The 2022 Grid

2023 MotoGP Rider Lineup So Far

The recent spate of official rider announcements means that the MotoGP rider line up for 2023 is nearly complete. The official confirmation by Aprilia that Miguel Oliveira and Raul Fernandez would be racing in the RNF Aprilia squad brings the total of confirmed riders signed to 18. All of the factory seats are now occupied,…

Remy Gardner Tech3 KTM Factory Racing

Remy Gardner off to WSBK in 2023

Remy Gardner will ride in the Superbike World Championship for the GRT Yamaha team next year. Gardner’s MotoGP contract with KTM was not renewed, leaving him and manager Paco Sanchez mulling over a return to Moto2, where he is already a world champion, or a switch to production-based competition. The Australian will indeed head in the…

Scott McLaughlin Honda Indy Grand Prix of Toronto

McLaughlin misses crucial Toronto restart

Scott McLaughlin admits he was “caught … off-guard” when he sank to ninth at the fourth and final restart at the Indy Toronto. McLaughlin had hovered around the cusp of the top five all afternoon and was fourth on merit when the IndyCar field took the green flag again on Lap 67 at Exhibition Place.…

Daniel Ricciardo at the 2022 Miami Grand Prix

Ricciardo – I’m not walking away

Speculation over Ricciardo has been rife amid a disappointing 2022 season, while McLaren’s signing of IndyCar champion Alex Palou and recent test for Colton Herta have added intrigue to the situation. Ricciardo has a contract for 2023 but reports have suggested the Australian could quit at the end of the season as he struggles to…

Joan Mir Suzuki GSX-RR at the 2022 Italian Grand Prix at Mugello

Suzuki negotiates MotoGP exit plan

  Suzuki and Dorna Sports have reached an agreement, paving the way for the Japanese brand to quit MotoGP at the end of this year. The Hamamatsu manufacturer announced in May that it intended to pull out of the championship at season’s end. However, Suzuki would have to meet Dorna at the negotiating table, given…

Andrea Dovizioso WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team at the 2022 Assen Grand Prix

Dovizioso won’t race in MotoGP next year

It comes as no great surprise, but Andrea Dovizioso has ruled out continuing in MotoGP for the 2023 season. After splitting from Ducati at the end of 2020, then testing for Aprilia, the triple title runner-up returned to MotoGP race action with the Petronas (now RNF) Yamaha team last September, aiming to revive the kind…

Alex Rins during Practice at the 2021 MotoGP Germany

Rins set to sign factory Honda contract

Alex Rins is set to sign a factory contract directly with Honda to join LCR for the next two seasons, with an official announcement imminent. As reported earlier, Rins was in advanced negotiations with LCR to join the satellite Honda squad in 2023 following Suzuki’s shock decision to quit MotoGP at the end of the…

Marc Marquez at the Red Bull de España Grand Prix Press Conference

Marquez completes post-op checks

Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez completed initial evaluations following his recent surgery with positive results. Two weeks after undergoing surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA, Marquez has undergone his first post-operative medical check. The assessment took place at the Ruber Internacional Hospital in Madrid with a medical team consisting of Dr. Joaquin Sánchez…

Chaz Mostert disqualified at Darwin Race 1

Mostert disqualified from Darwin opener

Walkinshaw Andretti United’s Chaz Mostert has been disqualified from Race 16 at Hidden Valley Raceway for a technical breach. The #25 Mobil 1 Optus Racing driver finished the first 38-lap affair at the Merlin Darwin Triple Crown in fourth behind Anton De Pasquale, Will Davison, and Shane van Gisbergen. Following the opening encounter, it was…

Remy Gardner Tech3 KTM Factory Racing

Remy Gardner: Can’t buy a Ducati

Remy Gardner says KTM have failed to match its competition in 2022, while his future in MotoGP remains uncertain; ‘I would love to stay in this paddock but at the moment I honestly don’t know’. The Australian, who arrived into MotoGP as the reigning Moto2 world champion, has endured a frustrating rookie season with Tech…