Portuguese GP to open 2023 MotoGP season

Portuguese GP to open 2023 MotoGP season

The Portuguese Grand Prix will be the MotoGP's season-opening race in 2023, organisers said on Tuesday. Qatar has opened the MotoGP season since 2007, apart from 2020 when the race was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Qatar's Lusail circuit is set to undergo extensive renovation and will only be able to host a race following the completion of work. "The full, provisional 2023 MotoGP calendar will be published by the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) in due course, but the first event can already be confirmed," MotoGP said in a statement. "The 2023 Portuguese GP will mark the first time the MotoGP calendar has begun…
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Valentino Rossi to retire at end of MotoGP season

Valentino Rossi to retire at end of MotoGP season

Valentino Rossi, one of motorcycling's greatest and most charismatic champions, announced on Thursday his retirement from MotoGP at the end of the 2021 season after a quarter of a century in grand prix racing. The 42-year-old Italian, who races with the number 46, is a nine times world champion with seven of his titles won in the top category.  Rossi is riding for the Malaysia-based Petronas Yamaha team this season but his form has faded, the veteran languishing 19th in the championship with a best finish of only 10th from nine races. The sport and his army of fans will…
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Marquez secures emotional first win in Germany since injury comeback

Marquez secures emotional first win in Germany since injury comeback

Six-times MotoGP champion Marc Marquez extended his unbeaten record at the German Grand Prix as he won his 11th consecutive race across all classes at the Sachsenring on Sunday. Starting at a season-best fifth on the grid, Repsol Honda rider Marquez took the lead on the opening lap and never looked back, expertly navigating wet conditions to take the chequered flag. KTM's Miguel Oliveira finished second ahead of Yamaha's Fabio Quartararo, who retained his position at the top of the championship standings. (Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne) Photo - Spanish MotoGP rider Marc Marquez of…
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Valentino Rossi tests positive for coronavirus

Valentino Rossi tests positive for coronavirus

Valentino Rossi has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss this weekend's Aragon MotoGP. The Italian becomes the first MotoGP rider to test positive for the coronavirus, although paddock members have previously tested positive for COVID-19.
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Photo Story – Catalonia Moto3 Race Celebration

Photo Story – Catalonia Moto3 Race Celebration

South African Moto3 rider Darryn Binder (C) of the Green Power team celebrates on the podium after winning the Moto3 race of the Motorcycling Grand Prix of Catalonia at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit in Montmelo, near Barcelona, Spain, 27 September 2020. Binder won ahead of Italian riders, second placed Toni Arbolino (L) of the Rivacold Snipers team and third placed Dennis Foggia (R) of the Leopard Racing team. EPA-EFE/Alejandro Garcia
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Tragedy averted in MOTO GP practice session at Mugello

Tragedy averted in MOTO GP practice session at Mugello

Michele Pirro survived a horrendous 350km/h crash during a practice session for his home Italian GP on Friday. The MotoGP test rider, 31, took off on a straight before skidding across the track and into the gravel just 20 minutes into the second practice at Mugello. Pirro was knocked unconscious when he hit the ground, but by the time he was taken to the circuit medical centre for checks, he had regained consciousness, according to motorsport.com. The Ducati tester braked at the end of a 1.1km straight before Turn 1 when his rear tyre lifted up. This launched the rider…
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