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Ducati MotoGP rider Andrea Dovizioso says he needs more dry running at Motegi to mount a Japanese Grand Prix victory challenge, with forecasts of rain throwing a potential spanner in the works.
Jorge Lorenzo said that FP2 for MotoGP's Japanese Grand Prix has been his best session since he got injured at Assen, as he reverted to a chassis he used back in May.
Marc Marquez says the 2019 Honda MotoGP bike being hard to ride does not bother him because it is faster than its predecessor.
LCR Honda rider Cal Crutchlow believes his new part-time MotoGP teammate Johann Zarco will "do better than people expect" in his upcoming three-race stint.
KTM rider Pol Espargaro says he wants to have no input on his MotoGP teammate for 2020, but believes whoever is chosen should show dedication and willingness to "suffer".
Takaaki Nakagami will remain an LCR MotoGP rider in 2020 but will skip the final three races of 2019 due to a planned shoulder surgery, Honda has announced.
MotoGP promoter Dorna Sports has confirmed a five-year deal has been signed with the new Rio Motorpark to bring the series back to Brazil for the first time since 2004 in 2022.
Andrea Dovizioso says tyre management races are "almost gone" from MotoGP in 2019, and suggests this may have contributed to Ducati losing ground.
KTM MotoGP rider Mika Kallio accepts he needs "to show something different" if he is to remain part of the Austrian manufacturer's full-time rider line-up for 2020.
Newly-crowned six-time MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez has compared Fabio Quartararo’s riding style to that of triple world champion Jorge Lorenzo “when he was at the best level at Yamaha”.
Marc Marquez's run to the 2019 MotoGP title was "something crazy" for modern grand prix motorcycle racing, according to rival Andrea Dovizioso.
Aprilia rider Aleix Espargaro says persistent mechanical failures "cannot happen anymore", after retiring from the Thailand Grand Prix with an electronics problem.