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The 2018 MotoGP season began on March 18 in Qatar, and will conclude on November 18 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 2018 MotoGP season began with the Qatar Grand Prix in Lusail. Riders also travel to America, Italy, the Czech Republic, England, Japan and Australia – amongst other countries – before finishing the season in Spain for the Valencian Community Grand Prix.
The record for most titles won by a MotoGP racer is held by Italian Giacamo Agostini, who won 15 MotoGP titles between 1966-75. He won eight titles in the 500cc category and seven in the 350cc category.
In a career lasting 13 successful years, he raced 186 times, winning 122 and tallying a combined total of 1493 points.
Since its inception in 1949, Italian drivers have won the most World Championships with75, 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.
2018 will see Spaniard Marc Marquez attempt to claim a whopping fifth title in six years after he won a fourth championship in 2017.
|1||March 18||Grand Prix of Qatar||Losail International Circuit||Lusail, Qatar|
|2||April 8||Gran Premio Motul de la Republica Argentina||Auodromo Termas de Rio Hondo||Santiago del Estero, Argentina|
|3||April 22||Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas||Circuit of the Americas||Austin, USA|
|4||May 6||Gran Premio Red Bull de Espana||Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto||Jerez, Spain|
|5||May 20||HJC Helmets Grand Prix de France||Circuit Bugatti||Le Mans, France|
|6||June 3||Gran Premio d’Italia Oakley||Mugello Circuit||Florence, Italy|
|7||June 17||Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya||Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya||Barcelona, Catalonia|
|8||July 1||Motul TT Assen||TT Circuit Assen||Assen, Netherlands|
|9||July 15||Pramac Montorrad Grand Prix Deutschland||Sachsenring||Hohenstein-Ernstthal, Germany|
|10||August 5||Monster Energy Grand Prix Ceske Republiky||Automotodrom Brno||Brno, Czech Republic|
|11||August 12||Eyetime Montorrad Grand Prix von Osterreich||Red Bull Ring||Spielberg, Austria|
|12||August 26||GoPro British Grand Prix||Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone||Silverstone, UK|
|13||September 9||Gran Premio Octo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini||Misano World Circuit Maro Somincelli||Misano Adriatico, San Marino|
|14||September 23||Gran Premio Movistar de Aragon||Motorland Aragon||Alcaniz, Spain|
|15||October 7||PTT Thailand Grand Prix||Buriram International Circuit||Buriram, Thailand|
|16||October 21||Motul Grand Prix of Japan||Twin Ring Motegi||Motegi, Japan|
|17||October 28||Michelin Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix||Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit||Phillip Island, Australia|
|18||November 4||Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix||Sepang International Circuit||Selangor, Malaysia|
|19||November 18||Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana||Circuit Ricardo Tormo||Valencia, Spain|