MOTOGP ( Motorsport International Tribunal for Motor Sports) is a motorcycle racing tournament organized by a governing body called the Endurance Commission. This is a place where all motorbike racers participate in a tournament based on their national rankings. It is held in several locations across the globe, with each one having its own set of rules and regulations that must be followed. The main aim of the MOTOGP is to provide an arena for motorcycle racers from around the world to show their skills in qualifying for motorcycle international tournaments. Not only is it a good learning and competition venue, but it also provides an opportunity to make fast motorbike cars.
Grand Prix motorcycle racing has long been the premier category of motorcycle street racing events held internationally, on specially designated road circuits officially sanctioned by the FÉdération Internationale De Motocyclisme (FIM). These are generally round track competitions that feature a series of classes from the very low to super high powered 250cc bikes. The latter are super bikes with almost double the power of regular motorcycles. The category includes Super GT bikes and Superbike category.
For many years now, MOTOGP races have also featured the action packed, high speed street Races, which are open to both amateur as well as professional motorcycle racers. The top class Street racing events of the MOTOGP include the Nurburgring circuit, which features a race course consisting of seven bends and six hundred kilometers of road. This is a real test of the mettle of those who wish to participate in the MOTOGP. The action packed street courses are popular with visitors coming from places such as the UK, USA, Germany and Canada.
There are several other grand prix races taking place all over the world. In addition to the Nurburgring circuit, there are also Arras circuit, which features only quarter Miles of track. In Spain, there is the COPA de Espanyol which is a close relative of the MOTGRP, which is called the Tour de France Grand Prix. The circuits for both the Grand prix and the Tour de France are similar in the way that the participants must complete a lap of the track within a specific time limit. The bikes used in these two events are similar too. They include high performance models from major manufacturers such as Honda, Yamaha and BMW, which are fitted with powerful engines capable of developing more than 400 horse power.
There is another branch of motorcycling that is gaining popularity among the readers of this magazine – the Superbike racing competitions. The Superbike world championships are gaining in popularity all over the world. The Superbike world championships, or Super GT, as it is known in Europe, features unlimited classifications, with classes classified under Super Handling Course, Superpole and Superbikes. The classes for Superbikes include category B bikes, Super GT and Superabundance bikes.
The two-day GP Weekend from Barcelona is another popular tourist attraction in Spain, with thousands of visitors flocking to watch the famous motorcycle race, which is held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The GP Weekend features unlimited classifications, with teams usually divided into different classes depending on the specification of their bike. Other highlights of this popular event include the world championship title for the first time in eighteen years, and the historic battle between reigning GT champion Fabio Capello and Takanori Suzuki, who are set to face off in the final round.