Tag: MotoGP News

22 Feb 2024

Marini urges patience at Honda as new MotoGP season approaches

Honda is looking to snap a barren period that has seen it score one race win in two years and go without a title since 2019. While HRC made big gains with its 2024 RC213 compared to its predecessor, Honda is still lagging behind its rivals as the new season approaches. “We tried everything we […]

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20 Feb 2024

Bagnaia destroys lap record as testing wraps up

The reigning world champion topped proceedings on Monday at the Losail International Circuit and cemented this on day two in the desert. Bagnaia clocked the first ever sub 1m51s lap of the Qatar Grand Prix venue, posting a 1m50.952s to lead team-mate Enea Bastianini by 0.120 seconds. Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro capped off a solid pre-season […]

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20 Feb 2024

Honda relocates HRC general manager Kuwata out of MotoGP project

The latest move in the restructuring process that the Japanese brand is going through, which started more than a year ago, will most likely not stop with the departure of Kuwata, who will become part of HRC’s car division. The executive will remain in his post until 1 April, when the Japanese corporate calendar is […]

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20 Feb 2024

Yamaha MotoGP bike’s “horrible” grip “unacceptable”

Quartararo ended Monday’s running at the Qatar test just under six tenths off the best pace in 10th on his factory Yamaha. Despite the 2024 M1 making good steps with engine power and top speed, Quartararo continued to complain about the bike’s lack of grip – having highlighted this as a continuing weakness at the […]

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20 Feb 2024

Aprilia hopes 2027 rules can attract new manufacturers to MotoGP

MotoGP has been left with just five bike makers since Suzuki’s shock withdrawal at the end of the 2022 season, a decision that came despite the Japanese marque having a long-term deal with promoter Dorna. The new 2027 rules represent the best opportunity for a new or returning manufacturer to enter the premier class, as […]

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20 Feb 2024

Honda MotoGP boss Puig “surprised” by German-like feedback from Marini

Marini was picked to replace Marc Marquez following the eight-time grand prix world champion’s decision to quit the team for 2024 to join the Gresini Ducati squad. The Italian previously spent three years on Ducati machinery, latterly with his brother Valentino Rossi’s squad, with whom he scored his first podiums in MotoGP. Marini and team-mate […]

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