Video: WSBK controversy - Jonathan Rea knocks Alvaro Bautista out of the race with his elbow?
The footage seemed to leave little doubt and the race management agreed: Jonathan Rea knocked Alvaro Bautista out of the second heat of the World Superbike Championship at Magny-Cours.Read full story
'Riding these monsters without a brake at the rear and without a wing might be too much' - Jack Miller
Jack Miller got off to a good start at Misano but a crash on the second lap ended his racing aspirations. The australian would finish 18th after a difficult day. Miller started from pole and ended the first lap in the lead but the crash ended what could have been an afternoon of glory in Ducati colours. The rider explained what happened and did and the balance of the race:Read full story
MotoGP signs memorandum of understanding for Saudi Arabia GP
After Formula 1, MotoGP should have a Saudi Arabian GP. This monday, the signing of a memorandum of understanding in this regard was announced between Dorna Sports (MotoGP promoter) and Saudi Motorsport Company.Read full story
Until the last breath: Bagnaia beats Bastianini by 34 thousandths in Dovizioso's farewell to MotoGP
The MotoGP race at Misano was a spectacle for all to see. Pecco Bagnaia won by mere milliseconds over the line from Enea Bastianini, with Maverick Viñales back on the podium as Andrea Dovizioso said goodbye.Read full story
Marc Marquez confirms his return... to tests: 'I will ride on Tuesday'
Marc Marquez is close to returning to MotoGP and will do so, he assured, this coming tuesday the 6th return to his RC213V in Misano for the category tests in San Marino. The spaniard detailed his situation and assured that he had a medical order and that he is '100%' cured on his bone, although in terms of muscle he still has long weeks of work ahead of him.Read full story
Eli Tomac Captures Fourth Career 450 Class Title
After 12 rounds of travel across the country and 24 hotly contested motos over the course of the summer, the 50th Anniversary of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, came to a dramatic conclusion from the proverbial home of the industry in Southern California. Champions were crowned at the PristineAuction.com Fox Raceway II National, presented by Fox Racing, where the historic showdown between Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing’s Eli Tomac and Team Honda HRC’s Chase Sexton culminated with another memorable battle, from which Tomac prevailed following a 1-1 effort, to hoist the Edison Dye Cup for the first time since 2019 and secure the fourth 450 Class title of his decorated career. In the 250 Class, Team Honda HRC’s Jett Lawrence captured an exclamation point victory to successfully defend his hold of the Gary Jones Cup and secure back-to-back championships to further solidify his role as the sport’s youngest star.Read full story
There's no two without three: Dennis Foggia wins for the third time in a row at Misano
And there are three, three triumphs in a row for Dennis Foggia in Misano, he who withstood the attacks in the last corner from Izan Guevara, Deniz Oncu and Jaume Masia. Deniz Oncu got the holeshot, followed closely by Izan Guevara. Ayumu Sasaki crashed at turn four after an incident with Nicola Carraro early on.Guevara took the lead on the second lap, with Diogo Moreira in second. Dani Holgado relegated Moreira to third and moved to second. David Muñoz, in fifth, had the best provisional lap, he who had already conquered ten positions since the start of the race. Andrea Migno followed, unfortunately for him, for the worst reasons, as a crash at turn 1 ended his aspirations for this round.Read full story
Breaking News: Alex Márquez officially presented as Gresini Racing rider for 2023
Gresini Racing has just announced that Alex Marquez will replace Enea Bastianini in the Ducati satellite team for 2023, for Alex Marquez it is for the first time in his MotoGP career that he will be racing without a Honda.Read full story
How many millions does Suzuki save with the exit in MotoGP?
