GP Motorbike is a part of the world championship grand prix. It is the biggest motorbike competition. In Spain it is called the queen category, because it moves a lot of people and a lot of money and it is the most important one. The other parts of the Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix are 125cc and moto 2. The motorbikes that compete in the grand prix are performance bikes and are not homologated to drive in public roads. This championship is organized by FIM (federation International of Motorcyclists)
At the beginning, GP bike was 500cc two strokes but because of pollution and fuel use it became 990 cc four strokes The safety was very light and many riders died. The pilots wore plastic helmets , and now the pilots wear glass fiber, which is updated with the most modern technology for the best safety.
The current teams are: Cardio ab motoracing – Carel Abrham Ducati team --Valentino Rossi , Nicky Hayden Lc honda moto gp– Tony Elias Mapfre aspar team– Hector Barbera Monster yamaha tech 3– Colin Edwards, Cucrchlow Pramac racing team– Randy de Puniet, Capirossi Repsol honda team– Dovizzioso, Pedrosa , Stoner Rizla suzuki moto gp– Bautista, Hopkins San carlo honda gressini– Marco Simoncelli( RIP) Haoyama Yamaha factory racing– Lorenzo , Spies
1 Casey STONER Honda AUS 325 2 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha SPA 260 3 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Honda ITA 212 4 Dani PEDROSA Honda SPA 208 5 Ben SPIES Yamaha USA 156 6 Marco SIMONCELLI Honda ITA 139 7 Valentino ROSSI Ducati ITA 139 8 Nicky HAYDEN Ducati USA 132 9 Colin EDWARDS Yamaha USA 109 10 Hiroshi AOYAMA Honda JPN 94 11 Hector BARBERA Ducati SPA 77 12 Alvaro BAUTISTA Suzuki SPA 67 13 Cal CRUTCHLOW Yamaha GBR 57 14 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati CZE 56 15 Toni ELIAS Honda SPA 55 16 Randy DE PUNIET Ducati FRA 49 17 Loris CAPIROSSI Ducati ITA 36 19 John HOPKINS Suzuki USA 6
Marco Simoncelli died from the injuries he sustained in a crash on the second lap of the Malaysian Grand Prix. He was 24. Simoncelli was fighting for fourth position with Alvaro Bautista when he lost the front of his bike and slid across the circuit, into the path of Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi, both of whom then hit the Honda. Simoncelli lay stricken on the track after the crash, his helmet having come off during the incident.