MotoGP » Factory MotoGP line-up set until 2015?

Two years until any big changes in the factory MotoGP rider line-ups.

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whatever - Unregistered

August 22, 2012 5:57 PM

I still don't get Bradley Smith at Tech 3, what are they thinking signing this guy in MotoGP, he's done nothing in Moto2, many more willing and able guys to move up surely. Hope Cal stays on otherwise his future in motogp will be limited......

grumpyamerican - Unregistered

August 22, 2012 6:03 PM

MotoGP is a two make spanish championship. I see no reason for it to exist at all. The *only* reason for it now is that it contains the (few) top riders in the world.

Ducati needs to come to their senses. They should abandon motogp and restart the wsbk team. They need to realize they made a mistake in canning a competitive wsbk team and focusing on a floundering motogp team.

Ducati rose from the dead during the Fogerty/Tamburini years. Now with ugly bikes and a crummy motogp bike they need to wake up.

Honda, you won. You've destroyed motogp. Please try to compete in wsbk.

Yamaha, well as an ignorant American, after Spies fiasco, my money went to Suzuki this year. You can keep your mini Tenere out of the US.


August 22, 2012 6:40 PM

I agree with Realist about Hayden!! But he still had is chance of proving somethingh about is talents him 2013.. About Smith i think British people can t complain about chances for there riders.. At least Tech 3 is making great effort to bring British talents to Motogp, i think they bealive on Smith because wille Cal come from WSBK, Smith made is carear like a spanish kid.. He run on 125cc and now Moto2, about is talents i can t say nothingh i think he can ride but how fast we never know!! The realaty is that riders that have been coming from Moto2 until now, they are showing that they can handle Motogp, Loke at Bradl one of my favorit for next years but i also enjoy a lot Yonny Hernandez, ok i know that Hernandez is not on Motogp but you guys can bet that is CRT is not has fast has Aprilia CRT bike but still he had talent and make great races.. Aim expecting that someone open is mind and start to think Yeah maybe he will be good on one Motogp.. All hope he had one Chance at least!! 4s


August 22, 2012 6:43 PM

@ Vilas

If Dovi out-performs Hayden next year, rest assured that he will definitely be out of his Ducati seat. Had Rossi stayed, it would have been Rossi and Dovi in 2013. Hayden is really on borrowed time. He best start preparing for a WSBK venture.


August 22, 2012 6:53 PM


Yeah i think the same.. But who will be the rider that go for Hayden place?? All find funny Ducati only give him a one year contract and at the same time Bradl will be free to go to other Team.. If Ducati cach Bradl i think will be great deal for then... But there is a lot of Youngsters that i would love to wach racing him Motogp.. Its big pity we still dont know nothingh clear about Suzuki, Kawasaki is very focus on Wsbk and Bmw its only manufactor that loocks good to come to Motogp.. If we had this Teams on Motogp would be a Dream to wach every race..

grumpyamerican - Unregistered

August 22, 2012 7:04 PM

I agree that Hayden only has a year left at Ducati. Unfortunately I don't see Ducati competing beyond next year, so much money was spent/lost on Rossi. All the money was unrealized advertising costs. I hope Dovi has a good year next year, Ducati depends on it.

Unless MotoGP expands the good riders coming up through the ranks are not going to come to MotoGP. They're going to other championships. The result is that the best riders will no longer be in MotoGP.


August 22, 2012 7:07 PM

@ Vilas

It'll likely be Redding and Iannone (..both who will likely be satellite riders in 2013). I think Bradl will likely get full factory support as of 2013. I also believe that Suzuki will make their way back to GP.

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