Motorcycle road racing is a sport in which racers compete for first place on loops, tracks, or open courses. Motorcycle road racing is divided into several categories, each is determined by the type of machine used. Road racing is the most common today, but there are also off-road and cross-country events. Motorcycle racing, like other sports, has its share of top races that every racer aspires to participate in. As compared to the Super Bowl, World Series, Stanley Cup, or World Cup, the world’s biggest motorcycle races in 2020 would draw tens of thousands of fans and the best motorcycle riders from around the world.
The MotoGP (Motorcycle Grand Prix) is considered the Super Bowl of motorcycle racing. It is the oldest motorsport competition in the world. The first three classes are powered by four-stroke engines, while electric motors power the final class. The race was established in 1949 by the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme, the world’s governing body for motorcycle racing. It has since become the most prestigious Superbike and road race globally. The season is made up of 19 races held in 15 countries. Furthermore, only purpose-built machines are allowed.
Annual Motorcycle Event
The Daytona 200 is another notable annual motorcycle event. This American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) sanctioned race is held at the famous Daytona Speedway and has a long history of motorsports. The first race was held in 1937, and by the 1970s, it had grown in popularity to the point that it attracted some of the largest crowds in AMA history. It hosted a 3.56-mile Superbike course from 1985 to 2004, with notable winners such as Scott Russell and Matt Mladin. For the Sportbike class, the course now has a 3.51-mile track.
Superbike World Championship
The Superbike World Championship is the highest level of competition in the superbike racing world. It began in 1988 and consisted of various races held at different racetracks—riders from all over the world battle for first place in this race. Scott Russell, Ben Spies, and Nicky Hayden, to name a few, were among the greatest racers in AMA history to win the championship. The race is scored on a point system, with first-place receiving 25 points, second place receiving 20 points, third place receiving 16 points, and fourth place receiving 13 points.
Isle of Man TTDue to its 37.7-mile mountain course with over 200 bends and a high fatality rate, Isle of Man TT is the most dangerous racing event. There have been 258 rider deaths in the years 1977 to 2018. It was established in 1907 and has hosted over 99 races since then. There are currently seven racing classes: Superbike TT, Supersport TT, Superstock TT, Lightweight TT, Sidecar TT, Senior TT, and TT Zero, which focuses on zero-emission motorcycles as of 2010. Michael Dunlop, the World Champion, holds the fastest lap time of 17:02.009.
Motorcycle road racing is the recreational and competitive use of motorcycles on roads, tracks, closed circuits, and natural terrain by both professionals and amateurs.