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Valentino Rossi doubts he will race for VR46 Ducati MotoGP team

Valentino Rossi doubts he’ll race for his own VR46 team in MotoGP on a Ducati, and admits it’s “very difficult” for him to continue his career at all in 2022.

Marc Marquez “back to real situation” at Assen after MotoGP win

Honda's Marc Marquez says he "cannot expect" to repeat his Germany victory in this weekend's MotoGP Dutch Grand Prix, admitting he will be "back to our real situation".

Franco Morbidelli to undergo knee surgery after missing MotoGP Dutch TT

Petronas SRT MotoGP rider Franco Morbidelli will undergo surgery on the left knee injury which ruled him out of this weekend’s Dutch Grand Prix.

Quartararo: Vinales “one of the fastest guys I’ve ever seen”

Fabio Quartararo says Yamaha MotoGP team-mate Maverick Vinales is “one of the fastest guys I’ve ever seen” and has identified where he needs to improve to stop his 2021 struggles.

Vinales “has given up many times” during Yamaha MotoGP woes

Maverick Vinales has admitted he “has given up many times” as he continues to struggle for form on the Yamaha in 2021, saying his MotoGP woes are “difficult to accept”.

Gerloff finding it "strange" to share a MotoGP garage with Rossi

Franco Morbidelli’s Petronas SRT injury replacement Garrett Gerloff admits it’s “strange” to be sharing a garage with MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi this weekend at the Dutch Grand Prix.

The unexpected Rossi/Ducati MotoGP sequel offering redemption Prime

The unexpected Rossi/Ducati MotoGP sequel offering redemption

A decade after first linking up with Ducati in what turned out to be an ill-fated period in his MotoGP career, Valentino Rossi has joined forces with the Italian marque once more - this time as a team owner. And the VR46/Ducati tie-up beginning in 2022 has the potential to right the wrongs of Rossi and Ducati's nadir of 2011/2012.

Rossi’s VR46 MotoGP team partners with Ducati for 2022
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Rossi’s VR46 MotoGP team partners with Ducati for 2022

Valentino Rossi’s VR46 team will race with Ducati machinery in 2022 after signing a three-year deal to become one of the Italian marque’s satellite MotoGP squads.

2021 MotoGP Dutch TT – How to watch, session times & more Dutch GP
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2021 MotoGP Dutch TT – How to watch, session times & more

MotoGP travels to Assen this weekend for the Dutch Grand Prix. Here's the full schedule for the 2021 Dutch TT.

Japanese MotoGP round cancelled, COTA to replace it

MotoGP’s 2021 Japanese Grand Prix in October has been cancelled but will be replaced on the same date by the United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas.

Suzuki MotoGP rivals “better than us” in recent races – Mir

Reigning world champion Joan Mir admits Suzuki’s MotoGP rivals “are being better than us” in recent races having finished last weekend’s German Grand Prix an off-colour ninth.

Yamaha WSBK rider Gerloff replaces Morbidelli for Assen MotoGP

Yamaha World Superbike rider Garrett Gerloff will make his MotoGP debut in this weekend’s MotoGP Dutch Grand Prix in place of the injured Franco Morbidelli at Petronas SRT.

Morbidelli to miss Assen due to training injury German GP
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Morbidelli to miss Assen due to training injury

Franco Morbidelli will miss this weekend’s Dutch GP after the Petronas SRT MotoGP rider injured his knee in training.

Binder: KTM needed tough 2021 start to get to current MotoGP level

Brad Binder says KTM needed to go through its tough start to the 2021 MotoGP season to get to the level it is now following its third-straight podium in Germany.

Honda: Marquez's Germany win won't transform season German GP
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Honda: Marquez's Germany win won't transform season

Honda MotoGP boss Alberto Puig admits Marc Marquez's German Grand Prix victory won't transform its 2021 season as "it doesn't mean we have now fixed everything" with the bike.

Aprilia "not ready" for MotoGP podium despite Germany form

Aleix Espargaro admits Aprilia “is not ready” to fight for the podium in MotoGP despite running in the rostrum battle for much of the German Grand Prix.

Why Yamaha is about to risk losing Valentino Rossi Prime

Why Yamaha is about to risk losing Valentino Rossi

With Valentino Rossi’s next career move imminent in MotoGP, it is set to have wide-reaching influences on a number of riders and teams on the grid. But one of the biggest impacts will be felt at Yamaha, with its pivotal role in the saga set to see it lose its appointment with ‘The Doctor’

Zarco: Marquez’s Germany win good for my MotoGP title hopes German GP
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Zarco: Marquez’s Germany win good for my MotoGP title hopes

Johann Zarco says Marc Marquez winning the German Grand Prix was positive for his own MotoGP title hopes after he faded to eighth in last Sunday’s race.

Quartararo: Germany podium "is gold" after weekend of struggle

Championship leader Fabio Quartararo admits his third in the MotoGP German Grand Prix “is gold” to him as he struggled all weekend on the factory Yamaha.

