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Everything we know ahead of the 2020 season opener Preseason has now come to an end so let's take a look at what we know heading into the opening round of the 2020 MotoGP World Championship.
Oliveira: Time attack, pace difference 'scary but positive' Tech3 KTM's Miguel Oliveira only 19th fastest at the Qatar MotoGP test, but race pace 'better than half of the riders in front of us'.
New custom typeface for MotoGP 2020 racing season inaugurated with a vibrant new font representing the essence and values of MotoGP.
MotoGP gets slick new font design for 2020 As web publishers and graphic designers, we're very much in love with the new font that's been developed for MotoGP… The Fontsmith design team collaborated with Dorna Sports to design an original, premium and charismatic typographic identity for MotoGP.
Binder says "amazing lap" in test was a surprise KTM MotoGP rider Brad Binder says his strong laptime on the final day of pre-season testing in Qatar came as a surprise.
Qatar Test: 'Surprised' Binder 'put in new tyres and bam!' Brad Binder signed off preparations for his rookie MotoGP season in style by being the fastest KTM rider in Qatar.The South African rocketed as high as fourth place after fitting new tyres to his.
Guest Blog: Mat Oxley - The story behind Ducati's new MotoGP shapeshifter Oxley is a former racer, TT winner and highly respected author of biographies of world champions Mick Doohan and Valentino Rossi, and currently writes for Motor Sport Magazine, where he is MotoGP correspondent. We are featuring sections from Oxley's blogs, which are posted in full on the Motor Sport Magazine website.
Qatar Test: Nakagami 'happy, close, in less pain' Takaaki Nakagami, who 'lost' one of his 2019-spec RCVs to Marc Marquez on the final day in Qatar, finished MotoGP pre-season testing just a fraction behind the reigning world champion. Perhaps due to the lack of a second bike, Nakagami only completed 33 laps on the last day at Losail, the least of any rider.
Red Bull Releases The MotoGP Documentary We All Deserve - Andrea Dovizioso This sport is way ahead of the traditional ones like soccer in Europe and South America or football in the U.S. Fans of different teams and riders sit next to each other holding no grudges to the opposite team that wins in that moment… And that is something beautiful, something almost all other sports out there should draw inspirations from.
Yamaha take 2020 preseason testing clean sweep Viñales and Quartararo topped the four winter tests as the Iwata factory look set for a strong season.
Qatar Test: Crutchlow 'toughs it out' on final day Forced to halt testing early on day two due to arm injuries, Cal Crutchlow was back on track for a painful final day of MotoGP pre-season testing, in Qatar. The Englishman was to receive little obvious reward for his efforts, being left just 18th on the timesheets.
Qatar Test: Zarco: Good lap time, good test New Avintia Ducati rider Johann Zarco could be one to watch during qualifying for the Qatar MotoGP season opener.Playing catch-up after missing last year's Valencia and Jerez tests, the Frenchman turned heads with the sixth fastest lap time during day two of the final pre-season outing at Losail.Zarco admits he's not yet able to be as strong for...
MotoGP: Welcome To Valentino Rossi's Secret Archive, Part One In this video, Dainese takes us inside Valentino Rossi's personal archive of the riding gear he has worn through his legendary racing career.
What we learned from the Qatar MotoGP test It will take something special to dethrone Marc Marquez as MotoGP's supreme force but, as pre-season testing indicated, the conditions for this may very well be in place for 2020.
MotoGP Top Speed Analysis - Comparisons If you have been following 2020 MotoGP pre-season testing in Malaysia, and more recently over the weekend at Losail, you would have read much discussion regarding new engines for the new season.
Qatar MotoGP Test Subscriber Notes: Assessing All Six Factories After Qatar So testing is done and dusted - at Qatar, quite literally, once the wind picks up - and the pile of parts each factory brought has been sifted through, approved, or discarded. The factories are as ready as they are ever going to be for the first race in Qatar, at which point the real work starts.
The perfect build-up. Well, this weekend was the last test of 2020 preseason testing. Next stop race one in Qatar, march the 8th can not come around quick enough. But before we get there, there are some talking points from the test that can't be ignored. So let us have a look at some of these.
MotoGP 2020, Qatar pre-season testing, Marc Marquez, Honda MotoGP It took a “borrowed” bike to get there, but reigning champion Marc Marquez has claimed Honda took a “great step” with its troublesome 2020 RC213V in the Qatar test.
Ducati finish winter testing happy without setting the times alight What's in store for Ducati in 2020? Qatar will tell a lot about their potential title hopes given recent success.
MotoGP 2020 rides into town The Thailand leg of MotoGP 2020 takes place in Buri Ram next month, instead of October as in previous years. This will be Thailand's third successive year as host of the world Grand Prix motorcycle racing series. Previously, the event came to the kingdom for Round 15, but this year it will be Round 2.
MotoGP, Ducati with variable geometry: all the inventions of the Men in Red MotoGP: It all started with Filippo Preziosi and it continues with Gigi Dall'Igna; in Borgo Panigale there’s always room for innovation, starting with the D16 'dachshund' and including wings and spoons.
Qatar Test: Rins 'step forward', Mir 'strong pace', Suzuki 'ready' Alex Rins 'happy' and 'confident' as pre-season testing ends in Qatar, Suzuki team-mate Joan Mir 'really close to the top guys'.
SBK, Haslam: "Bautista is a MotoGP rider, it's not easy to adapt to an inline four" SBK: "He prefers to be smooth, which is why he won a lot with Ducati's V4 last year, but he will arrive"
Qatar Test: Rossi 'quite fast', but 'a little worried' Tyre degradation returned to haunt Valentino Rossi on the final day of MotoGP pre-season testing.The Italian, 41, spent much of last year troubled by premature tyre wear during races and was absent from the podium from round four onwards.Although Rossi 'feels good' on the 2020 M1 and is 'quite fast' on new tyres, The Doctor was dismayed to lose...
Qatar Test: Petrucci 'removes doubts' as Ducati shows pace Danilo Petrucci 'removes doubts' with a full race simulation on the final night of the Qatar MotoGP test, Andrea Dovizioso and Francesco Bagnaia also.
Qatar Test race simulations: who impressed? Three riders completed full or near to full race distance runs and there was one rider who caught the eye.
Redding plans to study Rea in first WSBK races Ducati rider Scott Redding says he plans to study World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea during his first races in the category.
Phillip Island WorldSSP Test Day 2 Results: Locatelli Takes A Commanding Lead Andrea Locatelli ended the final day of WorldSSP testing with a commanding lead, the Bardahl Evan Bros Yamaha rider nearly two thirds of a second quicker than reigning World Supersport champion Randy Krummenacher on the MV Agusta.
This is MotoGP: a permanent revolution The World Championship aligns itself perfectly with current trends that guarantee an enormous global impact for its fans.
Qatar Test: Fastest Vinales 'can't wait' for round one Maverick Vinales will go into the new MotoGP season having been both quickest of all over a single lap at the final Qatar test and extremely strong in terms of race pace.The Monster Yamaha rider moved to the head of the timesheets by just 0.033s over Petronas Yamaha's Franco Morbidelli during the final hour of testing.It put Vinales on top of a...
Monster Energy Yamaha conclude Qatar test in style We are now less than two weeks away from the opening race of the season at the Losail International Circuit, and one team is stealing the headlights. Monster Energy Yamaha have completed a great few weeks of testing that started in Sepang, before the recent three day Qatar test.
MotoGP, Rossi: "I'm worried, same problems as 2019 with the tyres" A lot of riders went fast. "It's incredible, there are 12 riders in less than half a second, it's like Moto2. It's great for the championship and for the fans, because there is a big balance between different riders and bikes." Audio recorded by Marco Caregnato.
