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How delayed 2020 offers the chance for an experiment


It's still unknown when the MotoGP season - or any racing for that matter - will be able to resume thanks to the escalating coronavirus pandemic. But with a glut of postponed events set to be held towards the end of the year, MotoGP should consider experimenting with event formats to ease the strain on those working in the paddock once the action does resume read more

The impulse decision which could show up a MotoGP legend


Just months after retiring from racing, three-time world champion Jorge Lorenzo will return to MotoGP race action with a wildcard outing in Barcelona with Yamaha. Many have questioned this decision, which comes with its own set of risks read more

How Ducati has been left behind in the MotoGP rider market


As Yamaha and Suzuki look to the future and plan to curtail Honda's dominance, Ducati's options are limited to what it already has read more

How cancelled races stand to impact MotoGP's 2020 title fight


The global threat of coronavirus has put the 2020 MotoGP season opener in Qatar on ice, owing to the country's travel restrictions. With at least a month before the season gets going, some of the championship's contenders might be afforded more time to iron out their new machinery read more

What we learned from the final MotoGP test


Yamaha topped the times in the final MotoGP pre-season test in Qatar, but there are plenty of other storylines bubbling below the surface as preperations intensified for the start of the new season in March read more

Why keeping Iannone is more trouble for Aprilia than he's worth


OPINION: Andrea Iannone's recent spat with team-mate Aleix Espargaro is the latest episode in a catalogue of controversy that has dogged the MotoGP race winner. Regardless of the outcome of his drugs test, Aprilia stands to lose more than it gains by keeping him read more

What "unique" Marquez deal says about his and Honda's ambition


A four-year contract extension is unheard of in MotoGP - but that's exactly what Marc Marquez has in his back pocket from Honda. Even if the deal doesn't appease his detractors, it's still the option most likely to guarantee Marquez what he craves most read more

How Quartararo won the first battle of MotoGP's 2020 title race


Marc Marquez has already singled out Fabio Quartararo as a rival he will have to beat to win the MotoGP world title again in 2020. One moment during last weekend's round in Malaysia stood out as the first warning shot in that fight read more

KTM's 'Quartararo plan' comes at a cost


OPINION: By picking Brad Binder over Miguel Oliveira to take the factory ride left by Johann Zarco for 2020, KTM has clearly moved to create its own Fabio Quartararo situation. But it has drawbacks read more

How a new world-class series 'without the bull****' is faring


If you recall anything about MotoE's first season, chances are the fire that wrecked its paddock will come to mind. But where the on-track action is concerned, the series' quirks - a result of technological limitations - have given it a unique identity read more

Suzuki's creative masterplan to topple Marquez


Yamaha and Ducati have tried and failed to break Honda's star rider's stranglehold on MotoGP. Can an underdog marque with a different approach and a youth philosophy do what they couldn't? read more

Honda never saw Lorenzo-Marquez as a dream team


While on paper Honda secured a 'dream team' line-up of champions by signing Jorge Lorenzo alongside Marc Marquez, the reality was it only went for Lorenzo as a last resort - in a far cry from Ducati's determined pursuit of him in 2016. In those circumstances, what chance of Lorenzo's awful current Honda form improving? read more

The bold gambles that led to a Suzuki breakthrough


Suzuki and Alex Rins' victory at Austin was a great narrative for MotoGP fans, but it was also the vindication for a bold strategy to close in on the leading manufacturers read more

The MotoGP rider under most pressure in 2019


One MotoGP rider goes into 2019 with the chance of a lifetime, but also a contractual situation that suggests his team lacks faith in him. Will he prove to be a stopgap chosen in too much haste, or a surprise star? read more

Jorge Lorenzo: Honda MotoGP bike feels 'safer' than Ducati's


Jorge Lorenzo has revealed he feels "safer" on Honda's MotoGP bike because it is more "compact" than the Ducati he has been riding read more

Ducati hopes to benefit from simpler 2019 MotoGP teams structure


Ducati will benefit from the "simplification" that will come with fielding fewer MotoGP satellite bikes in 2019, reckons its technical chief Gigi Dall'Igna read more

Lorenzo was 'king of the world' after Ducati MotoGP breakthrough


Jorge Lorenzo says he felt like "the king of the world" after making a breakthrough with Ducati's MotoGP bike during the 2018 season read more

Jonathan Rea didn't 'set the world on fire' with 2012 MotoGP chance


Jonathan Rea didn't make the most of his chance in MotoGP when he made two starts for the factory Honda team in 2012, believes fellow four-time World Superbike champion Carl Fogarty read more

Zarco encouraged after KTM MotoGP switch by Lorenzo's Ducati wins


Johann Zarco says Jorge Lorenzo's eventual success on a Ducati gives him hope he can make a success of his KTM MotoGP move read more

Retiring Pedrosa hits out at Honda MotoGP boss Puig's 'resentment'


Dani Pedrosa has hit out at Honda team boss Alberto Puig for suggesting he lacked the desire to become a MotoGP champion read more