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.
- 1949: First world championship in Grand Prix motorcycle racing is held for five separate classifications, 125cc, 250cc, 350cc, 500cc and sidecars Harold Daniell wins the first ever 500 cc Grand Prix race held at the Isle of Man TT.
- 1957: Bob McIntyre wins the longest ever Grand Prix race of 301.84 miles which was held more than eight laps of the Isle of Man
- 1959: Honda participates in the Isle of Man TT out of the blue.
- 1961: The 1961 Argentine Grand Prix becomes the first race held outside of Europe.
- 1963: The 1963 Japanese Grand Prix becomes the first race held in Asia.
- 1964: The 1964 United States Grand Prix becomes the first race held in North America.
- 1967: Final year of unlimited quantities of barrels and apparatuses. Honda pulls back in the challenge.
- 1969: Godfrey Nash riding a Norton Manx turns into the last rider to win a 500 cc Grand Prix riding a solitary barrel machine
- 1978: Kenny Roberts (Yamaha) becomes the first American to win the 500 cc class.
- 1984: Michelin presents radial tires in GPs.
- 1984: 50 cc class supplanted by 80 cc.
- 1987: Push starts are prohibited.
- 1990: 500 cc matrix changes from five to four bicycles for every line.
- 2003: Ducati debuts in the new four-stroke MotoGP class of the Grand Prix.
- 2004: MotoGP matrix changes from four to three motorcycles for every column while the 250cc and 125cc classes hold four bikes for every line.
- 2005: MotoGP embraces flag to flag rule, enabling riders to pit and change to motorcycles fitted with wet-climate tires and proceed if downpour starts to fall mid-race.
- 2005: Valentino Rossi wins his fifth sequential MotoGP title.
- 2008: MotoGP runs its first night race in Qatar.
- 2010: 'rookie rule' presented, keeping any newcomer to the MotoGP title from riding for a factory team
- 2010: Kawasaki reports its retirement because of exchanges with DORNA, expressed that it will keep racing activities using mass-produced motorcycles as well as supporting general race oriented consumers
- 2012: MotoGP raises the greatest motor ability to 1,000 ccs (61 cu in) and presents claiming rule teams
- 2013: Knockout qualifying format is presented
- 2013: The 'rookie rule' presented for the 2010 season is pulled back.
- 2013: Marc Márquez turns into the first youngster to win the title in MotoGP's present appearance, and the youngest ever premier class world champion.
- 2017: KTM joined the series with a factory-supported team for the first time.
- 2019: Moto2 and Moto3 adopt the qualifying format utilised by MotoGP.
- 2019: The MotoE class is presented utilising electric motorcycles.
Men's And Women's
Male bikers predominantly participate in the MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 Grand Prixs whereas the sport is now observing the inclination of female bikers as well with the inclusion of lady bikers Carrasco and Herrera in Moto3 class.
The motorcyclist competes individually.
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.