Provisional Entry Lists for MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 explained

The 2017 provisional entry lists for the MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 have been released and we have thrown together this to help you to get understand what is going on! Nothing is forever... it's just for now!

Provisional Entry Lists for MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 explained
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The provisional entry lists for the MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 have been released just as we come to the end of the 2016 season; ahead of the finale at Valencia. There have been a lot of changes; some are leaving us, some are moving up, some are simply switching tams and some will be brand new, and hopefully this will help you to get your head around it all…

Start with the MotoGP

Blame can arguably be put on Movistar Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo for all off this confusion and commotion as it seems it was his decision to move to the Ducati Team next season that sparked it all. At the beginning of the season when contracts were being renewed, as many decided to stay put, he decided to go.

As a result, three riders are leaving, we welcome back an old face and four new ones and there are seven more riders changing teams. Those marked (R) will be completing their rookie season in that class.

No. Name Nationality Team Machinery Change
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4 Andrea Dovizioso Italy Ducati Team Ducati  
5 Johann Zarco (R) French Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha Moving up to MotoGP after winning championship from Moto2 AGR Team
8 Hector Barbera Spain Avintia Racing Ducati More modern machinery
9 Danilo Petrucci Italy Octo Pramac Yakhnich Ducati Chance of more modern machinery
17 Karel Abraham Czech Republic Pull & Bear Aspar Ducati Returning to MotoGp in place of Yonny Hernandez
19 Alvaro Bautista Spain Pull & Bear Aspar Ducati Moved from Aprilia to Aspar in place of Eugene Laverty
22 Sam Lowes (R) GBR Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia Moving up to MotoGP with Gresini from Federal OIl Gresini Moto2
25 Maverick Vinales Spain Movistar Yamaha Yamaha Moved from Suzuki to Yamaha in place of Lorenzo
26 Dani Pedrosa Spain Repsol Honda Honda  
29 Andrea Iannone Italy Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki Moved from Ducati to make room for Lorenzo, going to Suzuki in place of Vinales/Aleix Espargaro
35 Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda Honda  
38 Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM Moving to new factory team from Monster Tech 3 Yamaha
41 Aleix Espargaro Spain Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia Moved from Suzuki to Aprilia in place of Bradl and Bautista
42 Alex Rins (R) Spain Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki Moved up from Moto2 from Paginas Amarillas HP 40 in place of Aleix Espargaro/Vinales
43 Jack Miller Australia Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Honda  
44 Pol Espargaro Spain Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM Moved to factory team from moster Yamaha Tech 3
45 Scott Redding GBR Octo Pramac Yakhncih Ducati Chance of more modern machinery
46 Valentino Rossi Italy Movistar Yamaha    
53 Tito Rabat Spain Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Honda  
76 Loris Baz France Avintia Racing Ducati  
93 Marc Marquez Spain Repsol Honda Honda  
94 Jonas Folger (R) Germany Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha Moved uo from Dynavolt Intact GP in Moto2 in place of Smith/Pol Espargaro
99 Jorge Lorenzo Spain Ducati Team Ducati Moved from Movistar Yamaha to Ducati
           

In the MotoGP class we will be saying goodbye at the end of the season to Eugene Laverty (Pull & Bear Aspar Ducati) and Stefan Bradl (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini) who will be making their return to the World Superbikes. Yonny Hernandez (Pull & Bear Aspar Ducati) will also be returning to the Moto2 class.

Changes to the Moto2 line-up

The Moto2 class will see the most changes provisionally in the 2017 season. After the four have been promoted to the MotoGP class and one rider demoted, there are two new faces, Tetsuta Nagashima and Axel Bassini, and six riders will be rookies as they are promoted up from the Moto3 class. There are also nine team changes to replace those who have moved elsewhere.

It seems that Ratthapark Wilairot (Idemitsu Honda Team Asia) and Robin Mulhauser (CarXpert interwetten) will not be joining the 600cc class next season as they have not been allocated anwhere.

