MotoGP News

Who needs a big year in MotoGP?
Folger joins KTM as test rider
Pedrosa to make wildcard appearance
The signing that could fix Honda
KTM uncovers updated MotoGP livery

The beginning of the new season provides many with a fresh start, and for a few MotoGP contenders this applies for different reasons. From fighting to stay on the grid to battling for even bigger prizes beyond trophies, here’s five figures in need of a massive 2023

KTM has expanded its roster of test riders by signing one-time podium finisher Jonas Folger for the 2023 MotoGP season.

Dani Pedrosa will make his first MotoGP race start since the 2021 Styrian Grand Prix with a wildcard entry for KTM at this year's Spanish GP in April.

The other Suzuki signing that could transform Honda's MotoGP form Prime

Following Suzuki's decision to quit MotoGP, both of its former riders have landed at Honda for 2023. But perhaps its biggest signing from the now-defunct team could instead be a highly-rated technical manager. Is Ken Kawauchi the right man at the right time to steer HRC back to glory?

The factory KTM squad has unveiled its colours for the 2023 MotoGP season on Thursday morning ahead of its seventh season in the premier class.

Pramac Ducati unwraps 2023 MotoGP livery

The Pramac Racing team has become the latest MotoGP outfit to unveil the livery it will race with in 2023.

The #1 curse MotoGP’s world champion hopes to break in 2023

For the first time in a decade, the reigning MotoGP world champion will begin their title defence carrying the #1 plate.

MotoGP champion Bagnaia to race #1 as Ducati reveals 2023 colours

Reigning MotoGP world champion Francesco Bagnaia will race with the #1 plate in 2023, which he revealed at Ducati’s livery launch on Monday.

Gresini reveals 2023 MotoGP colours with Marquez and Di Giannantonio

Gresini Racing has become the latest MotoGP team to unveil its 2023 colours at a presentation on Saturday featuring new rider Alex Marquez.

Exclusive Q&A with Honda MotoGP boss Alberto Puig looking ahead to 2023

Honda has endured a difficult time in MotoGP of late, with injury woes for Marc Marquez and a difficult bike contributing to two winless seasons over the last three years.

Yamaha becomes first MotoGP team to unveil 2023 livery

The factory Yamaha squad has become the first MotoGP team to unveil its 2023 livery ahead of the new season starting in March.

How the MotoGP paddock has offered refuge to Suzuki's former team Prime

How the MotoGP paddock has offered refuge to Suzuki's former team

Suzuki's unexpected departure left more than 40 professionals virtually jobless for the 2023 MotoGP season. But that human drama has been successfully corrected by the paddock itself, with most former Suzuki crew members absorbed into other operations.

Rins didn't think Honda "was such a bad bike" after LCR test

Suzuki refugee Alex Rins admits his first test of the Honda MotoGP bike in Valencia last November “was complicated” but “I didn’t think it was such a bad bike”.

Marc Marquez admits broken right arm "will never be normal"

Six-time MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez says it has been “difficult to realise” his arm injury and admits it “will never be a normal arm” again after so many operations.

How one MotoGP team went from title challengers to losing it all in four years Prime

How one MotoGP team went from title challengers to losing it all in four years

The Petronas Sepang Racing Team came into MotoGP with a bang in 2019 as regular front-runners, with wonder rookie Fabio Quartararo mounting a title challenge in 2020. But it all went wrong for the Razlan Razali-helmed squad as the team changed hands and tumbled down the order - and RNF Racing plans to right this in 2023

Alex Marquez ‘didn’t agree’ with being moved to LCR Honda

Alex Marquez admits he “did not really agree” with Honda’s decision to move him out of its factory MotoGP team to LCR before his rookie season began in 2020.

The pressure awaiting MotoGP's reformed winner in 2023

Maverick Vinales expects he will have “more pressure” on his shoulders going into the 2023 MotoGP season after his first full year with Aprilia yielded three podiums.

The “refreshing” F1 link propelling one MotoGP team in 2023

KTM motorsport boss Pit Beirer says the Austrian MotoGP squad’s aerodynamic development tie-up with the Red Bull Formula 1 team has been “refreshing”.

Ezpeleta: F1 popularity boom can help MotoGP

MotoGP chief Carmelo Ezpeleta believes Formula 1's popularity boom can help grand prix motorcycle racing, but that "recently F1 was in trouble and we were the best of the best".

Marquez open to Honda exit if "I don't have the tools" to win MotoGP title

Marc Marquez says "my dream" is to remain with Honda beyond 2024 but will "try to find the best for me" if HRC can't give him a title-winning MotoGP bike.

Is Marc Marquez ready to reclaim his MotoGP throne? Prime

Is Marc Marquez ready to reclaim his MotoGP throne?

Marc Marquez’s sixth premier MotoGP title seems a long time ago given the injury woes he has faced in the three years since. At the end of a fraught 2022, in which he had a fourth major operation on his right arm, the Spaniard speaks exclusively to Motorsport.com.

Honda restructures its MotoGP technical team

Honda has made a series of changes in key positions among its MotoGP technicians, headlined by Giacomo Guidotti moving from LCR to become Joan Mir's new crew chief.

How MotoGP's underachiever is working to reverse its fortunes in 2023 Prime

How MotoGP's underachiever is working to reverse its fortunes in 2023

As European manufacturers emerged as the strongest force in 2022 in a changing of the guard for MotoGP, one powerhouse couldn’t quite match the feats of Ducati and Aprilia. Its motorsport chief tells Motorsport.com why this is and what it is doing to become a consistent frontrunner in the class of kings

Marini says MotoGP weight limits "need to change now"

VR46 Ducati rider Luca Marini says MotoGP "needs to change now" its rules over weight limits, as he thinks a combined minimum weight for bike and rider is necessary.

What less cycling meant for Aleix Espargaro’s 2022 MotoGP season

Aprilia MotoGP rider Aleix Espargaro says he cycled a lot less in 2022 than he normally would between races as he “didn’t need to escape from my work” like before.