World Top Seven Motorcycle Race Tracks- Part 2

In the previous article, we listed four out of seven motorcycle race tracks in the world, namely Assen in the Netherlands, Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo in Argentina, Brno in the Czech Republic, and Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spane.

In today’s article, let’s name the others of the list, including Losail International Circuit in Qatar, Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli in Italy, and Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit in Australia. 

5/ Losail International Circuit

Located in Doha, Qatar, Losail International Circuit is one of the most famous motorcycle race tracks in the world. It was constructed within one year and was launched in 2014 to inaugurate the Marlboro Grand Prix of Qatar.

The total length of the Losail International Circuit is 5.38 kilometers, longer than the other tracks in this top. The sum included a main straight of over one kilometer.

In 2007, the race track had permanent outdoor lighting. However, it had a limited capacity of only 8,000 spectators.

The interesting fact of Losail International Circuit is surrounded by artificial grass to prevent sand from reaching the track.

6/ Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli

The circuit was built in the Province of Rimini, in Italy in 1970-1972 with a total length of 4.2 kilometers and 16 turns.

In 2006, it was repaired, including changing the circuit direction to clockwise and widening the track width to 14 meters.

In 2012, the name of the circuit was changed to commemorate a local motor racer, Marco Simoncelli, who died the year before in a race in Malaysia.

Previously, this circuit was called Misano World Circuit or Circuito Internazionale Santa Monica.

7/ Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit

Located on Philip Island, Victoria, Australia, the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit is another famous race track in the world with a total length of 4.45 kilometers and a total of 12 turns.

The race track has hosted some famous motor competitions, including MotoGP, the 500cc Grand Prix in 1999, the 250cc Grand Prix in 2008, the Moto2 in 2013, and World Superbikes in 2013.

World Top Seven Motorcycle Race Tracks- Part 1

If you are a fan of motor racing, you will pay attention to the bikes and the racers but also the race tracks. There are many famous race tracks in the world, which make fans watch without eye blinking, including Assen, Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, and Brno.

1. Assen

Assen was launched in 1954. Originally, the reference track was a road course running through local villages and was changed to host the Dutch TT. Located in the Netherlands, the Assen bike trace was well-known for the nickname “The Cathedral.” It could receive about 100,000 audiences.

In 2006, the track was redesigned and transformed into the A-Style Assen TT Circuit. However, the completed road remained in the same place.

2. Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo

Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo is one of the most well-known bike tracks in Argentina. The road was built in 2007 and redesigned in 2012 based on the design of Italian circuit designer Jarno Zaffelli, with over 4.8 kilometers and 14 turns.

The bike track recorded possible results such as 1:43:961 with a Kalex bike at the Moto2 category during the Argentine motorcycle Grand Prix 2014.

3. Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

Since the establishment in 1991, the Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya hosted the Spanish Grand Prix. With a length of over 4.65 kilometers, this track’s best lap record was 1:21:670, conducted by Kimi Räikkönen for Ferrari in 2008.

One of the famous motor races taking place on the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya was the competition between Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo at the 2009 motorcycle Grand Prix. Italian professional motorcycle road racer Rossi won the race with an overtakes on the final corner.

4. Brno

Located in the Czech Republic, the Brno race track is famous thanks to what it offers to the spectators. This track can welcome about 250,000 fans watching motor races at one time. The circuit can keep the spectators wired with its fast corners, and the surrounding forest makes them relaxed and attractive for nature lovers.  

The most exciting fact of the Brno race track is that it has hosted Grand Prix competitions since 1930 since the participants were keen on the race through nearby villages.  

World’s Famous Motorcycle Racers- (Part 1) Jorge Lorenzo, Valentino Rossi

Motorcycle racing is one of the most popular sports in the world, attracting thousands of audiences. There are a lot of famous motorcycle racers worldwide, of which Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi are considered as the best ones.

 1/Jorge Lorenzo

Jorge Lorenzo is one of the most professional motorcycle road racers in the world. The Spanish racer was born in Palma, on the Balearic island of Mallorca on May 4, 1987.

At the age of three, Mr. Lorenzo rode a motorbike for the first time. When he was eight years old, he started joining mini cross races and won the first race in Mallorca. He began participating in the national competitions in 1997 and won the Aprilia 50cc Cup in 1998.

