Johann Zarco does not want development in his MotoGP career to depend on Valentino Rossi’s future. The highly-rated Frenchman said “If I show intelligence I can squeeze the bike 100%, I will not be far from the top three of the World Championship. Yamaha awaits the decision of Rossi, it’s my turn to convince them. In any case, my career will not depend on the decisions of Valentino." - Marco

Ducati driver Jorge Lorenzo has revealed he would ‘love’ to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Spaniard is a big fan of Formula 1 and he said “If I ever say goodbye to the MotoGP World Cup, I could do a lot better on four-wheel races. Four years ago I drove Ferrari 458 in Abu Dhabi. One day, I would love to attend the 24 Hours of Le Mans. That’s a lot more realistic than a season in Formula 1." - Speed Week

Yamaha team boss Lin Jarvis has called for teams to keep the rider market 'under control’ as 12 riders are set to finish their contracts at the end of the year, including Marquez, Rossi and Lorenzo. With Honda, Ducati, Yamaha, Suzuki, KTM and Aprilia all thought to be involved, Jarvis expects bids to increase and said “It is a concern for the six manufacturers, in the past, maybe we had three leading manufacturers and everyone needs to achieve success, and to do so you need to ensure a superior rider to extract the maximum performance from your project. If there are three teams bidding for a group of riders is different if there are six teams making offers. It is not easy because we are all competitive, but I think it is somehow up to us to collectively keep the riders’ market under some control and direction." - AS

Andrea Iannone has spoken about challenges he faced after his move from Ducati to Suzuki. The Italian rider said “It wasn’t easy to accept the situation I found myself in after the last two years in MotoGP, from being a factory Ducati rider, always up front, to finding myself eighteenth was unexpected, I wasn’t prepared, it really came as a tough blow… There were days I couldn’t even talk, I thought only about this, everything was black." - GP One