Moto2 Team List Announced

The FIM has announced the list of teams which will be granted start licenses for the Moto2 teams. The teams now have until November 2nd, 2009 (the weekend before the final Grand Prix at Valencia) to enter riders officially, though the names of the riders will be provisional. More information on teams and riders as we get it.

The FIM press release is shown below:

FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix

- Moto2 class 2010 FIM World Championship announcement -

The Selection Committee comprising delegates of the FIM, Dorna and IRTA met on the 2nd October in Estoril to select the teams which will be invited to participate in 2010.

Teams comprising a total of 39 riders were accepted. Teams comprising a total of 10 riders were placed on a reserve list. A detailed list is reproduced below.

Accepted teams now have until the 2nd of November to finally confirm the names of their riders and to lodge a security deposit with IRTA. Should any of the accepted teams propose riders not acceptable to the Committee, or if the security deposit is not paid, then consideration will be given to the teams on the reserve list.

It should be noted that no team applied to participate with 250cc class machines meaning that the entire 2010 grid will be comprised of Moto2 class machines. 

MOTO2 CLASS 2010

RESULTS OF SELECTION COMMITTEE MEETING AT ESTORIL

ACCEPTED TEAMS ACCEPTED ENTRIES RESERVE ENTRIES
AJO MOTORSPORT 1 1
BALATON RACING TEAM 250 1  
CAMPETELLA RACING 1  
CARDION AB MOTORACING 1  
CIP MOTO - GP250 1 1
EMMI - CAFFE LATTE 1  
G22 RACING TEAM 2  
HAYATE RACING TEAM 2  
HONDA GRESINI 2  
JIR 2  
KINO RACING 1 1
MAPFRE ASPAR TEAM 2  
MATTEONI RACING 1 1
PONS RACING PEPE WORLD 2  
PRAMAC RACING 2  
RACING TEAM BY QUERESENO 2  
RACING TEAM GERMANY 1 1
SCOT RACING TEAM 250 2  
SPEEDUP APRILIA 2  
SPRINT TECNOLOGY RACING 2  
STOP AND GO RACING TEAM S.L. 2  
TEAM ROBERTS 2  
TECH 3 2  
VIESSMANN KIEFER RACING 1 1
WTR SAN MARINO TEAM 1  
SUB TOTAL 39 6
RESERVE TEAMS    
MZ   2
PROMORACING   2
SUB TOTAL   4
TOTAL ACCEPTED ENTRIES 39  
TOTAL RESERVE ENTRIES 10  

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Comments

The most striking thing about this list is the sheer size. Obviously a lot of people are willing to build their own chassis, hire mechanics, travel all over the world, hustle sponsors, etc....The folks who are running Moto GP need to closely examine this depth of enthusiasm...wouldn't these people rather be in the "Big Show" if only it was available to them???
I really think that the idea of superbike engined prototypes needs to be re-examined. How many of these people would be encouraged to build a bike for that opportunity....I'm guessing just about every one. The diversity would be wonderful...and the "show" would benefit.

Total votes: 83

That's why they are a reserve entry. 

Total votes: 87

Interesting to see 3 satellite Motogp teams, that aren't currently receiving Honda factory support, listed as confirmed teams.

Total votes: 101

I just hope that Team Roberts doesn't really mean Team Roberts, as in, no Kurtis, Junior, or Bonsey! It will be interesting to see who they get to ride the machines.

Total votes: 83

Strange that the teams doing all the development and testing this year are not represented. Promoracing only gets a reserve entry and BQR/Blussens and Moriwaki aren't there at all.

Looking at the provisonal entry list I suspect that Moto2 next year will be almost exclusively a Spanish/Italian affair just like the 250 grids have been lately. What happened to all the talk of UK/US teams stepping up?

I agree about Team Roberts. I really hope that Steve Bonsey doesn't get a ride just because he is a favourite of Kenny's, as he hasn't done anything this year or last year to merit a place (yes I know his team folded but even without that he has been pretty dismal in his few outings).

Total votes: 73