MotoGP: Rossi reflects on ’emotional’ factory Yamaha exit

Valentino Rossi says his final outing with the factory Yamaha MotoGP squad in the Portuguese Grand Prix was “an emotional moment”. Nine-time grand prix world champion Rossi has spent 15 years of his career with the works Yamaha squad, first joining it in 2004 and returning in 2013 following a

MotoGP champion Mir feels “free just to focus on the riding”

Suzuki’s Joan Mir admits he feels “free just to focus on the riding” now he is MotoGP world champion, following today’s Portuguese Grand Prix practice sessions. Mir said he felt “no difference” on track, after scoring his maiden MotoGP title – Suzuki’s first in 20 years – in just his

MotoGP on TV today – How can I watch qualifying for the Valencia GP?

Valencia will host the penultimate qualifying session of the 2020 MotoGP season on November 14. Find out how to watch the Valencia Grand Prix qualifying, what time it starts and more here. What time does qualifying for the Valencia MotoGP start?  Q1 will begin at 2:50pm local time (CET), followed

Why Yamaha’s MotoGP rivals should fear Crutchlow’s return

Yamaha’s signing of Cal Crutchlow as its new test rider is a major statement of intent as it strives to iron out the weak spots that have hindered its 2020 hopes. Even though he won’t be racing, the Briton can be expected to have a major impact A golden chapter

MotoGP: Valentino Rossi tests positive for COVID-19 again

Yamaha MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi has tested positive for COVID-19 again just a week after testing negative following a two-round layoff with the virus last month. Rossi was forced to miss the Aragon double-header in October when he caught the virus between the French and Aragon Grands Prix. The Yamaha

MotoGP: Andrea Iannone appeal rejected, doping ban increased

Andrea Iannone’s MotoGP career has been dealt a massive blow after his appeal to have an anti-doping ban overturned was rejected and increased to four years. Iannone was suspended from competition by the FIM at the end of last year when he was found to have tested positive for a

Dovizioso set to take MotoGP sabbatical in 2021

Outgoing Ducati MotoGP rider Andrea Dovizioso is set to take a sabbatical in 2021 and won’t become a test rider, Motorsport.com understands. Dovizioso’s future was placed into uncertainty during the Austrian Grand Prix weekend in August when he announced he would not be renewing his contract with Ducati for 2021,

MotoGP: Espargaro will “test” Rins at start of European GP

European Grand Prix poleman Pol Espargaro says he’ll “test” second-placed Alex Rins early in Sunday’s MotoGP race if the Suzuki rider is able to jump him off the line.  Espargaro snatched his first pole since the Styrian GP on Saturday on a damp Ricardo Tormo Circuit near Valencia by 0.041

“Irregular” MotoGP form “hurts a lot” – Quartararo

Fabio Quartararo says his “irregular” form in 2020 “hurts a lot” as it has allowed his MotoGP championship hopes to vanish following a crash in the European Grand Prix. The Petronas SRT Yamaha rider came in 2020 as the favourite following a breakout rookie campaign last year, and only added

Vinales: 2020 MotoGP season a lost year for me, Yamaha

Maverick Vinales feels 2020 is a lost year for himself and Yamaha to win the MotoGP title in Marc Marquez’s absence, and says he’s “paying” for Yamaha’s engine debacle. Vinales is currently 19 points from championship leader Joan Mir with three rounds to go, but will have to start the