The most popular motorcycle races in the world

Motorcycle racing is one of the most popular sports in the world, attracting huge crowds at the biggest races. The history of the sport dates back to the end of the 19e century, when the first motorcycle race took place in France. Soon, the popularity of the race became known throughout Europe, and Britain was the first country to accept the phenomenon, holding an annual event called the Tourist Trophy on the Isle of Men, since the beginning of the 1900s.

Today, motorcycle racing continues to be a huge draw around the world. The sport is particularly popular in Britain, France, the United States, Australia and a plethora of African countries. Motorcycle racing draws huge crowds of fans and bettors from around the world, who flock to betting sites like those found on betting station in order to place bets on their local and international races.

We have talked about the countries where motorcycle racing is most popular, but now the question is, which are the most popular motorcycle racing events in the world? In this article, we are going to take a look at some car races, and look at the history of these events.

Daytona 200

Held in Daytona, Florida at the famous Daytona International Speedway, the Daytona 200 is one of America’s most popular motorcycle racing events, organized and sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association. Originally held in 1937, the race has been held annually for 85 years and is, by far, one of the most popular motor racing events in the world today. The most accomplished Daytona 200 racers are Scott Russell and Miguel Duhamel, who both won 5 races each, sharing the record for most Daytona 200 victories.

Isle of Man Tourism Trophy

Isle of Man Tourist Trophy is one of the oldest, most popular, best-loved and often referred to as the most dangerous motor racing events in the world. As we mentioned earlier in the article, the inaugural race was held in 1907, over a hundred years ago, and during its existence over 100 races were held. It is considered by many to be one of the most dangerous events in the sporting world, so winning the event is considered the highest prestige anyone in the world of motorcycle racing can achieve. The most successful rider in the history of the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy is Joey Dunlop, who has won 26 in 30 years.

Motocross World Championship

The FIM Motocross World Championship is the most famous and highest championship in the world of motocross racing. Organized by the International Motorcycling Federation, the race is divided into two classes, MXGP and MX2. Each race lasts 30 minutes and is divided into 18 different events, with two races per lap. The most successful rider in the history of the motocross championship is Stefan Everts of Belgium, however, he is currently retired, and the most successful active champion today is Dutchman Jeffrey Herlings.

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