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.