MOTOGP, abbreviated as MOT-Ogph, stands for Motorized Performance Motorcycle racing. It is a class which is supervised by the French Ministry of Sports and Leisure. Grand Prix motor bike racing is currently the premier category of motorcycle street racing events held on major road circuits worldwide, officially sanctioned by the FédÉration Internationale de Motroclisme.
The rules which govern the operation of the races are designed to enable the riders to enjoy the experience of speed without any risk or danger. The first aspect is that all vehicles must be fitted with the correct air filter. The system is usually activated before the motor driver takes control of the bike. This helps in reducing the amount of pollutants that enter into the engine, thus preventing any sort of harmful substances to be released into the atmosphere. It is advisable that all riders should purchase a new filter for their bikes. The old filters can be reused but the filter holder should be removed before replacing.
The MOT-Ogph Championship is divided into three stages. The first one is known as “The Superbike Tour”, this is a test of ability that every rider has passed. The next stage consists in a “Championship Round”. The highest score is eligible for the championship. The “Performance Series” consists of several races that showcase different kinds of models of motorcycles. The final category is “Award Run” where the best five motorcycles of each class qualify for the final round.
It is not compulsory for any rider to ride a four-cylinder, the bikes with two and three cylinders are also eligible to compete in the motor. The four-cylinder race bikes are categorised in three sections – the Tour, the Sprint and the Intermediate classes. There are no restrictions on the type of four-cylinder you can use to qualify for the championship. However, the maximum of two cylinders is the maximum allowed by the rules. A further point to be noted is that no disqualification results from using a four-cylinder motorbike in the motor.
The motor classifications are based on the engine capacity of the four-stroke. A higher number in a means it will have a greater displacement. A lower number in a means it will have a lower displacement. Therefore, the bigger the cc, the lower are the chances of winning.
To conclude, the Motocross Grand Prix Motorcycle World Championship is similar to the other motocross competitions. The only difference between the MOTogp and other competitions is that in the MOTogp, only the riders and their bikes may enter, whereas all other types of motorcycles are open to all riders. It is obvious that the aim of any motocross team is to win a championship, and this tournament provides an excellent platform for such a goal. Therefore, if you have not already joined a team to participate in the world championship, now would be a good time to do so.