The Moto GP riding season spans over 9 months annually, running from the month of March through the month of November. Host countries include Qatar (a favourite to many), the USA, Argentina and Spain. Manufacturers of the motorcycles include Ducati, Honda, Suzuki and more. Moto GP was established as a World Championship in 1949, and has a vast fan base the world over. The minimum age for riders is eighteen years of age, and the maximum engine capacity of the motor cycles is 1 000cc.