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Could An MV Agusta MotoGP Effort Be In The Pipeline Any Time Soon?

There are all kinds of different, interesting series in motorcycle racing. As the premier class, MotoGP is a showcase of top teams and riders from multiple makes and nationalities, all racing at some of the best tracks in the world. As of 2022, a total of eight Ducati machines lined up on the grid—which led to some inevitable grumbling from those on the outside. MotoGP has never been a one-make series, but that’s a veritable sea of red.
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Ducati To Celebrate MotoGP And WSBK Championships With A Party For Fans

What are you doing on December 15, 2022? If you’ll be anywhere near Bologna, Italy, then you may be interested to learn about what Ducati has planned to celebrate its two separate world racing championship wins in 2022. The team from Bologna won both the MotoGP and World Superbike championships, and it’s in the mood to celebrate—can you blame it?
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Motorsport.com

Morbidelli: People “don’t care” when you struggle in MotoGP

Morbidelli has endured a tough two years in the premier class after finishing runner-up in the standings in 2020 with three race wins. The Italian was hit by a knee injury in the first half of 2021 having struggled for form on his 2019-spec Yamaha at Petronas SRT, before a mid-season move to the factory Yamaha squad and long into 2022 failed to produce any results.
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Autosport Online

How MotoGP riders are preparing for the physical stress of sprint races

The physical demands on MotoGP riders have increased exponentially in recent years. There are more and more races and the bikes require more strength to handle them, a circumstance that is transforming the riders into real athletes. This increase in energy requirements will be drastically increased next year, when two...
topcarnews.net

VR46 boss firmly denies rumours of 2023 MotoGP Yamaha switch

VR46 MotoGP Team Director Alessio Salucci has firmly denied FIM President Jorge Viegas’ claims that the squad will switch from running Ducati machinery to Yamaha in 2024. Viegas stated at the FIM awards last weekend that the Valentino Rossi-owned operation would end its co-operation with Ducati after two years and become Yamaha’s official satellite squad for the 2024 term, with the Japanese manufacturer forced to run only two M1’s in 2023 following RNF Racing’s defection to Aprilia after a tough campaign this year.
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Cal Crutchlow: MotoGP Sprints? I was paid per race, unlike the riders now!

Out of retirement for a gruelling end-of-season mix of six races plus private tests, Cal Crutchlow is relieved he won’t have to face next year’s biggest-ever MotoGP calendar. Not only will the MotoGP schedule increase to 21 rounds next season but the addition of half-distance Saturday Sprints will...
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Red Bull says ‘no’ to Verstappen MotoGP test

Red Bull has blocked Max Verstappen from trying his hand at the controls of a MotoGP bike. At the recent end-of-year Honda ‘thanks day’ at Motegi in Japan, the reigning back-to-back Formula 1 champion met up with MotoGP star Marc Marquez and sat on his Honda two-wheeler. “I...
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Red Bull does not want Verstappen to test MotoGP bike

Dec.9 - Red Bull has blocked Max Verstappen from trying his hand at the controls of a MotoGP bike. At the recent end-of-year Honda 'thanks day' at Motegi in Japan, the reigning back-to-back Formula 1 champion met up with MotoGP star Marc Marquez and sat on his Honda two-wheeler. "I...
the-race.com

Espargaro has the perfect ride for salvaging his MotoGP legacy

Are you really only as good as your last race? Clearly not. Valentino Rossi signed off with a 10th place at the end of a pretty wretched final MotoGP season, and it didn’t change his legacy one iota. Troy Bayliss took his only win in his final premier-class start,...
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the way that Yamaha MotoGP riders struggles

Another way that Yamaha MotoGP riders’ struggles hurt Quartaro is that his rival and eventual champion Pecco Bagnaia was just one of six or seven podium-capable Ducati riders in the 2022 MotoGP season, usually for the better, but sometimes for the worse given his last-lap battles with the battle-hungry Enea Bastianini.
Autosport Online

How Yamaha lost its satellite MotoGP team for 2023

From 2001 through to the end of 2018, Yamaha partnered with French outfit Tech3 to run two satellite M1s on the MotoGP grid alongside its factory entry. This lengthy marriage yielded 31 podiums and gave the likes of Cal Crutchlow, Ben Spies, Bradley Smith, Pol Espargaro and Johann Zarco their debuts in MotoGP.
motorcyclesports.net

MotoGP riders want bonus for Sprint races and teams resist, reveals Carlo Pernat

Next year, the MotoGP World Championship will feature sprint races on saturdays, with half the distance of the main races in each Grand Prix. Although the workload itself doesn't increase, a race is always riskier and gives more exposure than practice or qualifying, in addition to awarding championship points. Faced...