Of the 47 teams, representing 91 riders, that submitted valid applications for next year's inaugural Moto2 World Championship, 27 teams have now been offered a provisional entry.
“The Selection Committee comprising delegates from the FIM, Dorna and IRTA met on the 11th June to consider applications from teams wishing to participate in the Moto2 class in 2010,” began an FIM statement.
“It was decided to provisionally offer entries in this class to 27 teams (41 riders). A further 10 teams were placed on a reserve list and, regrettably, it was necessary to refuse applications from 10 teams.
“The teams provisionally accepted will have until the Portuguese Grand Prix [October 4] to confirm the details of their entry including the team structure, machines to be used and riders contracted. Decisions on the teams accepted will be made in Estoril based on this information.
“Due to the overwhelming interest in this new class and the quality of the initial applications it is the intention of FIM, Dorna and IRTA to accept an entry significantly larger than the current 250cc class.”
The present 250cc two-strokes will theoretically be able to compete against the 600cc four-stroke Moto2s next season, before the MotoGP support class goes all four-stroke from 2011.
However, only one of the original 47 teams to file an application asked to use two-stroke machinery next year.
Moto2 machines will use identical Honda-built engines, housed within different prototype chassis designs.
It is believed that all of the satellite MotoGP teams applied for a place on the Moto2 grid.