- Former Honda team manager Livio Suppo says he suggested both Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa should retire after one lap of the infamous 2015 Valencia MotoGP finale to avoid being part of the controversial conclusion of the world title fight between Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo, but the idea was rejected by then HRC Vice President Shuhei Nakamoto. Suppo revealed how Rossi confronted Marquez at a post-Phillip Island party about deliberately riding slowly which triggered the contentious climax to the 2015 season. (Moto.it)

- In an interview following his 18-month suspension, Andrea Iannone explains the reasons behind his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against his ban given by the FIM anti-doping hearing. (La Gazzetta dello Sport)

- Tony Arbolino says having support from mentor Jorge Lorenzo has the same effect as Valentino Rossi has on his VR46 Academy riders, as he hopes to learn from the five-time world champion. (GPOne.com)

- Marc and Alex Marquez have donated key medical equipment to the Arnau University Hospital of Vilanova de Lleida including digital radiology devices, gas analysers and breathing monitors. (AS.com)

- The Red Bull Ring, which hosts the Austrian GPs in both MotoGP and F1, says it is continuing with preparations as normal for its major events while it monitors the coronavirus situation day-by-day. (Speedweek)

- In World Superbikes, MV Agusta chief Andrea Quadranti has pushed forward the idea of running the championship between September and May. He argues it would maximise its exposure outside of the MotoGP and F1 calendars and offer new opportunities for the series, but accepts there are drawbacks. (GPOne.com)



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