# GP500: MotoGP ™ celebrates 500 #RacingTogether Grand Prix

“Now, the big decisions concerning sport are decided unanimously. The four main bodies are as one, with the same goals, visions and purposes for sport. All the protagonists work together and have the same goal, listening and understanding each other. each other. If sport is a success, all parties win. ”

Stefan Pierer, President of the MSMA

“It is incredible to think that MotoGP ™ has reached this remarkable milestone. The innovations and improvements on this journey, so far, have only been possible thanks to collective work and group vision. We cannot forget how much MotoGP ™ is now fantastically appreciated in all over the world. It is more popular than ever. Through the MSMA we have the same unity and the same ambitions, and with Dorna Sports, the FIM and the IRTA we can put the puzzle together and continue to grow and entertain. All manufacturers compete for win, but there is a strong feeling that the millions of people who follow and enjoy the championship also “win”. We can’t wait for the next 500 GPs to arrive. ”

Carmelo Ezpeleta, Dorna CEO

“Congratulations to all the people who made it possible to reach this milestone between the FIM, IRTA, MSMA and Dorna. We started in 1992, and it seems like yesterday, but the 500 Grands Prix since then have been fantastic and I have been lucky. to be present to everyone. It’s an incredible result, everyone has made the sport grow together. The championship is much, much better now and we are very proud to celebrate 500 Grands Prix. ”

“The best result, in my opinion, was the improvement of safety. When we started working with IRTA, we wanted to try to make the championship safer, and that’s never enough, but we had this main objective. The second is to give MotoGP ™ really has the opportunity to expand around the world, which is an important result. And then, of course, in recent years, with MotoGP ™, Moto2 ™ and Moto3 ™, now everyone has the opportunity to race in the same conditions , creating incredible competition in all classes “.

500 Grand Prix in numbers

During the 500 Grands Prix of this era, we enjoyed 30 incredible racing seasons in six categories as evidenced by the 500cc, 250cc and 125cc classes that became MotoGP ™ (2002), Moto2 ™ (2010) and Moto3 ™ (2012). The paddock visited 23 countries – with new destinations still on the way – racing in 45 different circuits, while 55 riders from 12 different countries have won at least one world championship. 28 drivers were crowned champions in the lightweight class, while 24 took honors in the intermediate class and we boast up to 12 champions in the premier class.

New MotoGP ™ legend Valentino Rossi leads the era of Racing Together with nine world championships; a title in the 125cc class, one in the 250cc class, the last in the 500cc class and six MotoGP ™ crowns. Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) follows closely with 8 titles to his name: one in 125cc, one in Moto2 ™ and six in MotoGP ™.

Mick Doohan’s impressive run of five consecutive crowns in the premier class from 1994 to 1998 makes him the most decorated 500cc champion of the time and one of the most titled riders in the world, such as Jorge Lorenzo, who also has 5 titles to his name. The future MotoGP ™ legend has two 250cc crowns and three MotoGP ™ world championships. Casey Stoner and Valentino Rossi are the only two riders to have won the premier class titles with two different manufacturers in this era.

What is the Grand Prix Commission?

The Grand Prix Commission is the driving force behind MotoGP ™. Made up of representatives from the FIM, IRTA, MSMA and Dorna, the GPC makes the decisions that guide the sport, as well as deciding and implementing changes to technical and sporting regulations.

The technical and sporting regulations currently in force have played a vital role in creating the high level of competition, safety and sporting excellence that is shown in the FIM MotoGP ™ World Championship every weekend.

What is the FIM?

The FIM is the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme, the governing body of MotoGP ™. The FIM is global and was founded in 1904, and has since grown to include 248 leagues, 116 federations and 14 commissions. It is based in Switzerland and is recognized by the IOC as the only competent authority in motorcycle sport.

In MotoGP ™, the most public role of the FIM concerns the rules and regulations. The FIM publishes the sporting and technical regulations. The changes to the regulations are decided by the Grand Prix Commission which is composed of representatives of the FIM, IRTA, MSMA and Dorna, and the FIM publishes the changes.

One of the most visible parts of the FIM at every MotoGP ™ event are the FIM MotoGP ™ Stewards and Appeal Stewards. The Stewards are responsible for sanctioning the riders, teams or members of the paddock who do not respect the rules and regulations. The FIM is also responsible for homologation.

What is the IRTA?

Founded in 1986, the IRTA is the International Road Racing Teams Association and includes all the teams participating in the championship.

The IRTA exists to defend and represent its members in any decision-making process within the sport and paddock. This means that the IRTA also has a representative in the Grand Prix Commission who proposes and approves changes to the technical and sporting regulations of the MotoGP ™.

One of the collaborations between IRTA and Dorna is to increase sporting and financial support for paddock participants, working for greater equality in competition and a uniform playing field. The role of the IRTA also extends to the paddock layout, ensuring that the paddock is an efficient space for all who work there.

What is MSMA?

MSMA is the Motorcycle Sports Manufacturers Association. It represents manufacturers in the paddock and, like the FIM, IRTA and Dorna, has a representative on the Grand Prix Commission.

As a manufacturers association, the MSMA provides a key stimulus for drafting technical regulations by providing vital information to the Grand Prix Commission. MSMA also plays a crucial role in both the evolution of the sport and the evolution of MotoGP ™ towards sustainable fuel.

What is Dorna?

Dorna Sports is the exclusive holder of the commercial and television rights to the most important motorcycling world championships, including MotoGP ™.

Founded in 1988, Dorna has been the organizer of the championship – now known as MotoGP ™ – since 1991 and has been the sole owner of the commercial and television rights ever since. Headquartered in Madrid, Spain, with offices in Barcelona and a branch in Rome, Dorna organizes the Grand Prix and has a 360º approach to events: from reaching agreements with the promoters of the circuits and events that host each GP to the broadcasting of the coverage of each session and races.

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