The Spanish magazine Motociclismo will be publishing a list of riders in the Moto2 class in the latest issue of the magazine due to hit the newsstands on Wednesday. The list is still very much a work in progress, but given the strength of the Spanish influence in the class, and the outstanding connections which Motociclismo has within the paddock, it is by far the most authoritative list to be issued so far.
Very few names have actually be confirmed, and there are a number of names which are largely speculative. Of interest to American readers may be the name of Roger Lee Hayden, brother of the 2006 World Champion and Marlboro Ducati rider Nicky Hayden. Roger Lee is very far from being confirmed, the American being required to bring sponsorship to the package if he is to actually secure the ride.
But Roger Lee isn't the only rider to face this problem. The average amount of money being demanded by team owners is 200,000 euros, though top rides, such as the Gresini team, are up to three times that amount. The financial crisis has reinforced a trend which was already underway, making bringing sponsorship to a deal a prerequisite to any deal being done. Perhaps, once the economic crisis abates, this will not be such a factor.
Moto2 Riders and Teams
|Ajo Motorsport||Álex Debón||Aprilia|
|Campetella Racing||Dominique Aegeter||B&B Team|
|Cardion AB Motoracing||Karel Abrahan||Aprilia|
|CIP Moto -GP250||Valentin Debise||Suter|
|Emmi Caffe Latte||Thomas Luthi||Suter, Kalex or Moriwaki|
|G22 Racing Team||Fonsi Nieto and Yanick Guerra||Moriwaki|
|Hayate Racing Team||Jules Cluzel and ?||Suter|
|Honda Gresini||Toni Elías and ?||Moriwaki|
|JIR||Mattia Pasini and Roger Lee Hayden||TSR|
|Kino Racing||Fabrizio Perren||BQR|
|Mapfre Aspar Team||Julían Simón and Mike Di Meglio||Aprilia|
|Matteoni Racing||Lukas Pesek, Jules Cluzel?||Moriwaki|
|Pons Racing||Axel Pons and Sergio Gadea||Kalex|
|Promoracing||Joan Olivé and Kenny Noyes||Harris|
|Racing Team By Queroseno||Bernat Martínez, José David De Gea, Lukas Pesek, Alex De Angelis||BQR|
|Racing Team Germany||Arne Tode||Suter|
|Scot Racing Team||Niccolo Canepa, one other||NCR|
|Speedup Aprilia||Andrea Iannone and Gabor Talmacsi||Aprilia|
|Sprint Tecnology Racing||Roberto Pietri and Roberto Rolfo||Suter|
|Stop and Go Racing Team||Héctor Faubel and Ratthapark Wilairot||Aprilia/FTR|
|Tech 3||Raffaele De Rosa and Yuki Takahashi||Tech3|
|Viessmann Kiefer Racing||Stefan Brald and Vladimir Leonov||Suter|
|WTR San Marino Team||Claudio Corti||ADV/CRP|
Riders in bold have been confirmed.
Last updated November 18th, 2009.