Who is the highest paid MotoGP athlete?


Who is the highest paid MotoGP athlete?

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MotoGP is the highest form of motorsport on two wheels. The sheer competition that rises between the individuals taking part in the sport is a spectacle to watch. The riders take a multitude of risks every time they get on the bike and the higher the risk is, the sweeter the rewards will be. In this article we will take a look at which athlete on the current grid has the highest paycheck.

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There are a lot of aspects that contribute to the total amount earned by the MotoGP riders. These include their actual salary, their endorsements and the bonuses that will be mentioned in their contract. This year we have witnessed some of the closest competition when it comes to the world championship. Pecco Bagnaia won the rider’s world championship and exonerated Ducati’s 15 year spell without any riders titles. Aleix Espargaro had the chance to win the title and looked like a strong competitor but injuries and reliability messed it up for him.

Although surprisingly none of these riders are close to this athlete who gets the big buck in MotoGP. Sometimes there are cases where riders pay for their own seat in the sport but there are no such competitors in the current season. While the lowest paid rider earns up to 200,000 dollars, the highest paid competitor earns more than 10 million dollars. Below we will get to know the exact figure and which driver is earning this substantial amount.

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Marc Marquez is the highest paid MotoGP athlete currently

Marc Marquez
Marc Marquez

It was an easy guess since the Honda rider is one of the sport’s legends having won the MotoGP world championship 6 times. The Spaniard receives a salary of an estimated 16 Million dollars each season racing for the Repsol Honda MotoGP team. This may or may not include the bonus payments that he could acquire depending on his performances during the season.

While it’s nice to see Marc Marquez back in the sport, there also lie concerns as to whether he will be able to bring back his old performance and whether he will be able to take another hit to his already damaged arm. Meanwhile he has all the support that he needs to fuel his comeback into MotoGP, the sport that he loves.

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