MotoGP

Valentino Rossi has ditched the updated Yamaha exhaust and swingarm he has used since August’s Misano test for the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix. Yamaha introduced a Suzuki-style twin exhaust and the long-requested carbon fibre swingarm to its M1 during the Misano test, with Rossi racing both elements in the San Marino, Aragon and Thailand Grands
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Petronas SRT Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo set the pace in the Friday afternoon MotoGP practice session ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix ahead of Maverick Vinales. Newly-crowned six-time world champion Marc Marquez’s FP2 programme was slightly delayed because his team mistakenly put on a hard rear tyre at the start of the session, but he swiftly
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Johann Zarco will contest the three final races of the 2019 MotoGP season on an LCR-run Honda bike. The 29-year-old will ride a year-old Honda RC213V, replacing Honda-contracted LCR team regular Takaaki Nakagami. Honda announced the day prior that Nakagami has had his MotoGP deal extended through 2020, but that he will skip the Phillip
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Valentino Rossi says his MotoGP employer Yamaha will pull out all the stops to keep Fabio Quartararo beyond 2021 if it’s not “crazy”. Moto2 graduate Quartararo has been the breakout star of the current premier-class campaign for Yamaha’s new Petronas-backed satellite team, scoring five podiums and four pole positions. Speaking after the Thailand Grand Prix,
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Honda rider Marc Marquez became MotoGP champion for the sixth time after defeating Fabio Quartararo in a scintillating battle for Thailand Grand Prix victory. Marquez, who has sealed the 2019 crown with four races to spare, is now just two premier-class titles short of Giacomo Agostini and one short of Valentino Rossi. He is officially
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Petronas Yamaha rider Fabio Quartararo bagged the fourth pole of his rookie MotoGP campaign in Thailand, despite crashing on his final lap. Quartararo posted the fastest-ever MotoGP lap of Buriram, eclipsing Dani Pedrosa’s benchmark from 2018 pre-season testing, as he saw off fellow Yamaha rider Maverick Vinales and championship leader Marc Marquez – who also
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