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List of MotoGP World Champions

Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing or famously called MotoGP is the highest class of motorcycle road racing championship sanctioned by the FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme). The MotoGP championship also boasts of being the oldest racing championship in the world which stared in 1949.


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The Championship consisted of four classes in 1949, 500cc, 350cc, 250cc and 125cc. The 50cc class was introduced in 1962 as manufacturer's left the sport due to rising costs, the 50cc class was limited to single cylinder, 125cc and 250cc bikes were limited to two cylinders while the 350cc and 500cc bikes were limited to four cylinders.


In 1982, the 350cc was discontinued from the championship and two years later the 50cc class was upgraded to 80cc before excluding it in 1989. In 2002, the 500cc bikes were replaced by much powerful 990cc bikes and the class was renamed MotoGP. The 600cc replaced the 250cc bikes in 2010 and the class was named Moto2.


Italian rider Giacomo Agostini has won the most world championships titles with a record number 15 across all classes. The Spaniard Ángel Nieto is second highest with 13 titles while Valentino Rossi, Mike Hailwood and Carlo Ubbiali have won 9 titles each and share a joint 3rd place for the highest titles in the history of Grand Prix Motorcycle racing.


Complete list of MotoGP World Champions

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RankRiderCountryYearMotoGP/500cc350ccMoto2/250ccMoto3/125cc80cc/50ccTotal
1Giacomo AgostiniItaly1966–19758700015
2Ángel NietoSpain1969–19840007613
3Valentino RossiItaly1997–2009701109
3Mike HailwoodUnited Kingdom1961–1967423009
3Carlo UbbialiItaly1951–1960003609
6Marc MárquezSpain2010–2018501107
6John SurteesUnited Kingdom1956–1960430007
6Phil ReadUnited Kingdom1964–1974204107
9Geoff DukeUnited Kingdom1951–1955420006
9Jim RedmanRhodesia1962–1965042006
11Mick DoohanAustralia1994–1998500005
11Jorge LorenzoSpain2006–2015302005
11Anton MangGermany1980–1987023005
14Eddie LawsonUnited States1984–1989400004
14Kork BallingtonSouth Africa1978–1979022004
14Walter VillaItaly1974–1976013004
14Max BiaggiItaly1994–1997004004
14Hugh AndersonNew Zealand1963–1965000224
14Jorge MartínezSpain1986–1988000134
14Stefan DörflingerSwitzerland1982–1985000044
21Kenny RobertsUnited States1978–1980300003
21Wayne RaineyUnited States1990–1992300003
21Freddie SpencerUnited States1983–1985201003
21Bruno RuffoItaly1949–1951002103
21Werner HaasGermany1953–1954002103
21Luca CadaloraItaly1986–1992002103
21Dani PedrosaSpain2003–2005002103
21Loris CapirossiItaly1990–1998001203
21Luigi TaveriSwitzerland1962–1966000303
21Pier Paolo BianchiItaly1976–1980000303
21Hans Georg AnscheidtGermany1966–1968000033
21Eugenio LazzariniItaly1978–1980000123
33Umberto MasettiItaly1950–1952200002
33Barry SheeneUnited Kingdom1976–1977200002
33Casey StonerAustralia2007–2011200002
33Gary HockingRhodesia and Nyasaland1961110002
33Àlex CrivilléSpain1989–1999100102
33Bill LomasUnited Kingdom1955–1956020002
33Fergus AndersonUnited Kingdom1953–1954020002
33Carlos LavadoVenezuela1983–1986002002
33Sito PonsSpain1988–1989002002
33Johann ZarcoFrance2015–2016002002
33Cecil SandfordUnited Kingdom1952–1957001102
33Tarquinio ProviniItaly1957–1958001102
33Dieter BraunGermany1970–1973001102
33Manuel PoggialiSan Marino2001–2003001102
33Kent AnderssonSweden1973–1974000202
33Fausto GresiniItaly1985–1987000202
33Kazuto SakataJapan1994–1998000202
33Haruchika AokiJapan1995–1996000202
33Jan de VriesNetherlands1971–1973000022
33Ricardo TormoSpain1978–1981000022
53Leslie GrahamUnited Kingdom1949100001
53Libero LiberatiItaly1957100001
53Marco LucchinelliItaly1981100001
53Franco UnciniItaly1982100001
53Wayne GardnerAustralia1987100001
53Kevin SchwantzUnited States1993100001
53Kenny Roberts, Jr.United States2000100001
53Nicky HaydenUnited States2006100001
53Freddie FrithUnited Kingdom1949010001
53Bob FosterUnited Kingdom1950010001
53Keith CampbellAustralia1957010001
53Johnny CecottoVenezuela1975010001
53Takazumi KatayamaJapan1977010001
53Jon EkeroldSouth Africa1980010001
53Dario AmbrosiniItaly1950001001
53Enrico LorenzettiItaly1952001001
53Hermann Paul MüllerGermany1955001001
53Rodney GouldUnited Kingdom1970001001
53Kel CarruthersAustralia1969001001
53Jarno SaarinenFinland1972001001
53Mario LegaItaly1977001001
53Jean-Louis TournadreFrance1982001001
53Christian SarronFrance1984001001
53John KocinskiUnited States1990001001
53Tetsuya HaradaJapan1993001001
53Olivier JacqueFrance2000001001
53Daijiro KatoJapan2001001001
53Marco MelandriItaly2002001001
53Marco SimoncelliItaly2008001001
53Hiroshi AoyamaJapan2009001001
53Toni ElíasSpain2010001001
53Stefan BradlGermany2011001001
53Pol EspargaróSpain2013001001
53Esteve RabatSpain2014001001
53Franco MorbidelliItaly2017001001
53Francesco BagnaiaItaly2018001001
53Nello PaganiItaly1949000101
53Rupert HollausAustria1954000101
53Tom PhillisAustralia1961000101
53Bill IvyUnited Kingdom1967000101
53Dave SimmondsUnited Kingdom1969000101
53Paolo PileriItaly1975000101
53Alessandro GramigniItaly1992000101
53Dirk RaudiesGermany1993000101
53Emilio AlzamoraSpain1999000101
53Roberto LocatelliItaly2000000101
53Arnaud VincentFrance2002000101
53Andrea DoviziosoItaly2004000101
53Thomas LüthiSwitzerland2005000101
53Álvaro BautistaSpain2006000101
53Gábor TalmácsiHungary2007000101
53Mike Di MeglioFrance2008000101
53Julián SimónSpain2009000101
53Nicolás TerolSpain2011000101
53Sandro CorteseGermany2012000101
53Maverick ViñalesSpain2013000101
53Alex MárquezSpain2014000101
53Danny KentUnited Kingdom2015000101
53Brad BinderSouth Africa2016000101
53Joan MirSpain2017000101
53Jorge MartínSpain2018000101
53Ernst DegnerGermany1962000011
53Ralph BryansUnited Kingdom1965000011
53Henk van KesselNetherlands1974000011
53Manuel HerrerosSpain1989000011


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