2014 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season

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Kai Sedgwick

Kai Sedgwick
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Moto GPDo you love racing? Does the sound of powerful engines revving cause a frisson of excitement? While four-wheeled motor racing hogs the limelight, it’s by no means the only way to indulge your passion for high speeds – racing is just as intoxicating on two wheels. In fact motorcycle racing is faster, less predictable and arguably more dangerous than its F1 equivalent.

Riders jostle like jockeys as they circle the track, taking corners at death-defying angles, with knees and limbs perilously close to the asphalt. Whether motorcycle racing is your passion or merely another sport to follow until the football season resumes, why not book a trip to a race event? After all, television can only convey so much; no amount of camera angles can compare to the sensation of watching motorbikes whizz past as you witness proceedings from trackside. The 2014 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season, which starts in March, runs all the way through till November. With every major continent represented over the course of 19 races, there are numerous opportunities for combining a holiday with a day at the races. Pick a country and time your visit to coincide with the Grand Prix revving into town.

 

Where to catch the 2014 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season


   

The story of the motorcycle Grand Prix The story of the motorcycle Grand Prix

In 2014, the 66th season of the motorcycle GP will commence. MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 riders will all be racing for their respective titles, while last year’s manufacturers’ champions Honda will be looking to retain their title. In 2013, the splendidly named Marc Márquez won the MotoGP category; this year he’ll face stiff competition from the latest batch of riders intent on stealing his crown. Moto2 champion Pol Espargaró will return along with Maverick Viñales who took the honours in last year’s Moto3.

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March and April races at the motorcycle Grand Prix 2014 March and April races at the motorcycle Grand Prix 2014

The 2014 season starts with the Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar. The race, to be held at Doha’s Losail International Circuit, on the outskirts of the capital, was built at a cost of $58 million a decade ago. One of the finest tracks on the GP circuit, it’s a fitting setting to open the 2014 season. Three weeks later, the competition jumps halfway around the world before alighting at the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin Texas. A fortnight later, it’s on to Argentina.

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May and June races at the motorcycle Grand Prix 2014 May and June races at the motorcycle Grand Prix 2014

If you’re intent on catching some of this season’s best racing action, you’ll want to clear your diary around the middle of June. On the 15, Spain welcomes the motorcycle GP to Jerez in the south of the country. Good weather is all but assured, as is a fiercely contested race on the tricky circuit, whose grandstands provide excellent views for up to 250,000 spectators. Two weeks prior to that, Italy hosts a race in Mugello, followed by Barcelona. Then on 28 June it’s the Netherlands’ turn to welcome the GP when it arrives in Assen.

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July and August races at the motorcycle Grand Prix 2014 July and August races at the motorcycle Grand Prix 2014

As summer nears its zenith, so does the motorcycle GP. In mid July, one of the most eagerly anticipated races of the season takes place at Sachsenring in Germany. the track’s tight corners keep speeds down, whilst ramping up the technical skills that are required to secure a podium finish. In the subsequent weeks, races in Indianapolis and Czech Republic promise to excite, before Silverstone enjoys its turn at hosting the GP. British fans love their motorcycle racing – expect tickets for the event to shift fast.

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September through November races at the motorcycle Grand Prix 2014 September through November races at the motorcycle Grand Prix 2014

Moving into the final third of the 2014 motorcycle GP, the bulk of the racing takes place in the southern hemisphere, with a total of seven races to tick off. The locations are exotic and the action promises to be fast and frantic as the riders jostle to cement their place on the leaderboard. In September, the San Marino event is followed by a race in the autonomous Spanish region of Aragon. Then there are three huge races in succession – Brazil on 28 September, Japan on 12 October and, just a week later, the Australian GP. There’s little time for respite at this stage of the season: seven days later the penultimate race is held in Malaysia before the season is wrapped up in Valencia on 9 November, when the victors will be crowned.

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Main image, 1, 2 3 and 5 © LordSchrammi
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