But even the best braking system and the most powerful engine are not enough to win races. Today, fortunately, it is still the rider who makes the difference in motorcycle racing. And to pay tribute to Acosta’s skill, here are the Top 10 youngest riders to have won the title of Motorcycle World Champion.
MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3, 500cc, 350cc, 250cc, 125cc, 80cc and 50cc all fall into this category. The World Superbike, Supersport 600 and Supersport 300 classes, on the other hand, do not belong to this category and are not included in our analysis because they belong to another “circuit” of races. This explains, for example, why Manuel Gonzalez, who was world champion two years ago at the age of 17 has been omitted.