2014 MotoGP RidersFollowing Ducati’s decision to run all of its GP14s under the Open-class option, the FIM released the finalized rider-entry list for the 2014 MotoGP Championship.
Twenty-three riders are listed, with eight of those on Factory-class machines (Yamaha YZR-M1, Honda RC213V).As for changes since the provisional list was released in November, the Ducati Team is now under the Open-class rules, and Niccolo Canepa, who was supposed to pilot an Iodaracing Project Open machine, was dropped (Canepa is now racing in World Superbike with Ducati). Added to the finalized list was Broc Parkes; the Australian is piloting a Paul Bird Motorsports Arpilia.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. 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 each entry in 2014 MotoGP (rider #, name, nationality, team, manufacturer).2014 MotoGP Provisional Rider Entry List#4 Andrea Dovizioso (Italian), Ducati Team – Ducati#5, Colin Edwards (USA), NGM Mobile Forward Racing – FTR Yamaha#6, Stefan Bradl (German), LCR Honda MotoGP – Honda *#7, Hiroshi Aoyama (Japanese), Power Electronics Aspar – Honda#8, Hector Barbera (Spanish), Avintia Blusens – FTR#9, Danilo Petrucci (Italian), Iodaracing Project – ART#17, Karel Abraham (Czech), Cardion AB Motoracing – Honda *#19, Alvaro Bautista (Spanish), GO&FUN Honda Gresini – Honda *#23, Brok Parkes (Australian), Paul Bird Motorsport – PBM#26, Dani Pedrosa (Spanish), Repsol Honda Team- Honda#29, Andrea Iannone (Italian), Pramac Racing – Ducati#35, Cal Crutchlow (British), Ducati Team – Ducati#38, Bradley Smith (British), Monster Yamaha Tech 3 – Yamaha *#41, Aleix Espargaro (Spanish), NGM Mobile Forward Racing – FTR Yamaha#44, Pol Espargaro (Spanish), Monster Yamaha Tech 3 – Yamaha *#45, Scott Redding (British), GO&FUN Honda Gresini – Honda#46, Valentino Rossi (Italian), Yamaha Factory Racing – Yamaha *#63, Mike Di Meglio (French), Avintia Blusens – FTR#68, Yonny Hernandez (Colombian), Pramac Racing – Ducati#69, Nicky Hayden (USA), Power Electronics Aspar – Honda#70, Michael Laverty (Britsh), Paul Bird Motorsport – PBM/ART#93, Marc Marquez (Spanish), Repsol Honda Team – Honda *#99, Jorge Lorenzo (Spanish), Yamaha Factory Racing – Yamaha ** = Factory option competitors
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly Podcast—Motos and Friends.
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This week’s episode features Senior Editor Nic de Sena’s impressions of the beautiful new Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST that is loosely based around the original FXRT Sport Glide from the 1980s. Hailing from The Golden State, these cult-status performance machines became known as West Coast style, with sportier suspension, increased horsepower, and niceties including creature comforts such as a tidy fairing and sporty luggage.
In past episodes you might have heard us mention my best friend, Daniel Schoenewald, and in the second segment I chat with him about some of the really special machines in his 170 or so—and growing—motorcycle collection. He’s always said to me that he doesn’t consider himself the owner, merely the curator of the motorcycles for the next generation.
Yet Daniel is not just a collector, but I can attest a really skilled rider. His bikes are not trailer queens, they’re ridden, and they’re ridden pretty hard. Actually, we have had many, many memorable rides on pretty much all of the machines in the collection at one time or another.
From all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!