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…

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…

Fabio Quartararo during Practice at the 2021 MotoGP Germany

Who will be the new King of the Sachsenring

There’s an empty throne up for the taking at the Sachsenring, with plenty of contenders ready for the challenge. There’s throwing down the gauntlet and then there’s Fabio Quartararo’s (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP™) Catalan GP. The reigning Champion is now 22 points clear after drama hit for key rivals Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) and…

Jack Miller Ducati Lenovo Team during free practice a the 2022 Catalunya Grand Prixt

Miller off to KTM

Jack Miller has been wished good luck for the future by his Ducati MotoGP team-mate, Francesco Bagnaia, amid indications he is off to KTM. In fact, the Queenslander is “almost certain” to leave the Bologna manufacturer at season’s end, according to its sporting director, Paolo Ciabatti. While the Ducati Lenovo Team’s second rider for 2023…

Francesco Bagnaia after winning the 2022 Italian Grand Prix at Mugello

Riders reflect on Mugello

Francesco Bagnaia – P1 “For us Italians, this is a very important race, so this is definitely a special victory. Mugello is a challenging track, but we worked all weekend perfectly to achieve this result, and we did it. Yesterday in FP3, I destroyed the bike, but my team worked so hard to allow me…

Marc Marquez during Free Practice at the 2022 Italian GP at Mugello

Marquez to have further surgery on right humerus

The eight-time World Champion will still compete at the Italian GP before going under the knife for another surgery in Minnesota. Marc Marquez will undergo a fourth surgery on his right humerus, heading to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. The Repsol Honda Team rider has suffered major limitations in recent months that have prevented…

Yamaha surprised by RNF Racings decision

Yamaha Racing Managing Director Lin Jarvis says he was “surprised” to hear of RNF Racing’s decision to switch from customer M1 machines to Aprilia RS-GP’s for 2023. The Malaysian RNF outfit announced on Friday morning at Mugello that they would be defecting from Yamaha – with which they had run as the satellite operation since…

Aleix Espargaro Aprilia Racing on the Grid Jerez 2022

New Engine for Espargaro at Mugello

Aleix Espargaro will start the Mugello GP with a new Aprilia contract in hand and only four points separating him and the MotoGP Championship leader, Fabio Quartararo. While the pressure is now off in terms of his future for the next two years, Espargaro and teammate Maveric Vinales having been confirmed as the riders for…