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
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.
Four of the world’s biggest two- and three-wheeler manufacturers have joined hands to design a universal swappable battery system for future EVs.
Manufacturers Honda, Ducati and KTM have also signed on with Moto GP until 2026.
Valentino Rossi will be bringing the curtain down on his 15-year factory Yamaha MotoGP career in the final race of the season in Portugal on Sunday.
MotoGP 2020: Yamaha's Maverick Vinales wins Emilia-Romagna MotoGP to within one point of championship lead
The young Italian led by a second and a half at one stage and was still on course for a first victory for himself and Ducati-Pramac when he leant a bit too far unto a corner with seven laps to go and slid off.
In last weekend's San Marino Grand Prix, Maverick Vinales, who rides for Yamaha, could not capitalise and finished sixth.
Vinales, who sits second in the overall standings ahead of Sunday's fourth race of the campaign, clocked one minute, 23.450 seconds to finish 0.068sec ahead of Ducati-Pramac's Jack Miller.
Former MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo will not have a chance to race this season after series organisers ruled out wild card entries due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
MotoGP 2020: Valentino Rossi to take call on retirement this year after Yamaha announces Fabio Quartararo as his replacement from 2021
Valentino Rossi will decide this year whether to call time on his stellar MotoGP career after Yamaha announced the signing of French youngster Fabio Quartararo as the Italian great’s replacement from 2021.
MotoGP: After an early start to racing career, storied rivalry with Marc Marquez and five world Championships, Jorge Lorenzo bids farewell
Lorenzo has always been a name in the championship mix – with long and fierce rivalries against some of the greatest riders of his era including Casey Stoner, Dani Pedrosa, Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez.
MotoGP 2019: Marc Marquez triple-crown winning season for Repsol Honda, Fabio Quartararo's breakout year and other talking points
Honda Repsol's Marc Marquez has won 12 races and the gap to his closest competitor in the points standings is a staggering 151 points
The most experienced motorcycle rider in history marks another milestone in Australia this weekend, with veteran Valentino Rossi gearing up for his 400th Grand Prix.
Phillip Island is one of Marc Marquez's favourite places and the already-crowned MotoGP world champion has no intention of easing up this weekend in Australia, where he lays claim to a bizarre record.
MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez will eye his tenth win of the season after snatching pole position on Saturday in Japan.
MotoGP 2019: In home race, Marc Marquez inches closer to coronation by holding off Andrea Dovizioso's challenge
While the results suggest that Marc Marquez has been in a league of his own all season, that's only half the truth. The grid has been closer and more competitive than ever. Marquez has been within striking distance throughout for his rivals.
Dutch MotoGP 2019: Maverick Vinales triumphs as Yamaha dominate race, more misery for Jorge Lorenzo and other talking points
Championship leader Marc Marquez tried to pose a challenge, but was ultimately no match for Vinales and eventually finished in second place.
Italian MotoGP 2019: Marc Marquez clocks new lap record to snatch pole from Fabio Quartararo in dying seconds of qualifying
Marc Marquez snatched pole position for the Italian MotoGP with the Honda rider setting a new lap record in the closing seconds of qualifying at Mugello.
MotoGP COTA 2019: Six-time winner Marc Marquez's crash, Alex Rins' first victory and other talking points from Texas
It is getting slightly repetitive saying this, but once again it was a disappointing day for the teammates of Marquez (Jorge Lorenzo) and Rossi (Maverick Viñales)
Argentina MotoGP 2019: Marc Marquez' dominance, Valentino Rossi's 'youthful ride' and other talking points from Termas de Rio Hondo
After a strong start, Marquez pulled away with fearsome pace, quickly opening up a gap to his rivals at the rate of approximately a second a lap in the initial period to seven seconds by lap 10.