Motorcycle Racers

Motorcycle racing is one of the most exciting sports in the world, and motorcycle racers are not just admired but almost revered by their fans for taking up such a dare devil sport! The sport of racing motorcycles is one that requires the rider to be exceptionally alert and attentive as every second counts. A small mistake doesn’t just mean the difference between a win and loss, but could every well mark the difference between life and death. The major categories of motorcycle racing are road racing, off road racing and track racing. Some of the other categories are drag racing and hill climbs. Due to the excitement it offers, motorcycle racing is a popular sport that attracts people of all ages though only a few actually have the skills, capability and the resources to become a professional racer. Motorcycle racing is one of the deadliest sports ever with several motorcyclists all over the world dying in accidents but that doesn’t seem to take away the thrills this sport brings! This section provides you information about the life and works of various famous motorcycle racers from all over the world.

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 1 Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi
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Famous As: Italian motorcycle road racer
Birthdate: February 16, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Italian

Valentino Rossi is an Italian motorcycle road racer. Having won nine Grand Prix World Championships, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest motorcycle racers ever. Apart from being a famous racer, Valentino Rossi also owns the Sky Racing Team VR46, which competes in the Moto3 and Moto2 classes.

 2 Dave Mirra

Dave Mirra
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Famous As: Extreme sports athlete
Birthdate: April 4, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: February 4, 2016

 3 Carey Hart

Carey Hart
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Famous As: Motorcycle racer
Birthdate: July 17, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 4 Guy Martin

Guy Martin
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Famous As: Motorcycle Racer
Birthdate: November 4, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British

 5 Marc Márquez

Marc Márquez
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Famous As: Motorcycle Racer
Birthdate: February 17, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Spanish

 6 Jorge Lorenzo

Jorge Lorenzo
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Famous As: Grand Prix Motorcycle Road Racer
Birthdate: May 4, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Spanish
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 7 Bruce McLaren

Bruce McLaren
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Famous As: Motorcycle racer, Racecar driver
Birthdate: August 30, 1937
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: New Zealander
Died: June 2, 1970
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 8 Nicky Hayden

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Famous As: Motorcycle racer
Birthdate: July 30, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: May 22, 2017
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 9 Travis Pastrana

Travis Pastrana
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Famous As: Stunt Performer
Birthdate: October 8, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

Motorsports competitor and stunt artist Travis Pastrana has won several X Games gold medals, in categories such as motocross, supercross, and freestyle motocross. He launched a reality show called Nitro Circus, which later became a media company. He also hosts and extreme sports event and has been part of NASCAR.

 10 Burt Munro

Burt Munro
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Famous As: Motorcycle Racer
Birthdate: March 25, 1899
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: New Zealander
Died: January 6, 1978

New Zealand motorcyclist Burt Munro made three world records, traveling in his Indian motorcycle from New Zealand to the Bonneville Salt Flats in the U.S., and the one made in 1967 still remains unbroken. The 2005 film The World's Fastest Indian, based on his life, featured Anthony Hopkins as Munro.

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 11 Casey Stoner

Casey Stoner
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Famous As: Motorcycle racer, Racing driver
Birthdate: October 16, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Australian

 12 Dan Wheldon

Dan Wheldon
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Famous As: Motorcycle racer, Racecar driver
Birthdate: June 22, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British
Died: October 16, 2011
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 13 Barry Sheene

Barry Sheene
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Famous As: Motorcycle racer
Birthdate: September 11, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British
Died: March 10, 2003

 14 Joey Dunlop

Joey Dunlop
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Famous As: Motorcycle racer
Birthdate: February 25, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Northern Irish
Died: July 2, 2000
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 15 Marco Simoncelli

Marco Simoncelli
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Famous As: Motorcycle racer
Birthdate: January 20, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Italian
Died: October 23, 2011

 16 John Surtees

John Surtees
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Famous As: Formula One driver, Motorcycle racer, Manager
Birthdate: February 11, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
Died: March 10, 2017
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 17 Carl Fogarty

Carl Fogarty
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Famous As: Motorcycle Racers
Birthdate: July 1, 1965
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British

 18 Dani Pedrosa

Dani Pedrosa
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Famous As: Motorcycle racer
Birthdate: September 29, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Spanish

 19 Tom Pryce

Tom Pryce
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Famous As: Motorcycle racer, Racecar driver
Birthdate: June 11, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Welsh
Died: March 5, 1977

 20 Adam Petty

Adam Petty
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Famous As: Motorcycle racer, Racecar driver
Birthdate: July 10, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: May 12, 2000
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 21 Andrea Dovizioso

