Motorcycle Racing News 2011 Moto2: Tentative Rider Line Up

2011 Moto2: Tentative Rider Line Up

2011 Moto2 Entry List

FIM released the provisional Moto2 entry roster for Moto2 on Monday, listing 38 riders for 2011.

This will be the second year for Moto2 competition. In the Moto2 debut year, Toni Elias took the title with Gresini Racing. For 2011, the Spaniard Elias joins the MotoGP field aboard the LCR Honda RC212V.

The big rider news for 2011 Moto2 is the series’ newest rider, Repsol’s Marc Marquez. He graduates to Moto2 after winning the 2010 125cc MotoGP Championship.

The Spaniard has signed a two-year contract with Repsol, which guarantees Marquez "will have all the technical and personnel resources necessary to do battle in such a competitive category as Moto2 within the framework of a solid and stable project."

Since Marquez has entered the World Championship in 2008 at 15-years old, Repsol has been there supporting him. Repsol, an energy company in Spain, exclusively exclusively developed and supplied the fuel and lubricant for the 125cc World Champion from the Repsol Technology Centre located in Móstoles (Madrid).

Repsol says Marquez, 17, of Ververa, Lleida, will compete in Moto2 as the only rider in a Monlau Competition team, with a Suter chassis and a 600cc engine, that supplied by Honda to all the motorcycles in the category.

2011 Moto2 Provisional Entry List

(3) Simone Corsi ITA Ioda Racing Project IODA
(4) Randy Krummenacher SWI GP Team Switzerland Kiefer Racing KALEX
(9) Kenny Noyes USA Avintia-Stx FTR
(10) Fonsi Nieto SPA G22 Racing Team MORIWAKI
(12) Thomas Luthi SWI Interwetten Paddock M2 Racing SUTER
(13) Anthony West AUS MZ Racing Team MZ-RE HONDA
(14) Ratthapark Wilairot THAI SAG Team FTR
(15) Alex De Angelis RSM JIR Moto2 MOTOBI
(16) Jules Cluzel FRA Forward Racing SUTER
(21) Javier Fores SPA Mapfre Aspar Team SUTER
(25) Alex Baldolini ITA Forward Racing SUTER
(29) Andrea Iannone ITA Speed Master SUTER
(34) Esteve Rabat SPA Blusens-STX FTR
(35) Raffaele De Rosa ITA G22 Racing Team MORIWAKI
(36) Mika Kallio FIN Marc VDS Racing Team SUTER
(38) Bradley Smith GBR Tech 3 Racing TECH 3
(39) Robertino Pietri VEN Italtrans Racing Team SUTER
(40) Aleix Espargaro SPA Pons Racing PONS KALEX
(44) Pol Espargaro SPA HP Tuenti Speed Up SPEED UP
(45) Scott Redding GBR Marc VDS Racing Team SUTER
(49) Kev Coghlan GBR Motorsport 69 FTR
(51) Michele Pirro ITA Gresini Racing Moto2 MORIWAKI
(53) Valentine Debise FRA Speed Up SPEED UP
(54) Kenan Sofuoglu TUR Technomag-CIP SUTER
(60) Julian Simon SPA Mapfre Aspar Team SUTER
(63) Mike Di Meglio FRA Tech 3 Racing TECH 3
(64) Santi Hernandez COL SAG Team FTR
(65) Stefan Bradl GER Viessmann Kiefer Racing KALEX
(68) Yonny Hernandez COL Blusens-STX FTR
(71) Claudio Corti ITA Italtrans Racing Team SUTER
(72) Yuki Takahashi JPN Gresini Racing Moto2 MORIWAKI
(75) Mattia Pasini ITA Ioda Racing Project IODA
(76) Max Neukirchner GER MZ Racing Team MZ-RE HONDA
(77) Dominique Aegerter SWI Technomag-CIP SUTER
(80) Axel Pons SPA Pons Racing PONS KALEX
(88) Ricky Cardus SPA QMMF Racing Team MORIWAKI
(93) Marc Marquez SPA Team Catalunya Caixa Repsol SUTER
(95) Mashel Al Naimi QAT QMMF Racing Team MORIWAKI

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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