2018 MotoGP season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
2018 F.I.M. Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Previous: 2017 Next: 2019
2018 Moto2 season
2018 Moto3 season
Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme
Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix
Current season summary
2018 MotoGP season
2018 Moto2 season
2018 Moto3 season
Related articles
Classes of competition
MotoGP
Moto2 · Moto3
Lists
Riders (Champions · Race winners · Polesitters · Records · MotoGP Legends)
Constructors (Champions · Race winners)
Teams (Champions)

Seasons · Grands Prix · Circuits · Points scoring systems · Fatal accidents

Marc Márquez is the 2018 MotoGP Champion.

The 2018 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season is the 70th F.I.M. Road Racing World Championship season. Marc Márquez entered the season as the reigning champion, with Repsol Honda being the reigning team champions and Honda the reigning constructors' champions.

Originally scheduled for 19 races, the season was reduced by one Grand Prix due to the cancellation of the 26 August Silverstone event due to unsafe track conditions involving standing water after a rider vote.[1][2][3][4][5]

Marc Márquez clinched the championship trophy on 21 October 2018 after sixteen rounds, winning three consecutive races during spring, another three consecutive races during autumn and nine overall. Andrea Dovizioso finished in second and Valentino Rossi ended up in third, the former with four wins, while Rossi did not record a race win. Jorge Lorenzo with three wins and a win for Cal Crutchlow and Maverick Viñales were the other race winners. Yamaha suffered their worst winless streak in their history with no wins for 25 races, which lasted from the 2017 German Grand Prix until Viñales won the Australian Grand Prix. KTM got their first podium finish at the Valencian Grand Prix

Teams and riders[edit]

Team Constructor Motorcycle No. Rider Rounds
Italy Ducati Team Ducati Ducati Desmosedici GP18 04 Italy Andrea Dovizioso[6] All
19 Spain Álvaro Bautista[7] 17
51 Italy Michele Pirro 6, 13, 19
51 Italy Michele Pirro[8] 18[N 1]
99 Spain Jorge Lorenzo[9] 1–16, 18–19[N 1]
France Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha YZR-M1 2016[10] 5 France Johann Zarco[11] All
Yamaha YZR-M1 2017 55 Malaysia Hafizh Syahrin[12] All
Japan HRC Honda Team
Japan Repsol Honda Team
Honda Honda RC213V 2018 6 Germany Stefan Bradl 10, 13
26 Spain Dani Pedrosa[13] All
93 Spain Marc Márquez[14] All
Belgium EG 0,0 Marc VDS[15] Honda Honda RC213V 2017[16] 6 Germany Stefan Bradl[17] 9[N 2]
12 Switzerland Thomas Lüthi[18] All
21 Italy Franco Morbidelli[19] All[N 2]
Monaco LCR Honda Honda Honda RC213V 2018 6 Germany Stefan Bradl[20] 18–19
Honda RC213V 2017[21] 30 Japan Takaaki Nakagami[22] All
Honda RC213V 2018[23] 35 United Kingdom Cal Crutchlow[24] 1–17
Spain Ángel Nieto Team[25] Ducati Ducati Desmosedici GP16 7 Australia Mike Jones[7] 17
17 Czech Republic Karel Abraham[26][7] 1–16, 18-19
Ducati Desmosedici GP17 17
19 Spain Álvaro Bautista[27] 1–16, 18-19
Italy Alma Pramac Racing Ducati Ducati Desmosedici GP18 9 Italy Danilo Petrucci[28] All
Ducati Desmosedici GP17[29] 43 Australia Jack Miller[30] All
Spain Reale Avintia Racing[31] Ducati Ducati Desmosedici GP16 10 Belgium Xavier Siméon[32] 1–12
Ducati Desmosedici GP17 13–19
Ducati Desmosedici GP16 23 France Christophe Ponsson[33] 13
Ducati Desmosedici GP17 53 Spain Tito Rabat[34] 1–12
Ducati Desmosedici GP16 81 Spain Jordi Torres[35] 14–19
Japan Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
Japan Yamalube Yamaha Factory Racing
Yamaha Yamaha YZR-M1 2018 25 Spain Maverick Viñales[36] All
46 Italy Valentino Rossi[37] All
89 Japan Katsuyuki Nakasuga 16
Japan Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki Suzuki GSX-RR 29 Italy Andrea Iannone[38] All
42 Spain Álex Rins[39] All
50 France Sylvain Guintoli 7, 10, 16
Austria Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM KTM RC16 36 Finland Mika Kallio 4, 7, 9
38 United Kingdom Bradley Smith[40] All
44 Spain Pol Espargaró[40] 1–10, 13–19
76 France Loris Baz[41] 12
Italy Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia Aprilia RS-GP 41 Spain Aleix Espargaró[42] All
45 United Kingdom Scott Redding[43] All
Key
Regular rider
Wildcard rider
Replacement rider

