The Grand Prix paddock celebrated its 70th birthday at the Catalunya Grand Prix. Now called MotoGP, the first motorcycle road racing ‘Grand Prix’ world championship started way back in 1949, and the championship has come a long way in the 70 years since Harold Daniell won the historic first 500cc race at the Isle of Man TT.
But sometimes, the more things change, the more they stay the same, and if there’s one lesson to be learned from Grand Prix history it’s that great riders and stories play out generation after generation. MCN takes a look back at the seven eras that have defined the premier class.
Make sure you pick up a copy of this week's MCN for an in-depth look at MotoGP throughout the ages.