Thrills, spills, daring, cut throat competition; the latest and most powerful machines on two wheels – welcome to the world of MotoGP.
MotoGP is the summit of the Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix, the elite class of motorcycle road racing. At the moment there are three classes: MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3, all of which use four-stroke engines. In 2010, 250 cc two-strokes were replaced by the new Moto2 600 cc four-stroke class. As recently as 2012, the engine capacity for MotoGP was increased from 800 cc to 1,000 cc.
The machines used in MotoGP are not available for purchase by the public and no one is allowed to ride them on public roads. They are built for use under racing conditions. This is different to contests such as the Superbike World Championship and the Isle of Man TT Races where the bikes are modified versions of road-going motorcycles which are generally on sale.
Today’s Moto GP is the successor to a series of motor bike championships stretching back to 1949 which have captured the public’s imagination and interest because of the speed, the glamour and the danger that is inevitably associated with it. Many of the champions in this sport have become household names over the years. Mentioning just a few: Giacomo Agostini (Italy) who won fifteen World titles with 122 victories in all classes; Mike Hailwood from Britain regarded by many as the greatest motorcycle rider of all time; Angel Nieto (Spain) winner of thirteen World titles, with 90 victories; British glamor rider Barry Sheene and a special mention of John Surtees, now 81 years of age, who has the unique distinction of being a World Champion both with motorcycles and as a Grand Prix driver.
In 2014 the championship was won by Marc Marquez from Spain on a Honda well ahead of Italian Valentino Rossi, winner of nine World Championships and Jorge Lorenzo from Spain, both riding Yamahas. After five events of the current season, Rossi is back in the lead with 102 points followed by Lorenzo on 87 points and Italian Andrea Dovizioso riding a Ducati on 83 points. However the season is in its early stages and there is all to play for.
The remaining fixtures are:
May 31 Italian GP (Mugello)
June 14 Catalunya GP (Barcelona)
June 27 Dutch GP (Assen)
July 12 German GP (Sachsenring)
August 9 Indianapolis GP (Indianapolis)
August 16 Czech GP (Brno)
August 30 British GP (Donington Park)
September 13 San Marino GP (Misano)
September 27 Aragon GP (Aragon)
October 11 Japanese GP (Motegi)
October 18 Australian GP (Phillip Island)
October 25 Malaysian GP (Sepang)
November 8 Valencia GP (Valencia)
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