One of the most popular sporting events of the world is MotoGP. Sportycious is presenting all the facts about MotoGP. Take a close look at it.
Interesting MotoGP Facts
The most successful MotoGP or the top class riders of all time are:
- Giacomo Agostini – 122 wins
- Valentino Rossi – 115 wins
- Angel Nieto – 90 wins
- Mike Hailwood – 76 wins
- Marc Marquez – 70 wins
- Mick Doohan, Italy Valentino Rossi, Spain Marc Márquez, Spain Jorge Lorenzo, and Australia Casey Stoner are the riders who own records for holding the most pole positions.
- In 1983 San Marino Grand Prix at Imola, Kenny Roberts finished second with Freddie Spencer clinching the world title by just two points ahead of him. More importantly, this was Kenny Roberts’ last race and Freddie Spencer became the youngest ever winner of MotoGP title, which was a record then and even now.
- Misano has staged the most number of MotoGP races. The unique thing about it is that it holds the races both the usual and the opposite ways.
- In the year 2011 there have been fourteen different riders who have finished at the podium, which is a record of its kind.
- Valentino Rossi has the least number of No. 10 finishes in the history of MotoGP.
- The Italian riders have the longest streak of winning the MotoGP in the history of it. The Italian riders had a streak of winning 15 races on the trot and even 17 races on the trot. These 17 races streak was broken in 1998 and in 1999.
- The San Marino Grand Prix had only two winners for 14 years in the row when Manuel Poggiali won 12 races (7 with 125 CC and 5 with 250 CC) and Alex de Angelis with two races (1 each with 250 CC and 1 Moto2 race).
- 5 different venues hosts’ the San Marino Grand Prix. They are Imola, Mugello, Misano, and Riviera di Rimini.
- MotoGP bikes have the maximum horsepower of about 250 – 300 hp.
- Marc Marquez won the French GP was his first Moto2 Grand Prix win, which also made him the youngest ever rider to win the intermediate-class Grand Prix racing. When he won his fifth race at Indianapolis he was still younger than the previous record holder Dani Pedrosa.
- In an Indianapolis Grand Prix Marc Marquez, Pol Espargaro and Esteve Rabat got all three podium positions. They became the first riders from Spain to finish at all 3 podium positions in their first appearances.