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Lewis Duncan

Lewis Duncan is Autosport's International Editor and primary motorcycle racing reporter. A motorsport fan from a young age, Lewis became interested in journalism when he won the star letter competition in the February 2012 issue of F1 Racing Magazine. A member of the Autosport Academy from 2017, Lewis became a freelance motorcycle racing correspondent for Autosport in 2019 before becoming a full-time staffer in 2020 as International Editor.

While MotoGP coverage is his priority, Lewis also covers World Superbikes and road racing across the Motorsport Network, and hosts the Tank Slappers Podcast. He has also occasionally commentated on 750 Motor Club meetings. Away from motorsport, Lewis is a keen record collector with a collection unashamedly largely featuring Iron Maiden and Rush and an avid guitar player.

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The Honda problem Yamaha is now facing in MotoGP

Andrea Dovizioso believes Yamaha is in “a very similar situation” to Honda with Marc Marquez in that only one rider can be strong on the M1 in MotoGP currently. 

Ducati riders "will think twice" about joining MotoGP rivals

Ducati sporting director Paolo Ciabatti believes the marque’s current riders “will think twice before going anywhere else” on the MotoGP grid in 2023.

Espargaro “has no strong points” on Honda MotoGP bike

An “angry” Pol Espargaro blasted the 2022 Honda MotoGP bike following a tough French Grand Prix as he claims he has “no strong points” on the RC213V.

Espargaro doesn’t know what’s happening with '23 Aprilia talks

Aleix Espargaro says he “doesn’t know what’s happening” with Aprilia in regards to his contract negotiations for the 2023 MotoGP season, despite scoring another podium in the French Grand Prix.

Mir admits Le Mans MotoGP crash was "mentally painful"

Suzuki’s Joan Mir says his crash out of podium contention in last Sunday’s MotoGP French Grand Prix was “painful mentally”.

Why Ducati holds all the power in its MotoGP rider dilemma Prime

Why Ducati holds all the power in its MotoGP rider dilemma

OPINION: The French Grand Prix looks to have made Ducati’s decision on its factory team line-up simpler, as Enea Bastianini stormed to his third win of the campaign and Jorge Martin crashed out for a fifth time in 2022. But, as Ducati suggests to Motorsport.com, it remains in the strongest position in a wild rider market

Marquez admits ninth was best possible result without crashes

Marc Marquez admits he needed riders ahead of him to crash out of the MotoGP French Grand Prix so he could score a distant sixth on the troubled Honda.

Bastianini would be "problem" for Bagnaia as Ducati teammate

French Grand Prix winner Enea Bastianini has suggested Francesco Bagnaia wouldn’t pick him as his Ducati MotoGP teammate for 2023 because “it could be a problem for him”.

Quartararo “by far not the favourite” for the 2022 MotoGP title

Reigning world champion Fabio Quartararo says he is “by far not the favourite” for the 2022 MotoGP title after he struggled in Sunday’s French Grand Prix.

French MotoGP: Bastianini wins again, Bagnaia crashes out

Gresini’s Enea Bastianini stormed to his third win of the 2022 MotoGP season in a dramatic French Grand Prix after long-time leader Francesco Bagnaia crashed.

2022 MotoGP French GP: Full Moto2 and Moto3 race results

The Ajo KTM squad enjoyed double delight at the MotoGP French Grand Prix, as Jaume Masia and Augusto Fernandez took the spoils in the Moto3 and Moto2 races.

Set-up “bet” led to Bagnaia’s Le Mans MotoGP pole lap

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia says a “bet” on set-up after a difficult FP4 allowed him to take pole for the Sunday’s MotoGP French Grand Prix at Le Mans.

Marquez: "Easier" to lower expectations amid Honda MotoGP woes

Marc Marquez says it’s “easier and easier” to admit that his level right now on the 2022 Honda MotoGP bike is not to fight for the podium. 

Quartararo: Ducati does “something crazy” in MotoGP qualifying

Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo says it’s hard to beat Ducati in qualifying because the riders do “something crazy”, after Francesco Bagnaia stormed to pole at the MotoGP French Grand Prix. 

French MotoGP: Ducati's Bagnaia claims back-to-back pole positions French GP
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French MotoGP: Ducati's Bagnaia claims back-to-back pole positions

Francesco Bagnaia led a Ducati 1-2 to snatch pole for the MotoGP French Grand Prix as home hero Fabio Quartararo missed the front row.  

Rossi’s famous #46 to be retired from MotoGP

Valentino Rossi’s famous #46 will be retired from use in MotoGP at a ceremony at the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello in two weeks.  

French MotoGP: Zarco sets new lap record in FP3, Mir misses Q2 cut

Pramac Ducati’s Johann Zarco smashed the Le Mans lap record to top FP3 for the MotoGP French Grand Prix as Suzuki’s Joan Mir missed the Q2 qualifying cut.