Team changes[edit]

Rider changes[edit]

Mid-season changes[edit]

Calendar[edit]

The following Grands Prix are scheduled to take place in 2018:[46]

Round Date Grand Prix Circuit
1 18 March Qatar Grand Prix of Qatar[47] Losail International Circuit, Lusail
2 8 April Argentina Gran Premio Motul de la República Argentina[48] Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo, Santiago del Estero
3 22 April United States Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas[49] Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas
4 6 May Spain Gran Premio Red Bull de España[50] Circuito de Jerez-Ángel Nieto, Jerez de la Frontera
5 20 May France HJC Helmets Grand Prix de France[51] Circuit Bugatti, Le Mans
6 3 June Italy Gran Premio d'Italia Oakley[52] Mugello Circuit, Scarperia e San Piero
7 17 June Catalonia Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya[53] Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmeló
8 1 July Netherlands Motul TT Assen[54] TT Circuit Assen, Assen
9 15 July Germany Pramac Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland[55] Sachsenring, Hohenstein-Ernstthal
10 5 August Czech Republic Monster Energy Grand Prix České republiky[56] Automotodrom Brno, Brno
11 12 August Austria Eyetime Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich Red Bull Ring, Spielberg
12 26 August United Kingdom GoPro British Grand Prix[57] Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone
13 9 September San Marino Gran Premio Octo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini[58] Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Misano Adriatico
14 23 September Aragon Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón[59] Motorland Aragón, Alcañiz
15 7 October Thailand PTT Thailand Grand Prix[60] Buriram International Circuit,[N 3] Buriram
16 21 October Japan Motul Grand Prix of Japan[61] Twin Ring Motegi, Motegi
17 28 October Australia Michelin Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix[62] Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Phillip Island
18 4 November Malaysia Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix[63] Sepang International Circuit, Selangor
19 18 November Valencian Community Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana[64] Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia

Calendar changes[edit]

Layout used in 2016 and 2017
Layout used starting 2018
Comparison between the configuration of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya used in 2016 and 2017 (top), and the layout used starting 2018 (bottom).
  • The British Grand Prix was scheduled to move from Silverstone to the new Circuit of Wales, but construction on the new track has not commenced.[65] The two circuits reached a deal that will see Silverstone with an option to host the 2018 race.[66] In the end, the British Grand Prix saw all three races being cancelled due to dangerous track conditions on race day, and was not re-arranged.
  • The Thailand Grand Prix is a new addition to the calendar, with the race scheduled for 7 October.
  • The Catalan Grand Prix used a new configuration of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, wherein the previous set of corners of turns 13, 14 and 15 were combined into a sweeping right corner. The new layout was previously used in Formula 1 from 2004 to 2006.

Results and standings[edit]

Grands Prix[edit]

