Dorna and the FIM have confirmed the provisional list of riders and teams entered into the MotoGP World Championship for the 2010 season. No real surprises here but a few interesting and impactful changes can be spotted when compared to the 2009 MotoGP entry list.
Ben Spies, the 2009 SBK World Champion, joins the MotoGP ranks and will surely be a challenger. James Toseland has left the MotoGP series and will now be competing in the SBK series. Tony Elias has also stepped down but instead to the new Moto2 class.The hard charging Marco Simoncelli, Hector Barbera and Alvaro Bautista have stepped-up from 250cc to the premier MotoGP class. They know the tracks and the drill. All have the drive to win and will be upfront when the flag drops for the first round of the 2010 MotoGP season.
The first MotoGP race of the 2010 racing season will take place on Sunday April 11th at Qatar Circuit in Losail.
| ||Rider No.||Rider||Team|
|1||46||Valentino Rossi||Fiat Yamaha|
|2||99||Jorge Lorenzo||Fiat Yamaha|
|3||27||Casey Stoner||Ducati Team|
|4||69||Nicky Hayden ||Ducati Team|
|5||3||Dani Pedrosa||Repsol Honda|
|6||4||Andrea Dovizioso||Repsol Honda|
|7||5||Colin Edwards||Monster Yamaha Tech3|
|8||11||Ben Spies||Monster Yamaha Tech3|
|9||65||Loris Capirossi||Rizla Suzuki|
|10||19||Alvaro Bautista||Rizla Suzuki|
|11||33||Marco Melandri||San Carlo Honda Gresini|
|12||58||Marco Simoncelli||San Carlo Honda Gresini|
|13||36||Mika Kallio ||Pramac Racing|
|14||44||Aleix Espargaro||Pramac Racing|
|15||14||Randy de Puniet||LCR Honda MotoGP|
|16||40||Hector Barbera||Aspar Ducati|
|17||7||Hiroshi Aoyama||Interwetten Honda|