Iannone’s doping appeal hearing date set

Andrea Iannone’s appeal hearing to have his FIM doping ban overturned has been set for February 4, which means he will miss the first running of the MotoGP pre-season. The Aprilia rider tested positive for an anabolic steroid over the winter from a sample taken during the Malaysian Grand Prix

Marquez set for extra Sepang MotoGP test mileage

New factory Honda MotoGP rider Alex Marquez is set to take part in the shakedown test at Sepang that precedes the first official pre-season test at the same venue. Moto2 champion Marquez, who replaces the now-retired Jorge Lorenzo in the works Repsol Honda squad alongside his brother Marc, will be

Yamaha had to address ‘internal islands’ problem

Yamaha MotoGP boss Lin Jarvis believes the manufacturer has addressed a problem of “internal islands” that had hampered its premier-class form in the past years. In the aftermath of two disappointing campaigns, Yamaha made a host of organisational changes ahead of the 2019 season, most notably appointing Takahiro Sumi as

Miller: 2019 ‘definitely’ better than Moto3 runner-up season

Pramac Ducati rider believes the 2019 MotoGP season was “definitely” his most complete season in grand prix racing, even more so than ’14 when he fought for the Moto3 title. Miller won six races for the Ajo KTM team in ’14, though was denied the title by just two points

Motorsport.com’s Top 20 bike racers of 2019: Who missed out

Some big names with substantial achievements in 2019 ended up missing from our countdown of top 20 motorcycle riders of the year. Below, we outline the most obvious omissions. Click on the gallery to scroll through the riders. Valentino Rossi Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images 7th in

‘Surprised’ Iannone issues statement over FIM suspension

Aprilia MotoGP rider Andrea Iannone says he was “surprised” to receive a provisional suspension over a potential doping violation, but insists he has “every confidence” that he will be cleared of wrongdoing. Motorcycle racing’s governing body FIM announced on Tuesday that a prohibited substance, falling under the category of anabolic

Yamaha chief “very impressed” with Hamilton’s MotoGP test

Yamaha Racing’s managing director Lin Jarvis says Lewis Hamilton “did himself proud” on his test on Valentino Rossi’s 2019 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP YZR-M1 at Valencia this week. Speaking after the ride swap event with six-time F1 world champion Hamilton and Rossi, organized by common sponsor Monster Energy, Jarvis said

Espargaro wants to replicate Dovizioso at Aprilia

Aleix Espargaro says his objective with Aprilia in MotoGP is to replicate what Andrea Dovizioso has done at Ducati, describing what the Italian has done this year as “unbelievable”. Dovizioso joined Ducati in 2013, and after scoring his first podium for the Bologna marque until in 2015, he has established

Stoner details fresh chronic fatigue struggle

Casey Stoner has opened up on a fresh battle with chronic fatigue that has left him unable to stay fit enough to do any meaningful riding. The retired two-time MotoGP champion revealed on the latest episode of the Rusty’s Garage podcast that he’s currently on medication to deal with a

Dovizioso wants more from ‘very interesting’ new Ducati chassis

Andrea Dovizioso says he is happy with the early signs from Ducati’s “very interesting” 2020 prototype chassis – but warns the gains are “not as big as we want”. Dovizioso called for improvements in turning already during the 2019 season and it is this area where he feels the new