Round Grand Prix Pole position Fastest lap Winning rider Winning constructor Report
1 Qatar Qatar motorcycle Grand Prix France Johann Zarco Italy Andrea Dovizioso Italy Andrea Dovizioso Italy Ducati Report
2 Argentina Argentine motorcycle Grand Prix Australia Jack Miller Spain Marc Márquez United Kingdom Cal Crutchlow Japan Honda Report
3 United States Motorcycle Grand Prix of the Americas Spain Marc Márquez[N 4] Spain Marc Márquez Spain Marc Márquez Japan Honda Report
4 Spain Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix United Kingdom Cal Crutchlow Spain Marc Márquez Spain Marc Márquez Japan Honda Report
5 France French motorcycle Grand Prix France Johann Zarco Spain Marc Márquez Spain Marc Márquez Japan Honda Report
6 Italy Italian motorcycle Grand Prix Italy Valentino Rossi Italy Danilo Petrucci Spain Jorge Lorenzo Italy Ducati Report
7 Catalonia Catalan motorcycle Grand Prix Spain Jorge Lorenzo Spain Jorge Lorenzo Spain Jorge Lorenzo Italy Ducati Report
8 Netherlands Dutch TT Spain Marc Márquez Spain Maverick Viñales Spain Marc Márquez Japan Honda Report
9 Germany German motorcycle Grand Prix Spain Marc Márquez Spain Marc Márquez Spain Marc Márquez Japan Honda Report
10 Czech Republic Czech Republic motorcycle Grand Prix Italy Andrea Dovizioso Spain Jorge Lorenzo Italy Andrea Dovizioso Italy Ducati Report
11 Austria Austrian motorcycle Grand Prix Spain Marc Márquez Italy Andrea Dovizioso Spain Jorge Lorenzo Italy Ducati Report
12 United Kingdom British motorcycle Grand Prix Spain Jorge Lorenzo Race cancelled[N 5] Report
13 San Marino San Marino and Rimini's Coast motorcycle Grand Prix Spain Jorge Lorenzo Italy Andrea Dovizioso Italy Andrea Dovizioso Italy Ducati Report
14 Aragon Aragon motorcycle Grand Prix Spain Jorge Lorenzo Italy Andrea Dovizioso Spain Marc Márquez Japan Honda Report
15 Thailand Thailand motorcycle Grand Prix Spain Marc Márquez Spain Marc Márquez Spain Marc Márquez Japan Honda Report
16 Japan Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix Italy Andrea Dovizioso Spain Marc Márquez Spain Marc Márquez Japan Honda Report
17 Australia Australian motorcycle Grand Prix Spain Marc Márquez Spain Maverick Viñales Spain Maverick Viñales Japan Yamaha Report
18 Malaysia Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix Spain Marc Márquez[N 6] Spain Álex Rins Spain Marc Márquez Japan Honda Report
19 Valencian Community Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix Spain Maverick Viñales Italy Andrea Dovizioso Italy Andrea Dovizioso Italy Ducati Report

Riders' standings[edit]

