The latest round-up of MotoGP gossip featuring Johann Zarco and Dani Pedorsa on the KTM rider situation, Valentino Rossi on Andrea Dovizioso plus Silverstone’s resurfacing ahead of the British round.

- Johann Zarco reveals the reasons behind his Red Bull KTM departure at the end of 2019 as he looks to race with a smile on his face again fighting for podiums. Zarco will leave KTM at the end of the season, one year earlier than his initial contract as he looks for a fresh start. (L’Equipe)

- Dani Pedrosa rejects a potential MotoGP racing comeback and won’t replace Johann Zarco in the Red Bull KTM rider line-up for 2020. Pedrosa retired from racing at the end of last season and joined KTM as a test rider. (AS)

- Valentino Rossi says he sees Andrea Dovizioso as a champion already who only needs a MotoGP world title after paying credit to the Ducati rider for his victory in Austria. (Marca)

- Former MotoGP rider and BT Sport pundit Michael Laverty assesses the newly-resurfaced Silverstone track and what changes have been made ahead of the British MotoGP after last year’s washout when the track was deemed unsafe to race in heavy rain. (BT Sport)

- Stefano Bedon, VNE Snipers Team manager, reveals how he oversaw Romano Fenati’s comeback, the resistance he and the team faced and what the Italian’s win in Austria means for his future. (La Gazzetta dello Sport)

- Jorge Lorenzo steps up his training as preparation for his MotoGP comeback at the British round later this month. The Repsol Honda rider has been out of action since breaking vertebrae in his back during practice at Assen in June. (Twitter)