MotoGP™ heads abet to the South American country and Rio de Janeiro for the first time since 2004 in 2022

Makoto Tamada, Max Biaggi, Nicky Hayden: the 2004 MotoGP™ podium influence at the Rio Sizable Prix. Brazil has been absent from the motorbike Sizable Prix calendar for the reason that Japanese rider took his maiden victory nonetheless in 2022, the MotoGP™ paddock are space to produce a lengthy-awaited return to Rio de Janeiro.

Gained by Wayne Gardner, the first Brazilian Sizable Prix took region in Goiania in 1987 and remained there for the next two years, before the sphere-renowned Interlagos circuit hosted its first motorbike Sizable Prix in 1992 after a two-year absence. An all-American podium prevailed that day, Wayne Rainey beating John Kocinski and Doug Chandler, before Brazil then took a three-year demolish from the motorbike Sizable Prix scene.

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Relive the 500cc class plod on 7 October 2000 at the Nelson Piquet Circuit

In 1995, Brazil became abet. This time though, the World Championship headed to Rio de Janeiro and the Nelson Pique Circuit. Italy’s Luca Cadalora became the maiden premier class winner in Rio nonetheless between 1995-2004, one more one among Italy’s greats grew to changed into the grasp. Valentino Rossi boasts basically the most wins in Brazil, successful there in 1997 (125cc), 1999 (250cc), 2000 (500cc), 2001 (500cc), 2002 (MotoGP™) and 2003 (MotoGP™), ‘The Doctor’ crashing out of the aforementioned 2004 plod.

MotoGP™ Sage Mick Doohan, Olivier Jacque, Daijiro Kato and Manuel Poggiali are the assorted most winning riders in Rio with two victories apiece, whereas Honda is the producer to beat in Brazil – 20 wins all the procedure by all classes between 1987-2004.

In essence, Brazil and Rio de Janeiro have already staged some impossible chapters within the historical past of the sport. The advance of Rio Motorpark – space to be completed in 2021 – makes for a thrilling prospect for both MotoGP™, Brazil, Rio and its followers. You simplest have to have a examine how passionate the Brazil devoted are about F1 to look their admire for motorsport.

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