How MotoGP’s COVID protocols will work in Qatar

The 2021 season is set to get underway on 28 March with the Qatar Grand Prix, before the Doha GP – a recent addition to the calendar – at the same Losail International Circuit takes place a...

Thailand MotoGP cancellation reports “a misunderstanding”

On Tuesday reports surfaced in the Bangkok Press that the local Thai government had taken the decision to postpone the beginning of its new MotoGP contract with Dorna Sports to 2022 owing to continued uncertainty surrounding the...

MotoGP news: 2021 Thailand GP set to be cancelled

Thailand was one of the first races to drop off the original 2020 calendar and never returned to the revised schedule as MotoGP promoters Dorna Sports opted to keep the series in Europe during the pandemic. As...

Moto2/Moto3 test venue changed to create ‘safe’ pre-season

MotoGP promoters Dorna Sports, governing body the FIM and the International Race Teams’ Association (IRTA) have already been forced into calendar tweaks for the start of the 2021 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  February’s scheduled first...

BT Sport extends MotoGP contract through to 2024

The subscription-based broadcaster took over from BBC as the UK’s live MotoGP broadcaster in 2014, moving the coverage away from free-to-air.  Since then BT has aired exclusive live coverage of MotoGP, as well as the Moto2 and...

Ferrari considered giving Valentino Rossi full-time Sauber drive

Rossi flirted with an F1 switch through the mid-late 2000s, making his first official F1 outing in 2006 at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Valencia in an F2004 having already completed some private running previously. The nine-time...

MotoGP: Brivio explains why Suzuki chose Mir over Lorenzo

After a difficult first season for Ducati in 2017 and average start to 2018, Lorenzo was ousted from the team for 2019 and was linked to a move to Suzuki. Suzuki ultimately opted to sign 2017 Moto3...

MotoGP: Dovizioso “ready” if Honda needs Marquez replacement

Marquez underwent a third operation in December on the broken right arm which ruled him out of the 2020 MotoGP campaign, and which is likely to see him out of action until the spring. With the season...

Lorenzo ‘never imagined’ Rossi’s SRT MotoGP move

After 15 seasons together from 2004-2010 and 2013-2020, Rossi departed the factory Yamaha outfit at the end of last season after losing his seat to Fabio Quartararo for 2021. Yamaha offered Rossi a new factory team contract...

Jonathan Rea wants World Superbike to adopt dropped scores

The latest wave of COVID-19 in Europe has led to renewed fears that the 2021 WSBK season, due to begin in April, could be disrupted. Moreover, there is the possibility of riders being sidelined from action, after...