The MotoGP is one of the most impressive and thrilling racing competitions in the world. It was established in the year 1949 by the Federation Internationale de Motorcyclisme. The Formula One races quite often dominate the MotoGP racing. If you have been curious to know about the MotoGP the following are some of the things you need to know about MotoGP racing:
The factory teams will be riding brand new race motorcycles for each season. The configuration of the engine is left to the manufacturers, and they can provide four cylinders or two cylinders. The bikes are supposed to have only 1000cc, and bore must be capped at 3.2 inches. A minimum weight requirement must be satisfied by all the bikes. There are many other rules which you can read on the MotoGP website. The teams try to use the newest technology, and many private teams make use of the bikes which were used in the previous year’s racing, and that is not always a disadvantage.
More and more teams have started to compete in recent years, and the factory teams are becoming better each year. The competition is usually dominated by teams like Yamaha, Honda, and Ducati.
In the year 2017 Yamaha, Ducati, Honda, will be joined by Suzuki, Aprilia, and KTM. These manufacturers will be supporting and fielding the 12 teams in the World Championship of 2017. Most of the companies have their factory teams, and there are also private teams who compete in the race. The Honda team will be supporting and be fielding their factory team and also support the LCR team and EG 0,0 Marc VDS Team.
Yamaha provides support to Monster Tech 3 satellite team and Ducati will field the Ducati factory Team, and also prepare motorcycles for the Reale Avintia Racing team, Octo Pramac Racing Team, and the Pull and Bear Aspar group. Aprilia, Suzuki, and KTM will field only one team each.
Marc Marquez, Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo, Michael Doohan, Casey Stoner are some of the best motorcycle racers of all time. Lots of drama happens during the race, and it is very thrilling to watch the competition. You can expect anything to happen at a MotoGP race and it is exciting to watch the battles between various teams.
The Race Format:
The race comprises of four practice sessions which are for free, and you have two qualifying rounds. The race usually begins with a warm-up practice and sighting lap. The top two riders who are the fastest are made to participate in Q2. The Q2 will determine which rider will go on the grid. After the riders know where they have to start, they will begin the race. Unlike most of the races, being the fastest does not make you the winner of the race, your skills in corner entry, braking ability, tire conservation and other factors determine the winner of the race.