- Max Biaggi says he misses his rivalry with Valentino Rossi from their racing days, both the good and the bad days, and feels the pair clashed because “we were different people”. Biaggi and Rossi were bitter rivals during their time together racing in MotoGP between 2000 and 2005, with Biaggi finishing runner-up to his rival in both 2001 and 2002 title fights. (BT Sport via AS.com)

- Marc Marquez says living with his brother and new Repsol Honda team-mate Alex Marquez during the coronavirus shutdown has meant everything becomes a competition between the pair. It has led to the duo battling in training, cleaning the house and in the MotoGP Virtual Race series. (Antena 3 via Marca)

- Loris Capirossi says MotoGP will not continue with the 2020 season into next January because it will compromise the 2021 campaign. The former Grand Prix star, who is now Dorna’s representative on MotoGP’s Race Direction panel, hopes to see the 2020 season return in August once the coronavirus crisis eases. (Sky Sport Italia via La Gazzetta Dello Sport)

- Fausto Gresini says the unexpected stoppage to the 2020 MotoGP season due to the coronavirus crisis will benefit Marc Marquez and Honda with more time to prepare for the season. The Aprilia chief also supports Andrea Iannone’s appeal against his 18-month drugs ban following his FIM anti-doping hearing. (GPOne.com)

- Repsol Honda team manager Alberto Puig says what gives Marc Marquez his star quality is being “a real, normal guy” and acts as part of the team rather than “a diva person”. (AS.com)

 

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