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The 2021 MotoGP season runs from March 28 in Qatar and concludes on November 14 in 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 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 2020 season saw Spain’s Joan Mir win his first MotoGP championship.
|1||March 28||Qatar Grand Prix||Losail International Circuit, Lusail|
|2||April 4||Doha Grand Prix|
|3||April 18||Portuguese Grand Prix||Autodromo Internacional do Algarve, Portimao|
|4||May 2||Spanish Grand Prix||Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto, Jerez de la Frontera|
|5||May 16||French Grand Prix||Circuit Bugatti, Le Mans|
|6||May 30||Italian Grand Prix||Mugello Circuit, Scarperia e San Piero|
|7||June 6||Catalan Grand Prix||Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmelo|
|8||June 20||German Grand Prix||Sachsenring, Hohenstein-Ernstthal|
|9||June 27||Dutch TT||TT Circuit Assen|
|10||July 11||Finnish Grand Prix||Kymi Ring, Iitti|
|11||August 15||Austrian Grand Prix||Red Bull Ring, Spielberg|
|12||August 29||British Grand Prix||Silverstone Circuit|
|13||September 12||Aragon Grand Prix||Motorland Aragon, Alcaniz|
|14||September 19||San Marino and Rimini’s Coast Grand Prix||Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli|
|15||October 3||Japanese Grand Prix||Twin Ring Motegi|
|16||October 10||Thailand Grand Prix||Buriram International Circuit|
|17||October 24||Australian Grand Prix||Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit|
|18||October 31||Malaysian Grand Prix||Sepang International Circuit, Selangor|
|19||November 14||Valencian Community Grand Prix||Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia|