FIM updates MotoGP Entry Lists

Class Updates

The FIM issued a provisional entry list for the 2010 FIM MotoGP World Championship today. The provisional list includes all Grand Prix motorcycle racing classes: MotoGP, Moto2 and 125cc World Championships. 

With regard to the premiere 2010 MotoGP class, there is definitely going to be some shake-ups, although look to the fab four (Valentino Rossi, Casey Stoner, Dani Pedrosa, Jorge Lorenzo) to be battling it out at the front.

Each rider comes into the 2010 MotoGP season at their healthiest and on familiar motorcycles with familiar crews.

Both Rossi and Lorenzo-on the Fiat Yamaha squad-are entering their final contract years and rumors are rampant about where they will end up for 2011, as Rossi has stated publicly that Yamaha may have to make a decision; him or me.

All of this is feeding the fire for a showdown between the two. That said, there are number of potential up-setters in the mix, with the MotoGP grid packed with talent, the likes of which we haven’t seen in years. Colin Edwards and Nicky Hayden are riding high after finishing out last season with some inspired rides.

The real unknowns are the 250cc pilots that have been drafted onto the big-bore 800cc motorcycles. We’re talking 2009 250cc World Champion, Hiroshi Aoyama, 2008 250cc World Champion, Marco Simoncelli (perhaps the best candidate to compete with Rossi’s charisma) and the very capable Alvaro Bautista. Last, but certainly not least-given his humbling decimation of the 2009 World Superbike (SBK) Championship in just his rookie year-American Ben Spies.

Simoncelli, Baustista and Aoyama may have teething troubles acclimating to the 800cc monsters from the comparatively docile 250cc machines. However, they know the drill. All have multiple years traveling the MotoGP circuit and intimate knowledge of the racing circuits.

Spies, although a proven MotoGP wild card, will be playing catch-up on learning the circuits in the reduced practice and qualifying schedules that MotoGP is adhering to for 2010.

All in all, 2010 is shaping up as a banner year for MotoGP. We have three Americans in the mix, a horde of young guns out to dethrone the legend, along with the usual suspects. The entry list for the FIM MotoGP World Championship is as follows: 

2010 MotoGP Provisional Entry Lists

 MotoGP

N.

RIDER

NATION

TEAM

MACHINE

4

ANDREA
DOVIZIOSO

ITALIAN

REPSOL
HONDA TEAM

HONDA

5

COLIN
EDWARDS

USA

MONSTER
YAMAHA TECH 3

YAMAHA

7

HIROSHI
AOYAMA

JAPANESE

INTERWETTEN-HONDA
MotoGP

HONDA

11

BEN
SPIES

USA

MONSTER
YAMAHA TECH 3

YAMAHA

14

RANDY
DE PUNIET

FRENCH

LCR
HONDA MotoGP

HONDA

19

ALVARO
BAUTISTA

SPANISH

RIZLA
SUZUKI MotoGP

SUZUKI

26

DANI
PEDROSA

SPANISH

REPSOL
HONDA TEAM

HONDA

27

CASEY
STONER

AUSTRALIAN

DUCATI
MARLBORO TEAM

DUCATI

33

MARCO
MELANDRI

ITALIAN

SAN
CARLO HONDA GRESINI

HONDA

36

MIKA
KALLIO

FINNISH

PRAMAC
RACING TEAM

DUCATI

40

HECTOR
BARBERA

SPANISH

PAGINAS
AMARILLAS ASPAR

DUCATI

41

ALEIX
ESPARGARO

SPANISH

PRAMAC
RACING TEAM

DUCATI

46

VALENTINO
ROSSI

ITALIAN

FIAT
YAMAHA TEAM

YAMAHA

58

MARCO
SIMONCELLI

ITALIAN

SAN
CARLO HONDA GRESINI

HONDA

65

LORIS
CAPIROSSI

ITALIAN

RIZLA
SUZUKI MotoGP

SUZUKI

69

NICKY
HAYDEN

USA

DUCATI
MARLBORO TEAM

DUCATI

99

JORGE
LORENZO

SPANISH

FIAT
YAMAHA TEAM

YAMAHA

 

 Moto2

N.

RIDER

NATION

TEAM

MACHINE

2

GABOR TALMACSI

HUNGARIAN

FIMMCO SPEED UP

SPEED UP

3

SIMONE CORSI

ITALIAN

JIR Moto2

TSR

4

STEFAN BRADL

GERMAN

VIESSMANN KIEFER RACING

SUTER

5

JOAN OLIVE

SPANISH

JACK&JONES BY A.BANDERAS

PROMOHARRIS

6

ALEX DEBON

SPANISH

AEROPORT DE CASTELLO – AJO

FTR

8

ANTHONY WEST

AUSTRALIAN

MZ RACING TEAM

MZ-RE HONDA

9

KENNY NOYES

USA

JACK&JONES BY A.BANDERAS

PROMOHARRIS

10

FONSI NIETO

SPANISH

G22 HOLIDAYGYM

MORIWAKI

12

THOMAS LUTHI

SWISS

INTERWETTEN MORIWAKI Moto2

MORIWAKI

14

RATTHAPARK WILAIROT

THAI

THAI HONDA PTT SAG

BIMOTA

15

ALEX DE ANGELIS

SAN MARINO

SCOT RACING TEAM

SCOT

16

JULES CLUZEL

FRENCH

FORWARD RACING

SUTER

17

KAREL ABRAHAM

CZECH

CARDION AB MOTORACING

RSV

21

VLADIMIR LEONOV

RUSSIAN

VECTOR KIEFER RACING

SUTER

24

TONI ELIAS

SPANISH

GRESINI RACING MOTO2

MORIWAKI

25

ALEX BALDOLINI

ITALIAN

CARETTA TECHNOLOGY RACE DEPT

I.C.P.

