A Guide to the MOTOGP Series
The MOTOGP test is one of two tests that can be given to any driver before they apply for their full driving licence. The other test is the Carriage Disguise Test and this covers what a car looks like and if it is legal for your state or country to drive. There are many reasons why a driver would need both these tests and there are a wide variety of different vehicles for which the two tests may be given. If you have been caught driving without the correct licence then you could be looking at spending some time in the car boot, being charged a fine and even having to pay MOTS tax.
Many of the new models of four-stroke and two-stroke fuel engines are not allowed to be driven on the road unless it is with a special car or vehicle registration from the UK. This includes all new cars and all used cars that come over from other countries. For example a moto3 motorcycle that has been imported into the UK would have to be left at a temporary workshop for a few days and then be returned to the country of origin. A moto3 would also be classed as mopeds instead of a motorcycle so the restrictions would change accordingly.
As long ago mentioned there are many different categories of motocross bikes that can be joined in the championship for the two most important championships in the world of motorbikes. These are the Motocross World Championship and the Motocross Grand Prix Series. Each year there is a different category of bikes and each is raced in a separate race track. The first category for bikes to be entered in is the Street Superbike category and this includes many different types of motorcycles such as the Ninja 250cc and the BMW fighter series. In the Street Superbike category are the BMW 125cc, Honda Civic and Kawasaki Ninja.
Other races include the Motocross Super Prix class which is raced by teams of fifteen riders. There are also the Monster RCI Cup and the Superpole racing competitions for fifteen starters. The other category is the Production class, which includes production automobiles such as the Toyota GT series and the Nissan Skyline RALLY. This is open to teams with four or more passenger vehicles along with the cars.
The top twelve teams in the World Championship are awarded with the respective prize money and the rest of the grid positions are kept in place by the representatives of the various organizations who decide the grid positions. The other important part of the championship is the points system and this is determined by the riders who finish in the designated positions. The first race is always the pole position and the other positions after that go to the teams who finished in first and second place. The podiums are awarded on the basis of the total number of points that have been collected by the teams and then the ones who gained the most are given the podium.
The MOTOGP test day includes a wet run for both the non-wet tyres as well as the wet tyres. Both the tyres should be worn according to the specific instructions given by the team mechanic. The non-wet tyres have a wider tread and therefore they can grip more easily when they have to cross a road. They can also carry more weight thus making them more durable and strong. On the other hand, the wet tyres are lighter and more flexible, enabling the rider to ride better when they have to go through a wet course.