|Governing Body:||Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM)|
Held since 1949, the FIM Road Racing world Championship Grand Prix is the highest class of motorcycle racing to date. The bikes ridden in the Grand Prix are purpose-built racing machines that are not available for purchase by the general public and are not even driven legally on public roads. However, the fact contradicts with the several production-based categories of racing, such as the Isle of Man TT Races and the Superbike World Championship that highlight upgraded versions of common motorcycles are available to the public.
The FIM racing was first organized in the year 1949 under the supervision of the governing body, Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme. But as of now, the commercial rights are owned by Dorna Sports, and the FIM is only the sanctioning body.
Currently, the championship is divided into three main classes: MotoGP, Moto2, and Moto3 with all of them using four-stroke engines. The 250cc class was substituted by the new Moto2 600 cc four-stroke class in the year 2010, and in 2012 the 125cc was changed to Moto3 250cc four-stroke class. The engine capacity for the MotoGP rose from 800cc to 1000cc, with a weight limit of a maximum of 65 kgs with fuel.
To complete the circuit ahead of all the other bikers.
The motorcyclist competes individually.
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There are a total of 69 circuits that have hosted MotoGP races so far. The Snaefell Mountain Course which is the home for the Isle of Man TT has a distinct presence of being as long as 61 km; it is the longest track to hold the World Championship race. On the other hand, the TT Circuit Assen has a different place amongst all others as it is the only track to host the race each year since 1949.
This Italian man is considered as one of the most successful bikers of his times with having won 8 World Championship titles in the premier class 500 cc. Agostini has also secured 7 world titles in 350 cc which marks him the most successful rider on both the classes. His unbreakable record of 122 Grand Prix wins is sure a benchmark still to be matched up for every biker till date.
Rossi’s career had begun with one title in Moto3 and the other in Moto2 before he got into the Premier Class where he won a record 7 World Titles. He has not only attained success, but the thrill, excitement, and glamor that he has given has taken the MotoGP to all new heights.
The young rider has surely made an impact in MotoGP. After turning professional in 2010, Márquez won the Moto3 title in 2010 followed by Moto2 title in 2012. He has also won two back to back Premier class MotoGP titles in his initial two years making him the youngest biker to do so. Marc also went on to win first 9 Grand Prixs of the 2014 MotoGP season and secured his second title by 3 Grand prixs to spare.