What Is a MOTOGP?
The MOTOGP (MOTocc) test stands for Motorcycle Motocross test. It is a motorcycle test that has been created for all those motorcycle racers who aspire to become professional motorcycle racers and take part in Grand Prix motorcycle races around the globe. The purpose of this test is to enable the motorcyclist to be able to pass a motorcycle race within the required time. For this purpose, the test taker has to demonstrate to the instructor that he/she has the necessary experience in riding a motorcycle racers and the knowledge and skills to ride and perform any required function while travelling at a speed that is acceptable to him/her. These are the basic criteria that the instructor will look at and try to assess.
Grand Prix motorcycle racing is currently the premier category of motorcycle road racing events held on official road tracks accredited by the Fédération Internationale de motocyclisme or FIFA. Other countries also hold national motocross championships for two categories, the 250cc class and the 400cc class. These different classifications of motocross have different rules, specifications, and characteristics. As for those people who have interest in participating in the Grand Prix category of racing, they may choose either the two-stroke category or the four-stroke category.
The various classes of MOTOGP include the Superbike category, the Superbike GTP category, the Superbike Polo class and the Superbike Test class. Each class is divided into several subcategories with respect to the kind of bikes and the engines they use. The Superbike category includes bikes such as the Honda CBX, Kawasaki Ninja, Suzuki Tribute and Yamahaondoss. The Superbike GTP category includes bikes such as the BMW ELS, BMW 750 GTi and the Toyota GT-S. The Superbike Polo class features bikes such as the Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera and the Lamborghini Veneno.
The Motocross classifications are further subdivided into three more specific categories based on the engine capacity of the bike. They are the supermoto, the mid-motor and the moto2 series. The moto2 category includes bikes such as the Honda RC Civic and the Nissan GT-S. The supermoto category includes a wide selection of high-performance sports bikes such as the Yamaha GT-S and the Acura RF Accord. The mid-motor class includes bikes such as the Honda Civic and the Yamaha Lancer Evo. Finally, the moto3 class is reserved for bikes in the three primary series, such as the Acura RSX and the Acura TSX.
For those participating in the MOTOGP competition, they have a series of tests to complete before the final race day. The test periods involve both the engine and the electronics. Before the MOTOGP test day, a complete list of all the required equipment is presented to the teams and the riders. On the day of the test, each team is provided with two battery-operated test engines and one ‘works motor’. The purpose of this is for the teams and riders to get used to the functionalities of the engines, as well as get some practice with their bikes on the day.
The other criteria for entering the MOTOGP competition are as follows: minimum weight of 14 kilo amps; maximum horsepower of 5500cc; minimum track size of 6ft; wheelbase of 2600mm; maximum fuel capacity of 4.6 hours; and, most importantly, the proper installation of the fuel cell. However, even though all these criteria have been set, many changes and amendments have been made over the years to increase the competitiveness of the sport and to make it better organized. One major change that was introduced for the sake of safety is that, only fuel cells can be used for the MOTOGP category. As a result, those teams and drivers that have been using fuel cells in other classes have had to find another way to support their operations.