Suzuki's exit at the end of the current MotoGP season is one of the news stories of the year. The Japanese manufacturer had signed a contract in November 2021 that allowed the GSX-RR to continue racing in the world championship until the end of 2026, but with the exit at the end of this year there is a hefty sum that Suzuki avoid spending over the next four seasons.Read full story
'Without the crashes at Le Mans we would be ninth, I couldn't be faster' - Marc Marquez
Although he said goodbye to the France GP with the goals he set himself, Marc Marquez explained at the end of the race that he didn't have the pace to go faster and that without the crashes ahead of him, he would have fallen short of the targets for the sunday. His day however didn't start in the best way, with the rider not feeling well right after waking up.Read full story
Fabio Quartararo doesn't even 'get angry' with problems overtaking and warns: 'My position was much further back'
After talking about some problems he has with his bike to overtake, something that was clear again at Le Mans, Fabio Quartararo went further and even confessed that the phase of getting 'angry' is now a thing of the past. Although he was happy with the result and speed, he warned that his real position isn't the one he ended at.Read full story
More stock than we can sell - offloading Suzuki
A customer’s perception is reality. Although not yet entirely set in stone, Suzuki’s departure from MotoGP seems more and more likely as the days drag on. The riders are visibly weary of their predicament, as is their team. As a consumer myself the very way in which Suzuki has handled this break up has left me feeling that as a brand, they are completely lost for direction. They seem untrustworthy from a consumers point of view. It’s a pretty horrendous time for everyone involved. (just between us though, Aleix Espargaro did say he’s excited to be the best bike on the grid in 2023 though. So that’s nice for him)Read full story
Statistics: Grande Premio Tissot de Portugal
Autódromo Internacional do Algarve – April 24th. - At the 2020 Portuguese GP, he made his 141st premier class start (and last) of his career with Ducati; he qualified 12th and finished the race in sixth place for his most recent top six finish.Read full story
Triumph Moto2 pre-race briefing
Steve Sargent, Chief Product Officer, Triumph Motorcycles:. “The Grand Prix at COTA was a real race of attrition with many front-runners not scoring any points, such as 2022 race winners Celestino Vietti and Somkiat Chantra, and contenders Aron Canet, Sam Lowes, Fermin Aldeguer and several more. The result meant that the standings have opened up and we welcomed Tony Arbolino to the list of Moto2 winners using Triumph 765cc triple power. Celestino still holds the lead of the World Championship but his points gap is now much reduced and behind him there are four riders all within 11 points of each other. We are very pleased to have powered Aron and Cameron Beaubier to new race and outright COTA lap records respectively too – the sign of a hotly competitive weekend.”Read full story
Could Takaaki Nakagami be in danger with the rise of Ai Ogura?
Takaaki Nakagami became the first full-time Japanese in MotoGP in a long time in 2018, but after five years he may have his place in jeopardy - at least at LCR Honda - with compatriot Ai Ogura emerging in the Moto2 World Championship.Read full story
Chicho Lorenzo and the current Yamaha's moment: 'Signing with Darryn Binder was a good crap, and Morbidelli disappeared'
Chicho Lorenzo was 'attacking' Yamaha and is of the opinion that the team had casting errors, especially when it comes to satellite, while regretting the current moment of Franco Morbidelli.Read full story
Time for new stars: Rookies Cup kicks off in Portimão
With the arrival of MotoGP in Europe, the 2022 season of the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup begins, which is part of the Portuguese GP program in Portimão next weekend. There will be seven rounds, with two races each, until September. The squad has 26 riders, who attack the title and succession to David Alonso. With last year's top seven finishers reaching the world championships, the highest ranking that remains is Tatchakorn Buasri - who in 2021 achieved four podiums.There are seven more riders who remain, but the vast majority are newcomers or embark on the first full season: four of the 26 registrants participated sporadically in the last year.Read full story
'In my position you can't be everyone's friend, not even the riders' - Livio Suppo
Livio Suppo arrived in 2022 and has taken up the duties of Team Manager at Team Suzuki Ecstar. The Italian has previously worked at Honda and Ducati and was one of those responsible for Casey Stoner and Marc Márquez becoming champions in MotoGP.Read full story
Lin Jarvis points out the two problems with M1
Yamaha team boss Lin Jarvis points to the two problems encountered by the M1 during the MotoGP weekend in Qatar, related to the new aerodynamic wings. For the Yamaha team, the Mandalika round will have a decisive character for defining plans in MotoGP. After ninth and eleventh places for Fabio Quartararo and Franco Morbidelli respectively. The Iwata based brand are now hoping to take a step forward after an initial disappointment, at a circuit where they have already achieved good results.Read full story
Bend the knee to the King: Enea Bastianini debuts on MotoGP wins at Losail
History was written for Gresini Racing in Qatar. Enea Bastianini makes his debut to win in MotoGP in a race of great level and growing for the rider, on a day where Brad Binder was second and Pol Espargaró third. This victory means the return to the wins to the italian team, which didn't happen since 2006 with Toni Elias.Read full story