Australia third lowest MotoGP crowd

Looking at the attendance figures across the 18 rounds of this year’s championship 14 of the Grands Prix on the 2014 calendar saw more than 100,000 spectators in attendance over the course of the weekend. Those events were held at Austin, Termas de Rio Hondo (Argentina), Jerez, Le Mans, Mugello, Catalunya, Assen, Sachsenring, Indianapolis, Brno, Silverstone, Aragon, Sepang and Valencia.

Indeed, the aforementioned new Grand Prix on the 2014 schedule, the Gran Premio Red Bull de la Republica Argentina at the new Termas de Rio Hondo track, pulled in more than 125,000 spectators over the three days of the GP weekend. MotoGP fans from across the continent flocked to the track, as Grand Prix racing returned to South America for the first time in ten years.

The biggest crowds of the year were at Brno as a huge total of 240,695 fans were present at the bwin Grand Prix České republiky from Friday to Sunday, with more than 138,000 present on race day alone. 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.

The 2014 events at Jerez and Sachsenring also saw crowd numbers for the Grand Prix weekend exceed the 200,000 mark.

With total crowds exceeding well over two million for the tenth successive season the total attendance at all Grands Prix in 2014 was 2,473,624, compared with 2,433,763 in 2013.

The Qatari event recorded by far the lowest crowd figure with only 17,890 patrons heading to Losail International Circuit. Japan was the second poorest crowd with 70,271 visitors to Motegi while Australia’s Phillip Island round recorded 77,900 enthusiasts to the 4.4km Victorian circuit.

2014 MotoGP Crowd Figures

  1. CZECH REPUBLIC – Brno  240,695
  2. SPAIN – Jerez    229,416
  3. GERMANY – Sachsenring  209,408
  4. SPAIN – Valencia, Ricardo Tormo   197,000
  5. FRANCE – Le Mans   178,073
  6. SPAIN – Barcelona-Catalunya  163,045
  7. UK – Silverstone   138,000
  8. USA – Indianapolis   132,817
  9. NETHERLANDS – TT Circuit Assen 131,000
  10. MALAYSIA – Sepang   130,925
  11. ARGENTINA – Termas de Rio Hondo 125,961
  12. USA – Austin    118,918
  13. SPAIN – MotorLand Aragon  112,331
  14. ITALY – Mugello  111,309
  15. SAN MARINO – Misano   88,665
  16. JAPAN – Twin Ring Motegi  70,271
  17. AUSTRALIA – Phillip Island  77,900
  18. QATAR- Losail    17,890

Total     2,473,624

Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda: race winner - “I am so pleased, especially for my brother! It is a very happy day, even more than in Motegi when I was crowned champion. Today Alex took the Moto3 title that he deserved, and to cap it off I was able to close the year with a victory here in Valencia. I congratulate my brother for his season, because both him and Honda have done a great job this year! Now it's time to celebrate in the way that the occasion deserves, because it will be difficult to repeat another season like this. During today's race I was reminded of Aragon, because it was raining and there was a moment in which I considered whether or not to change the bike. In the end we stayed calm and today we were successful with our strategy. It was an ordeal which I enjoyed but suffered a bit at times! Thanks to the whole team for all their efforts this season!”
Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda: race winner at the 2014 season Valencia finale – “I am so pleased, especially for my brother! It is a very happy day, even more than in Motegi when I was crowned champion. Today Alex took the Moto3 title that he deserved, and to cap it off I was able to close the year with a victory here in Valencia. I congratulate my brother for his season, because both him and Honda have done a great job this year! Now it’s time to celebrate in the way that the occasion deserves, because it will be difficult to repeat another season like this. During today’s race I was reminded of Aragon, because it was raining and there was a moment in which I considered whether or not to change the bike. In the end we stayed calm and today we were successful with our strategy. It was an ordeal which I enjoyed but suffered a bit at times! Thanks to the whole team for all their efforts this season!”