■The history of MotoGP

It started from the regulation change in April 2001

WGP was renamed to be “MotoGP” from 2002, carried out with 990cc 4-stroke and 500cc 2-stroke combined in the race. A year before this regulation change announcement, there was exhilaration around motorcycle race magazines, foreseeing a new era of world GP. I like to introduce one of “CYCLESOUNDS” articles from that time. Pardon me for getting it too long.