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Motegi Moto2: Marini passes Luthi for back-to-back wins

Luca Marini secured back-to-back Moto2 victories after beating Tom Luthi at Motegi, while Alex Marquez’s championship lead took a hit after a scrappy race to sixth.

Marquez "surpassed" by brother's "once in a lifetime" save

MotoGP champion Marc Marquez says he was “surpassed” by brother Alex’s save in Moto2 practice at Motegi, which he described as a “once in a lifetime” feat.

Gardner says he rebuffed KTM MotoGP approach

Moto2 rider Remy Gardner has revealed he received an approach from KTM to join its MotoGP roster in the wake of Johann Zarco’s decision to end his contract a year early.

Dixon switches to Petronas for 2020 Moto2 season

Jake Dixon has been named as Petronas Sprinta Racing's second rider for the 2020 Moto2 season.

Syahrin secures Moto2 return with Angel Nieto

Outgoing Tech 3 MotoGP rider Hafizh Syahrin will return to the Moto2 class in 2020 with the Angel Nieto Team.

Thailand Moto2: Marini wins, Marquez extends points lead

Luca Marini eased to his first Moto2 win of the season in the Thailand Grand Prix, as Alex Marquez extended his championship lead despite missing the podium in fifth.

Moto2 grid cut to 30 bikes for 2020 season

Team entry lists have been issued for the 2020 Moto2 and Moto3 seasons, with the intermediate class dropping to a full-time contingent of 15 two-bike teams next year.

Aragon Moto2: Binder fends off Navarro, Marquez extends lead

KTM rider Brad Binder withstood late pressure from Speed Up's Jorge Navarro to win the Moto2 race at Aragon.

MotoGP updates track limits rules after Moto2 fallout

MotoGP has issued an updated set of track limits guidelines in the wake of the controversial finish to last weekend's Moto2 race at Misano.

Bezzecchi joins VR46 Moto2 team for 2020

Valentino Rossi protege Marco Bezzecchi will move across to join his mentor's VR46 team for the 2020 Moto2 season alongside Luca Marini.

Marquez warns Misano Moto2 ruling sets bad precedent

MotoGP championship leader Marc Marquez has warned race direction about the precedent set by the decision not to penalise Misano Moto2 race winner Augusto Fernandez.

Di Giannantonio hits out at Moto2 stewards' call

Fabio Di Giannantonio has expressed his disillusionment that Moto2 rival Augusto Fernandez was not penalised for his race-winning move in last weekend's Misano race.

Misano Moto2: Fernandez scores controversial victory

Augusto Fernandez beat Fabio Di Giannantonio to claim victory in a thrilling Moto2 San Marino Grand Prix after an aggressive last-lap move.

Bulega replaces Lowes at Gresini Moto2 team

Gresini Racing has announced Nicolo Bulega as its first rider in an expanded two-bike set-up for the 2020 Moto2 season.

Lowes joins Marquez at Marc VDS for 2020

The Marc VDS team has confirmed it has secured the services of ex-Aprilia MotoGP rider Sam Lowes for the 2020 Moto2 season.

Moto3 points leader Dalla Porta seals Moto2 graduation

Lorenzo Dalla Porta, the current leader of the Moto3 points standings, will step up to Moto2 next season with the Italtrans squad.

Petronas names fourth different substitute for Pawi

The Petronas Sprinta Moto2 team has unveiled a fourth different substitute rider this season for the injured Khairul Idham Pawi.

Marquez will take "lesson" from Silverstone crash

Alex Marquez has pledged to learn a "lesson" from his crash in last weekend's Silverstone Moto2 round, which he admits was a result of overconfidence.

Silverstone Moto2: Fernandez sees off Navarro as Marquez shunts

Augusto Fernandez outduelled Jorge Navarro on the final lap to win the Silverstone Moto2 race, after pole-sitter Alex Marquez crashed out.

Vierge leaves Marc VDS to join Petronas Moto2 team

Xavi Vierge will join the Petronas SRT team in the Moto2 World Championship next season, paving the way for Sam Lowes to partner Alex Marquez at Marc VDS.

