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"Pissed off" Morbidelli explains Miller leg signal

Franco Morbidelli says he signalled to Jack Miller in the early stages of MotoGP's Japanese Grand Prix to show that he was "pissed off" with the Pramac Ducati rider.

Outpacing Quartararo among "most difficult things in the world"

Franco Morbidelli has described outqualifying his Petronas Yamaha MotoGP teammate Fabio Quartararo as “one of the most difficult things in the world”, after both made the front row in Motegi.

Thailand MotoGP: Dovizioso tops shortened FP3

Ducati MotoGP rider Andrea Dovizioso topped a rain-delayed and shortened third practice session ahead of the Thailand Grand Prix at Buriram.

Why perceptions of Morbidelli are 'distorted' Prime

Why perceptions of Morbidelli are 'distorted'

The MotoGP paddock's eyes are all on Fabio Quartararo as the man who might finally depose Marc Marquez. That's tough on Quartararo's teammate Franco Morbidelli, who should also be taken very seriously for the future.

Morbidelli: Quartararo is trying to "scare" rivals

Franco Morbidelli believes his Petronas Yamaha teammate Fabio Quartararo is only saying he still has a lot to learn in MotoGP to make his rivals “a little afraid”.

Morbidelli joins van der Mark, Syahrin for Sepang 8 Hours

Petronas Yamaha MotoGP rider Franco Morbidelli will contest the inaugural running of Sepang 8 Hours in December this year alongside Michael van der Mark and Hafizh Syahrin.

Morbidelli regrets moving away from Forcada's initial set-up

Franco Morbidelli discovered at the British Grand Prix the set-up crew chief Ramon Forcada had selected for him at the start of the MotoGP season was “the right one”.

Quartararo leads Petronas Yamaha 1-2 in Misano test

Fresh from suffering a mild concussion in a crash at the British Grand Prix, Fabio Quartararo topped the first day of MotoGP testing at Misano by 0.023 seconds.

Red Bull Ring MotoGP: Morbidelli leads Rossi in wet warm-up

Petronas Yamaha MotoGP rider Franco Morbidelli set the pace in a wet/dry warm-up session for the Austrian Grand Prix, ahead of the factory Yamaha of Valentino Rossi.

Morbidelli, Mir blame Zarco for first-lap Brno crash

Franco Morbidelli and Joan Mir have both pointed the finger at Johann Zarco for causing them to crash on the opening lap of MotoGP's Czech Grand Prix.

Race direction summons five riders after "big mess" in FP2

Five MotoGP riders including Valentino Rossi were called in by MotoGP race direction after an incident at the end of FP2, in which Maverick Vinales and Jack Miller were impeded.

Vinales leads Yamaha 1-2 in Barcelona MotoGP test

Maverick Vinales beat Yamaha stablemate Franco Morbidelli by 0.047 seconds to top the post-Catalan Grand Prix MotoGP test, while both Honda riders crashed.

Quartararo: "Incredible" to repay SRT Yamaha's faith

First-time MotoGP pole-sitter Fabio Quartararo said it's an "incredible" feeling to reward his Petronas SRT Yamaha team after it took a gamble in hiring him.

Jerez MotoGP: Quartararo leads Petronas Yamaha 1-2 in qualifying

MotoGP rookie Fabio Quartararo claimed a shock maiden premier-class pole position at Jerez, leading a Petronas SRT Yamaha 1-2 with teammate Franco Morbidelli.

Morbidelli accepts blame for last-lap Vinales crash

Franco Morbidelli has accepted the blame for the last-lap crash that took both him and fellow Yamaha MotoGP rider Maverick Vinales out of the Argentina Grand Prix.

Hamilton "building up" towards "dream" MotoGP test

Reigning Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton says he is “building up” towards a “dream” first MotoGP test, accepting he first needs more mileage on a racing bike.

Rossi "very happy, very worried" about Bagnaia, Morbidelli

Valentino Rossi says he is “very happy” yet also “very worried” about taking on VR46 Academy riders Franco Morbidelli and Francesco Bagnaia in MotoGP this year.

Morbidelli: Having same bike as Rossi will help us both

Franco Morbidelli believes that riding a similar specification of Yamaha in the 2019 MotoGP season as his mentor Valentino Rossi will be beneficial for both riders.

New Yamaha MotoGP team reveals livery for debut season

The new-for-2019 Petronas SRT MotoGP outfit has revealed its livery for its maiden campaign, as the squad becomes Yamaha's new satellite team.

Rossi predicts Morbidelli will be a "problem" on Yamaha

Valentino Rossi believes his protege Franco Morbidelli will be a "problem" for him in 2019 in MotoGP on a factory-supported satellite Yamaha.

Luthi: Marc VDS crisis "hurt me more" than Morbidelli

Tom Luthi believes the crisis that enveloped the Marc VDS MotoGP team during the 2018 campaign hurt him more than teammate Franco Morbidelli.

Gallery: Rossi, Morbidelli win the '100km del Campioni'

Check out all the best photos from last weekend's '100km del Campioni', held at MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi's ranch in Tavullia, Italy.

Gallery: The best images from Jerez testing

This week’s group test at Jerez was the final on-track running for MotoGP for 2018. Here are the best pictures, including some old faces in new places!

Petronas’ quest to emulate its F1 success in MotoGP

After agreeing a deal to sponsor Yamaha’s new satellite MotoGP team, Petronas is aiming to emulate the success it has enjoyed in Formula 1 with Mercedes.