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Mir’s Misano MotoGP jump start due to launch control confusion

Outgoing MotoGP world champion Joan Mir says his jump start in Sunday’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix was a result of him having doubts that he’d engaged his Suzuki’s launch control.

The three factors that crowned MotoGP's newest champion at Misano

The prospect of Fabio Quartararo clinching the 2021 MotoGP world championship title at Misano appeared small after struggling to 15th in qualifying, while main rival Francesco Bagnaia took pole. Here's how the Yamaha rider turned it around, with help from an ill-fated Bagnaia tyre choice, to secure the crown with two races to spare

Marquez: Key to Quartararo’s MotoGP title was his ability “to suffer”

Marc Marquez says the key to Fabio Quartararo’s 2021 MotoGP world championship was how the Yamaha rider was “able to suffer” and still pick up strong results.

Rossi “a bit angry” with Bagnaia’s Misano MotoGP tyre choice

Valentino Rossi says he’s “a little bit angry” that protégé Francesco Bagnaia ran the hard front tyre in the MotoGP Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, which ultimately caused his title-ending crash.

Bagnaia's Misano MotoGP race was "win or gravel"

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia is “frustrated” by the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix crash that ended his MotoGP title hopes, but admits his race “was either win or gravel”.

Quartararo says Mugello win "key" to 2021 MotoGP title tilt

Newly-crowned MotoGP world champion Fabio Quartararo says his win at Mugello was "the key point" to his 2021 title tilt because of the confidence it gave him.

Marquez says wet practices crucial to his Misano win

Honda’s Marc Marquez says the fact most of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix weekend was rain-affected proved key to him being physically stronger in Sunday’s MotoGP race.

Quartararo struggled to eat ahead of MotoGP title-clinching race

Newly crowned 2021 MotoGP world champion Fabio Quartararo says he struggled to eat before Sunday’s title-deciding Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, as he had to come through from 15th.

Emilia Romagna MotoGP: Quartararo seals title after Bagnaia crash

Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo is the 2021 MotoGP world champion after Francesco Bagnaia crashed out of the lead of Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, while Marc Marquez won the race.

Emilia Romagna Moto2: Lowes wins, Fernandez crashes out

Marc VDS’ Sam Lowes claimed victory in a dramatic Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, as Raul Fernandez crashed out and title rival Remy Gardner was hit with a penalty.

Emilia Romagna Moto3: Foggia wins to keep title hopes alive

Dennis Foggia beat Jaume Masia in a tense Emilia Romagna Grand Prix to claim a vital victory to keep his 2021 Moto3 title hopes alive, with Pedro Acosta third.

Emilia Romagna MotoGP - Start time, how to watch & more

MotoGP returns to Misano this weekend for the 16th round of the 2021 season. Here's the full schedule for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

Marquez “lost all confidence” after “lucky” Misano MotoGP Q2 save

Marc Marquez says he “lost all confidence” to push in MotoGP Emilia Romagna Grand Prix qualifying following a “lucky” save at the start of Q2 having already crashed in FP4.

Bagnaia: Quartararo struggles won't affect Misano MotoGP race tactics

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia says starting from pole for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix with Fabio Quartararo 15th won’t change his approach to Sunday’s potentially title-deciding MotoGP race.

Quartararo was “unconsciously not risking” in Misano MotoGP qualifying

MotoGP championship leader Fabio Quartararo says his Q1 exit in Emilia Romagna Grand Prix qualifying was a result of him “unconsciously not risking” in the tricky conditions.

Emilia Romagna MotoGP: Bagnaia claims pole, Quartararo only 15th

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia snatched pole for the MotoGP Emilia Romagna Grand Prix as championship leader Fabio Quartararo was only 15th after a chaotic qualifying at Misano.

Marco Simoncelli: Remembering MotoGP's ultimate maverick 10 years on Prime

Marco Simoncelli: Remembering MotoGP's ultimate maverick 10 years on

Saturday 23 October marks the 10th anniversary of Marco Simoncelli's death. The one-time 250cc world champion and double MotoGP podium finisher was the ultimate maverick character with big hair, a big personality and an even bigger talent. Motorsport.com pays tribute to a much-missed figure, a decade on.

Marquez: Rossi’s appeal “something unrepeatable” in MotoGP

Marc Marquez says Valentino Rossi’s appeal bringing MotoGP to a mainstream audience is “something unrepeatable”, as the Italian prepares for his final race on home soil. 

Emilia Romagna MotoGP: Zarco tops FP3, Quartararo to Q1

Johann Zarco led a Pramac 1-2 in a wet FP3 for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix as both MotoGP title rivals Fabio Quartararo and Francesco Bagnaia drop into Q1.

Rossi not certain new MotoGP age limits “will fix all the problems”

MotoGP veteran Valentino Rossi says increasing the minimum age limit of Moto3 entrants to 18 “is a big difference” but doesn’t believe it solves the main issue of riding standards.

Quartararo: Yamaha "made big steps" in wet Misano MotoGP practice

Fabio Quartararo says Yamaha has "made big steps" with its MotoGP bike in wet conditions despite ending Friday's damp Emilia Romagna Grand Prix practice sessions only 16th overall.

Emilia Romagna MotoGP: Miller tops damp FP2, Quartararo 16th

Ducati’s Jack Miller dominated a damp second MotoGP practice for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix as points leader Fabio Quartararo’s wet woes continued in 16th.

