MotoGP 2018 provisional entry list released

MotoGP 2018 provisional entry list released

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MotoGP 2018 provisional entry list released

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The FIM has released a 24-bike provisional entry list for the 2018 MotoGP season.

The riders include four rookies: Xavier Simeon (Reale Avintia Racing Ducati), Thomas Luthi (Marc VDS Honda), Franco Morbidelli (EG 0,0 MARC VDS Honda) and Takaaki Nakagami, whose second LCR Honda joins the grid alongside teammate Cal Crutchlow.

2017 riders Hector Barbera and Sam Lowes are set for Moto2 in 2018, and Loris Baz leaves Avintia Ducati for Althea BMW in the World Superbike championship.

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4 Andrea Dovizioso Italian Ducati Team Ducati
5 Johann Zarco French Monster Yamaha Tech 3* Yamaha
9 Danilo Petrucci Italian Octo Pramac Racing* Ducati
10 Xavier Simeon Belgian Reale Avintia Racing* Ducati
12 Tom Luthi Swiss EG 0,0 Marc VDS* Honda
17 Karel Abraham Czech Pull&Bear Aspar Team* Ducati
19 Alavaro Bautista Spanish Pull&Bear Aspar Team* Ducati
21 Franco Morbidelli Italian EG 0,0 Marc VDS* Honda
25 Maverick Vinales Spanish Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha
26 Dani Pedrosa Spanish Repsol Honda Team Honda
29 Andrea Iannone Italian Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki
30 Takaai Nakagami Japanese LCR Honda Idemitsu* Honda
35 Cal Crutchlow British LCR Honda Castrol* Honda
38 Bradley Smith British Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
41 Aleix Espargaro Spanish Aprilia Racing Team Gresini* Aprilia
42 Alex Rins Spanish Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki
43 Jack Miller Australian Octo Pramac Racing* Ducati
44 Pol Espargaro Spanish Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
45 Scott Redding British Aprilia Racing Team Gresini* Aprilia
46 Valentino Rossi Itallian Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha
53 Tito Rabat Spanish Reale Avintia Racing* Ducati
93 Marc Marquez Spanish Repsol Honda Team Honda
94 Jonas Folger German Monster Yamaha Tech 3* Yamaha
99 Jorge Lorenzo Spanish Ducati Team Ducati
   
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