No. Name Nationality Team Machine Change
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2 Jesko Raffin Switzerland CarXpert Interwetten Kalex Moved from Sports-Millions-EWME-SAG
5 Andrea Locatelli Italy Italtrans Racing Team Kalex Moved up from Moto3 from Leopard Racing as additional rider
7 Lorenzo Baldassari Italy Forward Team Kalex  
9 Jorge Navarro Spain Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Kalex Moved up from in place of Sam Lowes from EG 0,0
10 Luca Marini Italy Forward Team Kalex  
11 Sandro Cortese Germany Dynavolt Intact GP Suter Changed from Kalex to Suter
12 Thomas Luthi Switzerland Garage Plus Interwetten Kalex  
19 Xavier Simeon Belgium Tasca Racing Scuderia Kalex Change from QMMF Racing (Speed Up)
21 Franco Morbidelli Italy Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Kalex  
23 Marcel Schrotter Germany Dynavolt Intact GP Suter Change from Kalex to Suter
24 Simone Corsi Italy Speed Up Speed Up  
27 Iker Lecuona Spain CarXpert Interwetten Kalex Replaced Dominique Aegerter during 2016
30 Takaaki Nakagami Japan Idemitsu Honda Team Asia Kalex  
32 Isaac Vinales Spain SAG Team Kalex Moved from Tech 3 Racing (Tech 3)
40 Fabio Quartararo (R) France Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex Moved up from Moto3 in place of Alex Rins
41 Brad Binder (R) South Africa Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 2016 Moto3 Champion moved up to new Moto2 team for 2017
42 Francesco Bagnaia (R) Italy Sky Racing Team VR46 Kalex Moved up from Moto3 to new Moto2 team
44 Miguel Oliveira Portugal Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM Moving from Leopard Racing (Kalex to KTM)
45 Tetsuta Nagashima (R) Japan Teluru SAG Team Kalex New to Moto2 with new team
47 Axel Bassani (R) Italy Speed Up Speed Up New to Moto2 as additional rider
49 Axel Pons Spain RW Racing GP Kalex Switch from AGR Team
52 Danny Kent GBR Kiefer Racing Suter Moving from Leopard Racing (Kalex)
54 Mattia Pasini Italy Italtrans Racing Team Kalex  
55 Hafizh Syahrin Malaysia Petronas Raceline Malaysia Kalex  
57 Edgar Pons Spain Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex  
62 Stefano Manzi Italy Sky Racing Team VR46 Kalex Moving to new team, made wildcard appearances in 2016 
68 Yonny Hernandez Colombia AGR Team Kalex Demoted from MotoGP replacing Axel Pons
73 Alex Marquez Spain Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Kalex  
77 Dominique Aegerter Switzerland Kiefer Racing Suter Returning after sacked, moving to new team from  CarXpert Interwetten
87 Remy Gardner Australia Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 Moving from Tasca Scuderia Moto2 (Kalex) 
89 Khairul Idham Pawi (R) Malaysia Idemitsu Honda Team Asia Kalex Moving up from Moto3 replacing Ratthapark Wilairot
97 Xavi Vierge Spain Tech 3 Racing Tech 3  

The entry list so far for the 2017 Moto3 class

The Moto3 class will be saying farewell to six riders who will become rookies in the Moto2 class, however they will be welciming six new riders in place of them. The changes are still happening and probably will continue to do so up until the next season gets underway.

Riders missing from the Moto3 line-up so far include Hiroki Ono (Honda Team Asia), Fabio Spiranelli (CIP-Unicorn Starker) and 3570 Team Italia teammates Lorenzo Petrarca and Stefano Valtulini.

No. Name Country Team Machine Change
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4 Patrick Pulkkinen Finland Peugeot MC Saxoprint Mahindra Rookie replacing McPhee
5 Romano Fenati Italy Ongetta-Rivacold Honda Returning to Moto3 after he was sacked replacing Antonelli
6 Maria Herrera Spain AGR Team KTM Finally has a team after being without sponsor at her own MH6 Team
7 Adam Norrodin Malaysia SIC Racing Team Honda  
8 Nicolo Bulega Italy Sky Racing Team VR46 KTM  
11 Livio Loi Belgium Leopard Racing Honda Moving from RW Racing GP BV in place of Quartararo and Leopard switching to Honda
12 Albert Arenas Spain Aspar Team Moto3 Mahindra Moving from Peugeot MC Saxoprint
14 Tony Arbolino Italy SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda New rider and new team
16 Andrea Migno Italy Sky Racing Team VR46 KTM  
17 John McPhee GBR GB Team Honda Moving to new team from Peugeot MC Saxoprint
19 Gabriel Rodrigo Argentina RBA Racing Team    
21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Italy Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda  
23 Niccolo Antonelli Italy Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM Moving from Ongetta-Rivacold
24 Tatsuki Suzuki Japan SIC50 Squadra Corse Honda Moving to new team from CIP-Unicorn Starker
27 Kaito Toba (R) Japan Honda Team Asia Honda New rider replacing Pawi
33 Enea Bastianini Italy Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda Moving from Gresini Racing Moto3 replacing Navarro
36 Joan Mir Spain Leopard Racing Honda Leopard switching  from KTM
40 Darryn Binder South African Platinum Bay Real Estate KTM Team switching from Mahindra to KTM
41 Nakarin Atiratphuvapat (R) Thailand Honda Team Asia Honda Replacing Hiroki Ono
42 Marcos Ramirez Spain Platinum Bay Real Estate KTM Team switching from Mahindra to KTM
44 Aron Canet Spain Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda  
48 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Italy Pull & Bear Aspar Mahindra Mahindra Moving from Sky Racing Team VR46
53 Marco Bezzecchi (R)  Italy CIP-Unicorn Starker Mahindra New rider in place of Spiranelli/Suzuki
58 Juanfran Guevara Spain RBA Racing Team KTM  
64 Bo Bendsneyder Netherlands Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM  
65 Philipp Oettl Germany Schedl GP Racing KTM  
71 Ayumu Sasaki (R) Japan SIC Racing Team Honda Replacing Kornfeil (has made wildcard appearances)
84 Jakub Kornfeil Czech Republic Peugeot MC Saxoprint Peugeot Moving from SIC Racing Team (Honda)
88 Jorge Martin Spain Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda Moving fromPull & Bear Aspar Mahindra replacing Bastianini 
95 Jules Danilo France Ongetta-Rivacold Honda  
99 Enzo Boulom (R) France CIP-Unicorn Starker Mahindra New rider in place of Spiranelli/Suzuki

Remember, nothing is forever... it's just for now!