Top 10 Races To See Before You Die

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2. Valencia MotoGP

Valencia MotoGP

Spanish racing fans are crazy (in a good way), and since the Valencia round is the last stop of the MotoGP calendar, it represents the last chance for rambunctious GP fans to throw a three-day long party. Raise the enthusiasm meter even more if the points chase (in any of the three classes) hasn’t been decided, and raise it higher still if a Spanish rider is in the hunt for a championship. The bar gets raised yet again if, as in 2013, Spaniards have a chance at clinching all three championships.

Historically, crowds get rather large on race day and certain celebrities like Michael Jordan, Brad Pitt, and Tom Cruise have been known to make a stop to catch the action. Throughout the spectator areas fireworks abound, and it’s not an unusual sight to see a random car engine propped onto wooden pallets, a giant megaphone welded to its exhaust manifold. It’s sole purpose in life to generate massive amounts of noise. It’s absurd. It makes no sense. And it’s absolutely glorious. If you want to see MotoGP fandom on another level, get yourself to Valencia.

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  • http://www.motorcycle.com/ Sean Alexander

    Isle of Man, by a mile.

    • Oslo Norway

      Good over all list too…Man, the TV thing just doesn’t do a mile track justice. Hockey and dirt track miles seem to suffer this fate. A mile race on the dirt in person is a must see deal…

      • fastfreddie

        Agree with the hockey part.Maybe you’re right about the dirt track part too,wouldn’t rule it out…

  • fastfreddie

    If they were still doing Spa franchorchamps on motoGP,I’d still place it second to IoM.But it would have been a great second:)

    Great list

    Edit:Should be needless to say,but check out TT3D:closer to the edge.It’s documovie from IoM which comes also not 3D :D

  • Billdokie

    I was hoping #1 would be the Isle of Man! I’m going to make it over soon and bring a bike. They say you can ride the course. The Videos are Unreal!

    • TroySiahaan

      Have fun! Yes, there should be opportunities to ride the course. Quite jealous. I’d love to go back.

    • fastfreddie

      If you go there,I would recommend riding around the track very early in the morning (around 5am) rather than mad sunday.Do mad sunday,but be careful then as there are alot of nutters there then.