2018 MotoGP Entry List (Provisional) | 6 Fast Facts

2018 MotoGP Lineup Honda's Marc Marquez
Honda's Marc Marquez

2018 MotoGP Lineup | Quiet Silly Season

Two-thousand seventeen was an unusually quiet silly season in MotoGP, with no changes on the Ducati, Honda, KTM, Suzuki, and Yamaha, and factory teams.

However, there has been some movement in the satellite ranks, so let’s take a look at the 2018 MotoGP Provisional Entry List, and who will be riding what motorcycle for which MotoGP team.

2018 MotoGP Lineup Valentino Rossi
Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi

1. Scott Redding replaces Alex Lowes at the factory Aprilia Racing Team Gresini. Lowes will be returning to Moto2, while Redding moves to Aprilia from Octo Pramac Racing. This is the only change among factory teams. Aleix Espargaró remains at Aprilia Racing Team Gresini.

2. Monster Energy Yamaha Tech 3 and the Pull & Bear Aspar Team are unchanged. Monster Energy Yamaha Tech 3 will be running Yamaha YZR-R1 racebikes, while Pull & Bear Aspar Team will have Álvaro Bautista on a Ducati Desmosedici GP17 and Karel Abraham on a GP16.

2018 MotoGP Lineup Honda's Marc Marquez
Honda’s Marc Marquez

3. The LCR Honda team adds a rider, and will have two departments. Cal Crutchlow will be riding for LCR Honda Castrol, while rookie Takaaki Nakagami from Idemitsu Honda Team Asia in Moto2 will be on the LCR Honda Idemitsu team. All Honda riders are on the RC213V.

4. EG 0,0 Marc VDS will also have an all-new Honda-mounted team for 2018 MotoGP. In addition to Rabat’s departure, Jack Miller will be off to Octo Pramac Racing. The top two 2017 Moto2 riders—Champion Franco Morbidelli and runner-up Tom Luthi—will be aboard the EG 0,0 Marc VDS Hondas. Morbidelli rode for EG 0,0 Marc VDS in Moto2.

5. Reale Avinta Racing swaps out both riders for their Ducati racebikes. Héctor Barberá will be off to Moto2, while Loris Baz returns to World Superbike. Reale Avinta Racing picks up Xavier Siméon (Desmosedici GP16) from Moto2 and Tito Rabat (GP17) from EG 0,0 Marc VDS.

2018 MotoGP Lineup Ducati's Jorge Lorenzo
Ducati’s Jorge Lorenzo

6. Octo Pramac Racing picks up Jack Miller. That means Miller will be moving from a Honda to a Ducati Desmosedici GP17. Danilo Petrucci remains at Octo Pramac Racing, and will be on the only satellite GP18. Petrucci earned the prestigious ride by scoring four podium finishes in 2017 MotoGP before the final round in Valencia.

The 2018 MotoGP season begins on March 18 at the Grand Prix of Qatar.

