Racing Never Sleeps

With the 2011 Moto GP season finished testing has begun in ernest for next season which will see the premier class move to 1000cc 4-stroke prototypes and the introduction of CRT bikes which will be allowed to run modified road engines in prototype chassis.

There have been some more grid developments this year, heres what we know / think we know so far:

  1. Repsol Honda Team (Factory)
    • Casey Stoner
    • Dani Pedrosa
  2. Yamaha Factory Racing (Factory)
    • Jorge Lorenzo
    • Ben Spies
  3. Ducati Team (Factory)
    • Valentino Rossi
    • Nicky Hayden
  4. Rizla Suzuki (Factory) – It is unknown how many bikes Suzuki will field and whether they will start the season with 1000 or 800CC machinery. Although rumours today state Suzuki have run out of time and will not compete!
    • ? Randy De Puniet and Johnny Hopkins have been testing / scheduled to test
  5. Yamaha Tech III (Customer)
    • Cal Crutchlow
    • Andrea Dovizioso
  6. San Carlo Honda Greseni (Customer)
    • Alvaro Bautista
    • ?? – Unfilled spot left by the dearly departed Marco 😦
  7. Pramac Racing Team – Ducati (Customer – 1 bike)
    • Hector Barbera
  8. Cardion AB Motoracing – Ducati (Customer – 1 bike)
    • Karel Abraham
  9. LCR Honda (Customer – 1 Bike)
    • ?
  10. Mapfire Aspar Team – Unknown, as the team have split from Ducati
    • ??
  11. BQR – Blusenes – Unknown (CRT)
    • ?
  12. Forward Racing – Suter-BMW (CRT)
    • Colin Edwards
  13. Kiefer Racing – Unknown (CRT)
    • ?
  14. Marc VDS – Unknown (CRT)
    • ?
  15. Paddock GP Racing – Unknown (CRT)
    • ?
  16. Paul Bird Motorsports – TBA-Aprilla (CRT)
    • James Ellison
  17. Speed Master – Unknown (CRT)
    • Anthony West
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