Grand Prix motorcycle racing refers to the premier class of motorcycle road racing events held on road circuits. Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) sanctions these events. The inaugural season of this competition took place in 1949. Thousands of riders have participated in this competition since that inaugural season. But some special riders ended up becoming the legend of this game. However, it’s a very much popular sporting event. It has also got it’s place among the 10 most popular sporting events in the United States of America. MotoGP riders earn a huge amount of money every year. In this article, we will reveal you the list of the MotoGP riders salaries.
# Chart of the MotoGP Riders Salaries:
|Rider’s Name||Company||Yearly Salary|
|Marc Marquez||Repsol Honda||15-18 Million USD|
|Valentino Rossi||Movistar Yamaha||10 Million USD|
|Andrea Dovizioso||Team Ducati||7 Million USD|
|Jorge Lorenzo||Repsol Honda||7 Million USD|
|Maverick Vinales||Movistar Yamaha||5 Million USD|
|Danilo Petrucci||Team Ducati||2.8 Million USD|
|Johann Zarco||Red Bull KTM||2.5 Million USD|
|Cal Crutchlow||Honda LCR||2.5 Million USD|
|Alex Rins||Team Suzuki Ecstar||2 Million USD|
|Joan Mir||Team Suzuki Ecstar||1.25 Million USD|
|Andrea Iannone||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||1.2 Million USD|
|Pol Espargaro||Red Bull KTM||1 Million USD|
|Hafizh Syahrin||Red Bull Tech3 KTM||1 Million USD|
|Aleix Espargaro||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||0.9 Million USD|
|Miguel Oliveira||Red Bull Tech3 KTM||0.75 Million USD|
|Franco Morbidelli||PETRONAS Yamaha SRT (New team)||0.74 Million USD|
|Jack Miller||Pramac Ducati||0.6 Million USD|
|Takaaki Nakagami||Honda LCR||Unrevealed So Far|
|Francesco Bagnaia||Pramac Ducati||Unrevealed So Far|
|Tito Rabat||Reale Avintia Ducati||Unrevealed So Far|
|Karel Abraham||Reale Avintia Ducati||Unrevealed So Far|
|Fabio Quartararo||PETRONAS Yamaha SRT (New team)||Unrevealed So Far|
Now Let’s Discuss Broadly About The Top 5 Highest Paid MotoGP Riders:
5) Maverick Vinales:
Vinales gets the first entry as he sits on the 5th spot. The Team Yamaha rider earns as much as 5 million USD per year. The 24 years old Spaniard made his debut in 2015 and has shown consistency since then.
4) Jorge Lorenzo:
The 32 years old Spanish occupies the 3rd place. He earns no less than 7 million USD per year. However, the Repsol Honda won the 2006 and 2007 250 cc world championship. Then he made his debut in the Moto GP in 2008. Since then the Palma Born rider has won the 500 cc championship on 3 occasions. With 67 career wins, he is 6th on the all-time wins list.
3) Andrea Dovizioso:
The 33 years old rider sits on the 2nd place with the yearly income of 7 million USD. The Italian earns as much as Spanish rider Lorenzo. However, he rides for Team Ducati. He also had contracts with Honda (2008-11) as well as Yamaha (2012). The Forlimpopoli born rider won his only championship title in 2004 at 125cc category. Despite having no major trophy in the bank, he still earns the 3rd highest salary among the MotoGP riders.
2) Valentino Rossi:
The Italy born masterpiece who also has unbelievable records. Rossi sits on the 2nd place due to his yearly income of 10 million USD. He is the nine times World title champion. Among those, 7 titles came in the premier class. The Urbino born rider won his first-ever title in 2001 and his last glory came in 2009.
1) Marc Marquez:
The Ant of Cervera, races for Honda’s factory team. Marquez is the highest-paid MotoGP rider in the world right now. He occupies the first place with the yearly income of $15-18 million, the most by any rider. Moreover, the young Spaniard is the current title-holder. He made his MotoGP debut in 2013 and since then he has come out victorious on 5 occasions. He is undoubtedly the best racer of the decade. Quite amazingly, he has won the competition in the last 3 years consecutively.
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