MotoGP: Vinales tops the timesheets as Yamaha locks out top three spots in Qatar test Factory Yamaha rider Maverick Viñales has ended the Qatar Test at the top of the timesheets thanks to a scintillating 1:53.858 lap on the final day of testing in Doha.
MotoGP Gossip: Dovizioso: Marquez will still be in 2020 title fight In the latest round-up of MotoGP gossip, Andrea Dovizioso expects Marc Marquez to be in the world title tussle whatever shape his Honda is in, Romano Fenati becomes a crime-stopper and Aleix Espargaro hits out at Aprilia team-mate Andrea Iannone.
2020 MotoGP could be a real nail-biter: Fastest & 19th fastest split by under a second at Qatar Test! This is very good for the Championship and for the fans that will follow the races because there looks to be a lot of balance between different riders and different bikes." Based on the last few days of the winter testing, Suzuki and Yamaha seem to have an edge over the rest.
MotoGP, Crutchlow: "The Honda seems to go faster with used tires." And even if they'll only be taking stock during the Qatar GP, it now seems clear that the they have some big fish to fry in Tokyo with the new RC213-V. The most important wake-up call comes from Marc Marquez who, although not at his physical best, still "rejected" the new bike using the 2019 one "to take a step forward".
The story behind Ducati's new MotoGP shapeshifter Adjustable geometry is a bike racing holy grail – Ducati’s new shapeshifting device is the latest stab at achieving it, and probably more top speed as well.
Rea tops final World Superbike 2020 pre-season test Kawasaki rider Jonathan Rea topped the final World Superbike pre-season two-day test for 2020 at Phillip Island, ahead of the opening round at the same venue.
MotoGP: The MotoGP World Cup, Marc Mrquez's sore shoulder earring JAVIER SNCHEZ Tuesday, 25 February 2020 – 02:04 It took place in November, the rehabilitation was complicated in December and is still painful two weeks after the start of the championship in Qatar. Marc Mrquez, Monday at the Losail circuit. REPSOL HONDA Pre-season Honda admits its problems: “We don't know the solution” On November 25,.
Best MotoGP images from #QatarTest All the action from the 2020 MotoGP Qatar Test Day 3 with Maverick Vinales leading the Yamaha dominated test, ahead of Franco Morbidelli and Fabio Quartararo, and Jack Miller top Ducati in fifth.
Maverick Vinales heads the field on final test day Could Vinales be a champion in 2020? The signs look very promising as Top Gun finishes testing on top.
Vinales tops final day of Qatar test for Yamaha Maverick Vinales topped the final day of MotoGP pre-season testing at Qatar on his factory Yamaha, notching up the fifth fastest time for the M1 across six official 2020 test days. Vinales-as well as second placed man Franco Morbidelli on his Petronas SRT Yamaha-were the only men to lap underneath the 1:54 barrier across the final official test…
MotoGP, Alex Marquez: "This test in Qatar was a real disaster." MotoGP: "Honda's problem is its character. Now we have to try to improve. The difference between here and Sepang is inexplicable. I also talked to Marc about it."
MotoGP, Rins: "2020 could be Suzuki's year thanks to the Michelins" MotoGP: "The tyres help us, and the Yamaha perform better and have a longer life." Mir: "In 2019 I suffered because of my crash in Brno, now I'm ready to fight with the best"
MotoGP riders reflect on #QatarTest 2020 MotoGP Riders reflect on #QatarTest 2020 after three days of testing at Losail. Full results here along with images / quotes from almost every rider. Yamaha 1-2-3.
Rossi “worried” about 2020 Yamaha’s race pace No description available…
MotoGP #QatarTest Day Three Roundup If there's one thing 2020 preseason has taught us to expect, it's some serious speed from Yamaha and Suzuki. At the close of testing before the first race weekend of the year that remained entirely true, with Maverick Viñales getting into the 1:53s with a 1:53.858 to head the pile.
Rossi "worried" about 2020 Yamaha's race pace Valentino Rossi admits he is “worried” about the 2020 Yamaha’s race pace ahead of the first race of the new MotoGP season, as he is still ‘suffering’ with tyre wear.
Marquez claims Honda "found the problem" on final test day MotoGP champion Marc Marquez says Honda has “found the way” with its troubled 2020 RC213V, following a pre-season testing phase which had the injured Spaniard “worried”.
Qatar Test: Marquez: 'Great step' after being 'completely lost' No matter how you look at it, a rider switching to last year's machine on the very last day of MotoGP pre-season testing is never a good thing.But reigning champion Marc Marquez claimed a "great step" had been made after experimenting with a mix of new and old parts, including a hastily-painted 2019 RCV 'borrowed' from Takaaki Nakagami, on the...
Qatar Test: Aleix: Aprilia feeling improved lap after lap on race run With pre-season testing complete with the new Aprilia RS-GP, could Aleix Espargaro be set to pull off a surprise at the start of the 2020 MotoGP.
MotoGP: Honda admits its serious problems: "We don't know the solution. We're testing things from 2019" The verdict of Albert Puig proved as conclusive as disturbing in Losail. "We do not know the solution to our problems.
Marquez: Honda made 2020 MotoGP bike breakthrough on last Qatar day MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez says Honda has "found the way" with its troubled 2020 RC213V, following a pre-season testing phase that "worried" the injured Spaniard.
Qatar Test: Race simulations leave Quartararo, Morbidelli smiling Both Petronas Yamaha riders signed off the 2020 pre-season with strong race simulations on the final night in Qatar. After six poles and seven podiums during his rookie campaign, Quartararo - now promoted to Factory spec M1 machinery - has his sights firmly set on the top step:.
Rossi: "I feel good with the bike" The Doctor was in good spirits after the Qatar Test but admits there’s work to be done if a victory challenge is on the cards.
Rossi fears repeat of MotoGP tyre wear struggles with 2020 Yamaha Valentino Rossi admits he is worried about the 2020 Yamaha's race pace ahead of the first race of the new MotoGP season, as he is still 'suffering' with tyre wear. In recent years Yamaha riders have constantly struggled in races with rear tyres beginning to fade too much halfway through a race distance.
Qatar Test confirms 2020 is set to be ultra competitive Half a second covers the six factories at the end of preseason testing as we now look forward to the Qatar GP.
Viñales heads Yamaha top three lockout in Qatar Spaniard fastest from the two Petronas Yamaha SRT riders at the Qatar Test as 2020 preseason ends.
Qatar MotoGP Test Combined Times: Viñales Leads Yamaha Onslaught 1) Marquez / Quartararo 2) Quartararo / Marquez wee gap 3) Vinales 4) Rins 5) So forth… Carmelo Ezpeleta paid someone deep in HRC to "tweak" the RC making it slightly less competative and bringing the field closer to MM93 thus creating more racing drama and selling more motogp.com subscricptions.
Qatar MotoGP Test Monday Final Times: Viñales Leads Morbidelli As Test Ends Maverick Viñales finishes the Qatar MotoGP test as the fastest rider, just as he did in 2019, the Monster Energy Yamaha rider finishing just ahead of Petronas Yamaha's Franco Morbidelli.
Vinales tops final test day, Marquez back on 2019 bike Maverick Vinales concluded MotoGP pre-season testing in Qatar fastest of all, as Honda appeared to hit a crisis point after Marc Marquez reverted to a 2019-spec bike.
Qatar MotoGP test times - Monday Final lap times from Monday's third and last day at the official 2020 Qatar MotoGP test.
Vinales fastest in final MotoGP test as Honda struggles continue Maverick Vinales concluded MotoGP pre-season testing in Qatar fastest of all, while Honda appears to have hit a crisis point after Marc Marquez reverted to testing a 2019 bike.
Qatar MotoGP test times - Combined Combined best lap times over all three days at the final 2020 MotoGP pre-season test, in Qatar.