How Marquez beat his Honda in his heroic MotoGP comeback win

Marc Marquez has been through hell and back in the 581 days between his win in the 2019 Valencia season finale and his heroic MotoGP comeback victory in Germany last Sunday. Despite battling physical limitations and a difficult 2021-spec Honda, the Sachsenring provided the perfect storm for the Spaniard to return to the top step

Marquez's Germany MotoGP win "opened my eyes" – Espargaro German GP
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Marquez's Germany MotoGP win "opened my eyes" – Espargaro

Pol Espargaro says Honda MotoGP teammate Marc Marquez’s German Grand Prix victory has “opened my eyes” to the potential of the RC213V.

Germany MotoGP win "makes up for the suffering" - Marquez German GP
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Germany MotoGP win "makes up for the suffering" - Marquez

Marc Marquez says his emotional comeback victory at the MotoGP German Grand Prix "makes up for the suffering" he endured with injury over the past year.

"No one has answers" to Vinales' worst-ever MotoGP weekend German GP
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"No one has answers" to Vinales' worst-ever MotoGP weekend

Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales says “no one has answers” to the form which led to his worst-ever MotoGP race weekend, after finishing the German Grand Prix in last place.

Marquez: Hard to block memories of injury in win charge German GP
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Marquez: Hard to block memories of injury in win charge

An emotional Marc Marquez admits it was “really hard to keep concentrated” in his charge to MotoGP German Grand Prix victory due to the memories of his career-threatening injury.

German MotoGP: Marquez scores incredible comeback win German GP
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German MotoGP: Marquez scores incredible comeback win

Honda’s Marc Marquez beat Miguel Oliveira in a tense German Grand Prix to seal a stunning comeback MotoGP victory following the career-threatening arm injury which ruled him out of 2020.

Rossi eyes move to GT3 racing after MotoGP retirement
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Rossi eyes move to GT3 racing after MotoGP retirement

MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi says he will likely continue racing in cars once he retires from motorcycle racing and is eyeing a switch to GT3 racing.

MotoGP German Grand Prix - Start time, how to watch & more German GP
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MotoGP German Grand Prix - Start time, how to watch & more

Johann Zarco starts the German Grand Prix on pole position on the Pramac Ducati. Here's how you can watch the Sachsenring MotoGP race in your country.

Marquez "can't think about" continuing German win streak German GP
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Marquez "can't think about" continuing German win streak

Honda MotoGP rider Marc Marquez is certain his 10-year German Grand Prix victory streak will end on Sunday as he’s “not here to win”, but hasn’t ruled out a podium.

Zarco had fire worry after qualifying crash German GP
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Zarco had fire worry after qualifying crash

German Grand Prix poleman Johann Zarco admits he was worried his Pramac Ducati MotoGP bike could have caught fire after his Q2 crash.

Mir battling “strange” braking issues in German MotoGP qualifying German GP
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Mir battling “strange” braking issues in German MotoGP qualifying

Reigning MotoGP world champion Joan Mir says he’s struggling with a “strange” braking issue in the final sector of the Sachsenring, which contributed to a tough German Grand Prix qualifying.

German MotoGP: Zarco takes pole from Quartararo, Marquez fifth German GP
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German MotoGP: Zarco takes pole from Quartararo, Marquez fifth

Pramac’s Johann Zarco snatched pole by 0.011 seconds from Fabio Quartararo despite a crash in a dramatic MotoGP German Grand Prix qualifying, while Maverick Vinales was 21st.

KTM casts doubt on Fernandez 2022 MotoGP graduation

KTM has cast doubt on hotshot Moto2 rookie Raul Fernandez stepping up to MotoGP in 2022 as the Spaniard “said he wanted to stay one more year in Moto2”.

Suzuki: Rins doing "what we asked of him" amid crash run

Suzuki boss Shinichi Sahara says Alex Rins is doing “what we asked of him” in response to his spate of recent MotoGP crashes, claiming “we are not worried or angry”.

German MotoGP: Quartararo tops FP3, Vinales to Q1

Fabio Quartararo topped a tight FP3 ahead of the MotoGP German Grand Prix as a crash for Yamaha team-mate Maverick Vinales has dropped him into Q1 in qualifying.

MotoGP German Grand Prix qualifying - Start time, how to watch

MotoGP travels to the Sachsenring this weekend for the German Grand Prix. Here's how you can watch qualifying on Saturday in your country.

New KTM chassis "not a game changer" – Oliveira

Miguel Oliveira says the new KTM chassis he won on at Barcelona is not the "game changer" it appears after topping Friday practice for the MotoGP German Grand Prix.

Mir feels like 'movie villain' over Quartararo suit comments

MotoGP world champion Joan Mir says he’s “looking like the bad guy in a film” over comments he made about the Fabio Quartararo suit incident at the Catalan Grand Prix.

Marquez “cannot imagine” being in Rossi’s current position

Marc Marquez says he “cannot imagine” following in Valentino Rossi’s footsteps and remaining in MotoGP despite not having “options” to fight for podiums, though he appreciates the Italian’s drive.

Quartararo wants to make Marquez’s ‘life hard’ in German MotoGP

Fabio Quartararo wants to make Marc Marquez’s “life hard” in his quest for victory in the MotoGP German Grand Prix, but “will be happy” if the Honda rider is victorious.

