The Importance of Off Season Planning for MOTOGP Bike Racing
The MOTOGP (MOTocross rules) is a worldwide rule which governs the classifications and specifications of motorcycle racing competitions. In order to participate in any international MOTOCRAC (MOTOCRacing Australia) competition you must have attended a minimum of one class session in a certified riding school. The classes are held every four years in Europe and Asia and are designed to teach new and experienced riders how to ride competitively, safely and properly. This can be a challenging subject for beginners, and many people choose to join in order to gain some experience of the sport.
The basic MOTOGP rules are designed to reduce the risk of injury to riders and allow them to fully concentrate on the racing aspect of the event. The MOTOGP world championship is a highly prestigious competition held over several days each year. At the end of each day there is a MOTOCRAC meeting which decides who gets to represent Australia at the next MOTOCRAC Motocross season opener. This is usually between two to four riders from each country. At this meeting the riders with the most points move forward to the final round of the season, which is held at the same venue each year.
The current champion is Valentinorodesca Vallejo, having taken the title in both the continental and national series. Valentino passed his second test in the Motocross Australia standings after winning the continental title last year. Marc Ratner also won the national title in his second attempt, while Jamie Whittaker narrowly missed out on the third place finish. There are only six riders who have contested all of the countries’ premier motocross events, making Valentino’s achievement all the more remarkable.
After each round of the MOTOGP class the riders are eliminated one by one and the riders with the most score changes go on to the final round of the season. At this stage the teams who have the most scoring points take on the other teams in a head to head competition, with the winner receiving the championship. The mechanics then work on their engines to improve its power and performance, while maintaining the stability of the car. The tyres are judged on the amount of fuel consumption, traction and roll control, and the suspension. Each element of the cars is judged according to its effectiveness on the track and in doing so these tyres prove to be invaluable. Every element of the car’s performance is improved, and the tyres give the motorbike a greater amount of traction and braking power.
In addition to the teams, all of the technicians and drivers involved in the motorbike sport also have to adhere to certain technical regulations, which include the use of suitable and safe equipment. When the time comes for the MOTOGP World Championship at Brands Hatch in April, all of the teams will be looking to demonstrate to the public, and to their sponsors, that they have not neglected any aspect of their car or their machinery during the off season. They will be producing videos and performing demonstrations to demonstrate the levels of efficiency and performance that each team has achieved during the off season period.
As well as being involved in the MOTOGP World Championship, many of the leading manufacturers such as Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki and KTM have become regular entrants into the annual GP racing exhibition in the UK. A number of manufacturers choose to build a base of customers and test them with a specially built machine before making their official entry into the series. For a company such as Yamaha it is important that they build enough machines to test during the off season, and that these machines are light weight models to make them easy to handle on the street. It is also important to note that all manufacturers have to meet stringent health and safety requirements in order to be able to use these bikes in a professional capacity.