MOTOGP (MOTOGP club) is a motor sports club that has been set up for those who are interested in fast cars and high-speed racing. Grand Prix motorcycle racing is now the most popular category of professional motorcycle road racing competitions held on various road courses specially sanctioned by the Fétrie Internationale de Motocross unites the various countries that are home to some of the world’s most famous Grand Prix tracks. The growing popularity of this motor sport can be traced back to the mid 80’s when it started out as an event for the French Automobile Federation. Since then it has grown into a highly regarded motorsport event attracting many different teams from around the world. There are currently six countries that are hosting Grand Prix Motorbike races with Italy, Spain, Britain, Belgium and Netherlands being the current holders of the prestigious Formula 1 Grand Prix championship.
The basic structure of MOTOGP includes a qualification process where each competitor is assessed using several criteria, including the ability of the rider as well as the vehicle they will be using in the race. The helmets worn during the MOT are also important as they play a very important role in the safety of the rider. The actual race consists of a race course consisting of a short straight and the hairpin that lead to the pits from the start line. The racing format varies from country to country with some countries adopting a traditional sprint style, while others use a straight track format.
The first ever MOTOGP race took place in Spa, France in June of this year. A record breaking twenty-three cars completed the course, which was won by Valentino Pedrosso in the sprint finish. The next race taking place in Germany will see the teams battle it out for fourth place with the drivers having a chance of winning a free bike, a trophy and an additional bonus of extra points for the podium. The other races in Germany will be the season finale in September, in the form of the German DTM championship.
Europe has traditionally been one of the biggest contributors to the MOTOGP and it is not uncommon to see Europeans participating in all the major races, including the worlds and super-bike championships. In addition to the Europeans, Asian nations like Japan and Taiwan have also joined in on the action. There are now over 35 countries that are involved in the sport of motor motorcycle racing and some of these countries include the United States, Mexico, South Africa, Britain, Canada, Italy, Russia and Spain. Even though there are now more countries involved in the sport than ever before, it is the European countries who are most popular for their participation in the world championship events.
The new regulations for the MOTOGP classes were introduced in January this year and they state that the power of the engine is to be decreased by five percent while the torque is to be increased by twelve percent. As a result, the new motorcycles that have been built to take the MOTogP class in the forthcoming season will have lower displacement engines, lower output and higher torque. However, not all of the new designs were approved for the MOT test and as a result, only a few of them can be put on sale for use in the forthcoming season. The manufacturers are therefore having to work very hard in order to meet the regulations and create models that can be eligible for the MOT.
One of the most popular features of the new generation of motorcycles is the absence of the standard tire and instead opting for the all-season tires that have extra tread. These all season tires are specifically created by racing legends like Johann Zarco and they have the ability to provide optimum traction in all kinds of weather conditions. This makes the new series of motocross bikes fitted with these all season tires a real contender in the world championship races.