MotoGP: Crutchlow’s Barcelona Q2 hopes ‘wrecked’ by Rabat

Cal Crutchlow felt he could have progressed into Q2 at the MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix had Tito Rabat not “wrecked” his final two laps in qualifying. The LCR rider was dropped into the Q1 places after ending FP3 in 16th, and did occupy a spot inside the top two in

Barcelona MotoGP: Quartararo leads Vinales in FP3

Fabio Quartararo beat Yamaha stablemate Maverick Vinales by 0.044 seconds in MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix FP3 as championship leader Andrea Dovizioso missed a Q2 place. The Ducatis struggled in the low-grip and windy conditions on Friday and didn’t do any running on soft rubber in FP2, which meant Danilo Petrucci

How a confusing Catalan GP Friday sums up MotoGP 2020

The 2020 MotoGP season has been wildly unpredictable since Marc Marquez’s injury in the Jerez season-opener, with a clear form guide still to emerge. Friday at the Catalan GP followed that theme, with many questions still yet to be answered… The final part of MotoGP’s latest triple-header takes place at

Rossi: My 2020 form would have convinced me to stay in MotoGP

Valentino Rossi says his current form would have convinced him to stay in MotoGP for 2021 had his plans not been altered by the coronavirus pandemic. The Yamaha rider is set to sign his 2021 deal with Petronas SRT this weekend, with Rossi confirming back in July that he was

LCR Honda MotoGP team member tests positive for COVID-19

A Honda employee working for the LCR MotoGP team has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been immediately isolated, as are those who were in direct contact. LCR confirmed on its social media channels that someone from Honda has tested positive for the virus, while the three with Category 1

Quartararo: Struggling to overtake with the Yamaha

Petronas Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo admits it’s “difficult to win a race” in MotoGP on the Yamaha if he’s not leading due to the bike’s lack of power. The Yamaha has won four times this season in the hands of Quartararo at the Jerez double-header, his teammate Franco Morbidelli in the

Podcast: MotoGP’s title battle remains wide open

Maverick Vinales became the sixth different winner in the 2020 MotoGP season after scoring victory in the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Misano. The Yamaha riders made big changes to his approach and to his Yamaha across the second Misano weekend after a disastrous San Marino GP, in which he

Alex Marquez says Misano result ‘not real’

Alex Marquez admits his seventh in the MotoGP Emilia Romagna Grand Prix was “not real” because the high attrition, but believes his pace was strong enough for the top 10. The Honda rider qualified down in 17th as he continues to struggle to extract the maximum on a fresh soft

Suzuki’s Mir: Title bid “starts here now” after third podium

Suzuki’s Joan Mir says his back-to-back Misano podiums have come after his maiden rostrum in last month’s Austrian MotoGP Grand Prix gave him extra confidence in the title race. Mir has proven to be one of the most consistent riders in MotoGP in recent races, scoring 69 points from the

Misano MotoGP: Vinales becomes sixth different winner of 2020

Maverick Vinales took first win of the 2020 MotoGP season after a late crash for long-time leader Francesco Bagnaia gifted the Yamaha rider in the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. Vinales struggled from pole position in the first Misano race last week owing to an incorrect tyre choice, but a change