Jorge Martin has taken aim at MotoGP’s Race Direction following a penalty in the Grand Prix of the Americas that “makes no sense”.

Why Marc Marquez has to reinvent himself as a MotoGP rider Prime

Why Marc Marquez has to reinvent himself as a MotoGP rider

Marc Marquez's romp to victory at the Grand Prix of the Americas led many to believe the 'old' pre-injury Honda rider was close to coming back to his full powers. However, the 'old' Marquez will probably never exist again and instead he'll have to adapt to his new reality to return to title-winning ways in 2022.

Redding aiming "to pick up the pieces" in WSBK title battle

Scott Redding feels he is in a prime position to “pick up the pieces” should World Superbike title rivals Jonathan Rea and Toprak Razgatlioglu suffer more crashes in the final two rounds of the season.

Bagnaia won’t make desperate moves to keep MotoGP title hopes alive

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia says he won’t make any desperate and aggressive moves on Fabio Quartararo in the final three races to keep his slim MotoGP title hopes alive.

Why self-preservation was key to Marquez's COTA "dream" result

Marc Marquez scorched to his seventh Circuit of the Americas victory in MotoGP last Sunday with a display reminiscent of his pre-injury form. However, his path to the win across the weekend was in keeping with the current reality of his physical limitations, with self-preservation on Saturday key to his Sunday success

How Ducati has developed MotoGP's most versatile bike Prime

How Ducati has developed MotoGP's most versatile bike

His third place at Misano made Enea Bastianini the fifth different Ducati-mounted rider to score a podium in 2021. Amid a season that has seen one rider amass the bulk of Yamaha and Honda's success, the Ducati's versatility makes for a potent weapon, but the contribution of a former leading light shouldn't be forgotten

The next steps in the rebuilding of a stalled MotoGP career Prime

The next steps in the rebuilding of a stalled MotoGP career

Maverick Vinales’ early debut with Aprilia has been one of the most interesting plots of the recent MotoGP rounds. The results may not look standout on paper, but a closer inspection reveals just how much progress Vinales has truly made in understanding a bike that has taken him well out of his “comfort zone”.