KTM sporting boss Pit Beirer has rejected the possibility of Marc Marquez joining his MotoGP team in the 2024 season. Marc Marquez found himself in an unenviable position with Honda, and his problems and an uncompetitive motorcycle gave rise to rumors about the end of cooperation with the Japanese manufacturer and a transfer to KTM, which Red Bull and, according to some speculations, Repsol as well. But according to Beirer, this will not happen next season. "At the moment we have valid contracts with four very strong racers. It's nice that there is talk about the possibility of Marc Marquez coming, for us it's a compliment. But Marc is out of the question for us, because as long as he wins, the racer has the credit, when he doesn't, it's the motorcycle's fault. We'll stick with our young racers," he added. Beirer also rejected the possibility of Dr
Enea Bastianini is still recovering from a shoulder blade injury he suffered in a fall in the sprint race in Portimao when he was knocked down by Luca Marini while trying to overtake him. The Italian, who missed all the races this season, is expected to return to the caravan in his hometown of Mugello. https://twitter.com/Bestia23/status/1661022027732635656?t=c5MiTNbn6_Q2sJLFXmPy8Q&s=19 It was at this racetrack that he did a few laps today on a Ducati Superbike class motorcycle and thus tested his physical fitness. https://twitter.com/ducaticorse/status/1661023073385193481?t=ASj1QYZFFApdv2ILObbKCA&s=19
In the MotoGP paddock, rumors of Marc Marquez's move to KTM are getting louder, and the talented Pedro Acosta has now also entered the equation. At KTM, they are so far satisfied with the current line-up of Jack Miller and Brad Binder in the factory team, and they were not disappointed even by newcomer Augusto Fernandez, who races for their semi-factory team GasGas or Tech3. More questionable is the situation with Fernandez's teammate, Pol Espargaro, who still hasn't recovered from the injuries he suffered in a serious accident during MotoGP practice for the Portuguese Grand Prix. The Spaniard claims that he is determined to return, and the team is, for now, ready to wait for his return, but in the event that it becomes necessary, Acosta could take his place, for whom KTM's MotoGP nest does not have will ask
Toprak Razgatlioglu will play for the BMW team next season. The Turk first announced today that he would leave Yamaha at the end of the season, and a few hours later it became clear that his next employer would be the BMW team. https://twitter.com/WorldSBK/status/1660632668361437185?t=60w9tucZJ_NMgKa1ywaeHQ&s=19 It is currently unknown who the 2021 world champion will replace in the German team. When announcing the news, their sports director Marc Bongers said: "Toprak is currently one of the best racers on the starting line. He is not only a fast racer, he is also a very pleasant person. We are sure that he will quickly introduce himself to our team. We are very much looking forward to the cooperation with him." For the Turkish racer, this will be the third team in his career in the Superbike class, after Kawasaki and Yamaha.
Toprak Razgatlıoğlu will leave the Yamaha team after the end of this year's Superbike class. At the same time, the possibility that the Turkish racer would compete in the MotoGP class for the team from Iwata in the future is also over. Razgatlıoğlu joined Yamaha in the 2020 season, and a year later brought the team its first title in the Superbike class since 2009. This year, he currently occupies third place, but is 69 points behind leader Baustista. Upon announcing the news, Turek wrote: "I would like to thank everyone at Yamaha for the trust shown and all the good times we spent together. When we signed the first contract with Yamaha, the goal was to win the title, which we managed to achieve." "I want a new challenge for the next season. Changes are a part of life and I am happy that, despite my departure, I will maintain a good relationship with the members of Yamaha
Danilo Petrucci replaced the still absent Eneo Bastianini in the MotoGP race for the French GP in the factory Ducati garage, and after the race in Le Mans he is faced with the fact that he will have to say goodbye to MotoGP again and at the same time to the motorcycle for which he he says it's probably the best he's ever driven. "I'm really proud," said Petrucci after the race, who is competing in the WSBK championship for Ducati this year. "It was like a big gift from Ducati. I'm proud to be here with a factory Ducati, probably the best bike I've ever ridden in my life. I'd like to thank the fans. I've been on the podium three times in France, I've also won once and the French fans were really nice to me."
After a difficult start to his first season as a Honda rider, Joan Mir says he is worried about becoming the next rider who failed to achieve high-profile results on a Honda bike and will have to leave the Japanese manufacturer's camp, as happened with Jorge Lorenzo and Polo Espargaro. "I have to be very attentive to the little things, because with this motorcycle you are always on the edge of a blade," said the Spaniard, who recorded his fourth retirement due to a fall in Le Mans. "More than physically, the bike destroys you mentally because you have to be very, very precise all the time and fight with the front wheel all the time. It's different to what I'm used to and the bike is completely different to the bikes I've ridden before ." The 2020 MotoGP champion admitted he was scared. "Of course. I would like to win and for a racer like me it is
Reigning MotoGP world champion Francesco Bagnaia has admitted that the introduction of Saturday sprint races this year has helped him a lot in his title defense after he retired for the third time out of five races in Sunday's main races at Le Mans. Bagnaia was the victim of a collision with Maverick Vinales this time in France, with whom he was battling for third place, but despite the fact that he retired in more races than he finished, he still leads the overall championship, where he still has one point advantages. The Ducati rider collected 96 points this year, 44 of them in sprint races. "Sprint races are a big help, because without them I would be far behind the leader," admitted the Italian. "I won 44 points on them, which certainly helps. This year we are always in the front, in the lead, but the form of the other racers is fluctuating, as you can see
Fabio Quartararo has revealed that he has returned to the settings he raced with in 2021 after a number of problems this season, but in the meantime he hopes Yamaha can find solutions to the increasingly pressing problems. The Frenchman doesn't believe Yamaha know how to improve the bike, and after a number of different setups, he's resorted to the ones he raced in the season he became world champion. "Since the beginning of the season, we have tried thousands of settings, but now we have decided to use the ones from the 2021 season. Whatever problems we have, I have to accept them and adapt. We tried many different ideas, but the best thing was, when we went back to base from two years ago. It feels a little better. not much better, but still better than anything else we've had since
Luca Marini called Alex Marquez's collision a racing incident, as he says that it would have been difficult for the Spaniard to avoid the collision on the Ducati. Marini's front tire slipped on the exit from the Dunlop chicane, but he successfully saved himself from falling, narrowly missing his team-mate Marco Bezzecchi, who went on to win the race, while Alex Marquez was not so lucky and high speed collided with the Italian, with whom they were fighting for fifth place. "Given how the accident happened and how I was lying in the middle of the track, I can be happy that things turned out the way they did, because it could have ended much worse. I'm happy because now I have three weeks off to recovery. They'll come in handy anyway." https://twitter.com/VR46RacingTeam/status/1657750718118256641 VR Team Racer
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