The motor racing season starts with the MotoGP and F1 championships

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Formula 1 and MotoGP championships already have the engines running for the 2015 season. Experience a total of 38 dates with speed live from the grandstand.



Fans of speed won’t have to wait much longer: the motor racing season is about to begin. Adrenaline, curves and strategy unite in the MotoGP and Formula 1 championships. These are two huge sporting events you can enjoy to the full from March to November. Follow the best drivers throughout the full calendar of the Grand Prix courses hosted across the world and experience the emotion of the race for the podium.
 

Lots of changes in the 2015 F1 Championship

With the new inclusion of the Mexican Grand Prix, the 2015 Formula 1 Championship is starting in Australia on the 12th of March. A total of 20 dates at various circuits across the globe, which will finish with the Interlagos race in Brazil, on the 13th of November. The Grand Prix of Monaco, Belgium, Abu Dhabi or China are some of the unmissable dates where you can experience first-hand the Formula 1 show. The season starts marked by the polemic on the freedom to make changes in the engines and FIA’s new rule to allow engine developments for all racing teams except Honda, which had only until February 28 to submit the new engine McLaren will use.

With Mercedes and Williams some way ahead of the rest at the end of last season, the hierarchy may not be as clear-cut this year. Ferrari is determined to improve on their pitiful 2014 through the development of their power unit and following their change in direction with the substitution of Vettel for Alonso. The majority of the racing teams are determined not to repeat last year’s results, during which Mercedes won all the Grand Prix races,  but three. At times it seemed as though Hamilton and Rosberg were taking turns to finish first. Ricciardo was the only driver to break this trend when he won the Canadian, Hungarian and Belgian Grand Prix.

However, this year there are a few other drivers we will keep an eye on during the Championship. One such driver is Carlos Sainz Jr., who will make his debut to Formula 1 under the guidance of Toro Rosso, along with another newcomer, Max Verstappen. Kvyat is another pilot to watch, having joined Red Bull, while Alonso has returned to serve in the ranks of McLaren.
 

2015 MotoGP Championship: an unmissable season

Everything points to Márquez continuing to demonstrate his dominance throughout the 2015 motorcycling world championships. The premier category of motorcycle racing saw him win the first 10 consecutive Grand Prix races of 2014 and finally the world championship title. In total, he won 13 out of 18 races, a huge achievement for the Catalan pilot. Whether or not he is to repeat this great feat this season, it's something you have to be there to witness from the grandstand, caught up in all the excitement.

We should also turn our attention to the newcomers to the MotoGP category, arriving from Moto2 and Superbike racing. We have the Spaniard Maverick Viñales, riding the new Suzuki, Loris Baz (racing for NGM Yamaha Forward Racing) and Eugene Laverty (joining Aspar). The advance of the Australian, Jack Miller, who joins the LCR Honda team directly from Moto3, without passing first through Moto2, raised a few eyebrows, which will bring major attention to his performance this season.
 
Another of this season’s novelties is the return of Suzuki on the circuits of MotoGP, after their withdrawal towards the end of the 2011 season. Suzuki launches their new motorbike, GSX-RR, with which the Suzuki Ecstar team, the two Spanish pilots Maverick Viñales and Aleix Espargaró, will compete.

The calendar of the MotoGP 2015 season includes the British Silverstone circuit among all the other regular circuits. The Championship will get underway with the night race in Qatar on the 29th of March and will culminate at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Cheste (Valencia, Spain) on the 8th of November. One of the new organisational alterations for 2015 is the change in dates of the Grand Prix of the Americas and the Argentine Grand Prix, which will now be held on consecutive weekends (the 12th and 19th of April respectively).

Hoping not to repeat unfortunate accidents, such as that of Valentino Rossi in the MotoGP Aragon, racers will have to gear up their engines for a total of 18 races: eighteen races that you can experience live. Feel the adrenaline and speed straight from the grandstand!