MotoGP

Tributes to double 125cc world champion and veteran team boss Fausto Gresini have flooded in from the MotoGP paddock following his death on Tuesday. Gresini was taken ill with COVID-19 just before Christmas and was hospitalised on 27 December in Imola, before being transferred to a specialist COVID care ward in Bologna. On Tuesday, the
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Gresini was taken ill with COVID-19 just before Christmas and was hospitalised on 27 December in Imola, before being transferred to a specialist COVID care ward in Bologna. On Tuesday, the Gresini team announced the Italian had lost his two-month battle with COVID at the age of 60. Dorna Sports’ CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta led tributes
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It’s a sad day for the world of motorcycle racing and Grand Prix racing. Fausto Gresini, a former driver who has been turned into a team boss, died on Tuesday, February 23, almost two months after contracting Covid-19. Dorna Sports press release: Unfortunately, the news broke this Tuesday morning. After a long fight, the Covid-19
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The factory Honda MotoGP team has unwrapped its 2021 challenger at an event with new rider Pol Espargaro and six-time world champion Marc Marquez. HRC’s 2021 factory launch event signalled Marquez’s first public appearance in Repsol colours since aborting his comeback from a broken arm during last July’s Andalusian Grand Prix. Marquez will be joined
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The two events, both run by the Australian Grand Prix Corporation, traditionally sit at opposite ends of their respective schedules, with Albert Park opening the F1 season in March and Phillip Island hosting MotoGP in October. However, ongoing travel restrictions due to the pandemic have forced the postponement of this year’s F1 race, which is
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HRC’s factory launch event signalled Marquez’s first public appearance in Repsol colours since aborting his comeback from a broken arm during last July’s Andalusian Grand Prix. Marquez will be joined by 2013 Moto2 world champion Espargaro, who joins from a four-year stint with KTM and marks HRC’s third different factory team rider in as many
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The Honda rider broke his right humerus in a crash during last July’s Spanish Grand Prix, and has been out of action since making an aborted comeback at the following week’s Andalusian GP having just undergone surgery. Marquez has had two operations since, the latest in December – where he underwent a bone graft –
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Nakagami will once again carry the colours of petroleum company Idemitsu in his fourth season in the premier class, having made his debut with the Honda satellite squad in 2018. The Japanese rider enjoyed his best campaign so far in 2020, claiming pole position in the Teruel GP and coming close to a maiden podium
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The LCR team has pulled the covers off Alex Marquez’s 2021 MotoGP challenger, as the 2019 Moto2 world champion joins the Honda satellite squad this season. Marquez was extracted from his Marc VDS Moto2 contract and placed at the factory Honda squad for 2020 after triple MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo announced his retirement during
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Marquez was extracted from his Marc VDS Moto2 contract and placed at the factory Honda squad for 2020 after triple MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo announced his retirement during the final race weekend of 2019. Despite an initially difficult start to his rookie season, Marquez would turn into one of Honda’s leading lights, scoring the
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Morbidelli is the only one of Yamaha’s four riders in 2021 not to have factory-supported current-spec machinery, with the Italian remaining on the lesser ‘A-spec’ M1. This is despite scoring three of Yamaha’s seven grand prix victories last year and finishing the campaign as its top rider, 13 points from the title in second and
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Born on February 17, 1993, Marc Marquez turns 28 at the dawn of the 2021 season. Valentino Rossi was the same age at the start of the 2007 season. Where was he at this point in his career? Which of the two champions is ahead of the other? Despite losing the 2020 season unsuccessful due
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