Motorcycle Racing News Six More Teams to 2012 MotoGP?

Six More Teams to 2012 MotoGP?


2012 MotoGP

Things keep evolving for the 2012 MotoGP Championship.

By far the biggest news in the premier class is the allowance of teams to run 1000cc engines. And now there may be the second biggest news item for 2012 MotoGP: the possible addition of six more teams from the sub-classes to the premier MotoGP class.

These teams, five of which are currently competing in Moto2, and the other Paris Hilton’s 125cc team, will all be offered contracts to participate in 2012 MotoGP, each able to field only one rider. Now it’s up to the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) to give the final approval.

The teams (and each one’s current position) that received the initial contracts are as follows:

  • By Queroseno Racing, currently 125cc, backed by Paris Hilton
  • Forward Racing, Moto2
  • Kiefer Racing, Moto2
  • Marc VDS Racing Team, Moto2
  • Paddock GP Racing, Moto2
  • Speed Master, Moto2

If these teams are all granted to move up to the premier class, the MotoGP grid will swell to hopefully 23 riders.

Stay clicked to for the latest info on the FIM’s decision.

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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