2014 MotoGP Rider Entry ListThe FIM released its latest edition of the provisional rider’s entry list for the 2014 MotoGP Championship.
The grid now contains 24 riders, with 11 of those on factory machines from Ducati (GP13), Honda RC213V, and Yamaha (YZR-M1).The big changes from the last rider entry list are the addition of former World Superbike pilot Leon Camier joining Iodaracing Project with teammate Danilo Petrucci. Camier, 27, who will pilot ART machinery, becomes the fifth British rider on the 2014 MotoGP grid.Also, the Australian Broc Parkes was confirmed to ride an Open entry aboard a Paul Bird Motorsports machine with an Aprilia engine.As for Americans, only two remain following Ben Spies retirement from motorcycle racing. For 2014 MotoGP, Colin Edwards returns on the NGM Mobile Forward Racing team aboard the FTR Yamaha CRT. Nicky Hayden also returns, but not with the factory Ducati Team; Hayden will pilot an RCV1000R in the “open class” for the Power Electronics Aspar team.Following is the latest entry list ahead of 2014 MotoGP (rider #, name, nationality, team, manufacturer):
4 ANDREA DOVIZIOSO – ITALY – DUCATI TEAM – DUCATI *
5 COLIN EDWARDS – USA – NGM MOBILE FORWARD RACING – FTR YAMAHA
KTM RC 390 and Gordon McCall of Quail Motorcycle Gathering
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This week features Senior Editor Nic de Sena’s impressions of the new KTM RC 390. The entry-level KTM has always been an impressive motorcycle that has sold extremely well, however the factory has now taken the bike to another level, with top-spec features that are typically found on flagship machines. Clearly KTM has realized that even smaller engined machines should have high spec suspension, brakes and electronics packages. Nic tells us how well the new RC 390 is equipped, and what he thought of riding the smaller displacement rocket.
In the second segment I chat with automotive and motorcycle industry icon, Gordon McCall. Gordon is the Director of Motorsports at the Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel Valley, California.
This weekend of Saturday May 14th sees the annual Quail Motorcycle Gathering re-start after its Covid-forced hiatus, and having attended every one of the previous Motorcycle Gatherings, personally I’m very happy that the event is back on the schedule. Gordon chats about the event and a little of what’s happening this year. It’s a great event and if you feel like a trip to the gorgeous Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley, you’ll get to meet Gordon, Roland Sands, and of course a large number of stunning motorcycles too.
From all of us at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!