Ground rules

Rules

The practice

Motogp riders have at their disposal three free practices of 45 minutes each together with one hour qualifying session. Riders' times are recorded in order to establish the starting grid which every line is formed by three bikes. To be qualified, a rider has to sign up a time at least equal to 107% of the fastest record.

The races

MotoGP is based on 18 Grand Prix run with prototypes. Each rider has only 6 engines for the whole season. Tyres, in a limited number all provided by Bridgestone, are the same for everybody.

Technical rules

MotoGP world championship is run with prototypes. Each rider has at his disposal only six engines for the whole season. Tyres, in limited number and provided by Bridgestone, are the same for every team.

The bikes

 

  • Capacity: 800cc (1000 cc from 2012 onwards)
  • Horse power: 240 ch
  • Weight: 150 kg
  • Maximum speed: 340 km/h
  • Maximum fuel tank capacity: 21 litres

 

Number of pilots in the entering list

17 riders from 8 different nationalities. (Italy, Spain, Great-Britain), France, USA, Japan and Australia)

Best riders

Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo, Dani Pedrosa, Casey Stoner, Andrea Dovizioso, Ben Spies, Nicky Hayden ; Toni Elias…

Manufacturers

Yamaha, Honda, Ducati, Suzuki

Promoter

Dorna Sports, Spanish compagny directed by Carmelo Ezpeleta