MotoGP is the world’s premier class of motorcycle road racing. Traditionally, a MotoGP event involves 19 races across different continents. These are typically held on tarmac circuits.
The MotoGP season typically runs from March through November. A qualifying session determines the first 12 grid positions.
There are usually three practice sessions, each of 45 minutes in length. This gives riders a chance to practice their strategies. On the final day, a warm-up session takes place before a race.
MotoGP races take roughly 40 minutes to complete. In general, the distance is between 100 and 13 kilometers. Riders are awarded points for their performances.
Riders must follow certain rules and regulations. For example, it is illegal to change tires during a MotoGP race. To prevent cheating, referees penalize riders who do not obey the rules.
MotoGP bikes have four-cylinder engines that generate 240 horsepower. Each bike can carry 24 litres of fuel. They can also go up to 217 miles per hour.
When a MotoGP rider crosses the finish line, they earn 25 points. The highest placed rider is awarded the title of champion.
The fastest two riders qualify for the next qualifying session. The next twelve positions are determined based on their qualifying times.
During the course of the season, teams and riders can make use of telemetry to gather data and make changes in their strategies. However, they are not allowed to change the appearance or performance of their bikes.