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The MotoGP World Championship is the premier class of motorcycle road racing. It is currently divided into three classes: MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3. All three classes use four-stroke engines. In 2010, 250 cc two-strokes were replaced by the new Moto2 600 cc four-stroke class. In 2012, 125 cc two-strokes were replaced by the Moto3 250 cc four-stroke class with a weight limit of 65 kg with fuel, and the engine capacity for MotoGP increased from 800 cc to 1,000 cc. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Grand Prix motorcycles are purpose-built racing machines that are neither available for purchase by the general public nor able to be ridden legally on public roads. This contrasts with the various production-based categories of racing, such as the Superbike World Championship and the Isle of Man TT Races that feature modified versions of road-going motorcycles available to the public.
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Hayden to test at Mugello

Hayden to test at Mugello | MotoGP World | Scoop.it

The Ducati Team rider will make up for time lost in pre-season by joining the Bologna factory's test team at Mugello on Wednesday and Thursday.

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Online unveiling for Ducati Desmosedici GP12

Online unveiling for Ducati Desmosedici GP12 | MotoGP World | Scoop.it

The Bologna factory presented the 2012 livery that Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden will be decked out in during the forthcoming season.

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Hayden sixth in Qatar Grand Prix, Rossi tenth

Hayden sixth in Qatar Grand Prix, Rossi tenth | MotoGP World | Scoop.it

At the opening round of the MotoGP season, the Ducati Team earned a sixth-place finish with Nicky Hayden and tenth place with Valentino Rossi.

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