Scoring system

Points are awarded to the top fifteen finishers. A rider has to finish the race to earn points.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th 
Points 25 20 16 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Pos Rider Bike QAT
Qatar
ARG
Argentina
AME
United States
SPA
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
CZE
Czech Republic
AUT
Austria
GBR
United Kingdom
RSM
San Marino
ARA
Aragon
THA
Thailand
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
1 Spain Marc Márquez Honda 2 18 1 1 1 16 2 1 1 3 2 C 2 1 1 1 Ret 1 Ret 321
2 Italy Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1 6 5 Ret Ret 2 Ret 4 7 1 3 C 1 2 2 18 3 6 1 245
3 Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha 3 19 4 5 3 3 3 5 2 4 6 C 7 8 4 4 6 18 13 198
4 Spain Maverick Viñales Yamaha 6 5 2 7 7 8 6 3 3 Ret 12 C 5 10 3 7 1 4 Ret 193
5 Spain Álex Rins Suzuki Ret 3 Ret Ret 10 5 Ret 2 Ret 11 8 C 4 4 6 3 5 2 2 169
6 France Johann Zarco Yamaha 8 2 6 2 Ret 10 7 8 9 7 9 C 10 14 5 6 Ret 3 7 158
7 United Kingdom Cal Crutchlow Honda 4 1 19 Ret 8 6 4 6 Ret 5 4 C 3 Ret 7 2 DNS 148
8 Italy Danilo Petrucci Ducati 5 10 12 4 2 7 8 Ret 4 6 5 C 11 7 9 9 12 9 Ret 144
9 Spain Jorge Lorenzo Ducati Ret 15 11 Ret 6 1 1 7 6 2 1 C 17 Ret DNS DNS WD 12 134
10 Italy Andrea Iannone Suzuki 9 8 3 3 Ret 4 10 11 12 10 13 C 8 3 11 Ret 2 Ret Ret 133
11 Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda 7 Ret 7 Ret 5 Ret 5 15 8 8 7 C 6 5 Ret 8 Ret 5 5 117
12 Spain Álvaro Bautista Ducati 13 16 15 8 Ret 9 9 9 5 9 10 C 9 Ret 8 5 4 7 Ret 105
13 Australia Jack Miller Ducati 10 4 9 6 4 Ret Ret 10 14 12 18 C 18 9 10 Ret 7 8 Ret 91
14 Spain Pol Espargaró KTM Ret 11 13 11 11 11 11 12 Ret DNS Ret DNS 21 13 Ret Ret 3 51
15 Italy Franco Morbidelli Honda 12 14 21 9 13 15 14 DNS WD 13 19 C 12 11 14 11 8 12 Ret 50
16 Malaysia Hafizh Syahrin Yamaha 14 9 Ret 16 12 12 Ret 18 11 14 16 C 19 18 12 10 Ret 10 10 46
17 Spain Aleix Espargaró Aprilia 19 Ret 10 Ret 9 Ret Ret 13 DNS 15 17 C 14 6 13 Ret 9 11 Ret 44
18 United Kingdom Bradley Smith KTM 18 Ret 16 13 14 14 Ret 17 10 Ret 14 C 16 13 15 12 10 15 8 38
19 Spain Tito Rabat Ducati 11 7 8 14 Ret 13 Ret 16 13 Ret 11 C 35
20 Japan Takaaki Nakagami Honda 17 13 14 12 15 18 Ret 19 Ret 17 15 C 13 12 22 15 14 14 6 33
21 United Kingdom Scott Redding Aprilia 20 12 17 15 Ret Ret 12 14 15 Ret 20 C 21 16 16 19 13 19 11 20
22 Italy Michele Pirro Ducati DNS 15 Ret 4 14
23 Czech Republic Karel Abraham Ducati 15 20 Ret 18 17 Ret 13 Ret 18 18 21 C 20 15 17 Ret 11 Ret 14 12
24 Germany Stefan Bradl Honda 16 Ret Ret 13 9 10
25 Finland Mika Kallio KTM 10 Ret DNS 6
26 Japan Katsuyuki Nakasuga Yamaha 14 2
27 Belgium Xavier Siméon Ducati 21 21 20 17 18 17 Ret Ret 19 20 Ret C Ret 19 18 16 15 17 DNS 1
28 Spain Jordi Torres Ducati 20 19 17 17 DNS 15 1
Switzerland Thomas Lüthi Honda 16 17 18 Ret 16 Ret Ret 20 17 16 22 C 22 17 20 20 16 16 Ret 0
Australia Mike Jones Ducati 18 0
France Sylvain Guintoli Suzuki Ret 19 21 0
France Christophe Ponsson Ducati 23 0
France Loris Baz KTM C 0
Pos Rider Bike QAT
Qatar
ARG
Argentina
AME
United States
SPA
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
CZE
Czech Republic
AUT
Austria
GBR
United Kingdom
RSM
San Marino
ARA
Aragon
THA
Thailand
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap
Light blue – Rookie

Manufacturers' standings[edit]

Pos Manufacturer QAT
Qatar
ARG
Argentina
AME
United States
SPA
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
CZE
Czech Republic
AUT
Austria
GBR
United Kingdom
RSM
San Marino
ARA
Aragon
THA
Thailand
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
1 Japan Honda 2 1 1 1 1 6 2 1 1 3 2 C 2 1 1 1 8 1 5 375
2 Italy Ducati 1 4 5 4 2 1 1 4 4 1 1 C 1 2 2 5 3 6 1 335
3 Japan Yamaha 3 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 2 4 6 C 5 8 3 4 1 3 7 281
4 Japan Suzuki 9 3 3 3 10 4 10 2 12 10 8 C 4 3 6 3 2 2 2 233
5 Austria KTM 18 11 13 10 11 11 11 12 10 Ret 14 C 16 13 15 12 10 15 3 72
6 Italy Aprilia 19 12 10 15 9 Ret 12 13 15 15 17 C 14 6 13 19 9 11 11 59
Pos Manufacturer QAT
Qatar
ARG
Argentina
AME
United States
SPA
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
CZE
Czech Republic
AUT
Austria
GBR
United Kingdom
RSM
San Marino
ARA
Aragon
THA
Thailand
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts

