Do you know what is MotoGP? In 1993, the world of motorsport seems to be making a name for itself as a sport that can be enjoyed by all. In that year MotoGP was formed. Motorcycling was brought to the mainstream with more fans turning out in huge numbers for track days and motorcycle races.
The racing was rough for many years. The Italian government decided that the next season of the National Superbike Championship was about to be staged. The MotoGP season that had been slated for the following year, was cancelled. The remaining races were added to the World Championship calendar at the last minute to coincide with the end of the MotoGP season. The result was great.
Here Is The Event That Was Held In Europe
There was only one event held that year in Europe. MotoGP fans all over the world had a real taste of what could be expected for the new season. While the championship race at Silverstone Park in England was the scene of drama, it wasn’t the highlight of the entire season.
This was a result of the last races being held under the highly controversial ‘gentleman’s agreement’ which made concessions to the leading bikes by way of an increased power output from their engines. To make the sport even more unpredictable, the amount of fuel that each bike could take into the race was also restricted.
This meant that the bikes that took the advantage of power were more likely to win. This was the case for most of the remainder of the season and many races into the 1994 MotoGP season. The title was still on the line at the finale at Jerez when Loris Capirossi won at the Nurburgring, and that was a big blow to Ducati, who had claimed two of the three world titles.
MotoGP Championship That Was Given
This left them with a very inexperienced rider, Michael Schumacher, who was constantly battling against another superbike manufacturer, Honda. Both were to win their final three races, giving both a four-way championship for the first time in history.
As a result of this, the fans in Europe were subjected to a host of exciting weekends in the run up to the season finale at Silverstone, which meant that many fans had to travel from other parts of the globe to watch the action. When the race got underway, no one could predict how things would turn out.
The fastest lap times were often beaten by the untried Loris Capirossi, who was riding for Honda. It wasn’t long before he was on his way to winning his third world title, and the teams were certainly looking forward to the final part of the season where they hoped to gain more experience.
The Final MotoGP Race Of The Year
The final race of the year at the Sachsenring saw the race between Marc Marquez and Alvaro Bautista. Other top contenders all making their first ever appearance at the venue. This meant that the MotoGP fanatics in Germany were going to get to witness some thrilling battles. The championship moved towards its conclusion.
It was a different story in the final stages of the race when Bautista attacked Marc. Although it took place on the final lap, it seemed to take place on the run in. Marc fell off and crashed. This meant that Bautista had to become champion for the first time.
This left the two riders struggling to defend their championship. It looked to be heading towards a head to head final where neither of them would be able to recover the lead. Bautista’s victory was also one of the first times that a Spanish rider had won the title.
Although Bautista couldn’t quite get over the line, the fans and the media were very impressed with his performance. However, the fans’ love for the sport and for the riders has been present since the first season and remains strong, and vibrant as ever.