MotoGP 2021 Prize Money Revealed

MotoGP is the oldest established motorsport world championship, it started in 1949 a year before Formula 1. MotoGP is governed by Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM). The motor racing event’s premier event used to be 500cc until 2002 when it was renamed MotoGP. Here are the MotoGP prize money riders and Moto2, Moto3 teams earnings.

The current calendar for MotoGP was disrupted due to the Covid outbreak and only 14 Grand Prix took this year. However, for the 2021 season, the authorities have given the green light for the original 19 Prix. The list of Calender for the 2021 season is as follows.

RoundDateGrand Prix
128 MarchQatar Grand Prix
211 AprilGran Premio de la República Argentina
318 AprilGrand Prix of The Americas
42 MayGran Premio de España
516 MayFrance Grand Prix de France
630 MayGran Premio d’Italia
76 JuneGran Premi de Catalunya
820 JuneMotorrad Grand Prix Deutschland
927 JuneTT Assen
1011 JulyGrand Prix of Finland
1115 AugustMotorrad Grand Prix von Österreich
1229 AugustBritish Grand Prix
1312 SeptemberAragon Gran Premio de Aragón
1419 SeptemberGran Premio di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini
153 OctoberGrand Prix of Japan
1610 OctoberThailand Grand Prix
1724 OctoberAustralian Motorcycle Grand Prix
1831 OctoberMalaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix
1914 NovemberGran Premio de la Comunitat Valenciana

MotoGP produces high-end bikes for racing and they are unable to purchase by the public, as it’s illegal to ride these bikes on road. Adding on the MotoGP events are divided into 4 classes of racing.

Types Of RacingEstablished
MotoGP2002
Moto22010
Moto32012
MotoE2019

The divisions are classified on the basis of cc of bikes, such as MotoGP bikes are heavier and faster than Moto 2 and Moto E. Whereas MotoE is a race held using electric motorbikes.

MotoGP’s new season will start from March and talking about salaries and Purse value, then no doubt that MotoGP is a thrilling and life-risking sport as well, but FIM is one governing body who is extra secretive about the salaries and purse values of the winners in MotoGP races.

But as per the reports, it is said that players are given defined salaries by their manufacturers and when they finish on the podium they are just paid bonuses. Thus the list of MotoGP salaries of various drivers is as follows.

MotoGP Winners Prize Money 2021

RacerSalary
Marc Marquez$14.5 Million
Valentino Rossi$10.5 Million
Maverick Viñales$8 Million
Jorge Lorenzo$7.5 Million
Andrea Dovizioso$5.6 Million
Andrea Iannone$3.3 Million
Danilo Petrucci$3 Million
Fabio Quartararo$1.5 Million
Pol Espargaro$1.5 Million
Alex Marquez$1.5 Million
Jack Miller$1.25 Million
Aleix Espargaro$1 Million
Joan Mir$1 Million
Cal Crutchlow$950,000
Alex Rins$750,000 
Takaaki Nakagami$750,000
Francesco Bagnaia$650,000
Tito Rabat$500,000
Franco Morbidelli$500,000
Johann Zarco$300,000
Iker Lecuona$200,000
Alex Marquez$200,000
Mika Kallio$200,000
Brad Binder$200,000
Miguel Oliveira$200,000

Marc Marquez is the highest-paid MotoGP player thus when he finishes on the podium his bonuses are high too, however, the bonuses haven’t been released. But the thing which has been released is the purse values of Moto2, Moto3, and MotoE. Thus the list of purse value is as follows.

Moto2 & Moto3 and MotoE Prize Money 2021

StandingMoto3 Moto2 MotoE
1st€10,000€6,600€4,500
2nd€6,500€3,500€2,500
3rd€3,500€2,500€1,200
4th€2,000€1,500€900
5th€1,000€950€840
6th€800€800€700
7th€700€700€600
8th€650€650€550
9th€600€600€500
10th-14th€550€550€450
15th€500€500€400
16th-20th€425€425€320
21st-25th€350€350€250
26th-30th€320€320€220
31st-35th€280€280€180
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