Teams' standings[edit]

Pos Team Bike
No.
QAT
Qatar
ARG
Argentina
AME
United States
SPA
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
CZE
Czech Republic
AUT
Austria
GBR
United Kingdom
RSM
San Marino
ARA
Aragon
THA
Thailand
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
1 Japan Repsol Honda Team 26 7 Ret 7 Ret 5 Ret 5 15 8 8 7 C 6 5 Ret 8 Ret 5 5 438
93 2 18 1 1 1 16 2 1 1 3 2 C 2 1 1 1 Ret 1 Ret
2 Italy Ducati Team 04 1 6 5 Ret Ret 2 Ret 4 7 1 3 C 1 2 2 18 3 6 1 392
19 4
51 Ret
99 Ret 15 11 Ret 6 1 1 7 6 2 1 C 17 Ret DNS DNS WD 12
3 Japan Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 25 6 5 2 7 7 8 6 3 3 Ret 12 C 5 10 3 7 1 4 Ret 391
46 3 19 4 5 3 3 3 5 2 4 6 C 7 8 4 4 6 18 13
4 Japan Team SUZUKI ECSTAR 29 9 8 3 3 Ret 4 10 11 12 10 13 C 8 3 11 Ret 2 Ret Ret 302
42 Ret 3 Ret Ret 10 5 Ret 2 Ret 11 8 C 4 4 6 3 5 2 2
5 Italy Alma Pramac Racing 9 5 10 12 4 2 7 8 Ret 4 6 5 C 11 7 9 9 12 9 Ret 235
43 10 4 9 6 4 Ret Ret 10 14 12 18 C 18 9 10 Ret 7 8 Ret
6 France Monster Yamaha Tech 3 5 8 2 6 2 Ret 10 7 8 9 7 9 C 10 14 5 6 Ret 3 7 204
55 14 9 Ret 16 12 12 Ret 18 11 14 16 C 19 18 12 10 Ret 10 10
7 Monaco LCR Honda 6 13 9 191
30 17 13 14 12 15 18 Ret 19 Ret 17 15 C 13 12 22 15 14 14 6
35 4 1 19 Ret 8 6 4 6 Ret 5 4 C 3 Ret 7 2 DNS
8 Spain Ángel Nieto Team 7 18 104
17 15 20 Ret 18 17 Ret 13 Ret 18 18 21 C 20 15 17 Ret 11 Ret 14
19 13 16 15 8 Ret 9 9 9 5 9 10 C 9 Ret 8 5 7 Ret
9 Austria Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 38 18 Ret 16 13 14 14 Ret 17 10 Ret 14 C 16 13 15 12 10 15 8 89
44 Ret 11 13 11 11 11 11 12 Ret DNS Ret DNS 21 13 Ret Ret 3
76 C
10 Italy Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 41 19 Ret 10 Ret 9 Ret Ret 13 DNS 15 17 C 14 6 13 Ret 9 11 Ret 64
45 20 12 17 15 Ret Ret 12 14 15 Ret 20 C 21 16 16 19 13 19 11
11 Belgium EG 0,0 Marc VDS 6 16 50
12 16 17 18 Ret 16 Ret Ret 20 17 16 22 C 22 17 20 20 16 16 Ret
21 12 14 21 9 13 15 14 DNS WD 13 19 C 12 11 14 11 8 12 Ret
12 Spain Reale Avintia Racing 10 21 21 20 17 18 17 Ret Ret 19 20 Ret C Ret 19 18 16 15 17 DNS 37
23 23
53 11 7 8 14 Ret 13 Ret 16 13 Ret 11 C
81 20 19 17 17 DNS 15
Pos Team Bike
No.
QAT
Qatar
ARG
Argentina
AME
United States
SPA
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
CZE
Czech Republic
AUT
Austria
GBR
United Kingdom
RSM
San Marino
ARA
Aragon
THA
Thailand
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jorge Lorenzo competed in the two Friday practice sessions during round 18, before being replaced by Michele Pirro.
  2. ^ a b Franco Morbidelli competed in the first Friday practice session during round 9, before being replaced by Stefan Bradl.
  3. ^ Commercial rights holder Dorna Sports does not refer to the Buriram International Circuit by its commercial name—which includes ThaiBev's Chang Beer—because of alcohol advertising restrictions in France and Qatar.
  4. ^ Márquez was given a 3-place grid penalty for a riding infringement during qualifying[67] but retains the pole position credit despite starting the race from 4th position.[68] Maverick Viñales started the race from the first grid slot.
  5. ^ All racing at Silverstone was cancelled due to sustained heavy rain and unsafe track conditions.[69]
  6. ^ Márquez was given a 6-place grid penalty for a riding infringement during qualifying but retains the pole position credit despite starting the race from 7th position. Johann Zarco started the race from the first grid slot.[70]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Silverstone surface to blame for MotoGP cancellation". Dorna Sports. 26 August 2018. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Marquez: "We wanted to race but safety comes first"". Dorna Sports. 26 August 2018. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Lorenzo: "We decided we didn't feel safe on the asphalt"". Dorna Sports. 26 August 2018. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  4. ^ "British GP: riders apologise to fans". Dorna Sports. 27 August 2018. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Silverstone's managing director apologises to the fans". Dorna Sports. 26 August 2018. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Andrea Dovizioso confirmed with Ducati for 2017 and 2018". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 18 April 2016. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  7. ^ a b c "Mike Jones joins Angel Nieto Team in Australia". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 23 October 2018. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Lorenzo pulls out of Malaysian MotoGP, Pirro steps in". 3 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Lorenzo set to take on new challenge with Ducati". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. Retrieved 17 May 2016.
