In addition, MotoGP is also considered an unsafe sport. But in exchange, MotoGP riders have a not so poor” salary, but there is a major gap depending on each individual’s skill and level of success. 

Here’s a list of the most successful MotoGP riders this year:

Colin Edward 

The “oldest” racer of this MotoGP is worth USD 950 thousand a year. Colin Edward said 2014 was going to be the last MotoGP season of his career.

Andrea Dovizioso

Wearing a red jersey with a GP14 Desmosedici sports car, Dovizioso receives $1 million a year. This number seems to be very limited relative to what he contributed to the Ducati team. When the deal expires at the end of the season this year, Ducati will surely have to give Dovizioso a more lucrative wage.

Cal Crutchlow

In 2012, Cal Crutchlow transferred from Herve Poncharal’s Yamaha Tech3 racing team to Ducati, receiving $1.2 million a year. However what he did during the 2014 MotoGP season was bad. Accidents, as well as technical reasons, made him leave running several times early.

Alvaro Bautista

He earns a salary of $1.4 million per year. But the future of this racer in GO & FUN Honda Gresini seems unclear.

Stefan Bradl

In 2014, he received $1.7 million. Like Bautista, the future of Stefan Bradl is also not clear. 

It has been recorded that the German racer will turn to Audi’s shirt (the Ducati-owned racing team).

Nicky Hayden

He was the 2006 champion while playing for Ducati, and is currently playing for the Drive M7 Aspar unit. 

The British driver was paid $4 million to Drive M7 Aspar. The shortcomings of the Drive M7 Aspar team racing car made Nickey Hayden’s success frustrating this season.

Valentino Rossi 

Rossi has won the MotoGP 9 times

According to Sports Illustrated Magazine, his current earnings are USD 12 million a year of salary and USD 10 million from Yamaha using his profile to promote the brand. 

In 2007, Rossi’s revenue amounted to USD 35 million. He has also recently signed a contract to stay wearing the Yamaha racing team for the next two years, with a wage that is projected to be no less than 2014.