2012 Moto GP Entry List

Over the weekend the 2012 Moto GP entry list was announced and the 21 strong list did confirm a few things, including the number of CRT bikes taking part (9) and all the riders for next season:

Provisional 2012 MotoGP Entry List

1 Casey Stoner AUS Honda Team (HONDA)
4 Andrea Dovizioso ITA Yamaha Tech 3 (YAMAHA)
5 Colin Edwards USA Forward Racing (SUTER) *
6 Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda Motogp (HONDA)
8 Hector Barbera SPA Pramac Racing Team (DUCATI)
9 Danilo Petrucci ITA Ioda Racing Project (IODA) *
11 Ben Spies USA Yamaha Factory Racing (YAMAHA)
13 Anthony West AUS Speed Master (ART) *
14 Randy De Puniet FRA Aspar Team Motogp (ART) *
17 Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing (DUCATI)
19 Alvaro Bautista SPA Honda Gresini (HONDA)
20 Aleix Espargaro SPA Aspar Team Motogp (ART) *
22 Ivan Silva SPA BQR (BQR-FTR) *
26 Dani Pedrosa SPA Honda Team (HONDA)
35 Cal Crutchlow GBR Yamaha Tech 3 (YAMAHA)
46 Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Team (DUCATI)
51 Michele Pirro ITA Honda Gresini (FTR) *
68 Yonny Hernandez CO BQR (BQR-FTR) *
69 Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Team (DUCATI)
77 James Ellison GBR Paul Bird Racing (ART) *
99 Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha Factory Racing (YAMAHA)

* CRT (Claiming Rule Team)

ART is the Aprilla CRT bike which is the most controversial of the entries as it is under debate whether a motorcycle manufacturer should be allowed to enter under these rules. It remains to be seen how competetive they will be, but hopefully they wont be completly at the back and will develop as the season goes along.

 

This week we’re expecting a quiet one after the Wrooom! event for Ferrari and Ducati beefed up news stories. We are expecting some news from Sky about coverage and thats about it.

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