A lot of people still say interesting words that not all men in the world feel interested in women but they are all passionate for high speed. It proves the attraction of racing and all the sports related to motorbike or cars. Almost all the men have concern about racing with large motorcycle.
With activities related to motorcycle, they get the most motivation and inspiration so they often watch the motorcycle racing on the television. Some others who dare to challenge themselves start to learn to ride a large motorbike and race at full speed. One of their targets is to be qualified for the MotoGP tournament. Today, I will provide you with interesting points about this racing.
History of MotoGP racing
After the Germen sold the first motorbike of the world in the year 1894, those who had passion for speed had the idea that they would hold a motorbike racing and that was the reason for the start of motor racing.
In the year 1906, the United Kingdom held the first formal motorbike racing in the world in Isle Of Man island near Ireland. After the World Wall II, the Federation Internationale de Motorcyclisme was born in 1949, the precursor of the Grand Prix – the organizer the for motorbike racing. So, born in that year, motorGP can be considered as the tournament that has the longest history.
Nowadays, the formal motorbike racing consists of 3 levels, moto3 (125cc), moto2 and motoGP. This classification depends on the weight of the motorbike. Since the year 2010, the 250cc – motorbikes are listed in the moto2 racing. Since 2012, 125cc – motorbike is moved to the moto3 tournament.
After each race, the first 15 motorbikes finishing the race will be rewarded. The scores are classified into 15 levels, from 25 – 1.
Parameters of a racing motorbike in motorGP tournament
As said above, since the tournament in 2012, all the motorbikes in motoGP will use the engine 4, 1000cc, 21 liter of petroleum. The Grand Prix Commission also brings out the strict rules determining the standard engine for the motoGP.
Details for the parameters of the motoGP
Engine type: V-twin or V4 or inline-4
Cylinder capacity: 1000 cc
Cycle: 4 stroke, 16 valve, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel: Using gasoline with an octane rating of 100
Electronic fuel injection Fi
Maximum engine power: 240 HP (180 kW)
Engine cooling: with a solution, 1 pump
Rpm: from 17,500 to 18,000 maximum cycles / min
Maximum speed: 349 km / h (217 miles / hour)
The motorbikes in motoGP tournaments are often equipped with the latest technology and sometimes, it takes years to create new feature for a racing motorbike and they may not be successful in inventing the new part for the motorbike that they have been dreaming of.
A lot of manufacturers such as Honda, Yamaha, Ducati and Kawasaki are always willing to invest hundreds USD millions for their racing team. The best technology will be applied to form a unique motorbike. The disc brake system is applied with the best features of all time.
The top motorbike racing teams in MotoGP tournaments use the pneumatic valve technology for valve lock and open on the grounds that the normal valve cannot fulfill the requirements for high speed. The valve for engine is still opened and locked by the camshaft but instead of using the spring, there will have a compressed air flow with a functional pistol for navigating the air recovery, through which the valve is opened and closed.
Meanwhile, the seamless gearbox technology for the motorbike of motoGP racing is inherited from the racing motorbike formula 1. This technology allows the motorbikes to start on the new number before the previous number is finished. According to the calculations, the racing motorbikes of Honda manufacturer can move from this to that number within 0.009 second and 0.038 second is the time that a Yamaha racing motorbike takes to change the number. This technology is still not applied into the commercial vehicle.
The brake type for the motoGP motorbikes is the carbon disc brake, with dual front disc brake – Brembo 4 pistol made of monolithic aluminum with good ability to resist the heat (up to 900 o C). In addition, the back brake is the single disc brake made of stainless steel, with the brake pad made of aluminum alloy, 2 – 4 pistols.
Some interesting facts about MotoGP tournament
The name of the racing team is created by the official donors and the name of the motorbike that team uses
A motorbike in this race can speed up from 0 – 100 km within just 2.5 seconds and it can reach the maximum speed – 340 km/h
The highest speed was recorded by Andrea Iannne riding the Ducati GP14 in the Free Practice 3 in Italia Motorcycle GP 2014, at the speed 349.6 km/ h
Each losing team often has at least 2 motorbikes for the racer
Bridgestone is the only supplier for the motorcycle tires for the motoGP racing
For each track, each racer is supplied with 20 tires
The fuel tank of the motorbike can contain up to 21 liters of petroleum
Lubricant is extremely important for the motorbikes in motoGP racing
The helmets for the racers are made of advanced material such as carbon fiber, glass fiber and Kevlar fiber
These are the details about the history of motoGP tournament. This is a famous race programs for those who are passionate for speed to watch. I hope that you will find it interesting and you can send your feedback for our site anytime.