Provisional MotoGP entry list released

Author: Bike Social Sports Reporter Posted: 23 Oct 2014

There will be 25 bikes on the grid next season

With silly season now over and all but two rides now sorted, the FIM have released a 25-strong entry list for the 2015 MotoGP Championship.

The list contains no surprises and just two spaces are left blank, one at the Gresini Aprilia team and the other at Ioda Racing. The Gresini ride was expected to go to Marco Melandri but it is believed the Italian wants to remain in the World Superbike series in which he can win races.

The grid jumps from 11 factory option bikes to 14 with the return of both Suzuki and Aprilia with two rider efforts.

Four British riders appear on the entry list, which remains provisional, and three of these will ride factory machinery with Cal Crutchlow and Scott Redding moving onto factory Hondas while Bradley Smith remains at Tech 3 Yamaha. One Laverty, Michael, may be departing the premier class (should he not bag the second Aprilia seat) but he'll be replaced by brother Eugene who joins the Aspar Honda team. Eugene runs the Irish flag but for all intents and purposes is British.

2015 MotoGP Entry List (Provisional)

4

Andrea Dovizioso

Ducati Team

6

Stefan Bradl

Forward Racing Yamaha (O)

8

Hector Barbera

Avintia Ducati (O)

9

Danilo Petrucci

Pramac Ducati (O)

17

Karel Abraham

Cardion AB Honda (O)

19

Alvaro Bautista

Factory Aprilia Gresini

25

Maverick Vinales

Team Suzuki MotoGP

26

Dani Pedrosa

Repsol Honda Team

29

Andrea Iannone

Ducati Team

35

Cal Crutchlow

CWM LCR Honda

38

Bradley Smith

Tech 3 Yamaha

41

Aleix Espargaro

Team Suzuki MotoGP

43

Jack Miller

CWM LCR Honda (O)

44

Pol Espargaro

Tech 3 Yamaha

45

Scott Redding

Marc VDS Racing Honda

46

Valentino Rossi

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

50

Eugene Laverty

Drive M7 Aspar Honda (O)

63

Mike Di Meglio

Avintia Ducati (O)

68

Yonny Hernandez

Pramac Ducati (O)

69

Nicky Hayden

Drive M7 Aspar Honda (O)

76

Loris Baz

Forward Racing Yamaha (O)

93

Marc Marquez

Repsol Honda

99

Jorge Lorenzo

Movistar Yamaha

##

TBC

Factory Aprilia Gresini

##

TBC

Ioda Racing*

*IODA Racing are still to officially confirm they will compete in the 2015 Championship
(O) = Open Class

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