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Crowds grow as MotoGP™ pulls in close to 2.5 million fans at 2014 Grands Prix

Crowds grow as MotoGP™ pulls in close to 2.5 million fans at 2014 Grands Prix

Another superb season of Grand Prix racing saw MotoGP™ crowds grow compared to last year, with 2.47 million fans attending GP events in 2014.

Looking at the attendance figures across the 18 rounds of this year’s championship 14 of the Grands Prix on the 2014 calendar saw more than 100,000 spectators in attendance over the course of the weekend. Those events were held at Austin, Termas de Rio Hondo (Argentina), Jerez, Le Mans, Mugello, Catalunya, Assen, Sachsenring, Indianapolis, Brno, Silverstone, Aragon, Sepang and Valencia.

Indeed, the aforementioned new Grand Prix on the 2014 schedule, the Gran Premio Red Bull de la Republica Argentina at the new Termas de Rio Hondo track, pulled in more than 125,000 spectators over the three days of the GP weekend. MotoGP fans from across the continent flocked to the track, as Grand Prix racing returned to South America for the first time in ten years.

The biggest crowds of the year were at Brno as a huge total of 240,695 fans were present at the bwin Grand Prix České republiky from Friday to Sunday, with more than 138,000 present on race day alone. The total crowd for the Brno weekend of over 240,000 spectators was a significant increase on the figure of 222,710 for the event in 2013.

The 2014 events at Jerez and Sachsenring also saw crowd numbers for the Grand Prix weekend exceed the 200,000 mark.

With total crowds exceeding well over two million for the tenth successive season the total attendance at all Grands Prix in 2014 was 2,473,624, compared with 2,433,763 in 2013. See the figures per event in the table below.

COUNTRY – Circuit                                   Total

QATAR- Losail                                            17,890

USA – Austin                                               118,918

ARGENTINA – Termas de Rio Hondo        125,961

SPAIN – Jerez                                             229,416

FRANCE – LeMans                                     178,073

ITALY – Mugello                                          111,309

SPAIN – Barcelona-Catalunya                     163,045

NETHERLANDS - TT Circuit Assen             131,000

GERMANY - Sachsenring                             209,408

USA – Indianapolis                                        132,817

CZECH REPUBLIC – Brno                            240,695

UK – Silverstone                                            138,000

SAN MARINO - Misano                                  88,665

SPAIN - MotorLand Aragon                           112,331

JAPAN – Twin Ring Motegi                            70,271

AUSTRALIA – Phillip Island                            77,900

MALAYSIA – Sepang                                     130,925

SPAIN - Valencia                                            197,000

Total                                                               2,473,624

 

 

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