Canet steps up to Moto2 with Angel Nieto in 2020

Moto3 title contender Aron Canet will step up to the Moto2 class in 2020, after signing a one-year deal to join the Angel Nieto team.

Folger faces dilemma over Yamaha MotoGP test offer

Jonas Folger says he is weighing up whether to take up an offer from Yamaha remain as a MotoGP test rider in 2020 or try and return to racing full-time in Moto2.

Zarco: Returning to Moto2 "an option" for 2020

Johann Zarco says staying in MotoGP in 2020 following his KTM departure remains the “first target”, but admits a return to the Moto2 class is “also an option”.

Smith handed Moto2 outing by Petronas SRT

Aprilia MotoGP test rider Bradley Smith will return to the Moto2 class in place of the injured Khairul Idham Pawi at Petronas SRT at next weekend’s British Grand Prix.

Tech 3 follows KTM in pulling out of Moto2

The Tech 3 motorcycle racing team will follow its partner KTM in leaving the Moto2 class in 2020, and will instead set up a two-bike Moto3 operation.

Marquez signs new Marc VDS Moto2 deal for 2020

Moto2 championship leader Alex Marquez won’t graduate to MotoGP for at least another year, having re-signed with Marc VDS in the intermediate class for 2020.

Red Bull Ring Moto2: Binder ends KTM winless run in chaotic race

Ajo KTM rider Brad Binder withstood massive pressure to win at the Red Bull Ring on his birthday as several frontrunners crashed.

KTM announces Moto2 exit, MotoGP extension

KTM has announced it will retain a factory MotoGP programme at least until the end of 2026, but will pull out of the intermediate Moto2 class as early as next year.

Lowes in line for Marc VDS Moto2 ride

Former MotoGP rider Sam Lowes has emerged as a prime contender for a ride at the front-running Marc VDS Moto2 team in 2020.

Tech 3 offers Syahrin 2020 Moto2 ride

Tech 3 team owner Herve Poncharal says there is a space for current MotoGP rider Hafizh Syahrin in the French outfit's Moto2 line-up for 2020 if he wants it.

Kiefer Racing poised to lose Moto2 grid slot

Long-time Moto2 squad Kiefer Racing has been informed it will not be granted a slot on the grid for the 2020 season.

Marquez offered Petronas Moto2 ride for 2020

Moto2 team Petronas Sprinta Racing is pushing to sign Alex Marquez for 2020, with the idea of offering him a step up to MotoGP later on.

Brno Moto2: Marquez scores fifth win in six races

Alex Marquez dominated the Brno Moto2 round to claim his fifth win of the 2019 season and extend his championship lead to 33 points following a crash for Tom Luthi.

Lecuona to replace Binder in KTM's works Moto2 team

KTM has drafted in Spanish rider Iker Lecuona to complete its Ajo Motorsport-run factory Moto2 team's line-up for the 2020 season.

Bulega to part ways with Rossi's VR46 team

Nicolo Bulega will cease to be a member of Valentino Rossi's VR46 team and Riders Academy at the end of the 2019 season, it has been announced.

Pons re-signs two Moto2 frontrunners for 2020

Pons Racing has announced it will retain both Lorenzo Baldassarri and Augusto Fernandez for the 2020 Moto2 season, ending rumours of a potential step up to MotoGP for Baldassarri.

Pasini replaces Corsi at Tasca Moto2 squad

The Tasca Racing Moto2 team has announced that Mattia Pasini will replace Simone Corsi from next month's Brno round onwards.

Sachsenring Moto2: Marquez bags fourth win in five races

Marc VDS rider Alex Marquez scored his fourth win in five Moto2 rounds by dominating the race at the Sachsenring.

Assen Moto2: Fernandez survives chaos to take maiden win

Augusto Fernandez took his maiden Moto2 win in a dramatic Dutch TT, while his Pons teammate Lorenzo Baldassarri wiped out points leader Alex Marquez late on.

Marquez open to Moto2 stay with MotoGP options scarce

Moto2 form man Alex Marquez says remaining in the intermediate class of grand prix racing next year is a "good option" amid the dearth of available rides in MotoGP.

