Motorcycle road racing event is the most popular category of motor cycle road racing event held over a wide area over a period of time. The term “road race” indicates that this category of motor bike racing competition is taking place on public road courses. The event was first organized in France in 1920 and presently there are some 7 continents where this motor cycle racing event is held.
The term MOTOGP stands for ” motorcycles and vehicles of power”. The objective of the MOT is to provide an opportunity for automobile racers to use power-assisted motorcycles as a means of improving their speed, while at the same time allowing them to compete for victory. The process is a non competitive contest with the aim of providing an opportunity for motorcyclists to show off their abilities on a track. Motor cycles are permitted to use all of the track; however, they are not allowed to use any of the railings. Bikes with at least two power-assisted engines are classed as “powered bikes” and racing is based entirely on speed, time, class and engine power.
The categories of “powers” include mopeds, pocket bikes, dual purpose motorcycles and trikes. Trikes are those three wheeled vehicles with two seats. Pocket bikes are very small two person bikes, typically used for short distances. Moped engines provide power for these vehicles and are classed separately from other engines.
There are many sub-categories of MOT including Superpole, Superleaguer and Street qualifying races. Superpole is a one-day elimination race held before the main MOT Championship at which only the top three finishers from each category are selected for the final round of the season. The Superpole round usually takes place in a specific country or region. A Superpole motorcycle race takes place on a suitable and established road course. For the Street class, there are several championships including British Touring Car Championship, European Touring Car Championship and the World Touring Car Championship.
As for the engines, there are three types of engines available for use in the MOT. These are conventional, displacement and super-compressors. The MOT certificate requirements allow the use of conventional engines, but if you want to use a super-compressor then your bike must be of a certain size. Super-compressors do not need to be declared as they do not cause any damage to the car, but if you intend to use a displacement or super-compressor it needs to be certified by a qualified person.
One important point to remember when you are using motocross bikes and machinery is that you have a responsibility to ensure the safety of other road users and pedestrians. You must wear appropriate clothing and equipment such as leather helmets to reduce the risk of injury. All motocross bikes and other racing vehicles are road legal and you can ride them on the road provided you follow the rules of the road and stay safe. If you breach the rules then you will find yourself in major trouble with the police and with your sponsors. Many teams like to showcase their bikes and machinery to the world through exhibitions and these events have strict rules to follow so that people can see what they are up to and also encourage new developments in the field.