The 2016 MotoGP season is nearly here and us motorcycle racing fans cannot wait for the action to get going under the floodlights of the Qatari desert at the Losail International Circuit. The last season was a thriller and we would not settle for anything less this time around. The American rounds have all been reduced to one and the Red Bull Ring in Austria has come on to the calendar. That said, with the sheer number of premier class races, which are the top 10 motorcycle racing circuits to host Premier class motorcycle racing? We’ll break it down for you today!
Top 10 Motorcycle Racing Circuits of all time:
Racing tracks have evolved over time, time and tide and requirements making changes. From starting out as make-shift public tracks, road racing circuits and specifically designed tracks, each of them have their own character. Riders live for some tracks, and hate others. The outcry among fans when a circuit is dropped or remodeled is huge, but it is all part of the huge cog wheel circus that is MotoGP.
We’ve compiled the list of 10 racing circuits have hosted the most exciting motorcycle races since time the premier class racing took off in 1949.
10: Circuito de Jerez, Spain (92 races)
One of the newest circuits on the calendar (the first race was in 1987), the Jerez circuit is synonymous with Spain and motorcycle racing. The fact that it is already in the top 10 racing circuits for the number of races hosted outlines its importance. Not to mention the huge importance that is given in Spain to racing. With 92 races and counting, this is the #10 circuit on the list! Not to mention some of the exciting moments the circuit has given us over the years. Hence, it gets to be on our list of the top 10 motorcycle racing circuits of all time.
9: Le Mans, France (93 races)
One of the legendary tracks in the world today and having a 24-hour race that shares the same name, the Le Mans circuit in France has been associated with bike racing since the 1920s! The old world races were on the massive Circuit De La Sarthe road racing circuit, newer ones have been shared between Le Mans, Magney Cours, Circuit Paul Ricard, Clermont Ferrand and Nogaro. But it is Le Mans that has been the sole host for MotoGP in France in recent years.