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The largest motorbike racing events in the world (Part 2)

Motorcycles participating in the Grand Prix race are specialized vehicles, not mass production for the purpose of competition to bring glory to the car manufacturer.

Currently, there are many world motor racing competitions organized for different types of cars to determine the reputation and success of the participating automakers.

Superbike Racing

Superbike Racing is for mass-produced commercial motorcycles, with structural changes to suit the track. Motorcycles participating in this race must have 4-stroke engines from 800cc to 1200cc for 2-engine engines, and 750cc to 1000cc for 4-cylinder engines.

The cars involved are almost similar to the commercial models and upgraded some parts, in general they do not look different from the street cars, and the engine is allowed to be refined. special tuning.

Supersport Racing

The Supersport Motor Racing is also a racing formula for commercially tuned, engine-manufactured commercial vehicles. To be allowed to participate in this race, the car must be equipped with 4-stroke engine with a capacity of 400 to 600cc with 4-cylinder engine and from 600 to 750cc capacity for 2-cylinder engines.

Supersport’s regulations are somewhat stricter than the Superbike race, including the engine of the participating car must be the same size as the standard engine, can adjust engine power but also very strictly controlled.

Famous Supersport competitions include AMA Supersport Championship, British Supersport Championship and Supersport World Championship.

Endurance Racing

This is a race to test the durability of the car and the physical strength of the racer. Each team has many different riders and can be replaced during a very long race. The race format is to complete the number of laps in the fastest time, or to complete as many laps as possible in a given time. The durability and reliability of a motorcycle is one of the most important elements of this race.

Motocross

The world of Motocross (or MX) is similar to other motorbike races, but the biggest difference is the harsh off-road conditions. The closed loop is built to challenge all riders including a mixture of dirt, sand, mud and grass… even simulating rough terrain.

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Thailand and Qatar either postpone or cancel MotoGP racing

On March 2, Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul announced that the MotoGP motorcycle race in the country will be delayed due to COVID-19 respiratory infection.

According to the original plan, the event will take place from March 20-22 in Northeast Thailand. Last week, Thailand’s MotoGP organizers were optimistic that the event would take place with the application of strict medical measures such as body temperature tests, masks and the use of antiseptic water.

However, on March 1, the Thai Ministry of Health announced that a 35-year-old man infected with COVID-19 in the country had died.

Speaking to the press, Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul announced that because the situation had changed and COVID-19 had become a major epidemic, it needed to ensure the national interests and the participants of the event. MotoGP will be delayed until further notice.

A day earlier, Qatar canceled the opening event of the MotoGP season scheduled for March 8. The International Motor Federation (FIM) stated that due to Qatar’s travel restrictions for several countries, including Italy, it has prevented the first-class drivers from attending the Losail race.

However, the other two world championship motorcycle races, Moto2 and Moto3, will continue as planned, as both runners and groups will be present in the Gulf state from February 22-24. just now to prepare for the event.

According to FIM, starting March 1, all passengers arriving in Doha on a direct flight from Italy or already in Italy in the past two weeks will immediately be quarantined for 14 days.

In the context of widespread disease, Italy is currently the most affected country in Europe with 34 deaths and more than 1,600 cases. In MotoGP, Italian drivers play a very important role in the championship. There are six excellent Italian riders, including Valentino Rossi who won the world championship seven times.

MotoGP is the latest sporting event to be canceled due to an epidemic. Previously, Formula One Grand Prix motor racing was originally scheduled for April 19 in Shanghai and Formula E scheduled for March 21 in Sanya, China was canceled. However, the Formula One Grand Prix in Vietnam will still take place on April 5 as expected.

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Honda Asia-Dream Racing with SHOWA Announces 2020 Racing Plan

Honda is a famous manufacturer in the production and distribution of vehicles. In particular, the highlights are motorcycles and moto. The Honda Asia-Dream Racing with SHOWA team is made up of top Honda company employees and Honda teams throughout Asia and Oceania. Recently, the team shared their plan for motorsport in the 2020 season at a press conference taking place ahead of the Sepang 8 Hours, the FIM Endurance World Championships at Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia.

In 2019, the Honda Asia-Dream Racing team has completed the Asian Motorcycle Racing (ARRC 2019) category ASB1000 with the 4th place. And Racer Zaqwan Zaidi took 3rd place overall. The team also took 12th place in the JSB1000 category in the 2019 All-Japan Road Race Championship (JSB) and won 11th place in the Suzuka 8 -hour endurance race.

In 2020, the team will continue to make efforts to compete in ASB1000, ARRC with the goal of winning the championship. The team will also participate in the 8-hour Suzuka and JSB 1000 tournaments with the goal of completing the race with the best results. Makoto Tamada, the former MotoGP racing champion, and manager of the Honda Asia-Dream Racing team since its inception will continue to play the role of team manager. Malaysian rider Zaqwan Zaidi, former SS600 champions, will continue to play for the team in the championship goal.

In addition, Gerry Salim, AP250, ARRC 2018 champion, along with Indonesian racing team Astra Honda Racing, will join Zaqwan Zaidi for Honda Asia-Dream Racing with SHOWA

Both Honda Asia-Dream Racing riders will use the Honda CBR1000RR-R, a new racing machine from the famous CBR line newly introduced at EICMA 2019. Using this model, Honda Asia-Dream Racing will be one of the racing teams. head over in Asia and Oceania.

Honda Asia-Dream Racing with SHOWA team will make every effort to bring the best results to realize Honda’s dream and riders to become the leading team and riders at world-class motorbike races.

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MotoGP Racing

2019 MotoGP World Championship: Impressive Performance of Marquez in Argentina

Marc Marquez, who is also the world champion of MotoGP Racing, soon reclaimed the No. 1 position when he finished his first finish in the second race, the Argentinian Grand Prix. Marquez won the legendary Valentino Rossi with a distance of up to 9,816 seconds.

In the opening race of the season, the Qatar Grand Prix, both Marquez and Andrea Dovizioso (Italy, Ducati) created an extremely breathtaking embankment until the last lap. The two took turns taking the lead in the race, but in the end, “Desmo Dovi” only won with a microscopic distance of 0.023 seconds.

However, that did not reappear at the Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo racetrack (in Santiago del Estero). The driver of the Honda team, with the advantage of starting first, soon created a 1-second gap with the legendary Italian racer. Rossi excelled in taking the No. 2 spot, though only starting in the 4th position.

Then, after the first 10 laps of the race, which had only 25 laps, Marquez created a distance of up to 7 seconds. At times, he increased the gap to more than 12 seconds, which is a staggering distance for long-distance cyclists.

In the end, Marquez‘s victory won at a distance of 9.8 seconds faster than Rossi. The third finish was “Desmo Dovi”, he lost to Marquez to more than 10.5 seconds. The 26-year-old rider has won the world championship seven times (with five times crowned in the MotoGP Racing arena) winning too deservedly, retaking the No. 1 spot with 25 plus points.

With this latest result, Marquez has 45 points after 2 races (in the opening race in Qatar, he won second place and got 20 points). He has 5 points more than Dovizioso (Italian rider has 40 points). Ranking from 3rd to fifth are Rossi (Yamaha) – 31 points, Alex Rins (Spain, Suzuki) – 24 points, and Danilo Petrucci (Italy, Ducati) – 20 points.