MotoGP Top Speed Record

Last Modified Jun 13, 2019 13:07 IST

MotoGP is most premier form of Motorcycle racing championship sanctioned by the FIM. The world's best bike manufacturer's such as Ducati, Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki, KTM and Aprilia compete against each other for the world riders' and world constructors' championship.

The MotoGP bikes have got faster over the years which has resulted in new MotoGP top speed records.

Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso set a new record during the Italian GP practice at Mugello in 2019 which was the highest top speed top speed record achieved on a MotoGP bike which is 356.7 km/h (221.6 mph).

MotoGp of Italy - Qualifying

In 2018 Italian Grand Prix, Dovizioso managed to clock the second fastest MotoGP top speed record a on a MotoGP bike which is 356.4 km/h (221.5 mph).

In 2016, Andrea Iannone clocked a speed of 354.9km/h (220.524 mph) in a Ducati which stands as the record for the third fastest top speed clocked in MotoGP.

In 2017, Ducati’s test rider Michele Pirro was just 0.2Km/h slower than Iannone and recorded a top speed of 354.7km/h (220.400 mph), setting the record for the fourth fastest top speed in MotoGP.

Mugello, the Fastest Circuit in MotoGP?

Interestingly, the top-3 MotoGP top speed records were set at the Autodromo del Mugello circuit in Italy which makes it the fastest circuit on the MotoGP calendar.

Fifth on the top speed record list is Danilo Petrucci when he recorded a speed of 351.9km/h (218.660 mph) at the Losail International Circuit, Qatar. Andrea Iannone has also recorded the fifth fastest speed, which was 351.2km/h (218.225 mph), also set in Qatar.

Top 6 MotoGP Top Speed Records

RiderBike / TeamTop Speed in Km/hTop speed in MphCircuit / Track
Andrea DoviziosoDucati356.7 km/h221.6 mphAutodromo del Mugello, Italy
Andrea DoviziosoDucati356.4 Km/h221.5 mphAutodromo del Mugello, Italy
Andrea IannoneDucati354.9 km/h220.5 mphAutodromo del Mugello, Italy
Michele PirroDucati354.7 km/h220.4 mphAutodromo del Mugello, Italy
Danilo PetrucciDucati351.9 km/h218.6 mphLosail International Circuit, Qatar
Andrea IannoneDucati351.2 km/h218.2 mphLosail International Circuit, Qatar

Valentino Rossi Fact : In 1996, Rossi clocked a top speed of 249.76 km/h (155.19 mph) in an Aprilia which is the top speed record in the MotoGP 125 cc category