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Racing around the world: The numbers behind MotoGP™

23.03.2018

Moving a paddock from continent to continent isn’t easy   

The annual pilgrimage to the Qatar desert for the MotoGP™ season opener has kick started the season on 12 occasions since the Losail International Circuit began hosting the first race of the year in 2007. The QatarGP is the beginning of the year-long travelling circus that is the racing paddock; a journey that starts in Western Asia and finishes in Europe’s Iberian Peninsula, via the Americas and Australasia.

Hauling an entire paddock around the world is no small feat and it takes a huge operation to transfer not only bikes and equipment, but mechanics, team staff and TV personnel from circuit to circuit.

Here’s a look at some of the facts and figures behind the movement of the MotoGP™ paddock around the world:

MotoGP Buzz: Big Stats

180km

The shortest distance between two circuits on the calendar – Aragon to Catalunya

 

4

The number of Boeing 747 planes that are used to transport MotoGP™ freight

MotoGP Buzz: Big Stats

112 hours, 39 minutes, 32 seconds

The minimum amount of hours driving to all European based rounds 

 

50

The number trucks needed to carry the equipment

Racing around the world: The numbers behind MotoGP™

190

The number of days spent in the MotoGP™ paddock during the season

 

360,000

The total weight in kilograms for the entire freight load

 

Racing around the world: The numbers behind MotoGP™

7,8605.71km

The total distance travelled over the course of the season

 

1,000

The amount of boxes loaded with bikes, parts, tools and equipment

Racing around the world: The numbers behind MotoGP™

300 

The number of Dorna staff working at each round

Racing around the world: The numbers behind MotoGP™
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