A Guide to MOTOGP
MOTOGP, or Motorcycle Motocross racing, is a highly competitive motor sport which started in France and has since spread all over the world. It is a highly regarded form of motor sport and has gained worldwide popularity. There are different classes of bikes that can be taken into the races, and the most well known classes include the Superbike, the Supercross, the Open Class, and the Road Bikes. This article will help you get started in the world of MOTOGP.
In order to race in MOTOGP, it is necessary for teams to apply for a grid slot. The criteria for being placed on a grid is strict, consisting of a minimum of twenty-six cars. In addition to this, teams have to meet many other requirements, including a reduced horsepower rating. Each team must also be licensed to race, and their engine size and capacity has to be checked by an authorized motorbike mechanic. The engines have to be powerful enough to facilitate high speed chases.
Each race takes place in a completely different track, based on the category of car involved. For example, in the Grand Prix class, cars race on high speed indoor tracks such as the Nurburgring in Germany. The lap times in these tracks are longer than usual, due to the fact that the track is made for advanced lap times only. The last lap is always the longest, and the teams are only allowed to pit two times during the race.
During the MOTOGP race, each car is provided with two tyres. These tyres are similar to those used in Formula One, but are slightly smaller. Before each race, the team mechanic checks the condition of the tyres and informs the driver. If the tyres are in good condition, the green flag is displayed to indicate that the tyre is ready for use.
The green flag usually means that racing is about to begin, and the race can now be started. Once on the track, all other cars have to follow in a careful, orderly fashion along the race track. This means that if a car wants to go faster, it has to go at a higher speed, and all other cars have to follow suit. Any violation of this rule can result in a race being restarted, with the green flag being waved again.
The race is scored when a car on the lead lap manages to cross the centerline without colliding with another car or object on the track. There are separate points scoring procedures for lead laps and those behind. The first point is for a complete shutdown of a car on the track. The second point is for a failure to stop on time. The car that completes the fastest lap is also given the victory. There are also other technical regulations for MOTOGP, and a detailed explanation of these can be found on the website.