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. The younger Marquez, who currently leads the Moto2 standings, was launched out of his seat 15 minutes into Saturday morning’s third practice sessionn

Honda extends Nakagami deal, confirms early end to campaign

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. The 27-year-old’s impending absence means KTM outcast Johann Zarco is set to come into the LCR line-up for Phillip Island, Sepang and

Kallio ‘needs to show something different’ to keep KTM ride

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. A long-time KTM tester, Kallio was drafted in to replace Johann Zarco two races ago, but finished out of the points in Aragon

Marquez escapes injury after Thailand crash

Honda MotoGP team boss Alberto Puig says the team was “lucky” Marc Marquez escaped injury from his massive Thailand Grand Prix FP1 crash, and is due to contest FP2. Marquez was on an out-lap in the closing 10 minutes of the session when he lost the rear of his RC213V

Espargaro’s Aragon result not ‘reality’ for Aprilia

Aleix Espargaro has warned that his strong Aragon MotoGP weekend is not the “reality” of Aprilia’s true pace, and admits the Italian manufacturer is still “suffering”. Espargaro put his RS-GP fifth on the grid having held a front row spot briefly in qualifying, and was only narrowly pipped to sixth

Lorenzo has no choice but to ‘accept’ current speed

Jorge Lorenzo says he has to “accept” his current limitations aboard Honda’s MotoGP bike after missing his self-imposed target in Sunday’s Aragon Grand Prix by some way. Having finished 47 seconds down on teammate Marc Marquez at Misano, Lorenzo had hoped to be within 30s of the winner at Aragon,

Aragon MotoGP: Marquez 1.6s clear in first practice

Marc Marquez set a blistering pace in opening practice for MotoGP’s Aragon Grand Prix, going 1.6 seconds faster than his nearest rival. Repsol Honda rider Marquez quickly put himself 1.1s up on the field with a benchmark of 1m48.771s early on in the 45-minute Friday morning session, before working his

Rossi: Yamaha updates what I’ve wanted for over two years

Valentino Rossi says Yamaha is now delivering updates to improve its MotoGP bike he’s been requesting for “two and a half years”, after a strong run of recent races. Rossi started the year with two podiums, but is yet to return to the rostrum while works teammate Maverick Vinales won

Lorenzo feels ‘out of danger’ after ‘survival’ British GP

Jorge Lorenzo says that he feels “out of danger” after not crashing in the “survival weekend” at Silverstone on his return to MotoGP, and he will be able to risk more in future races. Lorenzo’s latest injury was related to his back, sustained at Assen, and he returned to racing