MotoGP becomes one of the popular sports. The races always get big attentions and most of people consider MotoGP is the best motor racing championship. Of course, it is not only the races that get spotted, but also the life and career of the riders. Therefore, these discussions may be the interesting reference to know more some famous bikers.
These days, MotoGP is still running. This popular international racing event involves riders and manufacturers from many countries. As the most famous motorbike racing, circulation of money is also high and it becomes expensive racing. As the results, most bikers get high income and the stars of this events become very rich. In term of income, the bikers get paid by manufacturers and sponsors, yet the biggest portions come from the sponsors. Among them, there are some popular stars, including Marc Marquez, Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo, Andrea Dovizioso, and also Maverick Vinales. Let’s get to know them more.
1. Marc Marquez – $15,000,000
In MotoGP, Marquez is considered as the wonderkids. This is the title for those who can show great skills and performance in the young age. Even, he already got seven World Grand Prix Championships, and five of the achievements are obtained in the level of MotoGP. Related to this, he is also one of few bikers who can be the winner in three different categories of World Championship. It surely proves that he is remarkable young biker. He joined Repsol Honda in 2012, and he still works for this team until now. Because of his great speed and skills, he is called as the Thunder of Cervera.
- Team: Repsol Honda
- Contract: With Repsol Honda in 2012 – till now
2. Valentino Rossi – $10,000,000
In current MotoGP championship, Valentino Rossi becomes one of the oldest bikers. However, his popularity is not caused by his senior career. Because of his skills and talents, the manufacturer still trusts him to ride the bike in this highest level of motorbike championship. Among other racers, it seems he is one of the best in history since he has won nine Grand Prix World Championships and seven of them were achieved in the level of MotoGP. Well, now wonder he is called as The Doctor. Even, he also won the championship in four distinctive classes. He has roamed in the tracks and some great manufacturers have ever created agreement with him, such as Honda and Yamaha. Currently, he joins Yamaha.
- Team: Yamaha
- Contract: 2001-2003 with Honda, 2004-2010, 2013-2020 with Yamaha and 2011-2012 with Ducati
3. Andrea Dovizioso – $7,000,000
Similar to Valentino Rossi, Dovizioso comes from Italia. His popularity started to emerge when he started his debut in 2008. He showed great skills that make him a tough competitor on tracks even until now. Unfortunately, he is not like Rossi and Marquez. He has not won any trophy. His highest achievement was as the second position in 2018 season of MotoGP. However, he still got the popularity since he always creates great competitions on the track.
- Team: Ducati
- Contract: Honda 2008-2011, Yamaha 2012, Ducati 2013- Present.
4. Maverick Vinales – $5,000,000
The fourth biker is Vinales. He started his debut in 2015 MotoGP. He is considered as new biker in this competition, but he creates remarkable competition in every race. About his achievement, he was the best rookie in 2015 MotoGP. Right now, he rides for Yamaha and he joined Suzuki team when he started his journey in this highest level of motorbike race.
- Team: Yamaha
- Contract: Suzuki 2015-2016, Yamaha 2017-2020.
5. Jorge Lorenzo – $7,000,000
He is a Spanish rider. He started the debut in MotoGP in 2008. Previously, he was the winner in 250 cc championship. Right now, he rides for Repsol Honda and he already gets contract until 2020. So far, he already got the title in MotoGP for three times, and he already becomes the 6th position of all-time MotoGP bikers due to his winning records.
- Team: Repsol Honda
- Contract: Yamaha 2008-2016, Ducati 2017,2018, Repsol Honda 2019-2020.
Full List of MotoGP Riders Salaries 2019
|RIDER||YEARLY SALARIES||CURRENT TEAM|
|Marc Marquez||$15-18,000,000 ||Repsol Honda|
|Valentino Rossi||$10,000,000||Movistar Yamaha|
|Andrea Dovizioso||$7,000,000||Team Ducati|
|Jorge Lorenzo||$7,000,000||Repsol Honda|
|Maverick Vinales||$5,000,000||Movistar Yamaha|
|Danilo Petrucci||$2.800,000||Team Ducati|
|Alex Rins||$2,000,000||Team Suzuki Ecstar|
|Johann Zarco||$2,500,000 ||Red Bull KTM|
|Cal Crutchlow||$2,500,000||Honda LCR|
|Joan Mir||$1,2500,000||Team Suzuki Ecstar|
|Pol Espargaro||$1,000,000||Red Bull KTM|
|Aleix Espargaro||$900,000||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini|
|Andrea Iannone||$1,200,000 ||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini|
|Hafizh Syahrin||$1,000,000||Red Bull Tech3 KTM|
|Miguel Oliveira||$750,000||Red Bull Tech3 KTM|
|Takaaki Nakagami||–||Honda LCR|
|Jack Miller||$600,000||Pramac Ducati|
|Francesco Bagnaia||–||Pramac Ducati|
|Tito Rabat||–||Reale Avintia Ducati|
|Karel Abraham||–||Reale Avintia Ducati|
|Franco Morbidelli||$736,141||PETRONAS Yamaha SRT|
|Fabio Quartararo||–||PETRONAS Yamaha SRT|
Those are some remarkable and famous bikers salaries in MotoGP. They always create awesome competition in every race. Of course, they get more than popularity from the races, and it makes them both popular and inspiring.
Source: cycleworld, express.co.uk, playerswiki, eurosport