MotoGP

Aprilia racing department CEO Massimo Rivola has admitted his “anger” at the MotoGP team’s recent reliability woes, following a Japanese Grand Prix outing compromised by engine problems. The outfit revealed that riders Aleix Espargaro and Andrea Iannone both encountered issues with their engines in the Motegi race, despite running new units. Espargaro, who had qualified
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Marc Marquez cruised to his 10th MotoGP wins of the season ahead of Fabio Quartararo to secure Honda the manufacturers’ world championship at the Japanese Grand Prix. Marquez, who wrapped up his sixth premier-class title last time out in Thailand, led every lap of the Japanese Grand Prix from pole, albeit briefly losing the lead
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Franco Morbidelli described outqualifying his Petronas SRT Yamaha MotoGP team-mate Fabio Quartararo at the Japanese Grand Prix as “one of the most difficult things in the world”. Quartararo has been a one-lap sensation in his rookie campaign in 2019, taking four pole positions and becoming MotoGP’s youngest-ever polesitter. Motegi marked only the third time all
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Ducati’s Danilo Petrucci topped third practice for MotoGP’s Japanese Grand Prix at a wet Twin Ring Motegi, leading recently-crowned six-time champion Marc Marquez. Honda man Marquez led a rain-delayed FP3 from virtually start to finish, breaking the 1m55s barrier 15 minutes into the session to put himself comfortably ahead of the opposition. It wasn’t until
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Petronas SRT Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo set the pace in the Friday afternoon MotoGP practice session ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix ahead of Maverick Vinales. Newly-crowned six-time world champion Marc Marquez’s FP2 programme was slightly delayed because his team mistakenly put on a hard rear tyre at the start of the session, but he swiftly
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Maverick Vinales set the pace in the opening practice for MotoGP’s Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi, leading Yamaha stablemate Fabio Quartararo by a quarter of a second. Factory Yamaha man Vinales posted a lap of 1m45.572s at the very end of the 45-minute Friday morning session to lead Petronas SRT rider Quartararo by 0.258 seconds,
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