8. TT Course
The Isle of Man is a tiny island between England and Ireland, with government and historical traditions. Until recently, the population was made up of bankers and motorcycle racers. But after the financial crisis, the population is primarily bankers. The TT (Tourist Trophy) races originated on the Isle of Man in 1907, and the races are still held on a closed street route like the original race. This circuit is through alleys, country roads, and a simply awesome “mountain” section that rises up to 1,400 feet.
7. Phillip Island
Phillip Island has amazing terrain that makes the race impressive to ride. This 2.7-mile track has 12 turns, which includesthe incredible downhill Lukey Heights. This island off Australia proves to be popular with MotoGP racers.
Donington Park is one of the UK’s most popular circuits being 2.5-miles. This circuit created during the inner war period as part of the Donington Hall estate. The track has 12 turns with two striking bends: these are the never-ending Redgate turn one, and the incredible Craner Curves section. These turns make watching MotoGP machines racing the track a must see.
This track is located in Tuscany, Italy andMugello is the essence of La Dolce Vita, in racetrack form. The track itself has 15 turns in its 3.26-mile length. Located in the Tuscan hilly countryside, the track acts like a rollercoaster as you ride the hills, as well as having one of the longest straights around. This course hosts several MotoGP events as well as being used for Formula One.
The Malaysian government built the track to demonstrate its emerging economy, the Sepang circuit is one of the new breed of mega-tracks used to attractMotoGP and other races. The track is 3.44-mile, with two fast straights hills at the start-finish grandstands, and various array of corners-15 in totalwhich are both fast and slow. The grandstand roofs are shaped like palm trees which brings in the key factors of the local economy.This track is used for other sports besides MotoGP, sports such as Formula One and major motorsports.
Suzuka was built in 1962 for Honda, the track isoften labelled as one of the most difficult tracks in the world. The track is unique because of its figure-eight layout; the 3.6-mile track crosses over itself at the Crossover straight. There are 17 technical turns on the track. Due to safety concerns from numerous fatal accidents mean MotoGP hasn’t returned to Suzuka since the Daijiro Kato crash in 2003.Even thoughthe Suzuka Eight-Hour endurance race is still one of the most important events in the Japanese calendar.
The Spanish circuit of Catalunya, near Barcelona and the circuit is known for hosting the 1992 Summer Olympics. The infrastructure and facilities are built to host everything from Formula One, the Olympics and MotoGP down.The track is long (2.87-miles) and packed with variety of corners. There are 16 turns on the course, the most famous one being a massive horseshoe with a super-long right-hand turn in the Montmelo hills. This course has seen many historical races including the 2009 race between Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo with Rossi defeating Lorenzo at the final corner.
South Africa’s hosts MotoGP and Formula One, Kyalami is principally known for its extreme altitude, it’s nearly 5,000 feet above sea level. The altitude lowers the power of the bike’s engine by almost ten percent. However the course was recently sold off to Porshe South America which could change the course.