MotoGP race cars are fitted with state-of-the-art equipment that industrial vehicles never use. Thanks to this, speed machines with “extraordinary” capacity will achieve speeds of up to 340 km / h.
One of the oldest sports
The MotoGP-Grand Prix race was born in the Isle of Man race between England and Ireland. To date, MotoGP is the oldest and biggest motorcycle racing series in the world.
Currently, MotoGP racing has three major divisions, including Moto3, Moto2 and MotoGP. In specific, Moto3 is for cars with 250cc engines with a gross fuel weight of 65 kg; Moto2 is for 4-stroke 600cc; MotoGP is for 1,000cc vehicles.
Leading the sport of sprint
Among the four “big names” of the MotoGP tournament are three Japanese brands, including Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki, and Ducati from Italy. The sum of money to keep racing teams going each year is always up to USD tens of millions, and Honda alone costs up to USD 100 million in one year.
Technology in state-of-the-art
The MotoGP racing engine must be assembled in compliance with FIM requirements. MotoGP cars are fitted with a 1,000 cc engine capable of generating up to 240 horsepower, and can exceed a threshold of 17,000 rpm. There is a strength that can not be accomplished by commercial vehicles.
In addition, MotoGP cars are fitted with unique advanced technology, including three technologies: pneumatic valve springs, seamless gearboxes and brakes.
The “kings” in this race all use the pneumatic valve spring technology to open and shut the valves for their engines, since traditional metal valves are not capable of adjusting to rapid and reliable speeds. A MotoGP car engine has a compressed air chamber with a plunger that directs the recovery of compressed air from which the valve is opened and closed. This pneumatic spring can work 140 times per second, particularly on the YZR-M1.