MotoGP issues 2020 provisional entry list

19 Nov

Moto2 champion Marquez was made official as Jorge Lorenzo’s replacement at Repsol Honda on Monday ahead of the start of the two-day post-season test, theoretically completing the 22-rider grid for the upcoming campaign.However, the possibility of Zarco…

Lecuona was in disbelief overtaking Lorenzo

19 Nov

The 19-year-old was drafted in by Tech 3 KTM for the 2019 season finale to replace Miguel Oliveira, and will contest his first full season in MotoGP next year alongside the Portuguese at the team.Having never ridden the bike prior to the weekend, Lecuo…

Alex Marquez replaces Lorenzo at Honda MotoGP team

18 Nov

Triple MotoGP world champion Lorenzo announced his retirement on the Thursday of the Valencia Grand Prix, with speculation quickly swirling as to who would take his place.Initially, it appeared as if Johann Zarco – whom Honda wanted for ’19 and who sho…

Avintia gets improved Ducati MotoGP contract

18 Nov

Zarco has been linked to a place at Avintia over the course of the Valencia Grand Prix weekend, though dismissed the idea of joining it to Motorsport.com and branded it as “not a top team”.He said he’d rather go back to Moto2 than race for Avintia in t…

Ducati aims to convince Zarco over Avintia ride

18 Nov

Zarco had been linked to an Avintia move when it emerged that Alex Marquez had become the most likely rider to replace the retiring Jorge Lorenzo in the works Honda team in 2020.However, the Frenchman dismissed Avintia has “not a top team” when asked b…

Petrucci laments “Murphy’s law” final race

18 Nov

Petrucci, who is under pressure after his initially-promising form as a Ducati works rider turned sour in the second half of the season, was running ninth when he became one of three riders to crash out in quick succession at Turn 6 around the halfway …

Bagnaia hospitalised after bizarre practice crash

16 Nov

Bagnaia’s fall occurred in the closing stages of FP3 on a cool morning at the Ricardo Tormo circuit, the Italian appearing to go over the handlebars as he left the pits.He took a blow to the head in the crash, and at the trackside medical centre it was…