MotoGP, HONDA CRISIS - Puig takes remedial action: in Qatar with the RCV 2019 or 2021! You're the journalists and you must understand my answers." But is there a real possibility that you race with the 2019 bike instead of the 2020 bike? "We are working, trying many things, but it is certainly not the end of the world. Yes, it is true that we are also working on the 2019 bike, but I don't know if that is the solution.
Qatar MotoGP Test Monday 6pm Times: Morbidelli Cracks 1'53 Barrier Marc Marquez is sixth quickest, the Repsol Honda rider two thirds of a second slower than Morbidelli. Testing continues until 8pm. Times at 6pm local time:. "When we fix the situation we will be happier" Alberto, how will we be able to tell? If you are, infact, happier?
MotoGP, Vinales: "I'm excited, the real potential is in me, not in the Yamaha" MotoGP: "The bike has improved, but I have made the real step forward. The new engine is more powerful, but we need more to beat a Ducati. Their device? Explain it to me please…"
MotoGP pre-season comes to an end in Qatar Qatar Test MotoGP 2020 After three days of running under the lights of the Losail International Circuit, the 2020 MotoGP pre-season is officially finished and the opening race awaits. With the chequered flag at 20:00 Local Time, the 2020 MotoGP pre-season officially drew to a close as the Repsol Honda Team saw the end of the Qatar Test.
MotoGP, Marquez crashes on his Honda and is saved by a Vespa… MotoGP: After crashing at turn 9 of the Losail track, the Spaniard was brought back to the garage by Matteo Baiocco on his trusty Vespa.
All you need to know about the 2020 Pro Draft Selection A guide to how the fastest gamers from the Pro Draft will be selected by MotoGP teams for the MotoGP eSport Championship’s Global Series.
Viñales leads Quartararo halfway through Day 3 Two Yamahas are top of the tree so far as we enter the final hours of 2020 preseason testing.
MotoGP, EXCLUSIVE - Zarco: "I dream of being the anti-Marquez for Ducati" Marquez signed a very long contract with Honda. Did you expect that? "Four years is a long time, it seems like a very long time. I don't know what to say about this, he is the strongest rider in the world. He has already done incredible things and I know he will do more.
Qatar MotoGP Testing Results: Vinales fastest, Marquez on 2019 Honda Maverick Vinales tops the timesheets as MotoGP pre-season testing comes to a conclusion in Qatar; Marc Marquez rides 2019 Honda amid crisis at champions.
Qatar MotoGP Test Monday 4pm Times: Quartararo Leads As Marquez Takes Step Back Danilo Petrucci is currently second, a few thousandths slower than Quartararo, while Marc Marquez is currently third fastest.
Andrea Dovizioso The Undaunted documentary shows Andrea Dovizioso as you’ve never seen him before as he puts it all on the line during 2019 in a bid to be crowned champion – get the lowdown on the MotoGP rider here.
Phillip Island WorldSBK Test Day 1 Results: Razgatlioglu Leads As Last Test Starts Toprak Razgatlioglu leads the way after the end of the first day, the Pata Yamaha rider just a fraction faster than Tom Sykes on the BMW in second and Loris Baz on the Ten Kate Yamaha in third. Less than four hundredths separates the top three.
Phillip Island WorldSSP Test Day 1 Results: Locatelli Leads A Brace Of MV Agustas Despite brisk winds, the World Supersport class got the best of the weather on Monday, with rookie and Moto2 refugee Andrea Locatelli taking a clear lead at the top of the timesheets. Two MV Agusta's followed Locatelli's Yamaha, three tenths back.
2020 Qatar MotoGP test - Day 3 LIVE! The final day of 2020 MotoGP pre-season testing is underway at the Losail Circuit in Qatar. Rins and Mir formed a Suzuki one-two during day one of testing, when Ducati's holeshot-based 'active' ride-height system was caught on camera. Quartararo, quickest over all three days of the Sepang test, then put Yamaha back on top on day two.
Pressure and pride The first South African to race in the top-tier MotoGP class in 20 years, Brad Binder believes he will stand firm in the face of pressure as he looks to make South Africa proud. Binder is already a World Champion for South Africa, and nothing can take that away from him.
Sunday MotoGP Summary at the Qatar Test: Happy Yamahas, How Ducati's Squatting Device Helps, And Honda's Tribulations The second day of the final preseason test of 2020 showed pretty much the same pattern as the first day: Maverick Viñales didn't finish the day on top of the timesheets, but the Monster Energy Yamaha rider clearly has the best pace, capable of running consistent low 1'54s, a tenth or two faster than anyone else.
MotoGP, Quartararo: "I'm not yet ready for the race… but I will be tomorrow" MotoGP: "I still have to get to know the new M1 better, but I already feel good on the bike." Morbidelli: "I don't have a factory M1? I will make up the difference in cornering"
MotoGP, Dovizioso: "Marquez in difficulty? He'll still be in front" MotoGP: "I'm fast, but only in the race will I be able to understand if I’m fast enough". Petrucci: "Suzuki and Yamaha are fast, they are wringing our necks"
Power & Glory, Marc Marquez an Acrylic Painting This large Box Canvas acrylic painting of Marc Marquez is from the third round of the 2018 MotoGP season, shows the power of the machine out of the bend. It was held at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin on 22 April 2018. He went on to win the 2018 World Championship.
Miller opens up on Ducati ride-height adjuster Speaking on Sunday after ending the second day of testing 15th-fastest, Miller spoke about the device further and revealed that it was the cause of him stalling on the grid just before the start of last year's Thailand GP.
Quartararo back on top while Zarco stands out Quartararo tops day two in Losail, but Zarco and Vinales have the paddock talking.
MotoGP, Bagnaia: "The new 'holeshot' device? Simple to use and useful" "It is very easy to use. Perhaps the biggest problem is the fact that you are riding a MotoGP at certain speeds, and there isn't much distance between one curve and another. I started using this solution here and not in Malaysia, because it takes time to understand it: it certainly helps you open the throttle and when exiting corners.
Marquez worried about 2020 Honda's Qatar MotoGP performance in test MotoGP champion Marc Marquez says he is worried about the Honda bike's performance in the Qatar pre-season test ahead of the 2020 season opener at the same venue. Though Marquez has not won at the Losail circuit since 2014, he has finished in the top five in every Qatar race since.
Saturday MotoGP Summary at the Qatar Test: A Fast Yamaha, Ducati's Holeshot Squatter, & Aprilia Aggro Here are the big takeaways from the first day of MotoGP testing in Qatar.
Quartararo quickest on Day 2 in Qatar as Yamaha and Suzuki dominate Fabio Quartararo set the fastest lap of the Qatar Test to top the timesheets on Day 2 with a 1:54.038, the Frenchman going a couple of tenths faster than the lap-times we saw at the event last season.
MotoGP #QatarTest - Day Two Roundup Fabio Quartararo set the fastest lap of the Qatar Test to top the timesheets on Day 2 with a 1:54.038, the Frenchman going a couple of tenths faster than the laptimes we saw at the event last season.
Marquez "of course worried" about Honda's Qatar form MotoGP champion Marc Marquez says he is 'of course worried' about Honda's performance in the pre-season test in Qatar ahead of the 2020 season opener at the same venue.
Miller has used new Ducati MotoGP ride height device since October Pramac rider Jack Miller has revealed he has been using Ducati's new ride height adjustment device since last year's MotoGP Thailand Grand Prix in October.
Marc Marquez: "I’m struggling more here" The reigning World Champion’s shoulder injury doesn't seem to be getting any easier at the Qatar Test.
Fastest Quartararo: We are not ready to race yet Despite topping the timesheet on the second day of the Qatar MotoGP test, Fabio Quartararo feels he still isn't ready to race with his Petronas Yamaha as he looks to utilise tomorrow's final day of pre-season action.
