2013 MotoGP Provisional Rider Entry List

2013 MotoGP Riders

The FIM released the provisional-entry list for the 2013 MotoGP Championship, which features 18 rounds that get underway April 8 at Qatar and finish at Valencia Nov. 11.

So far, 23 of 24 riders were named, with half being on 1000cc prototypes, and the other half on CRT machines. The only rider not confirmed is the pilot for the Came Ioda Racing Project CRT.

The biggest change, and by the far the most publicized, is Valentino Rossi’s move back to factory Yamaha after two years with the Ducati Team. Rossi will be teammates with two-time MotoGP Champion Jorge Lorenzo.

Taking VR46’s place on the Ducati is former Monster Energy Tech 3 Yamaha rider Andrea Dovizioso, the Italian now teammates with the American Nicky Hayden. The 2013 Monster Tech 3 Yamaha satellite team consists of Cal Crutchlow and newcomer Bradley Smith.

The other big change is the man who took the retiring Casey Stoner’s spot on the other factory Repsol Honda RC213V. This rider is Marc Marquez, the Moto2 Champion. He will join Dani Pedrosa on the factory Honda team.

As for the other Americans, Ben Spies has moved from the factory Yamaha squad to Pramac Racing Ducati, and Colin Edwards will once again put forth a CRT effort with the NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR Kawasaki.

2013 MotoGP Provisional rider list (number/name/nationality/team/manufacturer):

4 ANDREA DOVIZIOSO, ITALIAN, DUCATI TEAM, DUCATI

5 COLIN EDWARDS, USA, NGM MOBILE FORWARD RACING, FTR KAWASAKI*

6 STEFAN BRADL, GERMAN, LCR HONDA MotoGP, HONDA

7 HIROSHI AOYAMA, JAPANESE, AVINTIA BLUSENS, FTR*

8 HECTOR BARBERA, SPANISH, AVINTIA BLUSENS, FTR*

9 DANILO PETRUCCI, ITALIAN, CAME IODARACING PROJECT, IODA-SUTER*

11 BEN SPIES, USA, PRAMAC RACING TEAM, DUCATI

14 RANDY DE PUNIET, FRENCH, POWER ELECTRONICS ASPAR, ART*

17 KAREL ABRAHAM, CZECH, CARDION AB MOTORACING, ART*

19 ALVARO BAUTISTA, SPANISH, GO & FUN HONDA GRESINI, HONDA

26 DANI PEDROSA, SPANISH, REPSOL HONDA TEAM, HONDA

29 ANDREA IANNONE, ITALIAN, PRAMAC RACING TEAM, DUCATI

33 MICHAEL LAVERTY, BRITISH, PAUL BIRD MOTORSPORT, PBM*

35 CAL CRUTCHLOW, BRITISH, MONSTER YAMAHA TECH 3, YAMAHA

38 BRADLEY SMITH, BRITISH, MONSTER YAMAHA TECH 3, YAMAHA

41 ALEIX ESPARGARO, SPANISH, POWER ELECTRONICS ASPAR, ART*

46 VALENTINO ROSSI, ITALIAN, YAMAHA FACTORY RACING, YAMAHA

67 BRYAN STARING, AUSTRALIAN, GO & FUN HONDA GRESINI, FTR HONDA*

68 YONNY HERNANDEZ, COLOMBIAN, PAUL BIRD MOTORSPORT, ART*

69 NICKY HAYDEN, USA, DUCATI TEAM, DUCATI

71 CLAUDIO CORTI, ITALIAN, NGM MOBILE FORWARD RACING, FTR KAWASAKI*

93 MARC MARQUEZ, SPANISH, REPSOL HONDA TEAM, HONDA

99 JORGE LORENZO, SPANISH, YAMAHA FACTORY RACING, YAMAHA

TBC TO BE CONFIRMED, CAME IODARACING PROJECT, IODA-SUTER*

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