27

VINCENT LONBOIS

BELGIAN

MARC VDS RACING TEAM

SUTER

29

ANDREA IANNONE

ITALIAN

FIMMCO SPEED UP

SPEED UP

35

RAFFAELE DE ROSA

ITALIAN

TECH 3 RACING

TECH 3

39

ROBERTINO PIETRI

VENEZUELAN

ITALTRANS S.T.R.

SUTER

40

SERGIO GADEA

SPANISH

PONS RACING

PONS KALEX

41

ARNE TODE

GERMAN

RACING TEAM GERMANY

SUTER

44

ROBERTO ROLFO

ITALIAN

ITALTRANS S.T.R.

SUTER

45

SCOTT REDDING

BRITISH

MARC VDS RACING TEAM

SUTER

48

SHOYA TOMIZAWA

JAPANESE

TECHNOMAG-CIP

SUTER

52

LUKAS PESEK

CZECH

MATTEONI C.P. RACING

MORIWAKI

53

VALENTIN DEBISE

FRENCH

WTR SAN MARINO TEAM

ADV

59

NICOLA CANEPA

ITALIAN

SCOT RACING TEAM

SCOT

60

JULIAN SIMON

SPANISH

MAPFRE ASPAR TEAM

RSV

61

VLADIMIR IVANOV

UKRANIAN

GRESINI RACING MOTO2

MORIWAKI

63

MIKE DI MEGLIO

FRENCH

MAPFRE ASPAR TEAM

RSV

68

YONNY HERNANDEZ

COLOMBIAN

BLUSENS-STX

BQR- Moto2

71

CLAUDIO CORTI

ITALIAN

FORWARD RACING

SUTER

72

YUKI TAKAHASHI

JAPANESE

TECH 3 RACING

TECH 3

75

MATTIA PASINI

ITALIAN

JIR MOTO2

TSR

76

BERNAT MARTINEZ

SPANISH

MAQUINZA-SAG TEAM

BIMOTA

77

DOMINIQUE AEGERTER

SWISS

TECHNOMAG-CIP

SUTER

80

AXEL PONS

SPANISH

PONS RACING

PONS KALEX

88

YANNICK GUERRA

SPANISH

G22 HOLIDAYGYM

MORIWAKI

95

MASHEL AL NAIMI

QATAR

BLUSENS-STX

BQR-Moto2

 


 

 

 

 

 125cc

N.

RIDER

NATIONALITY

TEAM

MACHINE

5

ALEXIS MASBOU

FRENCH

ONGETTA TEAM

APRILIA

7

EFREN VAZQUEZ

SPANISH

BAINET DERBI

DERBI

11

SANDRO CORTESE

GERMAN

AVANT INTACT AJO MOTORSPORT

DERBI

12

ESTEVE RABAT

SPANISH

BLUSENS-STX

APRILIA

14

JOHANN ZARCO

FRENCH

WTR SAN MARINO TEAM

APRILIA

23

ALBERTO MONCAYO

SPANISH

ANDALUCIA CAJASOL

APRILIA

26

ADRIAN MARTIN

SPANISH

AEROPORT DE CASTELLO – AJO

APRILIA

32

LORENZO SAVADORI

ITALIAN

MATTEONI C.P. RACING

APRILIA

35

RANDY KRUMMENACHER

SWISS

STIPA-MOLENAAR RACING GP

APRILIA

38

BRADLEY SMITH

BRITISH

BANCAJA ASPAR TEAM

APRILIA

39

LUIS SALOM

SPANISH

LAMBRETTA REPARTO CORSE

LAMBRETTA

40

NICOLAS TEROL

SPANISH

BANCAJA ASPAR TEAM

APRILIA

44

POL ESPARGARO

SPANISH

BAINET DERBI

DERBI

50

STURIA FAGERHAUG

NORWEGIAN

AIRASIA – SEPANG INT. CIRCUIT

APRILIA

53

JASPER IWEMA

DUTCH

CBC CORSE

APRILIA

63

MUHAMMAD ZULFAHMI

MALAYSIAN

AIRASIA – SEPANG INT. CIRCUIT

APRILIA

69

LOUIS ROSSI

FRENCH

CBC CORSE

APRILIA

71

TOMOYOSHI KOYAMA

JAPANESE

RACING TEAM GERMANY

APRILIA

72

MARCO RAVAIOLI

ITALIAN

LAMBRETTA REPARTO CORSE

LAMBRETTA

78

MARCEL SCHROTTER

GERMAN

INTERWETTEN HONDA 125

HONDA

80

QUENTIN JACQUET

FRENCH

STIPA-MOLENAAR RACING GP

APRILIA

84

JAKUB KORNFEIL

CZECH

RACING TEAM GERMANY

APRILIA

87

LUCA MARCONI

ITALIAN

ONGETTA TEAM

APRILIA

93

MARC MARQUEZ

SPANISH

RED BULL AJO MOTORSPORT

DERBI

94

JONAS FOLGER

GERMAN

ONGETTA TEAM

APRILIA

99

DANNY WEBB

BRITISH

ANDALUCIA CAJASOL

APRILIA