Qatar Test: Crutchlow: I'm in a fair amount of pain Cal Crutchlow's Sunday activities at the Qatar MotoGP test came to an early end due to arm injuries, leaving him just 21st on the timesheets. "After 27 laps today, unfortunately I crashed at turn two and have a haematoma on my right forearm and abrasions to both arms.
Zarco "riding better every time" on board the Ducati It was P6 for an upbeat Reale Avintia Racing rider on Day 2 of the Qatar Test.
The Redbubble Guide to MotoGP Merchandise Redbubble is full of the weird and wonderful, no matter what your interest, so it makes ideal present trawling territory. After sifting through the usual t-shirts and phone cases, I unearthed some absolute gems that may unsuspecting MotoGP fan would love to own… The shower curtain - Have you ever wanted shower with your favourite rider?
P1 for Quartararo as Yamaha, Suzuki continue to look strong The Frenchman heads Day 1 pacesetter Rins on Day 2 at the Qatar Test as the two Japanese factories lead the way again.
MotoGP, Ducati's secret revealed: Mountain Bike buttons for Dovi and Petrux Gigi Dall'Igna has once again intrigued everyone with two buttons that appeared yesterday on Dovizioso and Petrucci's Ducati, a solution that immediately gave the impression of a sort of holeshot 2.0 device, but which will actually not only be used by the riders at the start of the race.
Qatar MotoGP Test Sunday Final Times: Quartararo Leads Rins And Viñales Alex Rins ended the day in second place, the Suzuki Ecstar rider just under two tenths slower than Quartararo, and a few hundredths ahead of Maverick Viñales on the factory Monster Energy Yamaha. Franco Morbidelli put on a strong display once again, ending the day in fourth, just ahead of Pecco Bagnaia on the second Pramac Ducati.
Qatar MotoGP testing: Quartararo tops second day as Marquez crashes Fabio Quartararo put Yamaha on top of the timesheets on day two of the Qatar MotoGP pre-season test, as the injured Marc Marquez destroyed his Honda in a heavy crash. Petronas SRT rider Quartararo, who topped the Sepang test outright after leading all three days in Malaysia, was an early pacesetter on Sunday at Losail with a 1m54.974s lap.
Quartararo snatches back top spot to lead second day of Qatar MotoGP test Fabio Quartararo returned to the head of the timesheets by the end of the second day of running at Qatar for the final pre-season MotoGP test. The Frenchman posted the fastest time of the weekend so far on one of his qualifying simulations, a 1:54.038, to go just over four-tenths quicker than Alex Rins’ best effort from yesterday’s opening…
Quartararo leads second day of test, heavy crash for Marquez Fabio Quartararo put Yamaha on top of the timesheets on day two of the Qatar MotoGP pre-season test, as the injured Marc Marquez destroyed his Honda in a heavy crash.
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MotoGP: Quartararo Takes Charge On Day Two Of Qatar Test Losail International Circuit. Doha, Qatar. February 23, 2020. Day Two Test Results :. More, from a press release issued by Dorna:. Quartararo quickest on Day 2 in Qatar. Frenchman faster than 2019's quickest lap in testing, with Rins in hot pursuit. Sunday, 23 February 2020.
Rossi needs "two-three tenths" to fight for win Valentino Rossi believes he needs to find “two or three tenths” to be able to battle for victory on the 2020 Yamaha following day one of the Qatar MotoGP test.
Qatar MotoGP Test Sunday 6pm Times: Bagnaia Takes Over As Marquez Crashes Qatar is a good track for Bagnaia, the Italian youngster being quick at this test here last year. Alex Rins leads the battle of the Suzuki Ecstar teammates, six hundredths of a second behind Bagnaia, and three hundredths ahead of Joan Mir. Maverick Viñales is currently fourth fastest, a fraction faster than Andrea Dovizioso on the factory Ducati.
Rossi needs to find 'two/three tenths' to fight for MotoGP wins Valentino Rossi believes he needs to find "two or three tenths" to be able to battle for victory on the 2020 Yamaha following day one of the Qatar MotoGP test.
MotoGP Qatar Test: Suzuki revolution in 2020? Alex Rins and Joan Mir secure 1-2 Arguably the biggest talking point on Day 1 was Ducati's ride height adjuster that was predominantly seen on Jack Miller's Pramac Racing GP20. Ducati Team Manager Davide Tardozzi admitted they have something new on their bike that they are trying.
16:30 in Qatar: Petrucci tops the Day 2 timesheets Ducati leads KTM and Yamaha so far as the second day of the Qatar Test gets going.
Honda winning again in World Superbike "a question of time" "For sure to beat a rider like him is always difficult, because he can manage the situation, he knows very well the team, the bike," said Bautista. "He didn't make a lot of mistakes. "To beat a rider like him you have to not make mistakes and be the fastest.
MotoGP, Aleix Espargarò: "Iannone has disrespected me and Aprilia" MotoGP: Andrea had declared that the new RS-GP was designed following his indications. "It is not true, and that’s the end of our relationship. Last year he used my settings and came behind me"
MotoGP, Rins: "Marquez used me as a benchmark? Just a coincidence" MotoGP: "We went out of the pits a couple of times together. I'm happy and on the right track." Mir: "If the race were tomorrow, I could fight for the podium"
Suzuki take control in the heat of Qatar Rins and Mir show the potential that could be title challenging, as Suzuki light up the times on day one in Qatar.
2020 Qatar MotoGP test - Day 2 LIVE! The second day at the second and final 2020 MotoGP pre-season test is underway at the Losail Circuit in Qatar. Alex Rins and Joan MirMir formed a Suzuki one-two courtesy of flying laps at the end of day one of testing, which also saw Ducati's holeshot-based 'active' ride-height system caught on camera.
Qatar MotoGP test times - Sunday The second day of the final 2020 MotoGP pre-season test is underway in Qatar.This year's testing action starts at 1pm and ends in darkness at 8pm over the three days, following the new MotoGP race start time of 6pm for the March 8 season-opener.Rins and Mir formed a Suzuki one-two during day one, when Ducati's holeshot-based 'active' ride-height...
Qatar Test: Savadori confirmed as Aprilia test rider Having joined Aprilia for the Sepang tests, the factory has now officially signed Lorenzo Savadori as a MotoGP test rider.The Italian was called-up during the reshuffle that followed Andrea Iannone suspension for a failed doping test.Iannone's usual winter workload has been given to current test and wild-card rider Bradley Smith, who is also...
Aprilia confirm Lorenzo Savadori as MotoGP test rider Italian confirmed to be part of the Noale factory setup for the 2020 campaign.
Crutchlow having to ride "amateur" to stay on 2020 Honda LCR’s Cal Cructhlow admits he is having to ride the 2020 Honda MotoGP bike “quite amateur” just to “stay on” it and feels worse on it in Qatar than in Malaysia.
Crutchlow: 2020 Honda MotoGP has to be ridden like "amateur" LCR Honda rider Cal Cructhlow admits he is having to ride the 2020 Honda MotoGP bike like an "amateur" and feels worse on it in Qatar than in Malaysia. Crutchlow said at the Sepang pre-season test two weeks ago that the new-spec RC213V is worse at turning than its predecessor, which he was very vocal about across the 2019 season.
Qatar MotoGP Testing Results: Yamaha and Suzuki top, Honda struggling Yamaha and Suzuki continue to lead the way in MotoGP testing in Qatar as Marc Marquez suffers a fall on a difficult day for Honda.
MotoGP: Aprilia Signs Lorenzo Savadori As Official Test Rider Lorenzo Savadori will be an Aprilia Racing rider for the 2020 season which is just around the corner. The Cesena native, FIM STK 2015 champion astride the Aprilia RSV4, has signed a contract that binds him to the Noale based manufacturer.
