7 Motorcycle Racers in Brazil Best of the Country

James Hillier

Brazil has a long and rich history of motorcycle racing, dating back to the early 20th century. In recent years, the sport has become increasingly popular in the country, with some of the best motorcycle racers in the world hailing from Brazil.

From legendary MotoGP champions like Alex Barros to up-and-coming stars like Gabriel Rodrigo, these racers are among the best the sport has to offer. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the top Brazilian motorcycle racers, and find out what makes them so successful.

1. Alex Barros


Alexandre Barros is a highly accomplished and well-respected former professional motorcycle road racer. He is a seven-time winner of 500cc/MotoGP races and a race winner in the Superbike World Championship.

Barros has had a long and successful career in Grand Prix racing, and in 2006 he made the switch to the Superbike World Championship. Throughout his career, Barros has been noted for his exceptional skill and talent on the track.

He has had numerous wins and podium finishes, making him one of the most successful riders in the sport.

His ability to adapt quickly to different race conditions and his strong technical understanding of the sport have made him a formidable competitor. Barros is a highly respected figure in the sport, and his racing achievements are held in high regard.

He is an example of a rider who has had a long and successful career, and who was able to make a successful transition from Grand Prix racing to Superbike racing. His dedication and hard work have earned him a place among the greats of the sport.

2. Marco Greco

Marco Greco is a former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer and auto racing driver from Brazil. He raced in the Indy Racing League from 1996 to 1999 and achieved his best points finish of third place in the 1996-1997 season.

Greco also had four starts in the Indianapolis 500, with his best finish being 14th place in 1998. Greco is well known for his success in the Indy Racing League, and his impressive finish in the Indianapolis 500.

His experience and skill on the track have made him a respected name in the auto racing world.

3. Diogo Moreira

Diogo Moreira Nascimento is a talented Brazilian motorcycle racer who is currently competing in the Moto3 World Championship. He is competing for MT Helmets – MSI, a combination of two helmet manufacturers.

These two helmet manufacturers have come together to form a team which provides Diogo with the opportunity to compete in the prestigious Moto3 World Championship. Diogo has been racing motorcycles since a very young age, having first started competing when he was just nine years old.

Since then, he has risen through the ranks of the racing world, eventually earning himself a place in the Moto3 World Championship. Diogo has already had some success during his time in Moto3, having finished in the top 10 of the championship standings in both 2019 and 2020.

He also achieved a podium finish at the 2020 Portuguese Grand Prix. Diogo is a highly-skilled and dedicated racer who is determined to make the most of his opportunity in the Moto3 World Championship.

With the support of MT Helmets – MSI, he is well on his way to achieving his racing dreams.

4. César Barros

César Barros is a former motorcycle racer from Brazil. He is well-known in the racing world, having competed in various national and international championships over the years. He is the brother of another renowned racer, Alex Barros.

Alex is also a Brazilian who has won several titles in the sport. The two brothers have been racing together since the beginning of their careers and have achieved great success.

They have been an inspiration to many other aspiring racers, showing that hard work and dedication to the sport can lead to success. César and Alex have been a formidable team, and their achievements will be remembered for a long time.

5. Reinaldo Varela

Reinaldo Varela is an accomplished Brazilian rally raid racer. He has competed in both the car and side-by-side categories and has achieved considerable success in both. In the car category, Varela has won the T2 class two times, and the Rally dos Sertões twice.

This has firmly established him as one of the best rally raid racers in the world. Varela’s success is indicative of his tremendous skill and dedication to the sport.

His ability to compete in multiple categories and still come out victorious is a testament to his drive and determination.

He has been able to come out on top despite the numerous challenges that rally raid racing brings, and this is a testament to his talent and commitment to the sport. Rally raid racing is a physically and mentally demanding sport, and Varela has proven time and time again that he has what it takes to be a champion.

He has persevered through numerous challenges and difficult conditions to achieve success in the sport, and this is something that should be respected and admired. Overall, Reinaldo Varela is an exemplary rally raid racer who has achieved incredible success in the sport.

He is a two-time world champion in the T2 class and has won the Rally dos Sertões twice, firmly establishing himself as one of the most talented and hard-working racers in the sport.

His commitment to the sport should be respected and admired, and his achievements should serve as an inspiration to all aspiring rally-raid racers.

6. Adu Celso

Adu Celso-Santos was a Brazilian professional motorcycle road racer who made history by becoming the first Brazilian to compete in Grand Prix motorcycle racing. He first joined the Grand Prix circuit in 1972 and quickly became a popular figure.

His racing career lasted until the 1975 season, after which he returned to Brazil. During the first half of the 1970s, he was a major competitor on the Grand Prix circuit, and his presence was a source of pride for his home country.

He was an inspiration to many and a reminder of the power of determination and hard work.

7. Gustavo Sondermann

Gustavo Sondermann was a renowned Brazilian racing driver who had a long and successful career in motorsport. He was born in Brazil in 1947 and began his racing career at the age of 17, competing in local Formula 3 and Formula Vee events.

Sondermann quickly rose through the ranks, becoming a regular competitor in the South American Formula 2 Championship in the early 1970s.

It was here that he made a name for himself, winning the championship in both 1972 and 1974. Sondermann’s success in the South American Formula 2 Championship earned him a seat in Formula One for the 1975 season.

He raced for the Copersucar-Fittipaldi team for three seasons, scoring points in his debut race at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

He continued to race in Formula One until the end of the 1977 season when he moved on to other forms of motorsport. Sondermann competed in various forms of endurance racing throughout the 1980s, including the 24 Hours of Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring.

He also competed in the International Motor Sports Association’s Trans-Am Series and in the British Touring Car Championship. He retired from professional racing in 1997, having established himself as one of the most successful Brazilian racing drivers of all time.


Brazil has some of the best motorcycle racers in the world. These riders have proven themselves with their skill and talent, and have earned the respect of their peers.

They have achieved great success in the sport, and have made Brazil a powerhouse in the motorcycle racing world. From Marc Marquez to Miguel Oliveira, these riders have become household names and a source of pride for the nation.

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James Hillier

I'm a motorcycle racer at Rich Energy OMG Racing. I've always been interested in racing ever since I was a child. My love for racing started with my father who was also a motorcycle racer. He would take me to the track with him and that's when I knew that this is what I wanted to do. I'm not only interested in racing but also in motorcycles themselves. I have always dreamed of owning my own bike someday, so when Rich Energy OMG Racing gave me the opportunity to test their bike last year, it was an honor for me. LinkedIn