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Rossi “not fast enough” ahead of Doha MotoGP qualifying

Valentino Rossi admits he is “not fast enough” currently at the MotoGP Doha Grand Prix and admits he is worried he won’t be able to revive his form for qualifying.

Aprilia proved pre-season form “not a joke” in Qatar

Aleix Espargaro says he proved in last Sunday’s Qatar Grand Prix that Aprilia’s MotoGP pre-season form “was not a joke” and the team is “better than ever”.

Marini “nearly forgot” half-brother Rossi was on Qatar grid

MotoGP rookie Luca Marini admits he “nearly forgot” he was starting the same race as half-brother Valentino Rossi in his debut Qatar Grand Prix.

Espargaro angry with result of “amazing” Honda MotoGP debut

Pol Espargaro admits he is “angry” with eighth in the Qatar Grand Prix on his Honda MotoGP debut, but also hailed his race as “amazing”.

KTM's Binder "not enjoying life" after 'survival' Qatar race

Brad Binder admits he’s “not enjoying life” on the 2021 KTM currently after suffering a race of ‘survival’ in the MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix.

Rossi: Overstressing rear tyre behind Qatar MotoGP struggle

Valentino Rossi says he “had to struggle” in the MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix having “stressed” his rear tyre too much on his Petronas SRT Yamaha.

The key changes behind the latest 'return of the Mack'

Maverick Vinales’s authoritative victory at the MotoGP season opener came during a period of personal and professional change for the Yamaha rider. Can it be the springboard for a title challenge?

MotoGP champion Mir denied Qatar podium by "ambition"

Suzuki’s Joan Mir says “ambition” denied him a podium in the Qatar Grand Prix to kick off his MotoGP title defence, after being pipped on the line by two Ducatis.

Quartararo: Vinales "in another league" in Qatar MotoGP

Fabio Quartararo says his factory Yamaha teammate Maverick Vinales was “in another league” in the MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix, as the Frenchman had a “disaster” with tyre wear.

Ducati's Miller “hit a wall” with tyres in Qatar

Ducati’s Jack Miller says he “hit a wall” with rear grip in the closing stages of the MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix, which caused his slump from podium contention to ninth.

Vinales feels “Yamaha is back” after Qatar MotoGP win

Qatar Grand Prix winner Maverick Vinales believes Yamaha “is back” to its full potential following his commanding victory in the 2021 MotoGP season-opener.

Qatar MotoGP: Vinales passes Ducati quartet to win

Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales ended Ducati’s Qatar Grand Prix stranglehold with a stunning victory in the 2021 MotoGP season-opener as world champion Joan Mir was denied a podium on the line.

MotoGP on TV today – How can I watch the Qatar Grand Prix?

This weekend MotoGP travels to Doha for the Qatar Grand Prix. Find out how to watch it, what time it starts and more here.

KTM's Qatar pace makes Binder "sick to my stomach" Qatar GP
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KTM's Qatar pace makes Binder "sick to my stomach"

KTM’s Brad Binder says the fact he thinks cracking the top 10 in the MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix will be a good result makes him “sick to my stomach”.

Quartararo: Story of Yamaha being an easy bike “finished”

Fabio Quartararo says that the story of Yamaha being branded an easy MotoGP bike is finished, as he had to “push like hell” for second in Qatar Grand Prix qualifying.

Champion Mir “missing a lot” in Qatar MotoGP qualifying

Reigning MotoGP world champion Joan Mir says he was “missing a lot” in Qatar Grand Prix qualifying but is confident of being able to recover from 10th on the grid.

Qatar MotoGP: Bagnaia takes maiden pole for Ducati Qatar GP
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Qatar MotoGP: Bagnaia takes maiden pole for Ducati

Francesco Bagnaia demolished the Losail lap record to claim his maiden MotoGP pole at the season-opening Qatar Grand Prix as world champion Joan Mir was only 10th.

Qatar MotoGP: Morbidelli tops FP3, champion Mir misses Q2

Petronas SRT’s Franco Morbidelli led third practice for the MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix as Ducati’s Jack Miller crashed again, while world champion Joan Mir missed the Q2 cut.

Binder: KTM losing concessions 'hasn't changed anything'

Brad Binder has dismissed suggestions KTM losing its concessions for the 2021 MotoGP season is the reason for its slump in form in practice ahead of the Qatar Grand Prix.

Morbidelli the "man to beat" in Qatar MotoGP, says Miller

Qatar MotoGP practice pacesetter Jack Miller says Pertonas SRT’s Franco Morbidelli is “the man to beat” in the opening race weekend of the 2021 season.

Reigning champion Mir "very pissed off" after Qatar practice

Reigning MotoGP world champion Joan Mir admits he is “very pissed off” following Friday practice for the Qatar Grand Prix having missed a provisional Q2 place.

Vinales: Yamaha will “suffer” if it gets stuck in pack

Maverick Vinales admits Yamaha will “suffer” if it gets stuck in the pack at the start of the MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix.

Pol Espargaro ‘needed’ Qatar crash for Honda knowledge

Pol Espargaro says he ‘needed’ the fast crash on his time attack during Qatar Grand Prix FP2 because it meant he found the limit of his Honda MotoGP bike.

Qatar MotoGP: Miller leads FP2, Espargaro crashes again

Jack Miller led a Ducati 1-2 in second practice for the MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix, while Honda rookie Pol Espargaro suffered his second crash of the day.

Qatar MotoGP: Morbidelli tops FP1 as Miller crashes

Petronas SRT’s Franco Morbidelli led Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro in the opening MotoGP practice of 2021 at the Qatar Grand Prix, as pre-race favourite Jack Miller on the Ducati crashed.

MotoGP on TV today – How can I watch qualifying for the Qatar GP?

The 2021 MotoGP championship kicks off this weekend with the now-traditional season opener at the Losail International Circuit. Here's how you can watch qualifying for the Qatar Grand Prix.

Morbidelli carrying “a great weight” as a MotoGP title contender

Franco Morbidelli says he comes into the 2021 MotoGP season carrying “a great weight” as he starts for the first time as a title favourite in the premier class.

Vinales without MotoGP crew chief until Qatar race day

Maverick Vinales has confirmed he will be without his MotoGP crew chief until at least Sunday of the Qatar Grand Prix due to a reactive COVID-19 test result.

Bradl to replace recovering Marquez in Qatar MotoGP races

Honda has announced that test rider Stefan Bradl will stand in for six-time MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez in the opening races of the 2021 season in Qatar.

Marquez to miss Qatar MotoGP season opener

Honda has announced six-time MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez will not contest the opening round of the 2021 season in Qatar.

How MotoGP’s COVID protocols will work in Qatar

MotoGP will implement a protocol which will allow the paddock to enter Qatar in March without having to serve a mandatory quarantine period.

MotoGP teams to discuss new date for Qatar Grand Prix

MotoGP teams will meet online with Dorna Sports and the FIM on Thursday to discuss the possibility of moving the date of the 2021 season-opening Qatar Grand Prix.