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MotoGP 2019

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Marc Marquez of Honda (Photo: MotoGP) The 2019 MotoGP season ran from March 10 in Qatar and concluded on November 17 in Valencia, Spain.

Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix is the premier championship of motorcycle racing. It is divided into three classes. MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3. Since 2012, the engine capacity of the bikes has been 1000ccc, meaning the monster bikes reach speeds of up to 350km/h.

The 2019 MotoGP season began with the Qatar Grand Prix in Lusail. Riders then travelled all over the world – including the Australian Grand Prix in October – before finishing the season in Spain for the Valencia Grand Prix.

The record for most titles won by a MotoGP racer is held by Italian Giacomo Agostini, who won 15 MotoGP titles between 1966-75. He won eight titles in the 500cc category and seven in the 350cc category.

Since its inception in 1949, Italian drivers have won the most World Championships with 75, while the United Kingdom is behind them with 44.

Australia is sixth in the combined rankings winning a total of 11 World Championships. One of the most famous Australian riders was Mick Doohan, who won five MotoGP Championships between 1994 and 1998.

The 2019 season saw Spain’s Marc Marquez win his fourth straight MotoGP championship and sixth overall.

2019 MotoGP Grand Prix

Round Date Grand Prix Circuit Location
1 March 10 Grand Prix of Qatar Losail International Circuit Lusail, Qatar
2 March 31 Argentine Grand Prix Auodromo Termas de Rio Hondo Santiago del Estero, Argentina
3 April 14 Grand Prix of the Americas Circuit of the Americas Austin, USA
4 May 5 Spanish Grand Prix Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto Jerez, Spain
5 May 19 French Grand Prix Circuit Bugatti Le Mans, France
6 June 2 Italian Grand Prix Mugello Circuit Florence, Italy
7 June 16 Catalan Grand Prix Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya Barcelona, Spain
8 June 30 Dutch TT TT Circuit Assen Assen, Netherlands
9 July 7 German Grand Prix Sachsenring Hohenstein-Ernstthal, Germany
10 August 4 Czech Republic Grand Prix Automotodrom Brno Brno, Czech Republic
11 August 11 Austrian Grand Prix Red Bull Ring Spielberg, Austria
12 August 25 British Grand Prix Silverstone Circuit Silverstone, UK
13 September 15 San Marino Grand Prix Misano World Circuit Maro Somincelli Misano Adriatico, San Marino
14 September 22 Aragon Grand Prix Motorland Aragon Alcaniz, Spain
15 October 6 Thailand Grand Prix Chang International Circuit Buriram, Thailand
16 October 20 Japanese Grand Prix Twin Ring Motegi Motegi, Japan
17 October 27 Australian Grand Prix Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Phillip Island, Australia
18 November 3 Malaysian Grand Prix Sepang International Circuit Selangor, Malaysia
19 November 17 Valencia Grand Prix Circuit Ricardo Tormo Valencia, Spain

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