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The King Category of Motorcycling

The category currently known as MotoGP has its origins in 1949, when the International Motorcycle Federation (FIM) organized the first Grand Prix (GP). The premier class, then, was the 500cc as they were the bikes with the largest displacement and power. During the beginnings, 4-stroke motorcycles dominated, at the beginning of the ’70s the 2-stroke engines were gaining ground until it was shown that in equal displacement they achieved greater performance.

In the late ’70s, Honda created the 500cc NR with a 4-stroke engine to try to oust the 2-stroke, which was a resounding failure. Since 1975, 2-stroke engines dominated the category in a time longed for by many until 2001. For 2002, the MotoGP era began, back to 4-stroke but with a displacement of 990cc that almost doubled in cubic capacity to the 500cc of 2 time.

During 2002 the legendary 2-stroke 500cc coincided on the track against the new 990cc and 4-stroke MotoGPs. It was clear from the outset that the difference in engine cubic centimeters would make a difference and by 2003 the 2T disappeared as the organization anticipated. Technological development would be directed towards 4-stroke engines, more efficient and less polluting. The competition could not go against him and this was the main reason for the change.

Currently there are 6 manufacturers in MotoGP: Honda, Yamaha, Ducati, Suzuki, Aprilia and KTM, their participation confirmed until 2021. 12 teams of two members compete, making a total of 24 riders. We currently have 19 races on the World Championship calendar, there have never been more races in a year.

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