Motorcycle sport / Grand Prix motorcycle racing: Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix is the premier championship of motorcycle road racing. It is divided into three classes: 125cc, Moto2 and MotoGP. Participants in the 125cc class use a two-stroke engine while those in the Moto2 and MotoGP use four-stroke engines. In 2010 the 250cc two-stroke was replaced by the new Moto2 600cc four-stroke class. Grand Prix motorcycles are purpose-built racing machines that are neither available for purchase by the general public nor can be ridden legally on public roads. This contrasts with the various production categories of racing, such as the Superbike World Championship, that feature modified versions of road-going motorcycles available to the public. -------------------------------------------------- 2012 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season: The 2012 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season will be the 64th F.I.M. Road Racing World Championship season. Casey Stoner will start the season as the defending World Champion, while Moto2 champion Stefan Bradl will join the MotoGP grid and 125cc champion Nicolás Terol will enter Moto2. Honda is the defending Manufacturers' Champion.
Following the final round of the 2012 MotoGP™ World Championship held on Sunday afternoon at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit near Valencia, the FIM MotoGP™ Awards Ceremony marked the official end of this year's campaign. Watch the official crowning of Jorge Lorenzo as the MotoGP World Champion and the premier class ceremony!
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At the Grand Prix of Catalunya today, Dani Pedrosa scored a strong second place in front of 79,351 spectators, and after 19 successive podium visits, teammate Casey Stoner missed out by less than two tenths of a second and finished 4th.
If you missed any of the action from last weekend's bwin Grand Prix Ceské republiky at Brno, motogp.com gives you the chance to re-live all the action and the nail-bighting last-lap with our exclusive Rewind video.
If you missed any of the action from last weekend's Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana, motogp.com gives you the chance to re-live the all the action, drama and overtakes with our exclusive video.
Following the final round of the 2012 MotoGP™ World Championship held on Sunday afternoon at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit near Valencia, the FIM MotoGP™ Awards Ceremony marked the official end of this year's campaign. Watch the official crowning of the Moto3, Moto2 and MotoGP World Champions and the best moments of the ceremony!