2013 Provisional Moto3 Line Up Announced: Exciting Bunch Of Rookies Enter The Class

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The FIM today announced the provisional entry list for the Moto3 class in 2013. With 2012 champion Sandro Cortese gone, Maverick Viñales starts as favorite for the title, now delighted to be aboard a full factory KTM with JHK Laglisse. Challenging Viñales will be Jonas Folger, the surprise package of 2012 once he had switched to a Kalex KTM with Aspar, and this year's runner Luis Salom. Alex Rins will be a rider to watch, the young Spaniard having impressed in the latter part of his rookie season.

A fantastic crop of young rookies enters Moto3, most of them coming up from the Red Bull Rookies cup. Germans Florian Alt and Philipp Oettl are joined by Belgian youngster Livio Loi, all three offering an interesting prospect. From the Spanish CEV championship comes Francesco Bagnaia, hotly fancied by some observers, the young Italian slotting in alongside Romano Fenati in the Team Italia squad.

Provisional Moto3 lineup:

No. Rider Nationality Team Bike
3 Matteo Ferrari Italian Ongetta-Centro Seta FTR Honda
4 Francesco Bagnaia Italian Team Italia FMI FTR Honda
5 Romano Fenati Italian Team Italia FMI FTR Honda
7 Efren Vazquez Spanish Mahindra Racing Mahindra
8 Jack Miller Australian Racing Team Germany FTR Honda
9 Toni Finsterbusch German Kiefer Racing Kalex KTM
11 Livio Loi Belgian Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex KTM
12 Alex Marquez Spanish Estrella Galicia 0'0 KTM
17 John McPhee British Racing Team Germany FTR Honda
19 Alessandro Tonucci Italian Caretta Technology Honda
22 Ana Carrasco Spanish JHK t-shirt Laglisse KTM
23 Niccolo Antonelli Italian Go & Fun Gresini Moto3 FTR Honda
25 Maverick Viñales Spanish JHK t-shirt Laglisse KTM
29 Hyuga Watanabe Japanese Caretta Technology Honda
31 Niklas Ajo Finnish Avant Techno KTM
32 Isaac Viñales Spanish Bimbo - Ongetta-Centro Seta FTR Honda
39 Luis Salom Spanish Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM
41 Brad Binder South African Ambrogio Racing Suter Honda
42 Alex Rins Spanish Estrella Galicia 0'0 KTM
44 Miguel Oliveira Portuguese Mahindra Racing Mahindra
53 Jasper Iwema Dutch RW Racing GP Kalex KTM
57 Eric Granado Brazilian Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 Kalex KTM
58 Juan Guevara Spanish CIP TSR Honda
61 Arthur Sissis Australian Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM
63 Zulfahmi Khairuddin Malaysian Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM
65 Philipp Oettl German Paddock TT Motion Kalex KTM
66 Florian Alt German Kiefer Racing Kalex KTM
77 Lorenzo Baldassarri Italian Go & Fun Gresini Moto3 FTR Honda
84 Jakub Kornfeil Czech Redox RW Racing GP Kalex KTM
89 Alan Techer French CIP TSR Honda
94 Jonas Folger German Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 Kalex KTM
99 Danny Webb British Ambrogio Racing Suter Honda

 

The FIM today announced the provisional entry list for the Moto3 class in 2013. With 2012 champion Sandro Cortese gone, Maverick Viñales starts as favorite for the title, now delighted to be aboard a full factory KTM with JHK Laglisse. Challenging Viñales will be Jonas Folger, the surprise package of 2012 once he had switched to a Kalex KTM with Aspar, and this year's runner Luis Salom. Alex Rins will be a rider to watch, the young Spaniard having impressed in the latter part of his rookie season.A fantastic crop of young rookies enters Moto3, most of them coming up from the Red Bull Rookies cup. Germans Florian Alt and Philipp Oettl are joined by Belgian youngster Livio Loi, all three offering an interesting prospect. From the Spanish CEV championship comes Francesco Bagnaia, hotly fancied by some observers, the young Italian slotting in alongside Romano Fenati in the Team Italia squad.Provisional Moto3 lineup:

Comments

Still very European

but quite a good spread of nationalities all the same.
Does anybody know if we have some 'up and coming' 'emerging markets' riders in the offing? Or is this the pattern for the near future?

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Re: Still very European

Malaysian rider Zulfahmi Khairuddin getting on the podium a couple times qualifies on both count I'd think.

Too bad about the withdrawal of KTM Red Bull Rookies Cup from the US. Apparently participation in the USGPRU and the AFM aren't enough to get an American noticed.

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