MotoGP Prize Money 2021

MotoGP Prize MoneyMotoGP is the premium class of motorcycle racing events held on road circuits sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme. Drona Sports S.L. is an international sports management, marketing and media company which is also the commercial rights holder for the motorcycling sport of MotoGP. It acts as a parent company of MotoGP.

The circuit promoter pays a specific amount of money to Drona to host a race but most times the circuit and the promoter are part of the same entity.

What’s the prize money of MotoGP many ask but there is no official news regarding prize money. The officials never exposed this information anywhere. No financial details of the riders and teams were leaked by the MotoGP authorities. All those facts are well hidden and have never been exposed by anyone.

Though there’s no prize money info revealed to the media of MotoGP but Moto2, Moto3 and Superbike racer get prize money depending on their positions.

Moto2, Moto3 and Superbike Prize Money

Position Moto2 Moto3 Superbike
1st $7,825 $11,856 $5,335
2nd $4,149 $7,706 $2,964
3rd $2,964 $4,149 $1,422
4th $1,778 $2,371 $1,067
5th $1,126 $1,185 $995
6th $948 $948 $829
7th $829 $829 $711
8th $770 $770 $652
9th $711 $711 $592
10th to 14th $652 $652 $533
15th $592 $592 $474
16th to 20th $503 $503 $379
21st to 25th $414 $414 $296
26th to 30th $379 $379 $260
31st to 35th $331 $331 $213

All the racers get a salary based on their performance and company deal. Professional Motorcycle racers earn an average of $85,000. Some of the racers earn money from sponsorships other gets a regular salary from manufacturers.

According to sportsmaza, the top paid MotoGP racer is Marc Marquez. He has a net worth of $35 million that makes him the second richest MotoGP racer and he gets about $14 million annual salary working with the Repsol Honda team.

MotoGP makes money by selling the rights to different TVs in the world. The circuit promoter pays a specific amount of money to Dorna to host a show. Hosting a MotoGP race can cost at least 4 Million Dollars. MotoGP has a large number of fans, some fans like to watch the whole season at a time on the internet so they have to pay a subscription fee to a service which is paid annually.

Dorna uses other ways to expand revenue. They sell rights to video games and advertising companies so a huge amount adds up through them. The estimated revenue is around 250 million dollars which Dorna receives annually through MotoGP. In addition to the circuits, Dorna can also collect money through long-term official partners. The entity which manages the world motorcycle can reach an estimated 100 million dollars per year.

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