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Get unlimited access You have 10 articles remaining to view this month. KTM has confirmed that Mika Kallio will continue as its test rider in the 2019 MotoGP season, despite missing the second half of this year with injury. Kallio has been part of the KTM MotoGP project since its inception. He gave the bike
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Get unlimited access You have 10 articles remaining to view this month. MotoGP’s Aragon Grand Prix this weekend will be a crucial “test” of Ducati’s progress, reckons Andrea Dovizioso. The Motorland circuit has been a Marc Marquez stronghold for the last two years, and was one of Dovizioso’s weakest venues in his 2017 title bid
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Get unlimited access You have 10 articles remaining to view this month. World Superbike racer and Moto2 race winner Jordi Torres will make his MotoGP debut next weekend at Aragon in place of the injured Tito Rabat, replacing controversial stand-in Christophe Ponsson. Torres, 30, currently races for the MV Agusta team in WSBK and is
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Get unlimited access You have 10 articles remaining to view this month. The FIM has announced that former MotoGP rider Anthony West has been provisionally suspended for a possible doping violation. The 37-year-old Australian, who rides a Kawasaki ZC-6R for his own team EAB Antwest Racing in the World Superbike-supporting World Supersport championship, failed an
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Get unlimited access You have 10 articles remaining to view this month. Tech3 Yamaha rider Johann Zarco says he was having to “fight with my own bike” in last weekend’s Misano MotoGP round as his slump in form continued. Zarco, who was targeting the runner-up position in the championship behind runaway leader Marc Marquez after
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Get unlimited access You have 10 articles remaining to view this month. Aprilia rider Aleix Espargaro “feels really bad” for Avintia stand-in Christophe Ponsson, whose MotoGP debut at Misano generated controversy. Ponsson (pictured above), a regular in the Spanish CEV Superbike series, joined the Ducati customer team on late notice substituting for the injured Tito
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Get unlimited access You have 10 articles remaining to view this month. Valentino Rossi says his third place in the current MotoGP standings is “miraculous” given Yamaha’s recent struggles. Rossi is winless since last year’s Assen race 14-and-a-half months ago and finished a disappointing seventh last time out at Misano, but remains third in the
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Get unlimited access You have 10 articles remaining to view this month. MV Agusta has terminated banned Moto2 rider Romano Fenati’s contract for 2019 following the Italian rider’s behaviour in the Misano race on Sunday. Fenati, who received a two-race ban for grabbing Forward Racing rider Stefano Manzi’s brake lever, has already been sacked by
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Get unlimited access You have 10 articles remaining to view this month. In association with The experience of the last two years leads to the conclusion that Ducati is the smartest when it comes to developing its bikes during the MotoGP season. Andrea Dovizioso’s victory on Sunday at Misano had a tremendous symbolic power for
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Get unlimited access You have 10 articles remaining to view this month. Romano Fenati’s actions during the Moto2 race at Misano warranted a lifetime ban, according to MotoGP rider Cal Crutchlow. Fenati, who rides for the Marinelli Snipers team, was black-flagged for grabbing rival Stefano Manzi’s brake lever on the back straight, shortly after Manzi
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