Marc Marquez (Honda): “Three years ago it was out of the question” / MotoGP

Repsol Honda star Marc Marquez is still waiting for his first podium this season in MotoGP. After Le Mans, he explained why it was easy for him to manage the risks in this case. After finishing fourth and sixth at Jerez and Le Mans, Marc Marquez stayed within the range of possibilities he had predicted. … Read more

Quartararo (Yamaha): “I don’t know what to do” / MotoGP

As the favorite to win, Fabio Quartaro was a huge disappointment when he finished fourth on Sunday at Le Mans. Despite leaving as the MotoGP overall standings, he doesn’t see himself as a favorite in the World Championships. MotoGP World Champion Fabio Quartararo has taken the podium three times this season. The Yamaha star won … Read more

Alberto Puig (Honda): ‘Only a positive side’ / MotoGP

At the French Grand Prix, none of the Honda drivers made it to the top five, and the best driver was Marc Marquez in sixth. Then HRC Director Alberto Puig found clear but encouraging words. After the French Grand Prix, Honda finished sixth and last in the constructors’ championship with 67 points. A worrying situation … Read more

Brad Pender (KTM/8): ‘Needs improvement soon’ / Speedway

Brad Bender bumped into Johann Zarco in the early stages, and his bike lost the left wing. He still runs eighth. After seven MotoGP races this year, three riders are vying for seventh place in the world championship with equal points: Pico Bagnaia, Brad Bender and Joan Mir. But the Red Bull KTM factory pilot … Read more

Fabio Quartararo (4th / Yamaha): “I’m used to it” / MotoGP

Yamaha star Fabio Quartararo’s home race didn’t go to plan for the world champion. At Le Mans, he was only able to finish fourth, but still held the world championship lead with him at the next MotoGP at Mugello. After starting fourth on Saturday, Fabio Quartaro knew it would be tough for Ducati up front. … Read more

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