MotoGP is one of the world’s famous motor racing tournaments, which generates many skilled riders. Here is a list of the most famous riders to participate in the tournament.
1/Giacomo Agostini (Eight world titles in 1966-1972, 1975)
Giacomo Agostini dominated the world’s motor racing sector for 13 consecutive years. He has won eight premier class titles and seven ones in the 250 cc class. Besides, Mr. Agostini achieved the championships in ten races at the Isle of Man TT.
However, after the death of his close friend at the 1972 TT, he led a boycott which made this event be dropped from the world championship five years later.
Being a motor racing winner at Daytona, Mr. Agostini has competed in 23 F1 GPs so far.
2/Valentino Rossi (Seven world titles in 2001-2005, 2008-2009)
As one of the most popular motor racers of all time, Valentino Rossi is considered as a hero by the world’s fans. He had become a MotoGP title winner with Yamaha and Honda. However, he then failed to achieve continuous success during the seasons with Italian manufacturer Ducati.
Rossi was also interested in business by providing merchandise for most of riders on the MotoGP grid. Besides, he was an owner of his hometown pizza restaurant.
3/ Marc Marquez (Six world titles 2013-2014, 2016-2019)
Marc Marquez started his successful motor racing career after arriving like a wind in the 2013 MotoGP. He won the world titles twice in 2013 and 2014 and four consecutive championship from 2016.
The diminutive Spaniard had a new riding style that all of his competitors have wanted to copy. He began the 2020 season with his teammate Alex, his younger brother, at Repsol Honda.
4/ Mick Doohan (Five world titles in 1994-1998)
Mick Doohan raced for Honda for eleven years from 1989 and dominated the motor racing event for five consecutive years in the middle to late 1980s.
However, after his retirement, he was unsuccessful in crashing on his F1 test.