Can you feel it? That toe-tapping, jumping up-and-down like it’s your last day of school before you’re out for summer break feeling? We feel it! IT IS FINALLY HERE! The 2014 MotoGP™ season kicks-off this weekend in Qatar and it’s a season you don’t want to miss. The journey from March to November will decide the 56th MotoGP™ World Championship and future technical advancements.
The 2014 grid is so special this year, having 11 world championship winners, with 26 titles between them across three classes. If that doesn’t promise nail-biting racing, we don’t know what will! The season is projected to be dominated by the factory Yamaha and Honda machines, however, new regulations may give Ducati a chance at victory – a team who hasn’t won in four years.
Riders to Watch out For
Cal Crutchlow: Came to the MotoGP world in 2011 and made heroic advancements with the Tech 3 Yamaha. He is best known for his pole position in the Dutch TT at Assen, where he finished third behind Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez –both highly decorated riders. In 2013, he scored two pole positions and four rostrum finishes - before joining Ducati Team for the 2014 season, where he and teammate Andrea Dovizioso are said to be a major threat this year.
Marc Marquez: AKA the youngest ever MotoGP Champion! Growing up on bikes and collecting more domestic titles than he knows what to do with, he quickly became known as the rookie who came, saw, and conquered. 2013 was his year no doubt, but he is going into the 2014 season still recovering from a broken ankle he sustained while dirt biking at home in Spain.
Andrea Dovizioso: Spent 10 years with Honda, then joined the ‘satellite Monster’, Yamaha Tech3 team, which contested his 5th season in the MotoGP category and scored six podiums. In 2013, Dovi made a big move to the Ducati Team. He has one thing to look forward to in 2014, and that is the fact that the Ducati he’s riding this year is better than the motorcycle he was riding last year. All we’re saying is keep a close eye on this fella!
Jorge Lorenzo: Historically impressive between all the podiums and titles, he is a powerhouse and the defending world champion. Lorenzo had a tough 2013 season; he broke his collarbone –twice at Assen, had surgery and got back on the motorcycle in time for the race –finishing an impressive fifth. He was the world champion in 2010 and 2012 and he is breathing down the 2014 title’s neck.
The Facts and Figures
Grand Prix MotoGP World Champions on the grid:
See the Season For Yourself
Undoubtedly, there is going to be another epic battle between Marquez and Lorenzo for the title. There is nothing like trying to regain your title from the youngster (Marquez) who took it from you. So why not witness these two shred rubber alongside other world-class riders in some of the gnarliest venues in all of sports?
Through Moto Experiences you can experience the thrill of a lifetime as the competitors line the grid and race to the finish in hopes of being crowned the 2014 MotoGP World Champion. Official MotoGP™ Ticket Packages come complete with exclusive benefits that you can only get direct from the event organizers. Eighteen races around the world all tailored to fit your needs, so pack your bags –you are about to check this off your bucket list!