Espargaro: “A new contract? You won’t wait forever! / MotoGP

Alex Espargaro finished the front row in MotoGP for the third time in a row at Le Mans on Saturday. His performance makes him happy that Aprilia is hesitant about a new contract, but saddens him. Aprilia factory rider Aleix Espargaró finished third in Saturday’s MotoGP qualifying session at the Bugatti Circuit. The Spaniard thus … Read more

Le Mans FP3: Zarco at the front, Marc Marquez 4th / MotoGP

On Saturday morning, the record for all laps in the motorcycle class was improved three times at the Bugatti Circuit in Le Mans. Johann Zarco, Pico Bagnaia and Fabio Quartaro were on top at the end of FP3. The Grisini-Ducati Ice Inna Bastianini beat four-year-old Johann Zarco’s record at the 4.185km Bugatti Circuit in FP2 … Read more

Fabio Quartararo (sixth) also calls for penalties in MotoGP / MotoGP

Fabio Quartararo was unable to improve at the end of FP2 at Le Mans because he crashed into traffic. The Yamaha star and world championship leader understands nothing about his fellow MotoGP cruising around. “It was a good day because the speed was really good. In the morning I felt very good, in the afternoon … Read more

Le Mans FP2: Enea Bastianini ahead of Aleix Espargaró / MotoGP

The second free MotoGP practice session at the Bugatti Circuit was eventful. In the end, Gresini Ducati star Enea Bastianini secured the best record time ever. Save another and P15 for the Marquis. Bright sunshine greeted the MotoGP entourage at Le Mans on Friday. At the start of FP2 in first class, the air temperature … Read more

Eddie on Tire Pressure: Background Problem / MotoGP

The tire pressure sensors on the MotoGP are imprecise and can be tampered with, so factories don’t accept penalties if someone is caught non-inflated – like Bagnaia. Analysis by Ing. Rise. Pecco Bagnaia, a factory Ducati rider, drove all 25 laps of the race with illegally low tire pressures during his victory at Jerez, and … Read more

What BMW Racing Chief Says About Scott Redding’s Complaint / World Superbike Championship

Although Scott Redding finished fifth in the second main race at Assen for BMW’s best result so far in the 2022 Superbike World Championship, the gap between the leaders was huge. Michael van der Mark’s injury hit BMW’s pre-season hard, and the podium was very far away in the first two events in Aragon and … Read more

WithU-RNF-Yamaha: Hello Vietti and Razgatlioglu / MotoGP

The Factory Yamaha team will also consist of Quartararo and Morbidelli in 2023. Dovi’s and Binder’s places rock on the WithU customer team. Yamaha’s race director, Lynne Jarvis, spoke to several of the candidates. Fabio Quartararo and teammate Franco Morbidelli will continue to form the Monster Yamaha factory team in 2023 after Yamaha and Quartararo … Read more

Suzuki: Does the withdrawal have anything to do with the diesel scandal? / MotoGP

Suzuki is accused of equipping at least 22,000 diesel cars with illegal “defeat devices” – similar to the Volkswagen Group. Should a €1m fine now be paid out of MotoGP’s saved budget? Suzuki hasn’t been a regular participant in the Superbike World Championship since 2015, and since 2018, the GSX-R1000RR has completely missed the SBK … Read more

Fabio Quartararo: «This is the real Yamaha» / MotoGP

MotoGP World Champion Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) was just 0.014sec below the best test time set by Paul Espargaro (Honda) at Mandalica in February. But what’s it worth looking forward to a GP weekend? Fabio Quartararo finished Mandalika’s February test with the second best time, but after a disappointing ninth place in the season opener in … Read more