  10. ^ "Vinales: Using Zarco's style "upsets" 2018 Yamaha". motorsport.com. motorsport.com. 19 June 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  11. ^ "Zarco extends contract with Tech 3 for 2017". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 17 May 2017. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  12. ^ a b "Syahrin to line up full-time with Tech 3 in 2018". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 20 February 2018. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  13. ^ "HRC renew with Dani Pedrosa until end of 2018". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 16 May 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  14. ^ "Honda Racing Corporation renew with Marc Marquez through 2018". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 2 June 2016. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  15. ^ "2018 MotoGP rider line-up so far". Crash.net. Crash.net. 10 August 2017. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  16. ^ "The fast, the slow, and learning by crashing". Motorlat.com. 4 March 2018. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  17. ^ "Bradl to replace injured Morbidelli at the Sachsenring". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 13 July 2018. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  18. ^ a b "Lüthi to MotoGP™ with EG 0,0 Marc VDS in 2018". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 24 August 2017. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  19. ^ a b "Morbidelli to MotoGP™ with EG 0,0 Marc VDS". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 25 June 2017. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  20. ^ "Bradl to replace injured Crutchlow in Malaysia". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 28 October 2018. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  21. ^ "#SepangTest: First look and photos". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  22. ^ a b c "Nakagami announced at LCR Honda in 2018". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 20 August 2017. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  23. ^ "Cal impresses again on final day in Malaysia". calcrutchlow.com. 30 January 2018. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  24. ^ "Crutchlow signs two year deal with HRC to remain at LCR". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 21 June 2017. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  25. ^ a b Herrero, Dan (27 December 2017). "Aspar renames team in honour of Angel Nieto". Speedcafe. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  26. ^ "Abraham to remain with Aspar in 2018". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 21 August 2017. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  27. ^ "Aspar Team and Álvaro Bautista sticking together for 2018". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 17 July 2017. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  28. ^ "P2 and contract renewal for Petrucci at the #GermanGP". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  29. ^ "Miller relishing chance to ride race-winning Ducati - Speedcafe". 14 August 2017.
  30. ^ a b "Miller joins Octo Pramac Racing for 2018". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  31. ^ "Five or six' on Avintia 2018 rider list". crash.net. crash.net. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
  32. ^ "Simeon completes the 2018 grid at Reale Avintia Racing". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 21 September 2017. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
  33. ^ "Simeon to ride Rabat's GP17, Ponsson in at Avintia Ducati". Crash.net. Crash.net. 4 September 2018. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  34. ^ "Rabat to ride for Reale Avintia Racing in 2018". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 7 September 2017. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  35. ^ "Jordi Torres joins Reale Avintia Racing in Aragon". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 14 September 2018. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  36. ^ "Yamaha confirm Maverick Viñales for 2017 and 2018 season". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 19 May 2016. Retrieved 19 May 2016.[permanent dead link]
  37. ^ "Rossi & Yamaha confirm 2-year contract extension". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 19 March 2016. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  38. ^ "Andrea Iannone joins Suzuki for 2017 and 2018". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 19 May 2016. Retrieved 19 May 2016.[permanent dead link]
