MotoGp is one of the exciting motorcycle racing events all over the world. It is organized as a part of Grand Prix motor racing event, which was commenced in France as far back as 1894. The racing game quickly evolved as the most thrilling sport. The competent motorcycle racers around the world participate in this event to show their extraordinary skills in driving exotic bikes. The drivers take fame in their race tracts and prove themselves to the highest level. It’s a perilous game as the riders may crash and even push towards death anytime. MotoGp is also one of the most extreme sports in the world. In this article, we will present you the top 10 best motogp racers in 2016.
The top level motor bikes they ride are cost around 3 to 3.5 million each. The motogp racers had to master the driving skill of such delicate bike even at 160km/h. If a fallen rider can’t be evacuated safely from the racing tract, he may crashed to death by the other motorcycles. The motogp drivers are the real hero in sports and here is the list of top 10 best motogp racers in 2016.
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Top 10 Best MotoGp racers in 2016
10. Colin Edwards
Age: 42 years
Current team: Yamaha motogp test team
Bike no.: 5
Colin Edwards is a professional American motogp racer. His father, Colin Edwards Sr. was his mentor in bike racing. He started his racing career at the age of four with minibikes. Soon he became one of the top ranked junior motocross champions in USA. Colin Edwards is a two-time World Superbike champion and scored a record 552 points in 2002. He entered motogp in 2003 and established himself as a great bike tester in that grand racing event.
9. Andrea Dovizioso
Age: 30 years
Current team: Ducati team
Bike no: 4
Andrea Dovizioso is the winner of 125cc motogp championship in 2004. He was the most consistent driver for team Honda. He also took 2nd place in 250cc world championship in 2007. Currently he is along with Ducati for three successive years. Dovizioso finished 2nd behind Rossi in 2015 motogp championship. He has been proved to be one of the best motogp racers in grand prix history and ranks at no. 9 in our list. Andrea Dovizioso will be out of contract with Ducati at the end of this season. He along with his teammate Andrea Lannone have staked their claim for a 2017 Ducati motogp ride.
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8. Cal Crutchlow
Age: 30 years
Current team: LCR Honda
Bike no: 35
Cal Crutchlow is a professional British motogp racer who currently competes in motogp world championship for LCR Honda. Cal started his racing career as a superbike rider. He achieved the British Supersport championship in 2006 and world supersport championship in 2009. He has been competing at the motoGp world championship since 2011 and became one of the finest drivers in the podium. He finished 7th in 2015 German Gran prix and 6th in Netherlands. Cal Crutchlow ranks at no 8 in our list of top 10 best motogp racers in 2016.
7. Alvaro Bautista
Age: 31 years
Current team: Aprilia racing team
Bike no: 19
Alvaro Bautista entered into motogp competition in 2010, signing with the team Suzuki. Then he moved to Honda in the 2012 season and continued with the team to ride Aprilia machinery after the factory’s return in 2015. In 2009, 250 cc world championship Alvaro Bautista finished 4th with 218 points, being one of the most prolific motorcycle racers in the world. Last season in motogp, Bautista was joined by his new team-mate Marco Melandri and collected 13 points. In 2016, he is at 16th place in 8 races scoring 29 points.
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6. Stefan Bradl
Age: 26 years
Current Team: Aprilia racing team
Bike no: 6
Stefan Bradl is a German professional motogp racer who is currently riding the no 6 bike for Aprilia. He is the 2011 moto2 world champion. He is the son of former racer, Helmut Bradl. He joined motogp in 2010 and went to claim 9th spot in the championship. Stefan Bradl has gathered total 37 points and secured 12th place in his 8 races in 2016. He has ranked at no 6 in our list of top 10 best motogp racers in 2016.
5. Nicky Hayden
Age: 34 years
Current team: Honda world superbike team
Bike no: 69
Nicky Hayden is an American professional motorbike racer. He won motogp championship in 2006. Hayden started his motogp career in 2003, riding for Repsol Honda. He was the only to break Valentino Rossi’s winning streak in 2006. He switched to Ducati I 2009 and again returned back to Honda in 2014. He has total 3 wins in motogp and collected 28 motogp podiums in his career. In the last season of motogp, Nicky Hayden scored 16 points in his 18 races. He has ranked at no 5 in our list of top 10 best motogp racers in 2016.
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4. Marc Marquez
Age: 23 years
Current team: Repsol Honda team
Bike no: 93
Marc Marquez is a Spanish professional motorbike racer and two times motogp champion. He has become the first rider since Kenny Roberts in 1978 to achieve the title in his first season in motogp. He is undoubtedly the most prolific young potential in the racing history. In 2015 motogp championship, Marc Marquez placed 3rd scoring 242 points. In 2016, he has raced 9 times with 3 wins. The 23- year old Spaniard earns $4 million yearly. He ranks at no 4 in our list of top 10 best motogp racers in 2016 season.
3. Dani Pedrosa
Age: 30 years
Current team: Repsol Honda Team
Bike no: 26
Dani Pedrosa is a Spanish motogp racer. He is the youngest world champion in 250 cc. He also won 125cc world championship in 2003. Dani started his career in motogp in 2006 for Repsol Honda. He finished 2nd in his very first race and won his first race in his 4th appearance in motogp. Dani Pedrosa is one of the influential figures in motogp history. In this year, he gathered total 86 points in 8 races, winning 2 podiums. He stands at no. 3 in our list of top 10 best motogp racers in 2016.
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2. Jorge Lorenzo
Age: 29 years
Current team: Movistar Yamaha MotoGp
Bike no: 99
The professional Spanish biker, Jorge Lorenzo is a three-time motogp champion (2010, 2012, 2015). He is the first Spanish rider with 64 career wins and multiple premier class titles. There is a well known intense rivalry between Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi for many years. Jorge Lorenzo is currently is a contract with Movistar Yamaha. However, he is signing up to race for Ducati from 2017. Last year, Lorenzo grabbed the motogp champion title with total 330 points in 18 races, among which he won 8. He is at 2nd spot in the list of top 10 best motogp racers in 2016. He is a remarkable racer in motogp.
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1. Valentino Rossi
Age: 37 years
Current team: Movistar Yamaha MotoGp
Bike no: 46
Here we are, towards the most fascinating and most prolific motogp racers of all time, Valentino Rossi. The 37-year old Italian motogp racer is the most decorated player in grand prix history. He is seven-time world motogp champion, which makes him a legend in the racing tract. With 88 victories, Valentino Rossi stands 1st in all-time 500cc race winning standings. He entered motogp in 2002, riding for Honda initially and later switched to Yamaha. He earned himself a nickname “The Doctor”. In Italy, Doctor is someone who is very respectful and important. In 2015 MotoGp championship, Rossi finished at 2nd place with 325 points in 18 races. He is the no 1 in our list of top 10 best motogp racers in 2016.
Grand Prix motorcycles are specially built for racing. The motorcycles are not available for purchase by the general public and ride on public roads. Best MotoGp racers are very much popular around the world. As a representatives of the nations, they are equally the most fashionable figures in their countries.