At number nine in our countdown of the Top Stories of 2018 in racing is the shocking and dangerous move by Moto2 racer Romano Fenati, which left him banned for the rest of the season.
Motorsport.com reveals who makes its top 10 in its first-ever countdown of the top motorcycle racers of the year.
For the first time, Motorsport.com's team of two-wheeled writers have compiled a list of the top motorcycle racers of the season. Read on to see who makes the grade.
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KTM rider Miguel Oliveira won the final Moto2 race of the 2018 campaign in Valencia, picking up the pieces after Alex Marquez fell from the lead.
Francesco Bagnaia wrapped up the 2018 Moto2 title by finishing third behind race winner Luca Marini and title rival Miguel Oliveira in Sunday’s Sepang race.
Brad Binder fended off a late challenge from reigning Moto3 champion Joan Mir to win the Australia Moto2 round at Phillip Island on Sunday.
Fabio Quartararo came on top in a tense duel with championship leader Francesco Bagnaia to win the Motegi Moto2 round on Sunday.
Francesco Bagnaia won the Moto2 race in Thailand and extended his points lead after his teammate Luca Marini passed Miguel Oliveira on the last lap to complete a Sky VR46 1-2.
KTM motorsport boss Pit Beirer admits he has been frustrated by Miguel Oliveira's qualifying woes, which he feels is costing the MotoGP-bound rider the 2018 Moto2 title.
Romano Fenati has effectively been banned from grand prix motorcycle racing until the end of the 2018 season by the sport’s governing body, the FIM.
Banned Moto2 rider Romano Fenati has paid too high a price for his incident at Misano and is being "treated as a murderer", MotoGP's Aleix Espargaro believes.
Scott Redding has revealed he came close to signing a deal to join leading Moto2 squad Intact GP before he was beaten to the ride by Tom Luthi.
Moto2 rider Stefano Manzi says he is "ready to forgive" Romano Fenati after the brake lever incident in last weekend's Misano race for which Fenati was banned and sacked from his ride.