Ducati doubts 10-round MotoGP season is feasible

Ducati sporting director Paolo Ciabatti believes it will be difficult to find 10 countries able to host a MotoGP race this season due to the coronavirus pandemic. The opening six rounds of the 2020 MotoGP campaign have been either postponed or cancelled, with the originally scheduled seventh and eighth rounds

Dorna would be “delighted” with 10-race MotoGP season

Dorna Sports CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta admits he’d be “delighted” if MotoGP could run a 10-round 2020 season once the worst of the coronavirus pandemic has subsided. The current MotoGP campaign is on indefinite hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the first six races of the current calendar either cancelled

Lorenzo wouldn’t be “short of offers” for MotoGP comeback

Jorge Lorenzo believes he will “not be short of offers” if he were to stage a full-time MotoGP comeback in the future, having retired at the end of the 2019 season. The three-time MotoGP world champion hung up his leathers at the end of last year following a bruising sole

Aprilia boss slams ‘absurd’ Iannone doping ban

Aprilia MotoGP boss Massimo Rivola says Andrea Iannone’s 18-month racing ban for an anti-doping infringement is “absurd” and vows to support his rider’s appeal. Iannone was suspended by MotoGP governing body the FIM over the winter after two WADA urine samples taken during the Malaysian Grand Prix weekend in November

Why entertainment isn’t Esports greatest virtue right now

MotoGP’s virtual #StayAtHomeGP was a sad reminder of some of the storylines that could be unfolding had the real-life season not been delayed indefinitely by the coronavirus pandemic. While we can bemoan Esports as being a poor relation of the real thing, it has an even more important function to

Marquez, Rossi to do battle in MotoGP Esports race

Reigning champion Marc Marquez and MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi are among star names set for battle in a MotoGP Esports race this weekend. The 2020 MotoGP season has been put on enforced hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the Qatar race at the start of the month cancelled, while

MotoGP could hold Qatar replacement race before Argentina

Dorna Sports CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta says it’s possible a replacement for the cancelled Qatar MotoGP race could take place earlier than the new season start in Argentina. Dorna had to cancel the Qatar race owing to tighter quarantine restrictions being imposed on Italian travelers, though Moto2 and Moto3 went ahead

MotoGP could resort to double-headers amid coronavirus

FIM President Jorge Viegas admits MotoGP could resort to running two races in a single weekend should the coronavirus outbreak force more races to be cancelled. Tighter quarantine procedures in Qatar for travellers from Italy initiated prior to the Qatar Grand Prix meant MotoGP promoters Dorna Sports had no choice

MotoGP not ruling out behind-closed doors races

Dorna Sports CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta admits running MotoGP races behind closed doors is a consideration to minimize disruption caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. New quarantine procedures for those travelling from Italy in Qatar led MotoGP to cancel to the first race of the season, while the second round in Thailand

NBC Sports Group to broadcast all MotoGP races

A multi-year deal has been reached by NBC Sports Group to broadcast all 20 rounds of the 2020 MotoGP Championship across its platforms, including four races on NBC. NBC Sports opens the 2020 MotoGP calendar with coverage of the Qatar Grand Prix on Sunday, March 8, at 12.30pm ET on