MotoGP, Lorenzo Savadori has decided: Aprilia tester for the new RS-GP In the Italian Championship Savadori will race the whole season with the support of the Nuova M2 team with whom, always on the RSV4, he already competed and won races last season.
Lorenzo Savadori signs on as Aprilia MotoGP Tester Aprilia have managed to keep Lorenzo Savadori in their fold by convincing the 26-year-old Italian to continue with them after he had been heavily courted, and almost signed, by MIE Racing Honda as team-mate to Takumi Takahashi on the new Fireblade SP in World Superbike.
MotoGP, Rossi: "Marquez four years with Honda is a strange decision: he must have his reasons" The new M1 is a step forward. "It was a positive day - commented Rossi - we confirmed what we saw in Sepang. I finished in seventh place, but throughout the day I was consistently fast and I'm really happy about this. It seems that the bike has improved a lot compared to last season and also compared to the last test.
QatarTest 2020 Day One Times - MCNews.com.au It's a good sign that we are doing a good job, not only on the track but also in the box." Sepang Test pacesetter Fabio Quartararo tried the hole-shot device on Saturday and was pretty positive about it, and he continued getting to grips with the 2020 YZR-M1, finishing P8 with a best time of 1:55.204 and working more on his race rhythm.
Qatar Test: Ducati silent as ride-height footage emerges Just when its MotoGP rivals were getting to grips with Ducati's holeshot device, the goalposts are moved once again…
Qatar Test: Suzuki rules day one at Qatar test After last year's qualifying woes, Alex Rins has more justification than most in fitting new tyres for a time attack during MotoGP pre-season testing. Fresh rubber and low fuel duly helped Rins snatch the top spot in the closing minutes of day one at the Qatar test, outpacing team-mate Joan Mir by just 0.002s for a Suzuki one-two.
Marquez struggling with shoulder more at Qatar "Of course, if you have an easier bike to turn it will be easier for the physical condition," Marquez said. "We know that Honda is one of the bikes that is more demanding on physical condition. "Here in this circuit we are one more year all the weak points of the bike and the riding style; all these long corners are our weak points.
MotoGP champion Marquez "struggling more" with shoulder in Qatar MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez admits the nature of the Qatar circuit means he is struggling with his injured right shoulder more than he was at the Sepang test.
Espargaro slams "super disrespectful" Iannone Aleix Espargaro has branded comments Aprilia MotoGP teammate Andrea Iannone made about the level of input he had in the bike’s development “super disrespectful”.
MotoGP #QatarTest - Day one roundup After Yamaha topped all three days of the Sepang Test with Fabio Quartararo, Suzuki struck back in Qatar as Alex Rins led teammate Joan Mir to lock out the top and the two Hamamatsu factory machines were split by just 0.002.
Espargaro slams "super disrespectful" MotoGP team-mate Iannone Aleix Espargaro has branded comments Aprilia MotoGP team-mate Andrea Iannone made about the level of input he had in the bike's development "super disrespectful".
MotoGP Preview of the Qatar Test: Last Chance to Get Things Right David gives us a preview of what to expect and see under the desert lights, as MotoGP begins its preseason testing at the Losail circuit in Qatar.
Battle ready: Suzuki secure 1-2 on opening day in Qatar Rins and Mir were split by just 0.002 as the Hamamatsu factory pick up where they left off at Sepang.
MotoGP, Taramasso: Here's how the new Michelin tyre will help improve the show MotoGP: EXCLUSIVE - “It offers more grip and is a clear advantage for everyone. Marquez? He’s like Schumacher winning with Ferrari. We will be in MotoGP at least until 2023"
Qatar MotoGP Test Saturday Final Times: Rins Leads Suzuki Clean Sweep Alex Rins has topped the timesheets at the end of the first day of the MotoGP test at Qatar, the Suzuki Ecstar rider getting half a second under the race lap record, and within two tenths of the best time set at the test here last year. But Rins was over a tenth of a second quicker than his fastest lap of the 2019 test, showing solid improvement.
Photo gallery: Qatar Test Day 1 View the top captures of the MotoGP riders laying down the rubber at the Losail International Circuit.
Rins heads Suzuki 1-2 on first day of MotoGP Qatar test Alex Rins became the first man to break Fabio Quartararo’s stranglehold on pre-season running so far as the final Qatar test got underway, the Suzuki man heading team-mate Joan Mir. Third fastest at the end of day one was the leading factory Yamaha of Maverick Vinales, the Spaniard heading Danilo Petrucci on the factory Ducati.
Qatar MotoGP testing: Rins heads Suzuki 1-2 as Alex Marquez crashes Alex Rins led a Suzuki 1-2 on the first day of the final MotoGP pre-season test in Qatar, while Honda rookie Alex Marquez crashed twice during the session.
Qatar MotoGP Test Saturday 5pm Times: Action Picks Up As Sun Starts To Set The Qatar MotoGP test got off to a slow start as expected, with nothing moving on track until an hour after the track had opened. First to venture out was the rookie Iker Lecuona, soon after joined by other rookies.
MotoGP 20 Releasing This April With More Realistic Graphics MotoGP 20 will come with more realistic graphics than ever before, and will include new features such as fuel management, asymmetrical tires' consumption, and aerodynamic damages that will affect performance. MotoGP 20's new and improved Managerial Career will allow players to manage their entourage and make critical decisions that make an impact.
Midday: Dovizioso currently P1 as Qatar Test begins Italian sits less than a tenth ahead of Viñales as the Bologna factory test radical ride height adjuster on Day 1.
Qatar MotoGP test times - Saturday The opening day of the second and final official 2020 MotoGP pre-season test is underway in Qatar. Testing began at 1pm, but no riders were on track for the first hour and the season-opening night race won't start until 6pm on March 8. The track action concludes at 8pm each day.
2020 Qatar MotoGP test - Day 1 LIVE! The opening day at the second and final 2020 MotoGP pre-season test is underway at the Losail Circuit in Qatar. This year's testing action starts at 1pm and ends in darkness at 8pm over the three days, to fit with the new MotoGP race start time of 6pm for the March 8 season-opener.
MotoGP, Going after Vinales and Rins in Qatar: a 'step' in front of everyone MotoGP: ANALYSIS – The Malaysian tests showed the two Spaniards to be ahead of everyone: the pace of all the riders before hostilities are resumed at Losail.
MotoGP, Kuwata: "Honda not a slave to Marquez. Renewal never in doubt" The last comment concerned Jorge Lorenzo, who after having said goodbye to HRC, decided to start again from Yamaha as a test rider: "I'm not surprised for Jorge, every rider is free to decide what to do with his life - concluded a smiling Kuwata - we are certainly not here to force a person to do certain things." GPone Testata giornalistica reg.
Qatar MotoGP Test Preview: The Last Chance To Get Things Right From the humid heat of Malaysia to the cool desert night air, MotoGP enters the final test before the season kicks off in two weeks. The Qatar MotoGP test is something of an oddity, and hard to quantify. It comes too late to make any major changes to the bike, yet plays a crucial role in exposing vital weaknesses in the factories' MotoGP machines.
Lüthi and Ogura set lap records to top Moto2/3 Testing Tom Lüthi took top Moto2 honours with a 1:40m326 while Marco Bezzecchi's Thursday time saw the Italian take P2 in Andalucia, 0.122 behind Lüthi, with Federal Oil Gresini Moto2's Nicolo Bulega completing the top three across the combined three days. Nicolo Bulega - P3.