Barcelona Moto2: Marquez takes points lead with third win

Alex Marquez tallied up a hat-trick of victories in the 2019 Moto2 season after beating Tom Luthi in the Catalan Grand Prix to move into the lead of the championship.

Marquez: Marc VDS has made me believe in myself again

Alex Marquez says his Marc VDS Moto2 team has helped him rediscover his self-belief, after scoring back-to-back race wins at Le Mans and Mugello.

Folger returns to racing in Barcelona Moto2 round

Former MotoGP racer Jonas Folger will make his first grand prix race appearance in almost two years when he deputises for the injured Mattia Pasini in next weekend's Barcelona Moto2 race.

Mugello Moto2: Marquez scores dominant win

Marc VDS rider Alex Marquez took a second consecutive Moto2 victory at Mugello in dominant fashion, cutting Lorenzo Baldassarri's championship lead to two points.

Pramac faces 2020 bikes conundrum amid Marquez talks

The Pramac MotoGP team has been in contact with Moto2 frontrunner Alex Marquez, as it faces a conundrum over the specs of the Ducati bikes it will run in 2020.

Le Mans Moto2: Marquez ends winless streak

Alex Marquez took his first Moto2 victory in over a year at Le Mans as championship leader Lorenzo Baldassarri crashed out of the race.

Marini struggling with new Moto2 qualifying format

Valentino Rossi's half-brother Luca Marini admits he has had trouble getting to grips with Moto2's new two-part qualifying format this year.

Pasini to replace injured Pawi at Petronas Moto2 team

Moto2 veteran Mattia Pasini is set for further race outings in the intermediate class this year after being selected as an injury stand-in for Khairul Idham Pawi.

Jerez Moto2: Baldassarri wins race shortened by pile-up

Moto2 championship leader Lorenzo Baldassarri claimed his third win in four races in 2019, winning a shortened 15-lap event at Jerez.

Pasini gets second Moto2 outing as Dixon sub

Mattia Pasini has been named as Jake Dixon's replacement for the Jerez Moto2 round by the Angel Nieto team.

Dixon forced to skip Jerez Moto2 round

Jake Dixon will be forced to skip another Moto2 race next weekend at Jerez as he continues to recover from his crash last time out in Austin.

Luthi's season in MotoGP a "good school" for Moto2

Tom Luthi has described his tough season in MotoGP as a "good school" for his return to Moto2 this year, following his victory last weekend at Austin.

Austin Moto2: Luthi takes first win since MotoGP exit

Ex-MotoGP rider Tom Luthi won the third race of his return to Moto2 at Austin ahead of Marcel Schrotter, as championship leader Lorenzo Baldassarri crashed on the opening lap.

Pasini gets Moto2 call-up for Austin race

Sometime MotoGP rider Mattia Pasini will return to Moto2 next weekend to replace the injured Augusto Fernandez at the Circuit of the Americas.

Miller happy to see Gardner 'stick the finger up' to doubters

Jack Miller says he was stoked to see rising Moto2 star Remy Gardner 'stick the finger up' to his doubters with his first World Championship-level podium in Argentina.

'Euphoria' for Gardner after Moto2 podium breakthrough

Remy Gardner says he was overwhelmed by a sense of 'euphoria' after crossing the line to secure his first Moto2 podium at Termas de Rio Hondo.

Argentina Moto2: Baldassarri scores back-to-back wins

Lorenzo Baldassarri continued his perfect start to the 2019 Moto2 season with victory at Termas de Rio Hondo, passing Remy Gardner for the lead in the latter stages.

Fernandez set for surgery after heavy Termas crash

Pons Moto2 rider Augusto Fernandez is set to undergo surgery on a double wrist fracture after a heavy practice crash on Saturday morning at Termas de Rio Hondo.

Qatar Moto2: Baldassarri holds off Luthi to win opener

Lorenzo Baldassarri held off Tom Luthi to win the first Moto2 race of 2019 in Qatar by 0.026s as KTM suffered a disastrous start to the season.

Qatar Moto2: Schrotter opens Triumph era with pole

Marcel Schrotter opened Moto2's new Triumph era by scoring pole position for the first round of the new season in Qatar.