Bridging the Gap between Science and the MotoGP™

The Australian MotoGP™ and STEM Hub teamed up to create an educational booklet – The Science of MotoGP™ – to inspire young minds to explore STEM subjects and careers, and to learn how STEM shapes not only motorcycle racing but everyday life. The booklet was designed for students in grades 6 to 9, and explores concepts such as motorcycle design, cornering, tyre grip, safety gear and a whole lot more, and was available to all school students and their teachers at the Australian MotoGP™ this year. 

MotoGP™ is the oldest motorsport World Championship. To ensure that
racing motorcycles are designed, tested, and built to be super-fast, as well as safe, MotoGP™ teams use their skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

Watching a MotoGP™ race is exciting, but have you ever wondered what makes a rider able to get around a corner so fast, leaning in super close to the ground and without falling off? Science is how they do it.

The Science of MotoGP™ booklet has also been designed to incorporate the Australian Education Curriculum allowing teachers to utilise the booklet for classroom exercise planning.

To showcase and celebrate our recent educational publication we attended the Pramac Generac Australian Motorcylce Grand Prix at Phillip Island. We were honoured to meet World Champions, Wayne Gardner, Giacomo Agostini, and Freddie Spencer, and to be witness to world class racers pushing their machines to the limit.

Understanding the Science of MotoGP™

We’re on a mission to inspire the next generations to embrace STEM learning. Our educational booklets bring STEM into the real world allowing STEM concepts to be visualised in a context that is relatable. 

The booklet outlines concepts such as Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion, the Law of Universal Gravitation, Potential Energy, Centripetal and Centrifugal Forces, Aerodynamics, and how 4-stroke engines work. 

Our booklet was a huge hit and we’re super excited to announce that we’re working on another awesome project with our favourite partner the Australian Grand Prix Corporation and our new friends BAE Systems

Want to work with us? Get in touch! 

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