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Italian Moto GP

Troy Bayliss celebrates victory. Courtesy of Ducati

Jun 2009 (annual)
Telephone: +41 (0) 22 950 9500
Fax: +41 (0) 22 950 9591
Address: 11, Route Suisse, CH-1295 MIES, Switzerland
Link: International Motorcycle Federation Website
The Italian Moto GP is held at the Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello.
The Moto GP is one of the fastest, most thrilling sports in the world. The bikes reach speeds of up to 310kph (185mph) and the races are extremely competitive. Unlike Formula One racing, overtaking is frequent. The riders take the bravest lines to weave through the field and when the bikes close on each other they push it to the limit. There is the feeling that the crowd is collectively holding its breath as the riders brake as late as possible into the corners. Then there is the engine noise, piercing the air as the riders fly by. It is a constant reminder of the sheer power that the riders are fighting to control.

The 500cc Championship is the big one in motorcycling. Although it vies with the increasingly popular Superbike Championship for profile, it remains the title that every aspiring rider dreams of winning. To achieve the feat the riders travel the globe, competing in 18 Grand Prix. With the diversity of tracks and conditions, it provides the ultimate test of overall ability.
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