Aprilia officially launch the new RS-GP for 2020 MotoGP challenge An entirely redesigned RS-GP optimised in every aspect, beginning with the refined aerodynamics, which combine with a new 90-degree V4 engine. The package is completed by the exclusive seamless gearbox, developed in-house, and a double rail frame in aluminium, the same material used for the swingarm.
MotoGP 2020 Launches on April 23rd Announced via a new trailer, MotoGP 20 will be coming to current-gen platforms on April 23rd with lots of new and demanding content to provide a more in-depth experience of the moto racing world.
MotoGP, LIVE STREAMING. Iannone and Espargarò unveil the Aprilia 2020 in Qatar "Despite the situation that had arisen, Global Service Solutions however promised I would participate in the Supersport World Championship with my own structure and a competitive bike.
Romano Albesiano On Why Aprilia Changed The Engine Angle, Satellite Teams, And Measuring Success Albesiano, and Massimo Rivola, Aprilia Racing CEO, explained why they had changed the engine angle of the Aprilia, how that had affected the power delivery, and their main aim with the RS-GP. We also discussed the pros and cons of a satellite team, and how data from racing makes its way back into production.
Aprilia's MotoGP Team Launch Perfectly Tells Their Story Right Now Aprilia is the last factory MotoGP team to debut its 2020 racing effort, and the unveiling is a perfect metaphor for the team's current situation.
Moto2: Dixon breaks finger, 'won't be a problem' for Qatar Jake Dixon is confident he will be back on track for the final Moto2 pre-season test in Qatar, despite suffering a broken finger at this week's Jerez test. The new Petronas rider, 17th quickest on day one, was injured during the second session of day two, prompting an immediate return to the UK for medical checks.
Jerez Moto3 Test Friday Times: Ogura Edges Out McPhee If the Moto2 lap record was broken at the Jerez test, the Moto3 pole record was absolutely destroyed, with 15 riders circulating below Gabriel Rodrigo's best pole time of 1'45.745 from 2019.
Jerez Moto2 Test Friday Times: Luthi Smashes Lap Record Tom Luthi has ended the Jerez Moto2 test as fastest, smashing the existing pole record by over eight tenths of a second in the process. The Intact GP rider was fast over a flying lap on Friday, after spending Thursday focusing on used tires, and posting an impressive race pace.
Rossi: Pedrosa, Lorenzo could race in 2021 "They are both younger than me, so they might even come back." Rossi, who had pushed for Yamaha to add Lorenzo in its roster, said the Spaniard was like "an assistant coach" during the Sepang test, and that his presence was "very important". He joked: "He's very friendly, he's calm, so it seems that when you stop racing your character improves.
A look ahead to the Qatar test and what you can expect A preview of the upcoming MotoGP test and what intriguing storylines to follow.
Ogura, McPhee and Rodrigo set 1:44s at Jerez Test The Moto3 class went faster than they ever have done in Andalucia as the three-day test draws to a close on Friday.
Lap record sees Lüthi end Jerez Test at the summit Swiss veteran beats Bezzecchi’s Day 2 time on the final day as Bulega completes the top three.
2020 Jerez Moto2 test times - Friday Thomas Luthi sets the pace during the first official Moto2 test of 2020, at Jerez.Jake Dixon returned to the UK to undergo checks on his right ring-finger, after falling on Thursday afternoon.Countryman Sam Lowes was absent for the entire test due to a recent shoulder injury sustained during a private test at the same track.The final official...
2020 Jerez Moto3 test times - Friday Ai Ogura leaves the opening official Moto3 test of 2020 on top of the timesheets, at Jerez.The final official pre-season test takes place in Qatar from February 28-March 1…
Aprilia's suspended MotoGP rider Iannone unlikely to race in Qatar Andrea Iannone now looks unlikely to contest the first round of the 2020 MotoGP season in Qatar next month, as his doping case is still yet to be resolved. Iannone is currently under suspension from MotoGP governing body the FIM after failing a World Anti-Doping Agency drug test during last year's Malaysian Grand Prix.
Aprilia unveils ‘all-new' 2020 RS-GP at Sepang Aprilia have unveiled their new 2020 MotoGP livery during a launch event at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia on Friday. Present at the launch was Andrea Iannone, who currently faces a doping ban and his ride alongside team-mate Aleix Espargaro is therefore under threat.
Suspended Iannone unlikely to race in MotoGP opener Andrea Iannone now looks unlikely to make the first race of the 2020 MotoGP season in Qatar next month, as a resolution on his doping case still hasn't been found.
MotoGP, Testing in Qatar, at Losail the moment of truth for Marquez's rivals MotoGP: The last three days of official testing are about to get underway in Losail. Ducati need to adapt to the Michelins, Yamaha are seeking confirmation, Suzuki will debut the starting device while KTM and Aprilia are aiming for a place among the top teams.
Riders readied for final pre-season MotoGP test at Losail After the Sepang Test and Fabio Quartararo's full house of fastest laps across the three days, it's time to get suited and booted for another three-day Official Test - the second and final, at Losail International Circuit in Qatar. Will Quartararo strike again?
Thailand MotoGP to go ahead as planned The government, via its Sports Authority of Thailand, confirmed yesterday that next month's Thailand Grand Prix motorcycling event can safely take place following the coronavirus outbreak. "We are ready to play host," SAT governor Gongsak Yodmani said in a statement.
Photo gallery: Aprilia's 2020 launch Aleix Espargaro, Andrea Iannone and Bradley Smith showed off Aprilia Racing Team Gresini’s 2020 livery in Qatar.
Espargaro, Iannone and Smith unveil 2020 Aprilia colours The trio took the covers off the new RS-GPs at the Losail International Circuit on Friday 21st February.
MotoGP 20: New features, updates, & more in launch trailer With the trailer came a host of info about new features, including the return of an old favourite.
Aprilia reveals 2020 MotoGP livery The Aprilia Racing Gresini team became the final MotoGP manufacturer to unveil the colours its bikes will sport during the 2020 season.
Aprilia Racing Gresini reveals 2020 MotoGP livery in Qatar The Aprilia Racing Gresini team has become the final MotoGP manufacturer to unveil the colours its bikes will sport during the 2020 season ahead of the final pre-season Qatar test. This season will be Aprilia's sixth since it returned to MotoGP in 2015 with a works effort in conjunction with Fausto Gresini's satellite team.
FIRST LOOK: Iannone, Espargaro unveil 2020 Aprilia MotoGP livery Aprilia's 2020 MotoGP rider line-up may currently be unclear, but the team has today presented its new race livery for the upcoming season.The factory still doesn't know if Andrea Iannone will be able to take up his place alongside Aleix Espargaro for the opening round on Qatar 8, with a verdict yet to delivered following the Italian's hearing...
MotoGP says Thai race will go ahead, renews Valencia deal Dorna Sports, the promoter behind the MotoGP motorcycling series, has confirmed that this year's Thailand Grand Prix will go ahead as scheduled next month.
Last call for preseason: the Qatar Test lights up Losail Three days of testing remain before 2020 begins, with plenty to look out for.
MotoGP: Iannone Included In Official Aprilia Team Introduction Andrea Iannone, who is currently suspended for failing an anti-doping test, was included in Aprilia's official team introduction in Qatar.
Thai MotoGP will go ahead after coronavirus check Race organisers yesterday announced that The Thailand MotoGP race in March will go ahead as planned, saying the government has decided theere is "no major risk" from the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Honda reveals 2020 World Superbike challenger Honda has unveiled its bike colours for the 2020 World Superbike season, showcasing the liveries of both the factory HRC team and Althea Racing.
Valencia poised for MotoGP calendar rotation Valencia could be among the first circuits to host MotoGP races under a new rotation policy as per its newly signed contract with championship promoter Dorna Sports. The Circuit Ricardo Tormo has inked a new agreement with Dorna covering 2022 to 2026, but which stipulates that it will host at least three grands prix during that period.
