2013 Provisional MotoGP Line Up Announced: No Surprises In MotoGP List

Last but not least, the FIM announced the MotoGP rider line up for 2013. The list contains few surprises - Michael Laverty now officially confirmed by the FIM as being entered by Paul Bird Motorsport, though contracts have yet to be finalized - and only one slot is yet to be filled, the second IODA slot alongside Danilo Petrucci. The other item of note is that Jorge Lorenzo has elected officially to keep the number 99, instead of taking the number 1 plate he may carry as reigning champion. Alongside him he will have Hector Martin, this time not as his personal assistant, but as press officer for the Yamaha Factory Racing team. No word as yet of a title sponsor for the factory Yamaha squad.

Provisional MotoGP Rider Line Up:

No. Rider Nationality Team Bike
4 Andrea Dovizioso Italian Ducati Team Ducati
5 Colin Edwards USA NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR Kawasaki
6 Stefan Bradl German LCR Honda Honda
7 Hiroshi Aoyama Japanese Avintia Blusens FTR Kawasaki
8 Hector Barbera Spanish Avintia Blusens FTR Kawasaki
9 Danilo Petrucci Italian Came Ioda Racing Suter BMW
11 Ben Spies USA Pramac Racing Team Ducati
14 Randy De Puniet French Power Electronics Aspar ART
17 Karel Abraham Czech Cardion AB ART
19 Alvaro Bautista Spanish Go & Fun Honda Gresini Honda
26 Dani Pedrosa Spanish Repsol Honda Honda
29 Andrea Iannone Italian Pramac Racing Team Ducati
33 Michael Laverty British Paul Bird Motorsport PBM
35 Cal Crutchlow British Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha
38 Bradley Smith British Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha
41 Aleix Espargaro Spanish Power Electronics Aspar ART
46 Valentino Rossi Italian Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha
67 Bryan Staring Australian Go & Fun Honda Gresini FTR Honda
68 Yonny Hernandez Colombian Paul Bird Motorsport ART
69 Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Team Ducati
71 Claudio Corti Italian NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR Kawasaki
93 Marc Marquez Spanish Repsol Honda Honda
99 Jorge Lorenzo Spanish Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha
TBC TBC   Came Ioda Racing Suter BMW


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I don't remember the number Lorenzo used the other time.

Anyway 99 is just 1 short of a hundred :)

i am glad he's keeping his number...i dont like it when the champions tag the number 1 on themselves and their bikes...besides, 99 is a really cool number in itself.

Lorenzo ran with #48
@ Team-Myers Are we a fan of the one and only Elena Myers? I am too.. I remember her having a play on the Gp Rizla Suzuki and did really well if memory serves me right. Denning was toying with the possibility of a wildcard or two but then Suzuki turned to shit which is a real shame cos she is a mega rider, a proper eye candy chick in leathers and a real prospect in the making and deserves a chance but Elena Rossell has not done a lot of good this year on the Quatari bike which will put all ladies in a dim light for Grand Prix racing as the poncy big boys will say its only a mans game racing bikes.
I do hope she gets a break soon....

I agree- even our 25 y.o. daughter was wondering why Rossell wasn't in Moto3 to start.

Hopefully Ana Carrasco will have success on the 250 next season.

I've gotten to share pits, garages and the track with Elena over the years. She's a racer to the core, and she's one of the reasons I never say when I was riding poorly that I was "riding like a girl." Having had Elena roost by me on track days, all I was thinking was that I wish I could ride like THAT girl ...