After rating the top ten finishers in the championship, it is time to turn our gaze to those outside the top ten worthy of note. Here is a view of Colin Edwards and Danilo Petrucci, two riders who both exceeded expectations in 2013.
The 2014 Moto2 rider line up :
Press releases from select Moto2 and Moto3 teams after the test at Almeria:
JORDI TORRES CONTINUES WINTER TEST SCHEDULE AT ALMERÍA
MAPFRE Aspar rider completes seventy laps of the Spanish circuit as he build up data with Suter's latest chassis
The Moto2 field for next season is even better filled than the Moto3 grid, with 35 entries for 2014. Like Moto3, the two men who fought for the championship have departed, leaving the championship wide open. The departure of Pol Espargaro and Scott Redding for MotoGP leaves Tito Rabat as hot favorite for the title, after the Spaniard had challenged for most of the season. Rabat has switched from the Pons team to join Marc VDS, where he is already off to a strong start, while teammate Mika Kallio has also showed strongly in preseason testing.
Press releases from the MotoGP teams after the race on Sunday at Valencia:
Lorenzo Signs Off 2013 With Masterful Valencia Victory
Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo wrapped up the 2013 MotoGP season today with victory in the Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana, his third consecutive victory of the season. Trailing leader Marc Marquez by 13 points going into the race, Lorenzo had nothing to lose and everything to gain as the Spanish showdown unfolded in front of a record crowd of 104,000 race fans at the Ricardo Tormo circuit.
Press releases from the MotoGP teams and Bridgestone after Saturday's qualifying at Valencia:
Marquez logs record time on route to 9th pole of the season with Pedrosa in 3rd
Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez will start tomorrow’s Championship deciding race from pole position for the ninth time this season, his fifteenth (twelfth successive) front row start of 2013, with teammate Dani Pedrosa starting from third position.
Press releases from the MotoGP teams and Bridgestone after Sunday's bizarre and action-packed race at Phillip Island:
Lorenzo Scores 50th Grand Prix Victory in Phillip Island Thriller
Phillip Island (Australia), 20th october 2013
Defending world champion Jorge Lorenzo delivered a stunning ride today to win the Australian Grand Prix in a thrilling spectacle filled with drama. Teammate Valentino Rossi delivered another exciting performance, fighting to take third on the podium.
Press releases from Dunlop and the Moto2 and Moto3 teams previewing the Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island:
PHILLIP ISLAND PLAYS HOST TO ROUND FIFTEEN
Nico Terol and Jordi Torres looking to build on ninth and tenth in the championship as season nears its end
Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after Sunday's races at Sepang:
SALOM WINS IN MALAYSIA IN ONE OF CLOSEST FINISHES IN 2013 MOTO3
Luis Salom of the Red Bull KTM Ajo factory team on Sunday pulled off a victory in Malaysia that was one of the hardest fought and closest of the current season to extend his lead in the World Championship points.