Though most of the contracts were settled some time ago, there were still a few question marks on the 2014 MotoGP grid. The official entry list released by the FIM today answers some of those questions, but the answers it gives may yet turn out to be wrong. The list features 11 entries to be run under the Factory rules, which means 20 liters of fuel, 5 engines per season and the freedom to use proprietary software on the spec Magneti Marelli ECU. The remaining 13 bikes will be run as Open entries, which gives them 24 liters of fuel and 12 engines per season, but forces them to use the Dorna-controlled spec software on the Magneti Marelli ECU.
Press releases from the MotoGP teams after the race on Sunday at Valencia:
Lorenzo Signs Off 2013 With Masterful Valencia Victory
Press releases from the MotoGP teams and Bridgestone after Saturday's qualifying at Valencia:
Press releases from the MotoGP teams after Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi:
Lorenzo Claims Motegi for Yamaha with Stunning Home Victory
Press releases from the MotoGP teams and Bridgestone after Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang:
Pedrosa leads home fantastic Repsol Honda 1-2
Press release previews of the upcoming Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang from the MotoGP teams and single tire supplier Bridgestone:
Press releases from the MotoGP team and Bridgestone after Sunday's eventful Grand Prix at Aragon:
Marquez takes sixth win and extends lead after incident with Pedrosa
The PBM team yesterday issued a press release confirming Damian Cudlin to replace Yonny Hernandez at Aragon and Phillip Island.
As the 2013 MotoGP season heads into its final five races, negotiations for 2014 are coming to a head. While the seats on factory and satellite machines were filled some time ago, the next level of competitiveness, both in terms of riders and bikes, is now up for grabs.
Two names and two teams were the focal point of the negotiations, and the log jam behind which many other riders were waiting. It was up to Aleix Espargaro to make a decision on whether to stay at Aspar, or pay off his contract and head to the NGM Forward squad, and up to Nicky Hayden to decide whether his future lay in MotoGP with Aspar or Forward, or if it was time to head over to World Superbikes, and become the first rider to win a title in both series.
Press releases from the MotoGP teams after Monday's post-race test at Misano:
Yamaha Complete Successful One-Day Test in Misano