MotoGP 20 Announced with New Trailer Milestone and Dorna Sports S.L. are proud to announce that MotoGP 20, the latest chapter in the beloved MotoGP franchise, will be released on 23 April on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC/STEAM, Google Stadia and Nintendo Switch.
MotoGP 2020: Marc Marquez signs four more years with Repsol Honda HRC gives me the confidence to extend this partnership to obtain our common goal and continue our story of success." The Spaniard has broken several records racing in MotoGP that led to Repsol Honda clinching their Triple Crown for the third consecutive year last year.
Thailand MotoGP safe to go ahead after coronavirus check The Thailand MotoGP will go ahead in March after the country's government decided "there is no major risk" from coronavirus, the race organisers said on Thursday.
Valencia Grand Prix and MotoGP remain in coalition until the end of 2026 Dorna Sports confirmed the news that Valencia would remain a big part of the calendar, while all Grand Prix held will continue to be the season finale. The current deal will see the Valencia race event take place through to 2022, before alternating between Ricardo Tormo and other circuits on the Iberian Peninsula.
Bezzecchi fastest on Day 2 of Official Jerez Test The British rider suffered a crash at Turn 2 in the second session which damaged his right-hand ring finger, the Moto2 sophomore will now miss Day 3 as he flies back to the UK for further medical checks.
Marc Marquez and Honda stay together until 2024 The biggest prized asset in MotoGP history is off the market until 2024, after Marc Marquez and Honda agree to continue their partnership.
MotoGP 20 coming to Google Stadia on April 23 - 9to5Google Today, Milestone is following that game up with MotoGP 20 a full motorcycle Grand Prix racing simulator, releasing on all platforms including Google Stadia on April 23. At launch, one of the most valid criticisms of Google Stadia was its lack of games.
MotoGP, Ciabatti: "Marquez? Honda covered him with gold. We never considered Lorenzo" "Scott's goal is to win the SBK world title, as it is for Davies. Redding has already had experience in MotoGP, probably obtaining less than he could have, and now his goal is to race with Ducati for two years in SBK, hoping that he will be able to win the title in the first if not the second year.
Valencia agrees to alternating MotoGP rounds Instead, the traditional season finale has agreed to host 'at least three grands prix' between 2022-2026. 'The Valencia GP is guaranteed to take place in 2022 and thereafter may alternate with other circuits on the Iberian peninsula until 2026' said a statement from Dorna Sports.
Bezzecchi beats rookie Canet to Day 2 top spot The Italian sets a new lap record in Jerez as Aspar Team’s Canet impresses again.
MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi makes admission on Yamaha snub Valentino Rossi could be set for his last season as a main Yamaha rider but towards the latter part of last season he knew Fabio Quatararo was hot on his heels.
Jerez Moto2 Test Thursday Times: Bezzecchi Fastest, Canet Impresses Marco Bezzecchi has ended the day as the fastest of the Moto2 riders, the Sky VR46 rider taking four tenths off Remy Gardner's best time from Wednesday. But it was Aron Canet who impressed, the rookie building on a fast time yesterday to finish second on the Speed Up.
Thailand MotoGP round to go ahead despite coronavirus threat The Thailand Grand Prix, which is due to be the second round of the 2020 MotoGP season, will go ahead despite uncertainty over the outbreak of the coronavirus. Originating from nearby China in the province of Wuhan, the novel coronavirus has killed 1,775 people and infected over 70,00 people worldwide.
Valencia renews agreement with MotoGP until 2026 The Circuit Ricardo Tormo will host at least three Grands Prix from 2022 – 2026.
Thailand GP to go ahead despite coronavirus threat This year’s Thailand Grand Prix, the second round of the 2020 MotoGP season, will go ahead despite uncertainty over the coronavirus outbreak in the region.
Thailand MotoGP Round Will Go Ahead As Planned The Grand Prix of Thailand is to go ahead at the Buriram circuit as planned. The confirmation is good news for Thailand, but raises an issue with entry to the US for the race at the Circuit of The Americas. There have been reports that US Border Patrol has been refusing entry to travelers who have visited Thailand recently.
MotoGP 20 release date set for late April The MotoGP 20 release date has been set for late April across Windows PC, Xbox One, PS4, Switch and Stadia, Milestone and Dorna Sports today confirmed. Releasing just weeks after the official MotoGP Championship itself, players will be able to enjoy MotoGP 20 from 23 April.
Paddock Pass Podcast #131 - MotoGP Qatar Test Preview Another great episode from the Paddock Pass Podcast, giving insights into the preseason testing for MotoGP and WorldSBK paddocks.
Rodrigo takes Day 2 spoils in Jerez Argentine set the fastest time of the test so far to lead McPhee by just 0.005.
Coronavirus: 2020 Thailand MotoGP round will go ahead MotoGP has confirmed that the 2020 Thai Grand Prix will go ahead as planned, having been assured by the Thai government that there is 'no major risk' from the outbreak of coronavirus. Formula E's Chinese round in Sanya was cancelled last month and F1's Chinese GP in Shanghai has been postponed from its original date of April 19.
LCR reveals Crutchlow's livery for 2020 season The LCR Honda MotoGP team has unveiled its main livery for Cal Crutchlow for the 2020 season at the recording of BT Sport's season preview in London.
OR Grand Prix of Thailand will go ahead The Sports Authority of Thailand confirms that the event, set for mid-March, can safely take place.
MotoGP fans hail 'gorgeous' Suzi Perry as she teases pic of sport's return MotoGP begins in a little over two weeks with Marc Marquez, Valentino Rossi and Fabio Quartararo again the big draws, but fans seem just as excited to see Suzi Perry back on their screens.
Cal Crutchlow's LCR Honda livery for 2020 MotoGP season revealed The LCR Honda MotoGP team has unveiled its main livery for Cal Crutchlow for the 2020 season. Crutchlow tooks the wraps of the a largely unchanged bike livery at BT's studios in London on Thursday, though his bike will sport several revised liveries across the campaign.
Time to shine: Aprilia set for 2020 launch Watch the Italian marque unleash their new RS-GP colours in Qatar on Friday 21st February at 14:00 CET.
MotoGP, Pernat: "Way to go Honda, but now you're a slave to Marc Marquez." He probably doesn't care but, in what he did, he'll win with only one bike, unlike what Valentino did, who he tried to imitate." Yamaha confirmed Vinales and Quartararo, Honda has Marc Marquez, and Suzuki is very close to doing so with Rins and Mir. And Ducati?
MotoGP 20 Races Onto Stadia This April The team behind Monster Energy Supercross 3 just revealed MotoGP 20, and it's officially coming to Stadia in the near future. Developers 'Milestone' aim to launch the game on all available platforms on the same date. Which means Stadia won't be left behind if the studio is able to stay on target.
Marc Marquez signs with Honda - until 2024! Reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez has signed a four-year contract extension, twice the usual length, keeping him as a factory Honda rider until at least 2024. After a title each in the 125cc and Moto2 classes, Marquez has been at Repsol Honda ever since his rookie 2013 MotoGP season.
How to follow the MotoGP Qatar Test Live Timing, After the Flag, reports, highlights, interviews… motogp.com has you covered!
Out April 23rd: Milestone and Dorna return with MotoGP20 With astonishing new gameplay features and technical improvements, MotoGP20 marks a step forward for the definitive MotoGP experience.
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Marc Márquez extends Honda MotoGP contract to 2024 Marc Márquez has extended his Honda contract by four years, which will take the six-time MotoGP champion to December 2024. Márquez has already won 56 grands prix with HRC since joining the MotoGP grid in 2013, and said that he expects to continue his success in what will be a 12-year stint with the team.
