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The Motorcycle racing Portal

2010 German Gran Prix

Motorcycle racing is a broad field that encompasses all racing aspects of motorcycling.

The FIM is the international sanctioning body for motorcycle racing and most nations have their own governing bodies. Other breakaway/independent bodies exist on both a national and an international level.

Motorcycles vary greatly in design for each discipline. Broadly speaking, motorcycle racing can be divided into two categories: tarmac-based road disciplines and off road. Within each of these disciplines, there are usually sub-groups.

Main championships sanctioned by the FIM
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Current Standings

MotoGP (2013 final standings)
Position Rider Bike Points
1 Spain Márquez Honda 334
2 Spain Lorenzo Yamaha 330
3 Spain Pedrosa Honda 300
Moto2 (2013 final standings)
Position Rider Bike Points
1 Spain Espargaró Kalex 265
2 United Kingdom Redding Kalex 225
3 Spain Rabat Kalex 215
Moto3 (2013 final standings)
Position Rider Bike Points
1 Spain Viñales KTM 323
2 Spain Rins KTM 311
3 Spain Salom KTM 302
Superbike (2013 final standings)
Position Rider Bike Points
1 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Sykes Kawasaki 447
2 Republic of Ireland Laverty Aprilia 424
3 France Guintoli Aprilia 402
Supersport (2013 final standings)
Position Rider Bike Points
1 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Lowes Yamaha 250
2 Turkey Sofuoğlu Kawasaki 201
3 France Foret Kawasaki 140
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Agostini in 2003.

Giacomo Agostini (born 16 June 1942) is an Italian multi-time world champion Grand Prix motorcycle road racer. Nicknamed Ago, he is the all-time leader in victories in motorcycle Grand Prix history.

Agostini was born in Lovere, in Lombardy, the son of a wealthy, Italian industrialist. His father originally didn't approve of his son's motorcycle racing career. He did everything he could to persuade his son not to race. Agostini would have to steal away to compete, first in hill climb events and then in road racing.

Eventually his father came to terms with his racing and he won the 1963 Italian 175cc championship aboard a Morini. He got his break when Morini factory rider, Tarquinio Provini left the team to ride for Benelli. Count Alfonso Morini hired the young Agostini to ride for him. In 1964, Agostini would win the Italian 350cc title and proved his ability by finishing fourth in the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.


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Did you know...

  • …that Giacomo Agostini is first in all time 500cc/MotoGP world championship wins with 8 world championships.Valentino Rossi is second with 7 world championships.
  • …that Giacomo Agostini is first in consecutive 500cc/MotoGP world championship wins with 7 consecutive world championships from 1966 to 1972. Michael Doohan with 5 consecutive world championships from 1994 to 1998 and Valentino Rossi with 5 consecutive world championships from 2001 to 2005 are joint second.
  • …that Giacomo Agostini is first in all time race wins with 122 race wins. Valentino Rossi is second with 105 race wins.
  • …that Valentino Rossi is first in all time podiums standings with 141 podiums followed by Michael Doohan with 95.
  • …that Honda is first in all time 500cc/MotoGP world championship wins with 17 world championships. MV Agusta is second with 16.
  • …that Carl Fogarty is first in all time Superbike world championship wins with 4 world championships. Troy Bayliss, Troy Corser, Colin Edwards, Fred Merkel, Doug Polen, and James Toseland have 2 Superbike world championships each.
  • …that except for the Frenchman Raymond Roche, who won the championship in 1990, all other Superbike World Champions were English native speakers.
  • …that Carl Fogarty is first in all time Superbike world championship wins with 59 wins. Troy Bayliss is second with 41.
  • …that Ducati is first in all time Superbike world championship wins with 14 world championships. Honda is second with 4.
  • …that John Surtees is the only person to have won World Championships on both two and four wheels.

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A Motocross rider at an event in Phillip Island, Australia

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