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MotoGP 2021: Ducati's Jack Miller dominates practice, Fabio Quartararo outside top 10
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MotoGP 2021: Ducati's Jack Miller dominates practice, Fabio Quartararo outside top 10

On a track still wet following rain in the morning and at the start of the afternoon session, Australian Miller set a time of 1 min 41.305 on his factory Ducati.

MotoGP 2021: Ducati's Francesco Bagnaia fends off Fabio Quartararo to win San Marino MotoGP
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MotoGP 2021: Ducati's Francesco Bagnaia fends off Fabio Quartararo to win San Marino MotoGP

The Italian, who celebrated his debut win in the premier category last weekend in Aragon, came under intense pressure from championship leader Fabio Quartararo in the closing laps.

MotoGP 2021: Fabio Quartararo tops both practice sessions despite dramatic fall
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MotoGP 2021: Fabio Quartararo tops both practice sessions despite dramatic fall

The 22-year-old French Yamaha rider hurt his left ankle when he slipped at turn eight at Silverstone.

MotoGP 2021: South African Brad Binder wins Austrian MotoGP, Francesco Bagnaia comes second
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MotoGP 2021: South African Brad Binder wins Austrian MotoGP, Francesco Bagnaia comes second

Unlike his rivals who pitted to change bikes, Binder opted to stay out on slick tyres and skillfully held off the field to win his second-ever MotoGP.

MotoGP 2021: Yamaha's Fabio Quartararo wins Dutch MotoGP to extend lead atop driver's standings
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MotoGP 2021: Yamaha's Fabio Quartararo wins Dutch MotoGP to extend lead atop driver's standings

Quartararo, 22, in just his third term at the top table of racing extended his advantage to 34 points ahead of second-placed Johann Zarco, who had to contend with a fourth place in the Netherlands.

MotoGP 2021: Fabio Quartararo dominates Italian GP at gloomy Mugello circuit as sport mourns death of Jason Dupasquier
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MotoGP 2021: Fabio Quartararo dominates Italian GP at gloomy Mugello circuit as sport mourns death of Jason Dupasquier

Yamaha's French world championship leader held up a Swiss flag on the podium in honour of a "friend" whose promising young career was cut short in brutal fashion.

MotoGP: Fabio Quartararo registers second successive win after topping Portuguese GP
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MotoGP: Fabio Quartararo registers second successive win after topping Portuguese GP

Italian Francesco Bagnaia on a Ducati was second with Spanish world champion Joan Mir of Suzuki third.

MotoGP 2021: Maverick Vinales wins season-opening Qatar in windy, sandy conditions
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MotoGP 2021: Maverick Vinales wins season-opening Qatar in windy, sandy conditions

Francesco Bagnaia on another Ducati came third on his first ride in the factory team after starting on pole, beating reigning champion Joan Mir of Suzuki back into fourth in the final moments of the race

MotoGP 2021: Ducati's Francesco Bagnaia takes first pole of season in Qatar pipping Fabio Quartararo
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MotoGP 2021: Ducati's Francesco Bagnaia takes first pole of season in Qatar pipping Fabio Quartararo

Another Yamaha rider, Spaniard Maverick Vinales completed the front row after nudging out Italian veteran Valentino Rossi of Yamaha satellite team SRT, late in the session.

MotoGP 2021: Six-time champion Marc Marquez out of Qatar Grand Prix after surgery
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MotoGP 2021: Six-time champion Marc Marquez out of Qatar Grand Prix after surgery

Marquez fractured his right arm on 19 July when he fell in the first Grand Prix of last season, an injury that required three bouts of surgery, the last in December.

MotoGP 2020: Portuguese Miguel Oliveira grabs maiden pole position in home race
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MotoGP 2020: Portuguese Miguel Oliveira grabs maiden pole position in home race

Sunday's race, held in front of empty stands due to the pandemic, provides Morbidelli with a chance to clinch second place in the world championship behind Mir.

MotoGP 2020: Joan Mir wins first championship with seventh-place finish at Valencia
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MotoGP 2020: Joan Mir wins first championship with seventh-place finish at Valencia

Pole-sitter Franco Morbidelli won the race for this third victory of the season, but it was not enough to keep Mir from securing the title with one race to go

MotoGP 2020: Australian Jack Miller tops Valencia MotoGP practice, championship leader Joan Mir crashes
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MotoGP 2020: Australian Jack Miller tops Valencia MotoGP practice, championship leader Joan Mir crashes

Mir suffered a late blip at the Ricardo Tormo circuit when he came off at Turn 4 with 11 minutes to go, an error that saw him drop to 11th in the standings.

MotoGP 2020: Joan Mir wins European MotoGP, increases lead in world championship to 37 points
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MotoGP 2020: Joan Mir wins European MotoGP, increases lead in world championship to 37 points

Mir took advantage of title rival Fabio Quartararo's first-lap crash while compatriot Alex Rins ensured a one-two finish for Suzuki, the first for the Japanese manufacturer since 1982.

MotoGP 2020: KTM rider Pol Espargaro to start from pole at European MotoGP
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MotoGP 2020: KTM rider Pol Espargaro to start from pole at European MotoGP

Championship leader Joan Mir, who like Espargaro has never won in the premier division, will start from the second row.

Teruel MotoGP: Franco Morbidelli wins after Takaaki Nakagami crash; Joan Mir stays in championship lead
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Teruel MotoGP: Franco Morbidelli wins after Takaaki Nakagami crash; Joan Mir stays in championship lead

Morbidelli crossed the finish line more than two seconds ahead of Álex Rins, with Joan Mir coming in third place after starting 12th.

MotoGP 2020: Takaaki Nakagami grabs maiden pole in Teruel GP qualifying, championship leader Joan Mir in 12th
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MotoGP 2020: Takaaki Nakagami grabs maiden pole in Teruel GP qualifying, championship leader Joan Mir in 12th

The 28-year-old Nakagami, who signed a new deal with Honda's satellite team earlier this week, posted a fastest lap of one minute and 46.882 seconds.

Aragon MotoGP 2020: Alex Rins wins thriller as Joan Mir takes championship lead
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Aragon MotoGP 2020: Alex Rins wins thriller as Joan Mir takes championship lead

Alex Rins sliced through the field after starting 10th on the grid. He became the 8th winner in this season's ten races after the vacuum created by the early season injury to reigning champion Marc Marquez.

MotoGP 2020: Championship leader Fabio Quartararo to start French MotoGP from pole position
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MotoGP 2020: Championship leader Fabio Quartararo to start French MotoGP from pole position

It is the ninth pole of Quartaro's MotoGP career and the first since the Andalusia GP at the end of July.

MotoGP 2020: Fabio Quartararo wins third race of year at Catalonia GP to reclaim championship lead
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MotoGP 2020: Fabio Quartararo wins third race of year at Catalonia GP to reclaim championship lead

Joan Mir came through to take second and is now eight points behind Fabio Quartararo in the standings while Alex Rins completed the podium.