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Superbikes are modified bikes that can be driven on regular roads. MotoGP bikes are purpose-built for racing.
Giacomo Agostini won the first of his seven consecutive championships in 1966 and his eighth in 1975. He also won seven championships in the 350cc class. From 1968-1972 he won both 500cc and 350cc championships in the same year.
Marc Marquez was just 20 years and 266 days when he won his first championship in his first season MotoGP in 2013. In 2008 at 15 years old he started racing in the 125cc class and went on to win the 125cc World Championship in 2010 and the 2012 Moto2 Championship before moving to MotoGP in 2013.
Points are given to the top 15 riders. 25 points for awarded for first, 20 for second, 16 for third and 13 for fourth. From fifth to fifteenth-placed riders points are from 11 to 1, which means the 10th placed rider would get 6 points.
From the 2018 season the PTT Thailand Grand Prix has been added on a three year deal. The Buriram International Circuit opened in 2014 and is the first of its kind in Thailand. Several other motorsports are held there including the Japanese Super GT and World Superbikes.
Honda has been dominant across all classes of MotoGP, 350cc, Moto2 and Moto3 winning a total of 65 championships. They top the list in MotoGP with 23 titles although they are second to MV Agusta in the 350cc class who have 10 titles to Honda’s 6. In Moto2 and Moto3 they are far ahead with 19 and 17 titles. The second place team is also Japanese, Yamaha have 36 titles and a further 11 in the sidecar class.
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