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MotoGP clarifies homologation rules for engines and fairings

MotoGP has clarified its homologation rules for engines and aerodynamic fairings amid the coronavirus shutdown, with the cancelled Qatar race the point at which the rules are being enforced. MotoGP's current technical regulations stipulate that engines and the first of two allowed aero fairings for all non-concession manufacturers (Yamaha, Hon..

Coronavirus: when will motorsport resume in 2020?

Coronavirus has caused sporting events around the world to be postponed and cancelled, with Formula 1, Formula E and MotoGP among them. Other series have also paused races in response to coronavirus, as large public gatherings will inevitably increase the risk of transmission between hosts. As situations react to the ever-changing effect that the C..

Espargaro: Not many riders on 2020 MotoGP grid faster than me

Aprilia MotoGP rider Aleix Espargaro says he feels "ready" to fight for the podium this season and doesn't think there are many riders "quicker than me" on the grid. The 2020 season will be the elder Espargaro brother's 10th in the premier class and his fourth with Aprilia, who will race its "revolution" RS-GP. Espargaro has heaped praise..

Ducati thinks starting the 2020 MotoGP season in May is “impossible”

Ducati sporting director Paolo Ciabatti believes it will be "impossible" for MotoGP to begin its season before June or July given the worsening coronavirus situation in Europe. After the Qatar opener was run earlier this month for Moto2 and Moto3 only in light of the worsening COVID-19 crisis, the three following races in Thailand, Austin and Argen..

Vinales: Lorenzo MotoGP wildcard will be “important” for Yamaha

Maverick Vinales says Jorge Lorenzo's Barcelona MotoGP wildcard will be "important" for Yamaha to allow it to properly test new parts, and hopes the three-time champion will do further races. Yamaha announced earlier in the month that Lorenzo will make his MotoGP race comeback at his home Catalan Grand Prix (currently slated for June), just se..

WRC2 champion Pontus Tidemand gets full season in EuroRX

One-time WRC2 champion Pontus Tidemand, a class-winner at last weekend's Rally Mexico, will compliment his rally programme for Tokport WRT with a European Rallycross Championship campaign this year. The Swede, who won the World Rally Championship's second-tier division as a Skoda factory driver in 2017, has switched from Per Eklund's..

Blancpain champion Ide returns to racing in EuroRX after coma recovery

One-time Blancpain GT Sprint champion Enzo Ide will return to racing this year in the European Rallycross Championship after recovering from a coma. The Belgian circuit racer, who won the Blancpain title in 2016 in a WRT-run Audi, suffered an accident at home last August and found was in a confused state by his wife. After being transported to hos..

Red Bull would have protested Mercedes DAS system in Australia

Red Bull was poised to protest Mercedes at the Australian Grand Prix if it had run with its Dual Axis Steering (DAS) system, Autosport has learned. Mercedes caused a stir at pre-season testing when it unleashed the concept that alters the toe angle of the front wheels through drivers pushing and pulling the steering wheel, leaving its rivals ponder..

Pirelli F1 staff member tests positive for coronavirus in Australia

A member of Pirelli's Formula 1 operations has tested positive for coronavirus following tests conducted by Australian authorities. In the wake of the Australian Grand Prix being cancelled following a McLaren team member testing positive for COVID-19, several other staff members from the paddock were put in to self-isolation after displaying s..

Top McLaren staff stay in Australia with COVID-19 quarantine colleagues

McLaren racing director Andrea Stella and other key figures from the team are voluntarily remaining in Melbourne for the next two weeks in support of colleagues in quarantine for coronavirus. After a McLaren team member was confirmed as having contracted the virus, another 14 members of the squad were put into self isolation as a precaution because..

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