History of MotoGP
Grand Prix motorcycle racing first came into existence in 1949 when the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) arranged the first World Championship. This makes it the oldest form of motorsport championship.
The bikes are purpose-built racing bikes, so they differ from those available to the general public. This means that racing them demands a high level of bravery to go with the high speed. The riders need to be strong enough to manoeuvre the heavy machinery round the track, but they also need to be nimble to ensure that they can travel at the highest speeds possible. With the speed comes a high level of risk, and injuries are commonplace in the sport. Therefore, the sport is not for the faint-hearted.
The current form of the Championship was created in 2002, when the top class of the sport was renamed MotoGP and an era of four-stroke bike engines was introduced, replacing the previous two-stroke engines.
Well-known bike manufacturers such as Honda, Yamaha and Ducati have competed in the Championship through the years, and they continue to develop and enhance the machinery.
What is MotoGP?
MotoGP is the elite championship for motorbike racing, where a group of riders from across the globe compete each year to be the World Champion.
The Championship is broken down into individual races, and these take place at various circuits across the world. The aim at each race for the riders is to be the first one to cross the finish line and to stand on the top step of the podium.
Before the race, the riders compete in qualifying by setting the fastest lap possible. The fastest rider will then start the race in pole position, with the grid order determined by the subsequent times.
The Championship is won by the rider who scores the most points over a full season. Points are awarded at each event to the winner of the race down to the rider who finishes in 15th position.
There are currently four classes that compete at each circuit. The different classes vary by the size of the bike’s engine. The different classes are MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3 and MotoE. Each class has its own race and championship to win.
How to bet on MotoGP
At the start of each Championship, bettors can choose who will be the outright winner at the end of the season. As each race goes by, you will start to get an idea of who looks to be a contender and who may be struggling. Therefore, the odds of the overall winner can fluctuate throughout the season.
If you don’t fancy choosing the overall Championship winner, there is also the chance to bet on the race winner or who will start in pole position at each event.
Looking at a rider’s form or the details of the track can be an important factor to consider before choosing who will come out on top. There are many factors that can influence a rider’s performance and their ability to come out on top.