Qatar won’t host opening MotoGP race of 2023 season

MotoGP has announced that remodelling work at the Losail International Circuit means the 2023 season will not start with the Qatar Grand Prix.  

MotoGP riders baffled by “strange” Le Mans grip during practice

A number of MotoGP riders have been left baffled by Le Mans’ “strange” grip conditions during Friday practice for the French Grand Prix following a spate of crashes.

Marquez “not here to fight for the title” in 2022 MotoGP season

Marc Marquez admits he is “not here to fight for the title” in the 2022 MotoGP season and has seen that become clear over the past three races.

Suzuki MotoGP exit bombshell not weighing on riders

Suzuki’s decision to quit MotoGP at the end of 2022 did not weigh on Joan Mir or Alex Rins during Friday’s French Grand Prix practice, according to both riders.

French MotoGP: Bastianini sets new lap record in FP2

Gresini Ducati’s Enea Bastianini topped FP2 for the MotoGP French Grand Prix with a new lap record despite a late crash, while Marc Marquez was only 14th.  

French MotoGP: Honda's Espargaro quickest in crash-strewn FP1

An under-pressure Pol Espargaro on the Honda topped a crash-strewn opening practice for the MotoGP French Grand Prix ahead of Suzuki’s Alex Rins.

MotoGP alters engine allocation for expanding calendars

MotoGP's Grand Prix Commission has announced a change to engine allocation rules in a response to its race calendar swelling to 21 races in 2022.

Leading MotoGP riders react to “ugly” Suzuki exit

Leading MotoGP riders have offered their views on Suzuki’s shock decision to quit at the end of 2022, with Yamaha’s Franco Morbidelli branding it “an ugly episode” for the series. 

Espargaro denies "fake news" that Honda MotoGP ride is under threat

Pol Espargaro says rumours of him being ousted by Honda at the end of 2022 are "fake news" and says he is "not worried" about his MotoGP future.

Mir "angry" at Suzuki's decision to quit MotoGP

One-time MotoGP world champion Joan Mir says he is “angry” at Suzuki’s decision to quit the series at the end of 2022.

Rins was "fully crying" when Suzuki told him about its MotoGP exit

Alex Rins says he was “fully crying” when Suzuki informed him of its decision to quit MotoGP at the end of the 2022 season.

Suzuki confirms intention to quit MotoGP after 2022

Suzuki has officially confirmed it is in discussions with Dorna Sports about quitting the MotoGP World Championship at the end of the 2022 season.

Quartararo on same level as Rossi, Lorenzo, Marquez in MotoGP – Yamaha

Yamaha boss Lin Jarvis believes reigning MotoGP world champion Fabio Quartararo “stands in that group” of legends such as Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez.

Yamaha: Razgatlioglu's MotoGP test an evaluation for 2023 seat

Yamaha boss Lin Jarvis says reigning World Superbike champion Toprak Razgatlioglu’s upcoming MotoGP test is both a prize and a genuine evaluation for a 2023 seat.

Bastianini "not inferior" to works Ducati riders despite old bike

Erstwhile championship leader Enea Bastianini says he “does not feel inferior” to Ducati’s factory riders despite using a 2021-spec MotoGP bike at Gresini this season.

Quartararo: "Not my problem" other Yamaha MotoGP riders struggling

Reigning MotoGP world champion Fabio Quartararo says it's "not my problem" that his fellow Yamaha riders are struggling so much in 2022 while he leads the standings.

Aprilia’s 2022 MotoGP title challenge is “real” – Espargaro

Aleix Espargaro says he “will keep my feet on the ground”, but believes Aprilia’s 2022 MotoGP title challenge is “real” after scoring a third podium of the season at Jerez.

Dorna says Suzuki can’t decide to quit MotoGP on its own

Dorna Sports has issued a statement regarding the news that Suzuki is set to quit MotoGP this year, saying its contract with the marque does not allow this decision to be made “unilaterally”. 

Zarco tops twice red-flagged Jerez MotoGP test despite crash

Pramac Ducati rider Johann Zarco topped a post-race MotoGP test at Jerez that was twice red-flagged on Monday despite suffering a crash.

How the real Ducati began to emerge in MotoGP's Spanish GP

Ducati’s 2022 MotoGP bike has had a tough start to life and the expected early-season title charge from Francesco Bagnaia did not materialise. But the Spanish Grand Prix signalled a turning point for both the GP22 and Bagnaia, as the 2021 runner-up belatedly got his season underway after a straight fight with Fabio Quartararo

Marquez: Jerez MotoGP crowd "picked me up" from near-crash

Marc Marquez says the “Spanish crowd picked me up” at Jerez’s final corner in the MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix when he had a dramatic near-crash under braking.

Beating Bagnaia in Jerez MotoGP race “not possible” – Quartararo

MotoGP championship leader Fabio Quartararo says it was “not possible” to beat Francesco Bagnaia to victory in the last laps of Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix.  