FIM raises age limits for junior series following teenager deaths
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FIM raises age limits for junior series following teenager deaths

Motorcycle racing governing body the FIM has announced it will raise the minimum age limits across all of its championships in the wake of recent junior series deaths.

Emilia Romagna MotoGP: Zarco tops wet FP1, Quartararo 18th

Pramac’s Johann Zarco topped a wet first MotoGP practice for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix as fellow Ducati rider and Francesco Bagnaia crashed late on, while Fabio Quartararo was 18th.

Bonovo BMW team signs Laverty, Baz for 2022 WSBK season
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Bonovo BMW team signs Laverty, Baz for 2022 WSBK season

BMW's satellite World Superbike squad Bonovo MGM Racing has signed Eugene Laverty and Loris Baz in an expanded two-bike assault for the 2022 season.

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

MotoGP travels to Misano this weekend for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. Here's the full schedule for the 16th round of the season.

Marquez: Arm recovery still “too slow” in MotoGP 2021
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Marquez: Arm recovery still “too slow” in MotoGP 2021

Honda MotoGP rider Marc Marquez admits his right shoulder’s physical fitness continues to improve following his Austin win, but “it’s too slow” for him still.

Darryn Binder says Moto3 to MotoGP jump a “no-brainer”

Darryn Binder admits he didn’t expect his MotoGP debut in 2022 would come straight from Moto3, but says signing for Yamaha and RNF Racing was a “no-brainer”.

Bagnaia: MotoGP 2021 “wasn’t the year to try to win the championship”

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia will go “all in” to keep his MotoGP title hopes alive at Misano this weekend but admits 2021 “wasn’t the year to try to win the championship”.

Quartararo must approach MotoGP match point 'like season start'

Yamaha's Fabio Quartararo admits he has to approach his first 2021 MotoGP title match point this weekend at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix "like the beginning of the season".

Yamaha announces 2022 MotoGP deal with rebranded RNF team
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Yamaha announces 2022 MotoGP deal with rebranded RNF team

Yamaha has announced the rebranded RNF Racing team will be its official satellite team from 2022, with options to extends to 2023 and 2024.

Ducati set to become official MotoE supplier from 2023

Ducati will take over from Energica as the supplier of the bikes that will compete in the MotoE World Cup from 2023, Motorsport.com has learned.

No talk over Ducati MotoGP team orders yet – Miller

Jack Miller says there's been no official conversations with Ducati about employing team orders in the final MotoGP races to aid teammate Francesco Bagnaia's slim title hopes.

Rinaldi has no explanation for "strange" WSBK grip issues Villicum
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Rinaldi has no explanation for "strange" WSBK grip issues

Michael Ruben Rinaldi says he doesn’t understand the “strange” tyre grip issues that have plagued him in his first World Superbike season with the factory Ducati team after a tough weekend in Argentina.

Redding: MotoGP teams' approach to riders now "not respectful"
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Redding: MotoGP teams' approach to riders now "not respectful"

Ducati World Superbike rider Scott Redding says the way MotoGP teams now handle young talent and dismiss older riders is "not respectful".

Avintia fires MotoGP mechanic for faking PCR test result
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Avintia fires MotoGP mechanic for faking PCR test result

The Avintia MotoGP team has announced that it has parted ways with a member of its squad who faked a PCR test result to gain access to the MotoGP paddock.

Why Quartararo has evolved more than Yamaha in MotoGP Prime

Why Quartararo has evolved more than Yamaha in MotoGP

Fabio Quartararo has his first match point in the 2021 MotoGP title race this weekend at Misano. While the 2021 Yamaha is a much-improved bike to its inconsistent predecessor, its the rider himself who has shown the biggest evolution this season. Oriol Puigdemont delves into Quartararo's growth.

Redding 'badly wanted' WSBK win after Saturday crash

Ducati’s Scott Redding says he ‘badly wanted’ to close out the Argentina World Superbike round with a win after suffering a crash in the opening race on Saturday.

Razgatlioglu: Bike chattering spoiled hopes of triple WSBK win

Toprak Razgatlioglu says some unusual vibrations on his Yamaha forced him to settle for third position in the final World Superbike race in Argentina on Sunday.

Rea "frustrated" after "struggling" with Kawasaki's top speed

Jonathan Rea says Kawasaki’s straightline speed deficit left him “frustrated” in the final World Superbike race in Argentina, even as he managed to cut the points gap to Toprak Razgatlioglu.

Argentina WSBK: Redding wins, Rea cuts gap to Razgatlioglu

Ducati’s Scott Redding clinched his seventh victory of the 2021 World Superbike season following an intense battle with Jonathan Rea and Toprak Razgatlioglu in the final race in Argentina.

Argentina WSBK: Razgatlioglu beats Redding to win by 0.046s

Yamaha’s Toprak Razgatlioglu fended off a late charge from Ducati rival Scott Redding in the Superpole race to clinch his second victory of the Argentina World Superbike weekend.

Rea: Rossi saying my missed MotoGP shot was a shame "really nice"

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.

Argentina WSBK: Razgatlioglu scores dominant win, Redding crashes Villicum
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Argentina WSBK: Razgatlioglu scores dominant win, Redding crashes

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.

Argentina WSBK: Redding claims pole from Razgatlioglu

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. 

Haslam: BSB, MotoAmerica, EWC all options for 2022

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.

Argentina WSBK: Razgatlioglu leads Redding in practice, Rea fifth

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.