Just over a week ago, the 2014 MotoGP Championship concluded in Valencia, Spain.
Nearly 200,000 fans were present over the race weekend in Valencia as they watched their hero – Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez – seal his title-winning season with a 13th win – a record for most wins in a single season.
Valencia was one of 14 rounds that saw more than 100,000 spectators over the race weekend, along with Austin, Termas de Rio Hondo (Argentina), Jerez, Le Mans, Mugello, Catalunya, Assen, Sachsenring, Indianapolis, Brno, Silverstone, Aragon, and Sepang.
This shows a growing interest in the sport, and Dorna reports that throughout the 18-round season, 2.47 million fans attended GP events.
The largest crowd was at Brno for the Czech Republic Grand Prix, which drew a total of 240,965 fans, with more than 138,000 on race day along. Dorna reports that the total crowd for the Brno weekend of over 240,000 spectators was a significant increase on the figure of 222,710 for the event in 2013.
Also attracting over 200,000 fans was Jerez and Sachsenring.
Another worthy mention is the Gran Premio Red Bull de la Republica Argentina at the new Termas de Rio Hondo track, which attracted more than 125,000 fans over the three-day race weekend. MotoGP fans arrived from all over the continent for the return of Grand Prix to South America for the first time in 10 years.
Following is a chart with the number of fans at each round over the three-day race weekend in 2014 MotoGP:
- Qatar- Losail 17,890
- USA – Austin 118,918
- Argentina – Termas de Rio Hondo 125,961
- Spain – Jerez 229,416
- France – Le Mans 178,073
- Italy – Mugello 111,309
- Spain – Barcelona-Catalunya 163,045
- Netherlands – TT Circuit Assen 131,000
- Germany – Sachsenring 209,408
- USA – Indianapolis 132,817
- Czech Republic – Brno 240,695
- UK – Silverstone 138,000
- San Marino – Misano 88,665
- Spain – MotorLand Aragon 112,331
- Japan – Twin Ring Motegi 70,271
- Australia – Phillip Island 77,900
- Malaysia – Sepang 130,925
- Spain- Valencia, Ricardo Tormo 197,000