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


Latest MotoGP News and Commentary
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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.
Marquez Continues Record Run
  MotoGP at Red Bull Indianapolis GP
Marc Marquez's perfect season rolls on. The Spaniard pulled away in the second half of the Red Bull Indianapolis GP on Sunday, beating Jorge Lorenzo by 1.803 seconds to win for the second consecutive year on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course and continue an incredible 2014 season. The 21-year-old has won all 10 races so far.
Marquez takes Red Bull GP at Indy Pole
  MotoGP
Reigning MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez of Spain posted a lap of 1 minute, 31.619 seconds on Saturday on his Repsol Honda to win the pole for Sunday’s Red Bull Indianapolis GP at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Marquez, the winner from the pole at last year’s Red Bull Indianapolis GP, has now won eight pole positions this season and 17 in his MotoGP career.
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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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