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MotoGP 2021

(Gold & Goose/Red Bull Content Pool)

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.

2021 MotoGP Grand Prix

Round Date Grand Prix Circuit
1 March 28 Grand Prix of Qatar Losail International Circuit, Lusail
2 April 4 Grand Prix of Doha
3 April 18 Grande Premio de Portugal Autodromo Internacional do Algarve, Portimao
4 May 2 Gran Premio de Espana Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto, Jerez de la Frontera
5 May 16 Grand Prix de France Circuit Bugatti, Le Mans
6 May 30 Gran Premio d’Italia Mugello Circuit, Scarperia e San Piero
7 June 6 Gran Premi de Catalunya Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmelo
8 June 20 Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland Sachsenring, Hohenstein-Ernstthal
9 June 27 TT Assen TT Circuit Assen
10 July 11 Grand Prix of Finland Kymi Ring, Iitti
11 August 15 Motorrad Grand Prix von Osterreich Red Bull Ring, Spielberg
12 August 29 British Grand Prix Silverstone Circuit
13 September 12 Gran Premio de Aragon Motorland Aragon, Alcaniz
14 September 19 Gran Premio di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli
15 October 3 Grand Prix of Japan Twin Ring Motegi
16 October 10 Thailand Grand Prix Buriram International Circuit
17 October 24 Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
18 October 31 Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix Sepang International Circuit, Selangor
19 November 14 Gran Premio de la Comunitat Valenciana Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia

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