WRC: Franco Morbidelli to contest Rally Monza in a Hyundai

Three-time MotoGP race winner Franco Morbidelli will take part in next month’s World Rally Championship finale at Rally Monza with Hyundai Rally Team Italia. WRC organisers announced earlier this year its coronavirus-affected 2020 season would be brough to a close on December 3-6 with the ACI Rally Monza event. Rally

2020 MotoGP: Morbidelli masters Motorland – 2nd win – paultan.org

Second win in the pandemic hit 2020 MotoGP season for Petranas Yamaha Sepang Racing Team (SRT) rider Franco Morbidelli in Aragon, Spain. Taking the lead after Takaaki Nakagami of LCR Honda Idemitsu crashed on the first lap, Morbidelli – “Franky” to fans – took the chequered flag for the Gran

Morbidelli “looking forward” to Rossi MotoGP fight in 2021

Franco Morbidelli says he is “looking forward to fighting” with his mentor Valentino Rossi next year when both become MotoGP teammates at Petronas Yamaha. Nine-time grand prix motorcycle world champion Rossi signed a one-year deal last weekend with Yamaha to be a fully-supported works rider at Petronas for 2021. He

Misano MotoGP: Morbidelli bags maiden win, Quartararo retires

Franco Morbidelli dominated a dramatic San Marino Grand Prix to claim his first MotoGP victory, while Petronas Yamaha teammate Fabio Quartararo crashed twice and retired from the race. Morbidelli nailed his launch from second on the grid to lead Valentino Rossi on the factory team Yamaha into the first corner,

Morbidelli opens up on Spike Lee-inspired Misano helmet message

Franco Morbidelli says he wanted to tackle racism with his Spike Lee-inspired MotoGP San Marino Grand Prix helmet design as it is “important to remember we are all the same”. Racism and diversity have been topics at the forefront in sport in 2020 in light of the Black Lives Matter

Brno MotoGP: Morbidelli tops FP3, Dovizioso to Q1

Franco Morbidelli topped a frantic MotoGP FP3 ahead of the Czech Grand Prix, with Alex Rins, Andrea Dovizioso and Jack Miller propping up a volatile Q1 group for qualifying. Just 0.257 seconds covered the top 10 at Brno on Saturday morning, with Petronas Yamahah’s Morbidelli edging late-improver Johann Zarco on

MotoGP news: Morbidelli to stay at Petronas Yamaha until ’22

Franco Morbidelli will remain with Petronas Yamaha in MotoGP until the 2022 season after signing a new two-year deal with the outfit. Morbidelli joined the team for his sophomore campaign in the premier class last year aboard current-spec Yamaha machinery, and ended up 10th in the standings having managed a best

Morbidelli, Mir blame Zarco for first-lap Brno crash

Franco Morbidelli and Joan Mir have both pointed the finger at Johann Zarco for causing them to crash on the opening lap of MotoGP’s Czech Grand Prix. Both Morbidelli and Mir were first-lap casualties at Brno, both the Petronas Yamaha rider and Suzuki rider tumbling at Turn 4. The incident