Fun Facts about the Motorcycle World Championship
If you’re an avid fan of motorcycles, then you’ve probably heard of this notable sport. This is a premier class of motorcycle road racing. Fans can place bets on their idols and use this event to socialize with fellow fanatics. On the next event, you’ll attend, you’ll probably want to say one of these fun facts about the Motorcycle World Championship History. They’re amazing conversation-starters and it never hurts to know a thing or two about something you’re passionate about.
It has covered every category
This competition has covered every category that ever existed. The categories include 125cc or Moto3, 250cc or Moto2, 500cc or MotoGP, 50cc, 80cc, and 350cc. It even held competitions for lesser-known categories like the 750cc races. This ranged from 1973 to 1979 but no one scored.
A mobile clinic appeared in 1977
Accidents are quite common during this competition, but it’s a different level of seriousness when the mobile clinic appears. A mobile clinic appeared in 1977. The race category was 350cc. An Italian racer named Franco Uncini had an accident in the said race. This was held in Austria. This was the first appearance of the mobile clinic, and this intervention has saved the racer’s life.
The origin of the scoring system
Upon its creation, the scoring system only recognized the first five placers in the race. The winner only got ten points. That’s a huge difference from the twenty-five points that are given today. The modern rule also gives an extra point for the fastest lap performed during the race.
Marc and Alex Marquez are siblings. Their names are legendary in the MotoGP world. They’re the only brothers in the history of sixty-five championships who have ever won a GP. The interesting thing is that they both won on the exact same day, during the exact same competition. To further prove their excellence, they have also managed to win two times in a row (in Catalonia and in Holland). I guess you could say excellence runs in their bloodstream.
Have you ever wondered what the racers’ suits are made of? The answer is kangaroo hide. There are different types of animal leather used in different suits, but the most favored is the kangaroo. That’s because this material has excellent properties that suit the needs of the motorcycle racers.