2017 MotoGP Rider Entry List | Provisional Roster of 23 Riders

2017 MotoGP Rider Entry List | Provisional Roster of 23 Riders
Honda's Marc Marquez (Photo by Luciano Bianchetto)

2017 MotoGP Rider Entry List

2017 MotoGP Rider Entry List | Provisional Roster of 23 Riders
Honda’s Marc Marquez (Photo by Luciano Bianchetto)

The FIM has released the provisional  2017 MotoGP rider-entry list, which features 23 riders from seven countries: Spain, Italy, France, the UK, Czech Republic, Germany and Australia. For the second-straight year, MotoGP won’t feature any American riders–neither will Moto2 or Moto3. The last American rider to compete was Nicky Hayden, who moved to World Superbike for 2016 with the factory Honda team.

The 2017 MotoGP riders will compete across six different manufacturers: Honda, Yamaha, Ducati, Suzuki, Aprilia and KTM.

The biggest changes in regards to the 2017 schedule begin with Jorge Lorenzo. After nine years and three MotoGP titles with Yamaha, the Spaniard moves to Ducati Team, where he joins returning rider Andrea Dovizioso.

Filling Lorenzo’s vacancy on the factory Yamaha YZR-M1 is Maverick Vinales, a transplant from the factory Suzuki team. Vinales will compete next to nine-time World Champion Valentino Rossi.

The 2017 Team Ecstar Suzuki team will consist of Andrea Iannone, who left Ducati, and Moto2-transplant Alex Rins. The factory Honda team returns with reigning MotoGP Champion Marc Marquez and Repsol Honda.

The newest factory team–the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team–will feature two riders aboard the new RC16: Bradley Smith and Pol Espargaro.

2017 MotoGP Rider List | Provisional

RIDERNATIONALITYTEAMMACHINE
4ANDREA DOVIZIOSOITALIANDUCATI TEAMDUCATI
5JOHANN ZARCOFRENCHMONSTER YAMAHA TECH 3YAMAHA*
8HECTOR BARBERASPANISHAVINTIA RACINGDUCATI*
9DANILO PETRUCCIITALIANOCTO PRAMAC YAKHNICHDUCATI*
17KAREL ABRAHAMCZECHPULL&BEAR ASPAR TEAMDUCATI*
19ALVARO BAUTISTASPANISHPULL&BEAR ASPAR TEAMDUCATI*
22SAM LOWESBRITISHAPRILIA RACING TEAM GRESINIAPRILIA*
25MAVERICK VINALESSPANISHMOVISTAR YAMAHA MotoGPYAMAHA
26DANI PEDROSASPANISHREPSOL HONDA TEAMHONDA
29ANDREA IANNONEITALIANTEAM SUZUKI ECSTARSUZUKI
35CAL CRUTCHLOWBRITISHLCR HONDAHONDA*
38BRADLEY SMITHBRITISHRED BULL KTM FACTORY RACINGKTM
41ALEIX ESPARGAROSPANISHAPRILIA RACING TEAM GRESINIAPRILIA*
42ALEX RINSSPANISHTEAM SUZUKI ECSTARSUZUKI
43JACK MILLERAUSTRALIANMARC VDS RACING TEAMHONDA*
44POL ESPARGAROSPANISHRED BULL KTM FACTORY RACINGKTM
45SCOTT REDDINGBRITISHOCTO PRAMAC YAKHNICHDUCATI*
46VALENTINO ROSSIITALIANMOVISTAR YAMAHA MotoGPYAMAHA
53TITO RABATSPANISHEG 0,0 MARC VDSHONDA*
76LORIS BAZFRENCHAVINTIA RACINGDUCATI*
93MARC MARQUEZSPANISHREPSOL HONDA TEAMHONDA
94JONAS FOLGERGERMANMONSTER YAMAHA TECH 3YAMAHA*
99JORGE LORENZOSPANISHDUCATI TEAMDUCATI

* Independent Team Rider