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


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Rossi's Search for the Perfect Ten
  9-time champion looking for 10th
Valentino Rossi, nine-time MotoGP World Champion - including seven in the premier-class - is truly one of the greatest riders ever in the history of motorcycle racing. 115 GP victories, 225 podiums and 64 pole positions across all classes have earned him the nickname the GOAT - the greatest of all time - an accolade he thoroughly deserves but still one target eludes him. Will 2017 be the season he makes it a 'perfect ten' world championship titles?
Marquez wins 8th straight at the Sachsenring
  Repsol Honda rider unbeatable at German track

Sachsenring has been Marc Marquez territory since 2010 and it stayed that way today after a performance that only local rookie Jonas Folger was able to get close to. The Spanish rider led all but five laps of a race that also saw Folger take his turn at the front, to the delight of the home crowd. Dani Pedrosa was again on the podium in Germany to edge closer to the championship leaders, with the top four now separated by just ten points.

The 'King of the Sachsenring' takes his 8th straight pole
  Marquez wins shootout for Sachsenring pole

Marc Marquez today extended a remarkable run of pole positions at the Sachsenring circuit to eight from the last eight seasons, the Spaniard clocking the fastest time in qualifying this afternoon to secure top spot on the grid for tomorrow's race. Marquez was the only rider able to dislodge Danilo Petrucci from a provisional pole position that the Italian held for most of the session, with a time of 1'27.302 proving enough to complete the job. Dani Pedrosa was six tenths off his team-mate on pole but completes the front row in third position.

Valentino Rossi wins dramatic Dutch TT
  by just 0.063 from Danilo Petrucci

Valentino Rossi claimed a stunning and dramatic victory at Assen for the Dutch TT. The Yamaha rider crossed the finish line almost side-by-side with second-placed Danilo Petrucci in one of the closest ever MotoGP finishes, with just 0.063 splitting the pair as Marc Marquez crossed the line third, five seconds behind the lead battle.

Zarco wins first MotoGP pole at Assen
  French rookie lights up the TT Circuit Assen in rain
Qualifying day at the Dutch TT dawned wet as expected, with all of the day’s sessions affected by rain to greater or lesser extents. 
Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) took his first ever premier class pole position at the Dutch GP, dueling it out with reigning Champion Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) as the final few seconds ticked down. Marquez crossed the line first and first - but the Frenchman almost immediately hit back to take his first MotoGP pole on his final lap.
Dovizioso makes it back-to-back Grand Prix wins
  In Barcelona MotoGP race
Italy's Andrea Dovizioso won the Catalunya Grand Prix in Barcelona to complete back-to-back MotoGP wins and close the gap on championship leader Maverick Vinales. The Ducati rider, who won last week's Italy Grand Prix, was ahead of Repsol's Spanish pair Marc Marquez, in second, and Dani Pedrosa in third. With air temperature at 33° C and a track temperature of 54° C, conditions were very tough on tires.
Pedrosa dominates qualifying in Barcelona
  Home MotoGP race for the Spaniard

Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) took a stunning pole position in the heat haze of the Catalan GP, storming clear of the field by three tenths to return to the top for the second time this year. Compatriot Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team) shot into second for his first front row start in red - after also proving second fastest on Friday - as two of the home heroes led the charge.

Dovizioso takes magnificent win at Mugello
  Italian wins on Italian bike at Italian race
Italian rider, Italian bike, Italian GP…and the tricolor flew high over the podium at Mugello, as Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso took a magnificent win battling rivals on track and illness off it to cross the line over a second clear of Maverick Vinales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) and an impressive home podium for second Italian Danilo Petrucci (Octo Pramac Racing).
Vinales and Rossi to start 1-2 at Mugello
  Yamahas 1-2
After showing a stunning pace in Free Practice 3, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP's Maverick Vinales and Valentino Rossi promoted to Q2 and flexed their muscles at the Autodromo del Mugello circuit in the fight for pole position. The teammates secured first and second place respectively on the grid for tomorrow's Gran Premio d'Italia Oakley.
Yamaha hit 500th Grand Prix Racing Victory Milestone
  500 MotoGP wins
Valentino Rossi

Yamaha is proud to celebrate a momentous landmark in its successful motorcycle racing history, having secured its 500th race win at the Le Mans Bugatti Grand Prix race circuit in France. The Yamaha Factory Racing Team is known as one of the most successful teams in Grand Prix racing and it has further underlined its reputation today. Maverick Vinales rode a brilliant race at the Le Mans Bugatti Grand Prix race circuit in France, and sealed the 500th Grand Prix win for Yamaha.

Honda and Michelin pay tribute to Nicky Hayden
  MOG
Nicky Hayden was an HRC rider for much of his racing career, achieving many successes both in his home country and internationally. Nicky won the 1999 AMA Supersport Championship and the 2002 AMA Superbike Championship with American Honda and the 2006 MotoGP World Championship with Repsol Honda. Last year he moved to World Superbike Championship with Ten Kate Honda, winning a race in his first season. Yesterday’s terrible news of the loss of the much-loved American due to the consequences of a cycling accident in Rimini, Italy, on Wednesday May 17, is a terrible blow for the entire motorcycling community and for everyone at HRC.
Vinales outduels Rossi at LeMans
  French MotoGP
Maverick Vinales has won his third victory of the 2017 MotoGP season in a thrilling French Grand Prix at LeMans, passing Valentino Rossi on the last lap. After being passed Rossi crashed his Yamaha. Rossi took the lead with three laps to go from Vinales and started the final lap in first place, but made a mistake at Turn 8 that let Vinales through, then fell at Turn 11
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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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