Grand Prix Scout

is creating MotoGP performance benchmarks for every rider on every circuit

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patrons
A short video about us!

Our Story

Grand Prix Scout began as a collaboration between a motorcycle road racing coach and a geospatial expert. We saw a lack of statistical analysis in the MotoGP series regarding rider performance and *risk factors*.  All major sports have a well structured set of performance statistics that educate fans and arm constituents with useful facts which help to grow a sport's popularity.  MotoGP's popularity is huge with a reported viewership of over 400 million in 2018 yet  accessible data driven performance analysis is virtually unavailable.

In 2017 we set out to develop a platform that could generate indexes that reflect a rider’s historical performance, profiling their consistency and speed for every circuit in the series. Before each race we generate and combine indexes which identify every rider’s strengths, weaknesses and performance potential for the upcoming race.  In the 2018 season, we covered all 18 races and built a track record of forecasting performance for every rider on every sector of every circuit.  We not only tell the fans what is likely to happen but why.

                                     Think Moneyball for MotoGP racing !!!

The Team
Our team is self funded and made up of a core group located in Virginia, Vermont, California and Spain. The backgrounds of the team include motorcycle road racing, data science, physics, computer science and meteorology.  We have an internship program in place with the University of California, Santa Barbara and the University of Vermont. This internship program supports higher education by providing data science and videography experience to students in an extremely dynamic sport. The program also helps us find passionate, high performing individuals committed to our mission.

How We Do It
Grand Prix Scout creates a variety of indexes based on factors that are highly correlated to performance. The indexes are created through reference data that enable us to understand historical performance and likely outcomes ahead of the races. Our indexing methodology allows for continual learning and improvement in our forecasts and the reasons behind performance trajectory shifts. The main indexes take into account a variety of factors including speed, consistency, circuit/sector difficulty, weather, machinery, and rider history. The methodology is scientific with invaluable art in execution by the team.

                          Racing is more than a fast bike with a talented rider
                                  It is a mosaic of variable circumstances


Our Mission is to provide MotoGP fans with performance analysis and predictions for every rider on every sector for every race.

Our Goal is to educate fans, increase MotoGP’s popularity, and promote talented riders.

Tiers
The Ultimate MotoGP Analysis
$7 or more per month

Aside from having access to our content, like all the other MotoGP fans, our Patrons get some very special benefits for supporting the development of our mission.


In fact, you can be VERY directly involved and influential.


Patron editorial "Attribution"

We love it when our Patrons bring us rider, team, manufacturer and track related themes to write about.

  • We will evaluate "ALL" editorial theme contributions
  • Give all Patrons their fair share of themes selected for articles
  • Patrons get co-attribution on published articles using their themes

 

Live team conference calls

We want to include you in what we do....this is a live discussion and not a recorded podcast.

  • Race week live call
  • Post race live call
  • Interesting special guests


Racer sponsorship

We have developed a sponsorship program for young racers. 

  • 10% of Patron revenues go to young racer sponsorship
  • Patrons will be listed as co-sponsors with Grand Prix Scout
  • As our Patron contributions grows so will our number of sponsored racers


Use of Patron funds

Patron funds will be used in three ways.

  • Internship program management
  • Former intern contractor pay
  • Racer sponsorship


A short video about us!

Our Story

Grand Prix Scout began as a collaboration between a motorcycle road racing coach and a geospatial expert. We saw a lack of statistical analysis in the MotoGP series regarding rider performance and *risk factors*.  All major sports have a well structured set of performance statistics that educate fans and arm constituents with useful facts which help to grow a sport's popularity.  MotoGP's popularity is huge with a reported viewership of over 400 million in 2018 yet  accessible data driven performance analysis is virtually unavailable.

In 2017 we set out to develop a platform that could generate indexes that reflect a rider’s historical performance, profiling their consistency and speed for every circuit in the series. Before each race we generate and combine indexes which identify every rider’s strengths, weaknesses and performance potential for the upcoming race.  In the 2018 season, we covered all 18 races and built a track record of forecasting performance for every rider on every sector of every circuit.  We not only tell the fans what is likely to happen but why.

                                     Think Moneyball for MotoGP racing !!!

The Team
Our team is self funded and made up of a core group located in Virginia, Vermont, California and Spain. The backgrounds of the team include motorcycle road racing, data science, physics, computer science and meteorology.  We have an internship program in place with the University of California, Santa Barbara and the University of Vermont. This internship program supports higher education by providing data science and videography experience to students in an extremely dynamic sport. The program also helps us find passionate, high performing individuals committed to our mission.

How We Do It
Grand Prix Scout creates a variety of indexes based on factors that are highly correlated to performance. The indexes are created through reference data that enable us to understand historical performance and likely outcomes ahead of the races. Our indexing methodology allows for continual learning and improvement in our forecasts and the reasons behind performance trajectory shifts. The main indexes take into account a variety of factors including speed, consistency, circuit/sector difficulty, weather, machinery, and rider history. The methodology is scientific with invaluable art in execution by the team.

                          Racing is more than a fast bike with a talented rider
                                  It is a mosaic of variable circumstances


Our Mission is to provide MotoGP fans with performance analysis and predictions for every rider on every sector for every race.

Our Goal is to educate fans, increase MotoGP’s popularity, and promote talented riders.

Recent posts by Grand Prix Scout

Tiers
The Ultimate MotoGP Analysis
$7 or more per month

Aside from having access to our content, like all the other MotoGP fans, our Patrons get some very special benefits for supporting the development of our mission.


In fact, you can be VERY directly involved and influential.


Patron editorial "Attribution"

We love it when our Patrons bring us rider, team, manufacturer and track related themes to write about.

  • We will evaluate "ALL" editorial theme contributions
  • Give all Patrons their fair share of themes selected for articles
  • Patrons get co-attribution on published articles using their themes

 

Live team conference calls

We want to include you in what we do....this is a live discussion and not a recorded podcast.

  • Race week live call
  • Post race live call
  • Interesting special guests


Racer sponsorship

We have developed a sponsorship program for young racers. 

  • 10% of Patron revenues go to young racer sponsorship
  • Patrons will be listed as co-sponsors with Grand Prix Scout
  • As our Patron contributions grows so will our number of sponsored racers


Use of Patron funds

Patron funds will be used in three ways.

  • Internship program management
  • Former intern contractor pay
  • Racer sponsorship