2017 MotoGP Season: The Essentials

Motorbike racing is arguably the most exciting, and dangerous form of Motorsports. The pinnacle of Motorbike racing is the well known and ultra competitive MotoGP World Championship and this year marks the 68th Season Of Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing. This season, 23 of the world’s best riders will compete in 18 races spread across 14 countries. Today, we will have a look at the riders which will compete for the World Title and the circuits that will host the races.

Teams And Riders

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP – Yamaha

46. Valentino Rossi (ITA – 7 Time World Champion)

25. Maverick Viñales (ESP)

Maverick Viñales (L) and Valentino Rossi (R) with the new Yamaha YZR-M1

Repsol Honda Racing – Honda

93. Marc Marquez (ESP – 3 Time World Champion)

26. Dani Pedrosa (ESP)

Marc Marquez (L) and Dani Pedrosa (R) with the Honda RC213V

Ducati Corse – Ducati 

04. Andrea Dovizioso (ITA)

99. Jorge Lorenzo (ESP – 3 Time World Champion)

Jorge Lorenzo (L) and Andrea Dovizioso (R) with the new Ducati GP17

Team Suzuki Ecstar – Suzuki

29. Andrea Iannone (ITA)

42. Álex Rins (ESP)

Andrea Iannone (L) and Alex Rins (R) with the new Suzuki GSX-RRi

Monster Tech 3 Racing – Yamaha

5. Johann Zarco (FRA)

94. Jonas Folger (GER)

Johann Zarco Aboard The Yamaha YZR-M1

Octo Pramac Yakhnich – Ducati 

9. Danilo Petrucci (ITA)

45. Scott Redding (GBR)

Aprilia Racing Team Gresini – Aprilia

22. Sam Lowes (GBR)

41. Aleix Espargró (ESP)

LCR Honda – Honda

35. Cal Crutchlow (GBR)

Cal Crutchlow Won The Czeck GP In 2016

Avintia Ducati – Ducati

8. Héctor Barberá (ESP)

76. Loris Baz (FRA)

Pull&Bear Aspar Team – Ducati

17. Karel Abraham (CZE)

19. Álvaro Bautista (ESP)

Estrella Galicia Marc VDS Racing – Honda

43. Jack Miller (AUS)

53. Tito Rabat (ESP)

Jack Miller won an action packed TT Assen last season

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team – KTM

38. Bradley Smith (GBR)

44. Pol Espargró (ESP)

The All New KTM RC16

Get ready for an action packed 2017 season, full of drama, excitement, competition and above all another season of top class racing!

The 2017 season commences In Qatar on March 26 and will finish on November 12 in Valencia. Viewers in India can watch MotoGP exclusively on the Ten Network.

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Soumil Arora

14 year old motorsport fanatic, blogger and host. A foodie who loves to Play Football, Travel, Read and Race!
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  • Samit Banerjee

    Want some more information…. This is just for starters