2018 MotoGP Rider Entry List (Provisional)

Sorted by Rider
Rider#BrandTeam
Karel Abraham17DucatiPull & Bear Aspar Team
Álvaro Bautista19DucatiPull & Bear Aspar Team
Cal Crutchlow35HondaLCR Honda Castrol
Andrea Dovizioso4DucatiDucati Team
Aleix Esparagó41ApriliaAprilia Racing Team Gresini
Pol Espargaró44KTMRed Bull KTM Factory Racing
Jonas Folger94YamahaMonster Yamaha Tech 3
Andrea Iannone29SuzukiTeam Suzuki Ecstar
Jorge Lorenzo99DucatiDucati Team
Tom Luthi12HondaEG 0,0 Marc VDS
Marc Márquez93HondaRepsol Honda Team
Jack Miller43DucatiOcto Pramac Racing
Franco Morbidelli21HondaEG 0,0 Marc VDS
Takaaki Nakagami30HondaLCR Honda Idemitsu
Dani Pedrosa26HondaRepsol Honda Team
Danilo Petrucci9DucatiOcto Pramac Racing
Tito Rabat53DucatiReale Avintia Racing
Scott Redding45ApriliaAprilia Racing Team Gresini
Alex Rins42SuzukiTeam Suzuki Ecstar
Valentino Rossi46YamahaMovistar Yamaha MotoGP
Xavier Siméon10DucatiReale Avintia Racing
Bradley Smith38KTMRed Bull KTM Factory Racing
Maverick Viñales25YamahaMovistar Yamaha MotoGP
Johann Zarco5YamahaMonster Yamaha Tech 3
Sorted by #
Rider#BrandTeam
Andrea Dovizioso4DucatiDucati Team
Johann Zarco5YamahaMonster Yamaha Tech 3
Danilo Petrucci9DucatiOcto Pramac Racing
Xavier Siméon10DucatiReale Avintia Racing
Tom Luthi12HondaEG 0,0 Marc VDS
Karel Abraham17DucatiPull & Bear Aspar Team
Álvaro Bautista19DucatiPull & Bear Aspar Team
Franco Morbidelli21HondaEG 0,0 Marc VDS
Maverick Viñales25YamahaMovistar Yamaha MotoGP
Dani Pedrosa26HondaRepsol Honda Team
Andrea Iannone29SuzukiTeam Suzuki Ecstar
Takaaki Nakagami30HondaLCR Honda Idemitsu
Cal Crutchlow35HondaLCR Honda Castrol
Bradley Smith38KTMRed Bull KTM Factory Racing
Aleix Esparagó41ApriliaAprilia Racing Team Gresini
Alex Rins42SuzukiTeam Suzuki Ecstar
Jack Miller43DucatiOcto Pramac Racing
Pol Espargaró44KTMRed Bull KTM Factory Racing
Scott Redding45ApriliaAprilia Racing Team Gresini
Valentino Rossi46YamahaMovistar Yamaha MotoGP
Tito Rabat53DucatiReale Avintia Racing
Marc Márquez93HondaRepsol Honda Team
Jonas Folger94YamahaMonster Yamaha Tech 3
Jorge Lorenzo99DucatiDucati Team
Sorted by Brand
Rider#BrandTeam
Aleix Esparagó41ApriliaAprilia Racing Team Gresini
Scott Redding45ApriliaAprilia Racing Team Gresini
Andrea Dovizioso4DucatiDucati Team
Danilo Petrucci9DucatiOcto Pramac Racing
Xavier Siméon10DucatiReale Avintia Racing
Karel Abraham17DucatiPull & Bear Aspar Team
Álvaro Bautista19DucatiPull & Bear Aspar Team
Jack Miller43DucatiOcto Pramac Racing
Tito Rabat53DucatiReale Avintia Racing
Jorge Lorenzo99DucatiDucati Team
Tom Luthi12HondaEG 0,0 Marc VDS
Franco Morbidelli21HondaEG 0,0 Marc VDS
Dani Pedrosa26HondaRepsol Honda Team
Takaaki Nakagami30HondaLCR Honda Idemitsu
Cal Crutchlow35HondaLCR Honda Castrol
Marc Márquez93HondaRepsol Honda Team
Bradley Smith38KTMRed Bull KTM Factory Racing
Pol Espargaró44KTMRed Bull KTM Factory Racing
Andrea Iannone29SuzukiTeam Suzuki Ecstar
Alex Rins42SuzukiTeam Suzuki Ecstar
Johann Zarco5YamahaMonster Yamaha Tech 3
Maverick Viñales25YamahaMovistar Yamaha MotoGP
Valentino Rossi46YamahaMovistar Yamaha MotoGP
Jonas Folger94YamahaMonster Yamaha Tech 3
Sorted by Team
Rider#BrandTeam
Aleix Esparagó41ApriliaAprilia Racing Team Gresini
Scott Redding45ApriliaAprilia Racing Team Gresini
Andrea Dovizioso4DucatiDucati Team
Jorge Lorenzo99DucatiDucati Team
Tom Luthi12HondaEG 0,0 Marc VDS
Franco Morbidelli21HondaEG 0,0 Marc VDS
Cal Crutchlow35HondaLCR Honda Castrol
Takaaki Nakagami30HondaLCR Honda Idemitsu
Johann Zarco5YamahaMonster Yamaha Tech 3
Jonas Folger94YamahaMonster Yamaha Tech 3
Maverick Viñales25YamahaMovistar Yamaha MotoGP
Valentino Rossi46YamahaMovistar Yamaha MotoGP
Danilo Petrucci9DucatiOcto Pramac Racing
Jack Miller43DucatiOcto Pramac Racing
Karel Abraham17DucatiPull & Bear Aspar Team
Álvaro Bautista19DucatiPull & Bear Aspar Team
Xavier Siméon10DucatiReale Avintia Racing
Tito Rabat53DucatiReale Avintia Racing
Bradley Smith38KTMRed Bull KTM Factory Racing
Pol Espargaró44KTMRed Bull KTM Factory Racing
Dani Pedrosa26HondaRepsol Honda Team
Marc Márquez93HondaRepsol Honda Team
Andrea Iannone29SuzukiTeam Suzuki Ecstar
Alex Rins42SuzukiTeam Suzuki Ecstar