During his career, Jorge Lorenzo won the MotoGP World Championship for three times in 2010, 2012, and 2015. He also was the winner of the 2006 and 2007 250cc World Championships.

2/Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi, a well-known Italian motorcycle racer, was born on February 16, 1979. His father was Graziano Rossi, who was also a famous motor racer.

Mr. Rossi was allowed to ride a kart instead of a bike due to safety concerns. At the age of five, he started riding a 100cc motor for more speed. In 1990, Mr. Rossi won the local kart championship.

He had become an expert in minibike riding and won many awards by the end of 1991. He came fifth in the national kart championships at Parma.

In 2005, Valentino Rossi won his seventh World Championship and fifth consecutive MotoGP Championship.

In that year, he achieved a place among top five riders in the history and motorcycle racing to win the premier-class title five times.

As of 2013, Valentino Rossi won 106 races, including 80 500cc/MotoGP championships.

3 Questions about Motorcycle Racing: History, Famous Leagues, Popular Teams

Motorcycle racing is an electrifying sport for people who are keen on speed. During the racing, riders carry out a lot of synchronized, physics-bending laps, and grazing the tarmac at high rates. In this article, some of the most popular questions about motorcycle racing will be handled.

1/ When did motorcycle racing start?

The first motorcycle race was held in the early 1800s. The first official motorcycle race in North America took place in New York in 1903 after the Federation of America Motorcyclist (FIM) was established. This event marked a long tradition of motorcycle racing sport.

However, until 1949, organizers officially launched the official regulation for the sport. This year, the first world motorcycle championship was organized.

2/ What are the most famous motorcycle race in the world?

Motorcycle races are now popular globally, and many nations usually hold the national competitions for riders. Of which, North West 200 is one of the long-history motorcycle races worldwide running from 1929. The event takes place annually on public streets between the towns of Portstewart, Coleraine, and Portrush.

Besides, the Dakar Rally is an off-road race in South America each year. The event attracts the participation of professional cars and bike riders and amateurs. It takes place over two weeks and thousands of kilometers.

Baja 1000 is known as a dangerous motorcycle race in Mexico’s Baja California. The event is held mostly in the desert and has many spectators booby-trapping sections.
Different vehicle types, main motorbikes, are allowed to join the race that varies between 600 and over 1,000 miles depending on the course layout.

3/ What are the most famous motorcycle teams?

There are many different motorcycle racing teams to join international competitions. The world’s significant teams are formed by manufacturers such as Repsol Honda, Aprilia Racing Team Gresini, Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP, and KTM/RedBull.

Motorcycle racing to resume in July

The Covid-19 outbreak has caused many cancelations and postponements to the 2020 motorcycle racing schedule. Championship organizers from around the globe have been busy planning to get the 2020 season resumed.

Racing across the world has already started with Moto America starting their season behind closed doors at the Road America circuit. British Superbike (BSB) bosses have also announced a six weekend running calendar from August to October.

Simplified logistics mean that the series will not visit Cadwell Park, Assen, Thruxton, or Knockhill this year but each round will consist of three BSB races, rather than the usual two, featuring 18 races in total, with no end of season showdown. The format means that the champion will be the rider scoring the most points overall 18 races, rather than the playoff system that has seen the title decided between the top six riders over the last 3 rounds since 2010.

The championship is likely to begin with a test at Donington Park next month, with racing restarting on 7-9 August at the same venue. The series will later visit Snetterton, Oulton Park, and Silverstone before returning to Donington ahead of a final round at Brands Hatch in mid-October.

Although some logistical changes will see no Friday morning running for BSB riders, the support classes remain in place to give an action-packed weekend for fans. No decision has been made as to whether spectators will be allowed in; however, it is believed that championship bosses are hopeful that the events will not be held behind closed doors. As in past seasons, all rounds will be broadcast live on British Eurosport.

When will MotoGP return?

MotoGP riders have returned to motorcycle action, with the Marquez brothers getting some motocross in, Andorra opening their circuit up for professional athletes, Valentino Rossi and his VR46 academy coming back to the Misano World circuit on their Yamaha R6 and R1s.

The FIM and Dorna have recently announced the cancelation of the British, Australian, and Japanese Grand Prix, which means that British race fans will not have a British Grand Prix to watch either from the circuit or from their couches. However, plans are set to go racing by mid-July for the MotoGP championship.