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MotoGP Christmas Trivia

After eating, drinking and making merry over Christmas, get thinking about MotoGP again by having a go at the following trivia questions. Only four questions, but lots of answers! The answers will be published on here at the end of next week. Good luck and Merry Christmas from Nick and Martin!

  1. At the Czech GP this year Cal Crutchlow became the 17th rider to win races in both the premier-class of GP racing and in WSBK. How many of the other 16 can you name?


  1. Cal Crutchlow is one of only six riders who have won in the premier-class of grand prix racing with initial letter of both first name and surname the same. Who are the others? (Nicknames do not count. So no Dickie Dale as his full first name was Richard)


  1. In addition to the 18 circuits on the 2017 schedule, since becoming the premier-class of grand prix racing in 2002 MotoGP has visited nine other circuits that are no longer on the calendar. Can you name these circuits?


  1. Fifteen British riders have made at least one start in the MotoGP class since it replaced the 500cc class in 2002. How many of these can you name?
By |2017-05-02T13:16:14+00:00December 23rd, 2016|News and Events|1 Comment

FIM MotoGP World Championship Provisional 2017 Calendar – Update

The date of the 2017 German MotoGP event has been brought forward by two weeks from the original calendar. The event at the Sachsenring will now take place on July 2.

All the other dates and venues remain the same for the 18 round Championship with the British Grand Prix at Silverstone over the August bank holiday weekend with race day on Sunday August 27.

FIM Grand Prix World Championship 2017 Provisional Calendar

26 March
Qatar* – Losail International Circuit

09 April
República Argentina – Termas de Río Hondo

23 April
Americas – Circuit of The Americas

07 May
Spain – Circuito de Jerez

21 May
France – Le Mans

04 June
Italy – Autodromo del Mugello

11 June
Catalunya – Barcelona – Catalunya

25 June
Netherlands – TT Circuit Assen

02 July
Germany – Sachsenring

06 August
Czech Republic – Automotodrom Brno

13 August
Austria – Red Bull Ring – Spielberg

27 August
Great Britain** – Silverstone Circuit

10 September
San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini – Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli

24 September
Aragón – MotorLand Aragón

15 October
Japan – Twin Ring Motegi

22 October
Australia – Phillip Island

29 October
Malaysia** – Sepang International Circuit

12 November
Comunitat Valenciana – Comunitat Valenciana – Ricardo Tormo

* Evening Race
** Subject to the contract

By |2016-12-08T14:00:46+00:00December 8th, 2016|News and Events, Uncategorised|Comments Off on FIM MotoGP World Championship Provisional 2017 Calendar – Update


Motorsport fans voted on their feet with over 2.6 million attending the magnificent record breaking 2016 MotoGP season. Despite plenty of wet summer weekends, the average crowd attending each grand prix was just under 150,000.

Other impressive statistics emphasised how the season was enjoyed, with some staggering social media and television figures. received 85 million visits with 235 million pages being visited. MotoGP on twitter attracted 1.97 million followers. There were 11.7 million Facebook Likes, 3.6 million followers on Instagram and 1.07 million YouTube subscribers.

Total broadcasting hours was over 23,000 with 369 million homes in 207 countries reached by continental networks while on the ground over 9000 journalists from 62 countries attended the grands prix.

While other motorsports turned their backs on long standing European venues MotoGP continued to receive massive support in France and Germany while in the Far East a record breaking crowd attended the Shell Malaysian Grand Prix. The biggest weekend crowd of the season was at the Red Bull Ring in Austria when over 215,000 fans packed the sold out circuit on its return to MotoGP. Both the final round in Valencia and the GoPro German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring attracted crowds of over 200,000. Both Italian venues at Mugello and Misano attracted race day crowds of over 100,000 as did the Dutch TT in Assen and Valencia. The Octo British Grand Prix continued to grow in popularity with a weekend crowd of over 155,000 at Silverstone.

A full breakdown of these all the statistics are attached and they so clearly illustrate just what an amazing 2016 MotoGP season we have witnessed both on and off the track.

These are figures that can’t be ignored in 2017

By |2016-12-07T09:45:44+00:00December 7th, 2016|Uncategorised|Comments Off on 2.6 MILLION FANS FLOCK TO WITNESS MAGNIFICENT MOTOGP SEASON
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