Overview

MotoGP is the premier motorcycle racing World Championship; an eighteen-race series visiting thirteen countries, four continents and with pan-global television coverage.

Overview

Key Rules

An understanding of some of the basic rules of MotoGP™ World Championship racing adds to the enjoyment of any viewer watching Grands Prix...

Key Rules

Flags & Lights

During the course of a Grand Prix flags and warning lights are used to advise and warn the riders, providing them with critical information about the race.

Flags & Lights

At the circuit

The MotoGP™ paddock is a busy place bristling with personnel from all the teams and technical suppliers, tyres to suspension to racing apparel.

At the circuit

Bikes

The motorcycles used in MotoGP™ are purpose-built, purebred racing bikes - ‘prototypes’ - which are not available for purchase by the general public and cannot be legally ridden on public roads.

Bikes

Safety

As MotoGP™ bikes can reach top speeds of more than 340 km/h, taking every step to protect the riders’ safety is of paramount importance to everyone involved with motorcycle racing’s premier competition.

Safety

Helmets

It’s unthinkable that a MotoGP™ rider would be seen on track without the most essential of safety items – a good crash helmet.

Helmets

Wild cards

Wild card entries are a regular feature in each of the three MotoGP™ categories and are an additional element that adds to the excitement of Grand Prix racing.

Wild cards

Engines

There is plenty of technical language used to describe the engines which power the racing prototypes on which the riders participate in the MotoGP™ World Championship...

Engines

Fuel

Fuel is of course essential to every bike on the MotoGP™ grid in equal measure, so the MotoGP™ teams work closely with their fuel suppliers to ensure that they carry exactly the right type of fuel...

Fuel

Media Coverage

In the last decade, the huge evolution of MotoGP™ has increased an already phenomenal global following for the sport as every meeting provides an enthralling day's action...

Media Coverage

History

Boasting 65 years of history, MotoGP is the oldest of all motorsports World Championships - its first annual competition having been held in 1949.

History

Points

Riders and Constructors (manufacturers) compete for respective FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix titles.

Points

Governing Bodies

The following organisations are the main parties involved in the organisation and production of the MotoGP™ World Championship…

Governing Bodies

Testing

The testing of MotoGP™ machinery is an absolutely crucial part of the preparation process for the teams involved in all three MotoGP™ categories.

Testing

Teams & Manufacturers

To define a ‘typical’ team competing in MotoGP™ is not simple, but Grand Prix teams in the main consist of financial backers, management staff, administrative staff...

Teams & Manufacturers

Medical facilities

Racing motorcycles at more than 340 km/h can be a risky business at times and the number of crashes during practice or races over the course of a season often reaches more than 500...

Medical facilities

Leathers

Race leathers provide the first line of defence for competitors in MotoGP™ when they suffer the occasional crashes and slides that all riders go through.

Leathers

Brakes

Motorcycles must have a minimum of one brake on each wheel that is independently operated. In the Moto3™ and Moto2™ classes, only brake discs of ferrous materials are allowed.

Brakes

Tyres

One of the most remarkable things about World Championship motorcycle racing is the way in which the transfer of the phenomenal power of the MotoGP™ bikes takes place through tyre contact patches…

Tyres

TV Broadcasters

The list of television broadcasters providing around-the-globe coverage of the MotoGP™ World Championship.

TV Broadcasters

Glossary

The sport of MotoGP™ has its own unique language, utilising certain pieces of terminology shared with other motorsports and some specific phrases belonging to the world of motorcycle racing.

Glossary