2014 MotoGP lineup announced

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Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) have released the provisional entry list for next year’s MotoGP season. Though a majority of the contracts were settled mid-way last season, there were still a few question marks about the 2014 MotoGP grid. The provisional list features 11 names which will run under the factory rules, while the remaining 13 entries will form the open class.

As per the rules set by FIM for 2014 entries who will run as factory-riders will be allocated only 20 liters of fuel, 5 engines per season, and the freedom to use proprietary software on the spec Magneti Marelli ECU. On the other hand the remaining open class entries will have 24 liters of fuel and 12 engines per season, but will be forced to use the Dorna-controlled spec software on the Magneti Marelli ECU to compete.

The provisional list sees new MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez entered as number – 93, although being the world champion Honda is keen to see him run the number 1 plate. The 2014 season also sees newcomers like Pol Espargaro and Scott Redding both stepping up from Moto2.

Among the Open entries, all eyes will be on the battle between Nick Hayden’s Honda RCV1000R production racer and Aleix Espargaro’s Yamaha FTR open class entry.

The 2014 season looks set to be based on the pattern established in 2013, with Marc Marquez, Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo likely to dominate, coupled with a few surprise packages on the way.

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The 2014 provisional MotoGP Entry List:

No Rider Nationality Bike Factory/Open Contract until
Factory Yamaha
46 Valentino Rossi ITA Yamaha M1 Factory 2014
99 Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha M1 Factory 2014
Repsol Honda
26 Dani Pedrosa SPA Honda RC213V Factory 2014
93 Marc Marquez SPA Honda RC213V Factory 2014
Factory Ducati
4 Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati GP14 Factory 2014
35 Cal Crutchlow GBR Ducati GP14 Factory 2015
Tech 3 Yamaha
38 Bradley Smith GBR Yamaha M1 Factory 2014
44 Pol Espargaro SPA Yamaha M1 Factory 2015
LCR Honda
6 Stefan Bradl GER Honda RC213V Factory 2014
Gresini Honda
19 Alvaro Bautista SPA Honda RC213V Factory 2014
45 Scott Redding GBR Honda RCV1000R Open 2015
NGM Forward
5 Colin Edwards USA FTR Yamaha M1 Open 2014
41 Aleix Espargaro SPA FTR Yamaha M1 Open 2015
Pramac Ducati
29 Andrea Iannone ITA Ducati GP14 Factory 2014
68 Yonny Hernandez COL Ducati GP13 Open 2014
Cardion AB
17 Karel Abraham CZE Honda RCV1000R Open 2014
70 Michael Laverty GBR PBM/ART Open 2014
  To be confirmed   PBM/ART Open 2014
9 Danilo Petrucci ITA Aprilia ART/Ducati Open  
59 Niccolo Canepa ITA Aprilia ART/Ducati Open  
7 Hiroshi Aoyama JPN Honda RCV1000R Open 2014
69 Nicky Hayden USA Honda RCV1000R Open 2014
Avintia Blusens
8 Hector Barbera SPA FTR Kawasaki Open 2015
63 Mike Di Meglio FRA FTR Kawasaki Open 2014


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