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Podcast: Why Iannone's 18-month ban is so complex

After failing a doping test during last year’s Malaysian Grand Prix weekend, Iannone has been under FIM-ordered suspension since December while a hearing was carried out at the start of February. Steadfast in his claims of innocence, Iannone was deemed to have not taken the offending steroid knowingly and had been caught out by contaminated food. Read Also:Iannone handed ...Keep reading Source link
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Marquez brothers will be tough to manage

In the wake of Jorge Lorenzo’s retirement, Honda moved to form the first all-brother pairing in MotoGP when it signed reigning Moto2 world champion Alex Marquez to join his six-time premier class title-winning elder sibling Marc. Both have spoken over the winter about the dynamic in the Honda garage, with Alex admitting Marc hasn’t offered much in the way of advice ahead of his debut MotoGP campaign.  KTM rider Espargaro
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Moto2 star Roberts would “fare well” in MotoGP

Roberts started his third full season in the Moto2 class last month in Qatar by claiming the first grand prix pole position for an American rider in 10 years, before narrowly missing out on a debut podium in a career-best fourth in the race. A change in chassis from KTM to Kalex at the American Racing Team has allowed Roberts to exploit the front-end of the bike more, while changes
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Ducati doubts 10-round MotoGP season is feasible

The opening six rounds of the 2020 MotoGP campaign have been either postponed or cancelled, with the originally scheduled seventh and eighth rounds at Mugello and Barcelona almost certain to be likewise delayed. In an interview with Spanish media, Dorna Sports CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta said he would be “delighted” if MotoGP could have a 10-round championship later in the year. However, Ducati boss Ciabatti says such a scenario is optimistic,
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Breaking down Dorna’s €9m MotoGP financial aid package

Last week, Dorna confirmed it would be offering financial assistance to all independent MotoGP teams – LCR, Pramac, Avintia, Petronas SRT, Tech3 and Gresini Aprilia – as well as the squads in Moto2 and Moto3. The total cost of the package, which is due to be rolled out for at least the next three months, equates to €9.075 million. Below is the breakdown of this package, but first an explanation of
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Dorna would be “delighted” with 10-race MotoGP season

The current MotoGP campaign is on indefinite hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the first six races of the current calendar either cancelled or postponed, with May’s Italian GP and the following Catalunya race at the start of June highly likely to follow suit. Since the postponement of the Jerez and Le Mans races in the last week, Dorna and governing body the FIM have stopped issuing updated calendars. 
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How Tata Communications is revolutionising live sport

The company provides unrivalled connectivity to enable MotoGP rights holder Dorna to offer innovative broadcasting of the world’s premier motorcycle racing series. MotoGP produces 28,000 hours of broadcasting per season from more than 150 different views, from 25 cameras positioned around the circuits, 120 onboard cameras, four more in the pitlane and the gyro camera capturing stunning images from a helicopter. Other innovations, including a 360-degree onboard camera, provide world-leading
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Jerez ’05 Rossi clash set bad precedent in MotoGP

Nine-time premier class race-winner Gibernau engaged in a bitter rivalry with Rossi during his career in the early-mid 2000s, with the last-corner tangle at Jerez – when Rossi barged Gibernau off-track to secure victory – standings as their most famous incident. Speaking to BT Sport following a re-run of the ’05 Jerez race as part of its ‘Greatest Races’ series, Gibernau says the way in which racing has been “understood” since that day has changed negatively
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Lorenzo wouldn’t be “short of offers” for MotoGP comeback 

The three-time MotoGP world champion hung up his leathers at the end of last year following a bruising sole season aboard the factory Honda. In the winter, Lorenzo signed a deal with Yamaha – with whom he spent nine year and won all of his premier class titles – to become its official test rider, and is scheduled to make a one-off race return at the Catalan Grand Prix in