Pol Espargaro laments “no motivation” from Honda to improve his MotoGP bike

The eight-time MotoGP podium finisher switched from KTM to Honda last season, but has struggled throughout his tenure with the Japanese manufacturer.
Scoring just two podiums across his two years with the team thus far, Espargaro’s only top five in 2022 was his third in Qatar at the start of the year and he currently sits 35 points behind team-mate Marc Marquez – who missed eight races this …Keep reading Source

MotoGP Thailand GP: Full Moto3 and Moto2 results

The 22-lap Moto3 race at Buriram was the first contest on the bill on Sunday, with Foggia almost leading from start to finish on his Leopard Honda.
The Italian converted pole into the holeshot and held an early advantage, while title challengers Izan Guevara and Sergio Garcia of Aspar GasGas tried to recover from 11th and 20th on the grid.
Garcia’s already fading title prospects were dealt …Keep reading Source

British Moto3 rider opens up on alleged team assault after video emerges; MotoGP to investigate

Booth-Amos raced for the CIP Greenpower team in the Moto3 class in 2019 aboard a KTM, scoring 10 points across a largely difficult debut campaign in grand prix racing.
The Briton was not kept for 2020, Booth-Amos making a move over to the World Superbike paddock to compete firstly in Supersport 300 – where he won three races – before stepping up to the main World Supersport class this …Keep reading Source

British Moto3 rider opens up on alleged team assault after video emerges

Booth-Amos raced for the CIP Greenpower team in the Moto3 class in 2019 aboard a KTM, scoring 10 points across a largely difficult debut campaign in grand prix racing.
The Briton was not kept for 2020, Booth-Amos making a move over to the World Superbike paddock to compete firstly in Supersport 300 – where he won three races – before stepping up to the main World Supersport class this …Keep reading Source

Quartararo “didn’t feel good” in Thailand MotoGP practice

Quartararo arrived in Thailand 18 points clear of Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia in the standings as he continues to struggle with the limitations of his Yamaha package.
Despite the demands placed on top speed and acceleration, Buriram has typically been a strong circuit for Yamaha – with Quartararo finishing the 2019 race in second.
The Frenchman ended Friday’s dry running fifth overall …Keep reading Source

MotoGP Thailand GP: Marquez tops tight FP1 despite crash

MotoGP returns to Buriram for the first time since 2019 as the easing of worldwide restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic have allowed the series to embark on its Asia-Pacific jaunt in 2022.
Having taken pole in a wet qualifying last week in Japan, Marquez – who was fourth in the dry race – ended FP1 in Thailand fastest of all by 0.032 seconds after a frantic end to the …Keep reading Source

Bagnaia “still thinking” about Motegi MotoGP crash a week on

The Italian’s run of five-successive podium finishes came to an end last weekend at Motegi when he crashed on the final lap trying to pass championship leader Fabio Quartararo for eighth place having qualified down in 12th.
Bagnaia’s race was compromised by wet weather hitting qualifying, with the Ducati rider suffering a mystifying lack of pace in the rain conditions.
Battling front …Keep reading Source

Nakagami to miss MotoGP Thailand GP for further surgery on injured finger

The LCR Honda rider suffered lacerations to his fourth and fifth fingers on his right hand in his race-ending collision with Marc Marquez in the Aragon Grand Prix.
He underwent treatment on the Monday before the Japanese GP, which he finished in 20th place, having struggled with a “glove full of blood” during Friday practice.
After the race, he consulted with a specialist in Japan, and after …Keep reading Source

Bagnaia crashed out of Japan MotoGP race because he was “too ambitious”

The Italian endured a difficult race as front tyre pressure problems riding in the pack starting from 12th hindered his advance through the order.
When he was able to rally in the latter stages, Bagnaia moved up to ninth and was hounding Yamaha’s Quartararo on the last lap when he made his unsuccessful overtaking attempt under braking for Turn 3.
It marked Bagnaia’s fifth DNF of the 2022 …Keep reading Source

MotoGP Japanese GP: Miller dominates, Bagnaia crashes as title rivals struggle

Going without a win since last year’s wet French GP, Miller grabbed the lead on lap three and streaked away to his first victory of the season.
It was a nightmare race for the three main championship contenders, as Fabio Quartararo and Bagnaia struggled for form while Aleix Espargaro was forced to change to his second Aprilia on the warm-up lap due to a mechanical issue.
A crash trying to …Keep reading Source