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Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing

 Premier class of motorcycle racingevents held on road


circuits sanctioned by FIM. Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme

 Independent motorcycle racing events have been held since the start of
the twentieth century[1] and large national events were often given the
title Grand Prix,[2]

 Grand Prix motorcycles are purpose-built racing machines that are


generally unavailable for purchase by the general public or able to be
ridden legally on public roads.

 The championship is currently divided into three classes: MotoGP,


Moto2 and Moto3. All three classes use four-stroke engines. The 2018
MotoGP season comprises 19 Grands Prix, with 12 held in Europe, four
in Asia, two in the Americas, and one in Oceania.
Moto 2
Includes 250cc 4 stroke bikes

Moto 3
All bikes use Honda 600cc engines and Dunlop tires.

Moto GP
Includes 600cc 4 strokes, with all engines made from Honda.

Moto GP INCLUDES 1,000CC 4 stroke prototypes, wit h 240+horsepower,

and 200+ mph

Moto GP holds the best riders and machines in the world with the top
sponsors and companies like Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, and Ducati amongst
others. In the lower classes, slow bikes can win races if setup correctly, so
tuning-up, experimentation and skill make for very entertaining and surprising
race.

Event format
 The starting grid is composed of three columns (four for the
125 cc and 250 cc classes) and contains approximately 20
riders.
 Grid positions are decided in descending order of qualifying
speed, with the fastest on the pole or first position. Races last
approximately 45 minutes, each race is a sprint from start to
finish without pitting for fuel or tyres.
 Now, when rain falls, a white flag is shown, indicating that
riders can pit to swap the motorcycle on which they started the
race for an identical one, as long as the tyres are different
(that is, intermediates or slicks instead of wets)[1].
 Besides different tyres, the wet-weather bikes have steel brake
rotors and different brake pads instead of the carbon discs and
pads used on the 'dry' bikes. This is because the carbon brakes
need to be very hot to function properly, and the water cools
them too much. The suspension is also 'softened' up somewhat
for the wet weather.
 When a rider crashes, track marshals up the track from the
incident wave yellow flags, prohibiting passing in that area;
one corner farther up the track, a stationary yellow flag is
shown.
 If a fallen rider cannot be evacuated safely from the track, the
race is red-flagged.
 Motorcycle crashes are usually one of two types: lowside,
when the bike loses either front or rear tire grip and slides out
on the "low" side, and the more dangerous highside, when the
tires don't completely slide out, but instead grip the track
surface, flipping the bike over to the "high side", usually
catapulting the rider over the top.

Riders
 Top riders travel the world to compete in the annual FIM World Championship
series. The championship is perhaps most closely followed in Italy and Spain,
Champions
 The Riders' World Championship is awarded to the most successful rider over a
season, as determined by a points system based on Grand Prix results.

 Giacomo Agostini is the most successful champion in Grand Prix history, with 15
titles to his name (8 in the 500 cc class and 7 in the 350 cc class).

 The most dominant rider of all time was Mike Hailwood, winning 10 out of 12 (83%)
races, in the 250 cc class, in the 1966 season.

 Valentino Rossi is the most successful contemporary rider, having won nine titles
including six Moto GP titles, and one each at 500 cc, 250 cc and 125 cc levels.[18]

 The current (2017) champion is Marc Márquez.

History

 A FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix was first organized by
the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme in 1949.

 The commercial rights are now owned by Dorna Sports, with the FIM remaining as
the sport sanctioning body.

 There have traditionally been several races at each event for various classes of
motorcycles, based on engine size, and one class for sidecars.

 Classes for 50 cc, 80 cc, 125 cc, 250 cc, 350 cc, and 500 cc solo machines have
existed at some time, and 350 cc and 500 cc sidecars.

 Up through the 1950s and most of the 1960s, four-stroke engines dominated all
classes. million per season.[9]

FAVOURITE RIDER AND IDOL


Marc Márquez Alentà

He born on 17 February 1993.He is a Spanish Grand Prixmotorcycle road


racer and four-time MotoGP world champion. Márquez races
for Honda's factory team since his MotoGP debut in 2013. Nicknamed the
"Ant of Cervera", he is one of four riders to have won world championship
titles in three different categories, after Mike Hailwood, Phil
Read and Valentino Rossi.[1]Márquez
wonthe 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017 MotoGP World Championships.
Márquez became the first rider since Kenny Robertsin 1978 to accomplish
the premier class title in his first season, and the youngest to win the title
overall.[6] He defended his title, winning the 2014 championship with three
rounds to spare.[7] During that title run Márquez won ten races in a row. .
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