Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix of 1949 is the first motorcycle racing championship. Currently, it is divided into three classes, MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3.
MotoGP is the elite class of Grand Prix. And it costs up to $ 3 million to $ 3.5 million for grant of a MotoGP motorcycle of a race season. It is an extreme sport, so only the best drivers are selected.
With merit, those in MotoGP are being paid very well, thousands to millions of dollars. In this selection are highlighted the 10 best-paid MotoGP riders.
Pol Espargaro, $ 800,000
Pol Espargaro is a novice among many Spanish riders in MotoGP. Pol entered the world class championship 125 cc in 2006. He is now competing for Monster Yamaha Tech 3 alongside Bradley Smith to.
The team pays him $ 800,000 per year. He may have never finished on the podium in MotoGP, but gets better and better every season. Moreover, it has only 24 years old. It’s a great promise.
Andrea Iannone, $ 850,000
Andrea Iannone is an Italian rider who has been competing in MotoGP since 2013. He joined the world championship in the 125 cc class in 2005. Then Ducati led the MotoGP class.
The Italian race team pays him $ 850,000 per year. He may never have won any race MotoGP, but is one of the usual for the podium. Iannone will move to Suzuki next year.
Aleix Espargaro, $ 900,000
Aleix is the elder brother of Pol Espargaro. They have competed side by side since they were both in the Moto2 class. Aleix is currently running the team Suzuki Ecstar. The team pays $ 900,000 annually.
Since he never won any world title before, this is a good number. The ART team took him back to MotoGP in 2012. Only by 2014 with Yamaha Forward, he could take his first pole position in the Netherlands and finished second in Aragon.
Alvaro Bautista, US $ 950,000
The motorcycle rider Spanish Grand Prix with 31 – year-old began his MotoGP career in 2010 with Suzuki. He moved to the Gresini Racing team equipped with Honda in 2012. That year, Bautista got the fastest lap in qualifying and took his first pole position in MotoGP British Grand Prix.
Bautista was paid US $ 1.4 million annually for the Gresini Racing team . But today, the number has decreased to approximately US $ 950,000 per year of Aprilia.
Andrea Dovizioso, $ 1 million
Born in Forlimpopoli, Italy, on March 23, 1986, Andrea began his professional career when he was very young. In 2004, he won 125 cc World Championship and moved up to the MotoGP class three years later. In 2012, Dovi was hired by Ducati.
Bradley Smith, US $ 1 million
The 25-year-old man is currently competing for Monster Yamaha Tech 3. The team pays him $ 1 million a year. This is very big considering his greatest achievement in MotoGP is only finish third, once in Australia, 2014. Smith never won any title championship too. But it is considered consistent throughout his career.
Dani Pedrosa, $ 4 million
Dani Pedrosa is one of three main Spanish MotoGP class. The pilot 30 – year-old is currently riding for Repsol Honda Team next to the former world champion, Marc Marquez. He has driven for the team since he began his MotoGP career in 2006.
Honda is the paying around US $ 2.5 million annual salary. However, he will receive bonuses greater than his teammate per race. By the end of this season, he will take home a paycheck of $ 4 million.
Jorge Lorenzo, US $ 6.5 million
Born in May 1987, Jorge is the current world champion MotoGP. He won the title three times in 2010, 2012 and 2015. The Spanish 29-year-old is currently riding for Yamaha Factory Racing Team that pays him $ 6.5 million annually.
Marc Marquez, $ 10 million
Marc Marquez achieved much success in the racing world at a very young age. He set the world record for youngest world champion MotoGP, when he was still 21 years old in 2012. Honda Repsol paid $ 4 million per year. Now, the number rose to $ 10 million.
Valentino Rossi, $ 12 million
Valentino Rossi was running for his life. He began his career racing in the 125 cc class over 2 decades ago. Since then, he won the World Championship title for 9 times. Born in 1979, he is 37 years old now. But that did not stop him from being the man to beat on the race track in MotoGP.