German MotoGP: Oliveira puts KTM on top in FP2 German GP
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German MotoGP: Oliveira puts KTM on top in FP2

KTM’s Miguel Oliveira led the second practice session for the MotoGP German Grand Prix by 0.220 seconds while Marc Marquez was 12th having elected against a late time attack.

Petrucci targeting Dakar if he loses KTM MotoGP seat

Danilo Petrucci has revealed he’s targeting a switch to rallying and wants to compete in the Dakar on two wheels should he lose his Tech 3 KTM MotoGP seat for 2022.

German MotoGP: Marquez quickest in FP1, Quartararo second German GP
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German MotoGP: Marquez quickest in FP1, Quartararo second

Marc Marquez led the opening session for the MotoGP German Grand Prix on the Honda, with championship leader Fabio Quartararo second despite a crash.

Is MotoGP becoming over-regulated?

Social media over the last couple of weeks has been awash with opinions about Race Direction's handling of numerous issues in MotoGP.

Marc Marquez: German MotoGP will be first “without limitations” German GP
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Marc Marquez: German MotoGP will be first “without limitations”

Marc Marquez believes this weekend’s German Grand Prix will be his first MotoGP round of 2021 where he will be “without physical limitations” in his recovering arm.

Suzuki MotoGP's Rins injury caused by hitting van while on phone

Suzuki’s Alex Rins revealed the cycling accident ahead of the Catalan MotoGP race was caused by him hitting a van as he was sending a message on his phone.

Honda doesn’t need new bike to fix 2021 MotoGP woes – Espargaro

Pol Espargaro doesn’t believe Honda needs “to build a completely new bike to improve the problems” it has faced so far in a tough 2021 MotoGP campaign.

Gresini partners with Ducati in MotoGP for 2022, confirms riders
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Gresini partners with Ducati in MotoGP for 2022, confirms riders

The Gresini Racing team will become a Ducati satellite squad in MotoGP from 2022 after agreeing a two-year deal, with Fabio Di Giannantonio and Enea Bastianini confirmed as its riders.

2021 MotoGP German GP – How to watch, session times & more

MotoGP travels to the Sachsenring this weekend for the German Grand Prix. Here's the full schedule for the eight round of the season.

Espargaro says Honda MotoGP troubles mirror early KTM years

Pol Espargaro says his difficult first season with Honda in MotoGP mirrors the early years of his stint with KTM when the manufacturer stepped into the premier class.

Austria MotoGP races to be open to full capacity crowds Austrian GP
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Austria MotoGP races to be open to full capacity crowds

MotoGP has announced its two rounds at the Red Bull Ring will be open to full capacity crowds following a relaxation of spectator restrictions in Austria.

Brembo developing bigger MotoGP brake discs after Barcelona test Catalan GP
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Brembo developing bigger MotoGP brake discs after Barcelona test

Following productive running at the post-Barcelona MotoGP test, Brembo’s new and bigger brake discs will be used at this year’s Austria double-header to avoid a repeat of Maverick Vinales’s crash last year.

Zarco "missing something" to claim maiden win in MotoGP

Pramac’s Johann Zarco says he is not pressuring himself to win in MotoGP right now but admits “something is missing” in his quest to secure his maiden victory.

Rossi laments "very negative" Catalunya MotoGP race

Valentino Rossi admits he “expected a lot more” from a “very negative” MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix after crashing out having struggled for pace from the start.

Why Quartararo’s suit penalty highlights a wider issue in MotoGP

OPINION: Fabio Quartararo racing with his leather suit open and subsequent penalty has been the main talking point of the Catalunya MotoGP weekend, which has highlighted a wider issue with MotoGP’s stewarding that risks a negative precedent going forward.

Quartararo race suit found in "normal working order"

Alpinestars says Fabio Quartararo’s race suit was found to be in “normal working order” after his leathers came open during Sunday’s MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix.

Vinales heads Yamaha 1-2 in post-Catalan GP MotoGP test

Maverick Vinales led a Yamaha 1-2 ahead of teammate Fabio Quartararo at the post-Catalan Grand Prix test on Monday at Barcelona.

Quartararo "should have been black-flagged" from Catalan MotoGP Catalan GP
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Quartararo "should have been black-flagged" from Catalan MotoGP

Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo has admitted he should have been shown the black flag for riding with his leather suit open late on in the MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix.

Miller knew "cheeky" Quartararo error would be punished

Jack Miller wasn’t surprised to see himself promoted to third in the MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix as he suspected Fabio Quartararo’s “cheeky” track limits breach would net him a penalty.

How MotoGP’s “beast” tamers bounced back at Catalunya

The expectation on KTM to replicate its winning form from 2020 this season made its difficult start to the new MotoGP campaign even more disappointing. But a key update has seen KTM's fortunes reversed over the last week and returned it to the top step of the podium in Barcelona

Mir "pissed off" at Catalunya MotoGP strategy blunder

MotoGP world champion Joan Mir laments his decision to race the medium rear tyre in Sunday’s Catalan Grand Prix and is “pissed off” as he feels it cost him victory.