Jorge Lorenzo has praised Valentino Rossi despite his rivalry with the Italian. Lorenzo said “Although I do not get along very well with Rossi, he is a rider who has contributed a lot to motorcycling, for his charisma, he did a lot for MotoGP and we all have benefited, I admire him a lot and I try to learn from him." - Marca

Danilo Petrucci has revealed how impressed he was with ’stunning’ Marc Marquez this season. Petrucci said "This year I had the opportunity to fight with Marquez in Misano and this time stunned me… he made a crazy pass to overtake me and just after that he made the fastest lap of the race, I do not know how he kept on the bike and I do not know how I kept trying to keep up with him." - AS

KTM rider Mika Kallio is aiming for a steady position in the team. When asked about his goals for 2018, the Finn said “I want to show that I can race for an entire season and not just for a few wild-cards. I want to demonstrate that I am still fast and that I am at the level of a factory rider, racing the entire MotoGP season." - GP One