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Marquez: "Hasty" Jerez comeback attempt was a mistake

Marquez crashed heavily in the closing stages of the season-opening Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez, breaking the humerus bone in his right arm which required an operation to have a plate fitted. The Honda rider tried to return for the following week’s Andalusian GP at the same track, having been cleared to do so by doctors. But he had to abort his comeback...

Marc Marquez faces six-month layoff after third surgery

The Honda rider broke his right arm in a heavy crash during the season-opening Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez on 19 July.Marquez had an operation immediately afterwards to have metalwork inserted to fix the bone and attempted a comeback just days later at Jerez for the Andalusian GP. But he had to abort this, with the energy exerted on his arm ultimately...

Rossi would have stopped racing without Yamaha MotoGP return

Rossi joined an unfancied Yamaha from Honda in 2004 and went on to win four premier class titles to add to the three he secured with HRC from 2001-2003.He left Yamaha for Ducati in 2011, but endured the worst spell of his MotoGP career, scoring just three podiums across both seasons on difficult machinery.He returned to the works Yamaha team in 2013,...

Suzuki felt no added pressure by "perfect" bike label

Joan Mir won the premier class title for Suzuki for the first time since 2000 when he wrapped up the championship with a round to spare last month in Valencia.Mir proved to be the most consistent force this season, scoring seven podiums from 14 races, with teammate Alex Rins bringing Suzuki's haul up to 11 - both riders scoring one victory each.Although...

World Superbike reveals new-look 2021 calendar

Due to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the new season will not begin at Australia's Phillip Island circuit as it has done in recent years, with that race pushed back to an unspecified date towards the end of the 13-round schedule.Instead, Assen - which was one of several rounds to be cancelled this year - will open up the campaign on 23-25...

Davies joins Go Eleven Ducati for 2021 WSBK season

Davies, third overall in the standings this year behind Jonathan Rea and Scott Redding, will continue for a third season riding a Ducati Panigale V4 R as he takes the seat vacated by his replacement at the works squad, Michael Ruben Rinaldi.The move comes despite Davies having previously made clear his reluctance to join a satellite team when it became...

BMW adds two satellite teams, signs Folger and Laverty

BMW had been the only manufacturer without a satellite team in WSBK until 2020, and confirmed last month that it is in talks with as many as three teams to fill the vacancy.The German marque has now announced that it will have two one-bike satellite teams on the grid next year in RC Squadra Corse and Bonovo Action.RC Squadra Corse has been a part of...

KTM's Binder "surprised" to finish top MotoGP rookie in 2020

The KTM rider was one of three rookies on the MotoGP grid in 2020, along with Tech3 KTM's Iker Lecuona and Honda's graduating Moto2 champion Marquez.Binder looked nailed on to take top rookie honours after storming to his maiden MotoGP victory at the Czech Grand Prix, but a dip in form in the second half of the year coincided with Marquez getting the...

Warning light panels to be mandatory on F1, MotoGP circuits

The lights have already become a regular in F1, with the extra marshalling indicators being used to help bolster the more traditional warning flags.They are used to indicate a wealth of information beyond the usual flag signals, including weather status updates, safety or virtual safety car deployment and if the pitlane is closed.At the moment, the...

Honda: Marquez's recovery "a slower process" than expected

The six-time MotoGP world champion broke his right arm in a crash during the opening round of the coronavirus-delayed 2020 season at the Spanish Grand Prix.Staging a comeback at the next Jerez race, Marquez ultimately abandoned this before requiring a second operation having damaged the plate inserted into his humerus bone.Though Honda always left the...

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