Following Wednesday's announcement that Ben Spies has extended his Yamaha contract, here is a list of the riders with a confirmed place on next year's MotoGP grid.

2012 MotoGP riders to date:

Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Marlboro Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Marlboro

Jorge Lorenzo SPA Factory Yamaha Ben Spies USA Factory Yamaha

Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda. Dani Pedrosa SPA Repsol Honda

Cal Crutchlow GBR Tech 3 Yamaha

2012 will be the first year of the new 1000cc engine rules and grid size will increase significantly due to the new class of Claiming Rule Teams.

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