  39. ^ "Rins moves to MotoGP™ with Suzuki for 2017 and 2018". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  40. ^ a b "Red Bull KTM Factory Racing confirm 2018 line up". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 11 October 2017. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  41. ^ "KTM confirm Baz will race at Silverstone". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 26 June 2016. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  42. ^ "Aleix Espargaro moves to Aprilia for 2017 and 2018". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 26 June 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  43. ^ a b "Redding signs for Aprilia Racing Team Gresini for 2018". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 14 August 2017. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  44. ^ "Lowes' manager confirms "shock" Aprilia contract termination". Motorsport.com. Motorsport.com. 11 August 2017. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  45. ^ "Folger will not race in 2018". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 17 January 2018. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
  46. ^ "Get revved up for 2018: MotoGP™ calendar announced". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 13 September 2017. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  47. ^ "Qatar secures 10-year MotoGP contract". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 14 June 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  48. ^ "Termas de Rio Hondo extends Argentina GP contract". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 4 April 2016. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  49. ^ "Dorna signs 10-year deal with new Texas circuit". vroommagazine.com. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  50. ^ "Acuerdo para que Jerez tenga Gran Premio tres años más". sevilla.abc.es. ABC de Sevilla. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  51. ^ "French Grand Prix contract extended to 2021". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 17 May 2014. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
  52. ^ "Oakley announced as Title Sponsor of Mugello". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 23 February 2017. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  53. ^ "Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya to host MotoGP™ until 2021". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 9 November 2016. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  54. ^ "Assen to host MotoGP™ until 2026". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 25 June 2016. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  55. ^ "MotoGP™ to stay at the Sachsenring until 2021". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 12 August 2016. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  56. ^ "Dorna extends contract with Brno until 2020". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 12 January 2016. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  57. ^ "Silverstone confirmed to host British GP for 3 more years". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 11 November 2017. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  58. ^ "Misano to remain on the MotoGP™ calendar until at least 2020". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 8 September 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  59. ^ "MotoGP™ at MotorLand Aragon until 2021". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 21 September 2016. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  60. ^ "Thailand confirmed on the MotoGP™ calendar". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  61. ^ "MotoGP™ to remain at the Twin Ring Motegi until 2023". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 20 August 2017. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  62. ^ "Phillip Island is here to stay". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 10 April 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  63. ^ "MotoGP™ at Sepang International Circuit until 2021". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 29 October 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  64. ^ "Valencia to host MotoGP™ until 2021". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 20 September 2016. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  65. ^ "2016 Octo British Grand Prix MotoGP". Silverstone Circuit. British Racing Drivers' Club. Retrieved 29 August 2016. Ahead of the British MotoGP taking place at the purpose-built £375 million South Wales valley venue for the first time in 2018, the Circuit of Wales will promote and run the event at Silverstone.
  66. ^ "Silverstone to keep MotoGP in 2017, with option for 2018". Motorsport.com. Motorsport.com. 4 September 2016. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  67. ^ Patrick, Dean (21 April 2018). "Marquez on pole at COTA, gets a 3-place grid penalty - News for Speed".
  68. ^ "motogp.com · RED BULL GRAND PRIX OF THE AMERICAS · MotoGP Qualifying Nr. 2 Classification 2018". www.motogp.com.
  69. ^ "UPDATE: British GP cancelled". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 26 August 2018. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  70. ^ Mulvenney, Nick; Baldwin, Alan (4 November 2018). "MotoGP Malaysian Grand Prix 2018: Marc Marquez handed six-place penalty to give Johann Zarco pole".