Bagnaia “very worried” about shoulder before Jerez MotoGP win

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia admits he was “very worried” about the shoulder he injured in Portugal prior to his race-winning ride in Sunday’s MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix.

2022 MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix: Full race results

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia became the fifth different winner in the 2022 MotoGP season after beating Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo in the Spanish Grand Prix.

Spanish MotoGP: Bagnaia fends off Quartararo to win tense duel

Ducati Francesco Bagnaia fended off Fabio Quartararo in a tense Spanish Grand Prix to claim his first MotoGP win of the 2022 season as Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro completed the podium.  

2022 MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix: Full Moto2 and Moto3 results

Aspar’s Izan Guevara won an enthralling Moto3 Spanish Grand Prix, as LCR MotoGP-linked Ai Ogura claimed his first victory in the Moto2 race at Jerez.

Marquez: Lorenzo “almost unbeatable” in his “sweet moment” in MotoGP

Marc Marquez says three-time MotoGP world champion and former Honda teammate Jorge Lorenzo was “almost unbeatable” when he was in his “sweet moment”. 

Bagnaia hails “best lap ever” after dominant Jerez MotoGP pole

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia says his MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix pole lap was “my best ever” and was “perfect”, after he smashed the circuit record at Jerez in qualifying on Saturday.

Quartararo “hasn’t signed anything” for 2023 MotoGP season yet

Reigning world champion Fabio Quartararo says “I have not signed anything” yet regarding his 2023 MotoGP future, as rumours at the Spanish Grand Prix suggested a deal is done. 

Jorge Lorenzo inducted into MotoGP hall of fame

Five-time grand prix world champion Jorge Lorenzo has been inducted into MotoGP’s hall of fame and made an official series legend at a ceremony on Saturday at Jerez.

Marquez “not disappointed” in Honda’s 2022 MotoGP bike

Marc Marquez says he is “not disappointed” in Honda’s decision to radically overhaul its MotoGP bike for 2022, despite his difficulties in adapting to it.  

2022 MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix: Full qualifying result and starting grid Spanish GP
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2022 MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix: Full qualifying result and starting grid

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia romped to his first pole of the 2022 season after dominating qualifying for the MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix.

Spanish MotoGP: Bagnaia smashes lap record to take pole Spanish GP
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Spanish MotoGP: Bagnaia smashes lap record to take pole

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia obliterated the Jerez lap record to claim his first pole of the 2022 season at the MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix ahead of Fabio Quartararo. 

Spanish MotoGP: Bagnaia beats Quartararo in FP3; Rins to Q1 Spanish GP
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Spanish MotoGP: Bagnaia beats Quartararo in FP3; Rins to Q1

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia edged Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo to top third practice for the MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix as Portimao star Alex Rins dropped into Q1.

Yamaha boss wants new Quartararo MotoGP deal done by “end of June”

Yamaha MotoGP team boss Lin Jarvis says he believes the marque will have a new deal in place with Fabio Quartararo for 2023 “by the end of June”. 

Marc Marquez, Aleix Espargaro clash over Jerez MotoGP practice incident

Aleix Espargaro says Marc Marquez deliberately waiting for him in FP2 for the MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix was “unbelievable” and has taken aim at Race Direction for not intervening.

Quartararo “felt stupid” after Jerez MotoGP FP1 crash

Fabio Quartararo says he “felt stupid” after his MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix crash in FP1, as he actually injured himself jumping back onto his Yamaha after the tumble.

MotoGP Spanish GP: Quartararo tops FP2 as Marquez crashes

Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo took charge in FP2 for the MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix as two crashes left Marc Marquez down in 19th.

Spanish MotoGP: Mir leads Suzuki 1-2 in opening practice on Friday

Suzuki’s Joan Mir led a Suzuki 1-2 in a tight FP1 for the Spanish Grand Prix, as reigning world champion Fabio Quartararo crashed in a scrappy session for the Frenchman.

Marquez: Honda has "ideas" to fix its troubled MotoGP bike at Jerez

Marc Marquez says Honda already has “ideas” on how to fix its troubled 2022 MotoGP bike at this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix after it was “too far” off in Portugal.

Quartararo ‘doesn’t agree’ with incoming MotoGP testing reduction

Reigning world champion Fabio Quartararo says he doesn't agree with the decision to reduce the number of test days in MotoGP for the 2023 season.

Overtaking in modern MotoGP now “so hard” - Miller

Ducati’s Jack Miller says it’s “so hard to pass now” in modern MotoGP due to the competitive nature of the series and feels this has put more pressure on riders.

Espargaro has “no pressure” fighting for 2022 MotoGP title

Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro says he did not expect to be fighting for the 2022 MotoGP world championship after five rounds, but has “no pressure” to be a contender.