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Free practice sessions

MotoGP riders have three free practice sessions of 45 minutes, after which a first ranking is established. After a final free practice session of 30 minutes which does not take into account the lap times, the riders ranked above the tenth place of the combined ranking for first three practice sessions ride for fifteen minutes of qualification. The two best times are admitted to the race bringing together the top ten in the free standings for a new qualifying session, which will determine the first twelve places in the grid. Each line consists of three riders. To be qualified, a rider must have clocked a time at least equal to 107% of the time recorded by the fastest rider.

The Races

The MotoGP World Championship features 19 Grand Prix events. Each event lasts between 40 and 45 minutes over a distance, depending on the circuits, ranging between 100 and 130 km. Points are awarded on arrival for the top 15 riders according to the following scale: 25, 20, 16, 13, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 pt.

Technical regulations

The MotoGP World Championship is raced with 1000 cc prototypes. The riders have 7 engines for the whole season. For the last three years, all teams have used the same electronic management system provided by the championship promoter. Each rider has a limited tyre allowance, and the motorcycles can not carry more than 22 litres of fuel.


  • MotoGP
  • Capacity: 1000 cc
  • Horsepower: 240 horsepower
  • Weight: 158 kg
  • Max speed: 340 km/h
  • Maximum capacity of the fuel tank: 22 litres


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Number of entries

  • 22 riders
  • 9 different nationalities (Australia, Czech Republic, France, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Portugal and Spain)

Top of the bill

  • Miguel Oliveira
  • Cal Crutchlow
  • Andrea Dovizioso
  • Jorge Lorenzo
  • Marc Marquez
  • Alex Rins
  • Valentino Rossi
  • Johann Zarco...

The manufacturers

  • Aprilia
  • Ducati 
  • Honda
  • KTM
  • Suzuki
  • Yamaha

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