Marc Marquez: the one bike man Four more years of a formidable partnership sees the number 93 stretch his HRC run to 12 seasons.
Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 131: Previewing The Qatar MotoGP Test And The Phillip Island WorldSBK Test We start off with a discussion of what the last test at Sepang means for what to look out for at the Qatar MotoGP test this weekend. How will the new Michelin rear tire hold up in the colder, more abrasive conditions at Qatar? Will the cooler air show up anyone's engines as being too aggressive?
MotoGP: Marc Marquez extends HRC contract to race for Repsol Honda until end of 2024 season Honda Racing Corporation has announced that six-time MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez has signed a four-year extension of his contract and will continue to race with the factory team until at least December 2024.
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MotoGP 2021 - Rider line-up so far… Reigning MotoGP champion Marquez becomes the fourth rider to confirm his place on the 2021 grid, courtesy of a huge four-year HRC contract extension. The Spaniard joins the future factory Yamaha pairing of Quartararo and Vinales, plus Avintia Ducati's Rabat, in having a seat announced beyond the end of the upcoming season.
Marc Marquez Signs Monster Contract Extension, Stays With Honda Through 2024 Marc Marquez has signed an almost unprecedented new contract extension with HRC, which will see him remain in the factory Honda team for four more years after his current contract expires at the end of the 2020 season. That means Marquez will be a factory Honda rider until the end of 2024.
MotoGP 20 Returns This April Milestone and Dorna Sports S.L. have announced that MotoGP 20, the latest chapter in the beloved MotoGP franchise, will be released on 23 April on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC/STEAM, Google Stadia and Nintendo Switch.
Marquez to remain with Honda MotoGP sqaud until at least 2024 Marc Marquez will remain with the Honda MotoGP squad until at least the end of 2024, having signed a lengthy four year extension with the Japanese manufacturer. The reigning world champion has failed to win just a single premier class title since stepping up to the championship with Honda for the 2013 campaign, with 56 victories and 62 pole…
HRC renew with Marc Marquez through to the end of 2024 Honda Racing Corporation has announced six-time MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez has signed a four-year extension of his contract and will continue to race with the factory team until at least December 2024. So far, Marc Marquez has claimed 56 victories, 95 podiums and 62 pole positions with his RC213V…
Marc Marquez signs with HRC through to the end of 2024 Honda Racing Corporation have announced that six-time MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez has signed a four-year extension of his contract and will continue to race with the factory team until at least December 2024. Yoshishige Nomura - HRC President.
Marquez signs four-year extension with Honda The factory Honda MotoGP team has announced it has re-signed six-time world champion Marc Marquez for four more years, until 2024.
Marc Marquez renews with HRC through to the end of 2024 The Repsol Honda rider has signed a four-year contract extension.
MotoGP champion Marc Marquez re-signs with Honda until 2024 The factory Honda MotoGP team has announced it has re-signed six-time world champion Marc Marquez for another four years until 'at least' 2024.
MotoGP 20 brings a more "strategic and realistic approach to races" this April The next entry into the MotoGP series launches this April. MotoGP 20 brings with it a more strategic and realistic approach to races with all-new reworked physics.
MotoGP: Marc Marquez Extends Contract With Honda Through 2024! Honda Racing Corporation are delighted to announce six-time MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez has signed a four-year extension of his contract and will continue to race with the factory team until at least December 2024. So far, Marc Marquez has claimed 56 victories, 95 podiums and 62 pole positions with his RC213V in the premier class.
This is the 2021 MotoGP grid so far The first riders have been confirmed to the 2021 MotoGP grid… we look at the other rumours swirling around the likes of Ducati and Suzuki.
MotoGP 20 is coming to the PC on April 23rd Milestone has announced that MotoGP 20, the latest chapter in the beloved MotoGP franchise, will release on April 23rd. With MotoGP 20, players can participate in the 2020 season, racing against MotoGP champions.
Your Questions Answered: Sepang Test Q&A, Part 2 - Jack Miller, Jorge Lorenzo, Dani Pedrosa, And Suzuki Those questions covered subjects such as Ducati's development direction, KTM's new chassis, whether Aprilia is willing to spend enough to succeed, what KTM does about Jorge Martin, and what Alex Rins might achieve in 2020. Today we answer some more questions, including the following:.
Everything you need to know about MotoGP It’s almost time for the 2020 MotoGP world championship to kick off again, with the grid forming in Qatar next month for the first round. Here’s all you need before the flag drops.
Remy Gardner tops Moto2 Jerez Test opening day Australian Remy Gardner has kicked off the 2020 season in good form, claiming the fastest overall time on the opening day of the Official Jerez MotoGP Test…
Guest Blog: Mat Oxley - Are MotoGP bikes too easy to ride? Are MotoGP bikes too easy to ride? Some people think modern electronic control systems and ever-improving mechanical performance makes MotoGP bikes undemanding. They are wrong, says Mat Oxley, and here's why. They call it progress. This year's 1000cc MotoGP bikes make around 280 horsepower and are good for 220mph/355km/h.
Moto2, Moto3 Official Jerez Test photo gallery Dive into the best pictures captured of the intermediate and lightweight class riders laying down the rubber in Andalucia.
Jerez Moto3 Test Wednesday Times: Garcia Impresses On First Day Of Official Test Excellent conditions at Jerez mean that the Moto3 riders are also well under the pole record after the first day of the official IRTA test at the Spanish circuit. Estrella Galicia rider Sergio Garcia was fast straight out of the box, setting the fastest time in the first session of the day.
Garcia edges out McPhee on Wednesday at the Jerez Test The Spaniard leads the Scotsman by 0.060 as the lightweight class rev up 2020 preparations.
MotoGP, Battistella: "I don't have an upper hand on Ducati." Developed by Antonio Cangemi. Proudly hosted by Aruba.it.
Gardner breaks lap record on Day 1 in Jerez The Australian set the only 1:40 lap of the day to head Bastianini and Lüthi.
2020 Jerez Moto2 test times - Wednesday The opening day of the first official Moto2 test of 2020 took place at Jerez on Wednesday, where Remy Gardner set the fastest time during the third and final track session of the day. Sam Lowes is absent due to a recent shoulder injury sustained during a private test at the same track.
Petronas Sprinta Racing present new Moto2, Moto3 liveries Vierge, Dixon, McPhee and Pawi donned their 2020 colours at the Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto.
MotoGP, Andrea Dovizioso: "A future without Ducati? Everything can be" MotoGP: “I want a winning project behind me, otherwise it wouldn't be a problem to quit. If I continue it is because I am convinced that I can beat Marquez "
Valentino Rossi is 'too old for MotoGP' blasts former grid rival Marco Melandri Valentino Rossi’s potential retirement from MotoGP has been a major talking point but the 41-year-old has shown no sign of slowing down.
Rossi wasn't "disrespected" by Yamaha's call to replace him in MotoGP MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi insists he did not feel "disrespected" by Yamaha's decision to replace him with Fabio Quartararo for the 2021 season.
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Ducati hints at MotoGP lifeline for Scott Redding if he wins WorldSBK Scott Redding could be in line for a return to the MotoGP premier class if he takes the WorldSBK Championship by storm and secures the title over the next two years.
KTM aero taking tips from Formula 1? The "serrated" edge on the Austrian factory’s fairing is something new to MotoGP, but better known to our friends on four wheels.
American Racing Team unveil 2020 Moto2 livery There's a brand-new design for the 2020 season as Joe Roberts welcomes rookie Marcos Ramirez into the garage alongside him.
2020 MotoGP: The cost of doing business at the top There is an old adage which says that to make a small fortune from motor racing you first start with a large fortune. Most everyone knows the cost of racing in the top flight of motorsports - Formula 1 and MotoGP - is astronomically expensive but do you have any idea exactly how much?