Andrea Dovizioso
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Famous As: Motorcycle racer
Birthdate: March 23, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Italian

 22 Jacky Ickx

Jacky Ickx
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Famous As: Formula One driver, Rally driver, Motorcycle racer, Racecar driver
Birthdate: January 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Belgian

 23 Giacomo Agostini

Giacomo Agostini
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Famous As: Motorcycle racer, Racecar driver
Birthdate: June 16, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Italian

 24 James Toseland

James Toseland
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Famous As: Motorcycle racer, Pianist
Birthdate: October 5, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British
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 25 Michael Doohan

Michael Doohan
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Famous As: Motorcycle racer
Birthdate: June 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Australian

 26 James Stewart Jr.

James Stewart Jr.
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Famous As: Motorcycle racer
Birthdate: December 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
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 27 Jonathan Rea

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Famous As: Motorcycle racer
Birthdate: February 2, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British

 28 Mike Hailwood

Mike Hailwood
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Famous As: Formula One driver, Motorcycle racer
Birthdate: April 2, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British
Died: March 23, 1981
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 29 Glenn Curtiss

Glenn Curtiss
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Famous As: Aviator
Birthdate: May 21, 1878
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: July 23, 1930

 30 Max Biaggi

Max Biaggi
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Famous As: Motorcycle racer
Birthdate: June 26, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Italian

 31 Lorenzo Bandini

Lorenzo Bandini
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Famous As: Motorcycle racer, Racecar driver
Birthdate: December 21, 1935
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Italian
Died: May 10, 1967

 32 Henri Toivonen

Henri Toivonen
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Famous As: Rally driver, Motorcycle racer, Racecar driver
Birthdate: August 25, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Finnish
Died: May 2, 1986
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 33 Mark Donohue

Mark Donohue
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Famous As: Formula One driver, Motorcycle racer, Racecar driver
Birthdate: March 18, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: August 19, 1975

 34 Scott Kalitta

Scott Kalitta
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Famous As: Motorcycle racer, Racecar driver
Birthdate: February 18, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: June 21, 2008
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 35 Roger Williamson

Roger Williamson
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Famous As: Formula One driver, Motorcycle racer
Birthdate: February 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
Died: July 29, 1973

 36 Elio de Angelis

Elio de Angelis
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Famous As: Motorcycle racer, Racecar driver, Pianist
Birthdate: March 26, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Italian
Died: May 15, 1986
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 37 Kevin Schwantz

Kevin Schwantz
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Famous As: Motorcycle racer
Birthdate: June 19, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 38 Peter Revson

Peter Revson
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Famous As: Formula One driver, Motorcycle racer, Racecar driver
Birthdate: February 27, 1939
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: March 22, 1974

 39 Daijiro Kato

Daijiro Kato
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Famous As: Motorcycle racer
Birthdate: July 4, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Japanese
Died: April 20, 2003

 40 Tazio Nuvolari

Tazio Nuvolari
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Famous As: Racing Driver
Birthdate: November 16, 1892
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Italian
Died: August 11, 1953

 41 Pol Espargaró

Pol Espargaró
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Famous As: Motorcycle racer
Birthdate: June 10, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Spanish

 42 Marco Melandri

Marco Melandri
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Famous As: Motorcycle racer, Racecar driver
Birthdate: August 7, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Italian

 43 Aleix Espargaró

Aleix Espargaró
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Famous As: Motorcycle racer
Birthdate: July 30, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Spanish

 44 Eddie Lawson

Eddie Lawson
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Famous As: Motorcycle racer, Racecar driver
Birthdate: March 11, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 45 Jo Siffert

Jo Siffert
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Famous As: Racing driver, Motorcycle racer, Racecar driver
Birthdate: July 7, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Swiss
Died: October 24, 1971

 46 Tom Sykes

Tom Sykes
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Famous As: Motorcycle racer
Birthdate: August 19, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British

 47 Shoya Tomizawa

Shoya Tomizawa
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Famous As: Motorcycle racer
Birthdate: December 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Japanese
Died: September 5, 2010

 48 Phil Read

Phil Read
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Famous As: Motorcycle racer
Birthdate: January 1, 1939
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British

 49 Geoff Duke

Geoff Duke
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Famous As: Motorcycle racer, Racecar driver
Birthdate: March 29, 1923
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British
Died: May 1, 2015

 50 Christian Estrosi

Christian Estrosi
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Famous As: Politician, Motorcycle racer
Birthdate: July 1, 1955
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: French
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