MotoGP issues 2010 provisional rider list

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.

 

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

The first MotoGP race of the 2010 racing season will take place on Sunday April 11th at Qatar Circuit in Losail.



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