MotoGP

Classes

MotoGP
Purpose-built
Purebred racing bikes
'Prototypes'
240 HP

Moto2
140 HP
Production Based

Moto3
55 HP
Production Based
Riders 25 years or less


Point Standings
2014 After Qatar

Will start after first race
Latest MotoGP News and Commentary
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Rain-master Rossi rules at Silverstone
  Takes points lead from teammate
Movistar Yamaha's Valentino Rossi produced a fearless ride in the rain to claim his first ever victory at Silverstone, and open up a 12 point lead in the MotoGP World Championship standings over his teammate Jorge Lorenzo.
Jorge Lorenzo wins the Czech MotoGP at Brno
  Beats Marquez and Rossi
Movistar Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo put on a master class to take his 5th victory of the season at the bwin Grand Prix Ceske Republiky. Lorenzo took Yamaha's first win at Brno since 2010 and his fifth win of the season over the Honda of Marc Marquez. Lorenzo and his Yamaha teammate Valentino Rossi are now tied in the championship standings with 211 points each.
Marquez wins epic duel with Lorenzo
  USGP at Indy
Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez made it five wins in a row (2x Moto2, 3x MotoGP) at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway after an epic race long duel with Jorge Lorenzo (+0.688s) on the Movistar Yamaha. Championship leader Valentino Rossi (+5.278s) maintained his 100% podium record this season to finish in third, and remain on top of the standings by nine points.
Marquez and Pedrosa complete perfect 1-2 in qualifying
  for Red Bull Indianapolis GP
Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa have completed a faultless day placing first and second for tomorrow's 27 lap race, the first qualifying 1-2 since the GP of Malaysia in 2014. Both riders were immediately fast with Marc posting his best time on his first exit, with a time of 1'31.884 and was unable to better this on his second run. Dani went straight to second place on his first run then improved his time on his second exit closing in on Marc’s time and finishing just 0.171 seconds off his teammate with a time of 1’32.055.
Lorenzo duels with Marquez on opening day
  USGP: MotoGP
The MotoGP World Championship returned from its summer break to provide copious amounts of entertainment on the first day of practice at the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix. It was Jorge Lorenzo who took advantage of the blue skies and almost ideal conditions (47 C Track Temp) to top both Free Practice sessions ahead of Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez.
2015 Red Bull Indianapolis GP Storylines
  MotoGP
Indianapolis is the 10th round in the MotoGP World Championship and marks the start of the second half of the season. MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 classes will take the track all three days along with the new MotoAmerica series appearing at IMS for the first time.
This Is Why Car Guys Should Like Motorcycles
  by Stephen Cox
My true passion was for classic cars and historic racing cars... that is, until the summer of 2012 when I co-hosted Mecum's first major motorcycle auction in Monterey. That auction was my road-to-Damascus moment. My eyes were opened to the beauty, history and raw functionality of motorcycles. As we approach Mecum's biggest bike auction ever at Las Vegas on January 8-10, my plan is to drag as many of my car friends as possible into the amazing world of bikes.
Yamaha Factory Racing's Olivier Pain Talks 2015 Dakar
  Teams prepare for Jan 4th start
With a route of 9000 kilometers, 5000 of which are against the clock, the 2015 Dakar looks certain to live up to its fearsome reputation. Just a few days before the start of this epic adventure and with the rough outline of the stages already on the Dakar website, Yamaha Factory Racing Yamalube's Olivier Pain shares his impressions of the challenge to come. Olivier Pain - "The thing that initially strikes me when I look at the 2015 edition is its similarity with the route the first time we raced the Dakar in South America back in 2009, with a start and finish in Buenos Aires."
Fantastic Sepang MotoGP race won by Marquez
  Malaysia GP
The MotoGP race at the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix was won by MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez in the scorching afternoon heat at Sepang, with Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo also on the podium. A huge crowd of more than 80,000 fans witnessed a great MotoGP race with Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) winning for the first time since Silverstone
Pedrosa fastest Friday in Malaysia
  MOG
Dani Pedrosa's best time in MotoGP FP1 at the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix made him Friday's fastest rider, with Aleix Espargaro and Jorge Lorenzo also in the top three - after the FP2 run was delayed and affected by rain at Sepang. In a wet afternoon outing Lorenzo led the way from Marc Marquez, with Pedrosa, Andrea Dovizioso and Aleix Espargaro also in FP2 the top five.
Rossi takes 82nd MotoGP win in incident packed race
  Australia
The MotoGP race at the Tissot Australian Grand Prix saw Valentino Rossi take his second win of 2014, with Jorge Lorenzo and Bradley Smith also on the podium. Marc Marquez crashed out of an incident packed race whilst leading and Dani Pedrosa was forced to retire after being clipped by Andrea Iannone. Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) started from eighth on the grid in his 250th appearance in the premier class and was there to take advantage as Marquez crashed out of the race lead with 10 laps to go.
How Marquez successfully defended the MotoGP title
  Brilliant performace
Repsol Honda's brilliant young MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez retained the premier class title in style this year – and this is the story of how he did so. Last year Marquez became the youngest ever winner of the premier class World Championship, securing the crown by four points and winning it at the last race of the season in Valencia. This year a brilliant start to his title defense saw him notch up ten consecutive race wins in the opening ten races, leaving his rivals chasing his shadows.
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Specifications

MotoGP
1000cc 4 cylinder
16 Stroke
Up to 800cc 150 kg
801 - 1000cc - 160 kg

Moto2
600cc 4-stroke engine
16 Stroke
motorcycle + rider

Moto3
250cc 4-stroke
4 Stroke
one cylinder
motorcycle + rider 148 kg

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