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Six Moto2 teams gets MotoGP 2012 entries

The decision was taken to focus on existing grand prix teams when considering who to include on next year's MotoGP grid.
The FIM has confirmed six new teams have been offered a contract of participation with IRTA for the 2012 MotoGP World Championship, in addition to the current competitors.

Among those to gain an entry include Marc VDS Racing – which has been helping Suter develop a 'Moto1' chassis -, current Moto2 leaders Kiefer Racing and Andrea Iannone's Speed Master team.

A short statement from the governing body confirmed that it received more applications than places available, prompting them to focus on those already competing at grand prix level in Moto2 during the selection process.

The six teams to secure an entry are:

- By Queroseno Racing (BQR)
- Forward Racing
- Kiefer Racing
- Marc VDS Racing
- Paddock GP Racing (Interwetten)
- Speed Master

However, a statement that read 'the offer is with respect to one rider only and is subject to the submission of their final plans', suggests these positions remain fairly provisional.

Applications from new manufacturers wishing to participate in MotoGP continue to be evaluated. Further information will be provided when a decision has been taken on such applications.

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June 15, 2011 5:06 PM

Crikey,@ Westminster, give it a break. Remember the the lashing Karel Abraham got for getting a deal to race GP1 this year. Last weekend,he was dissapointed by being unable to stick with Valentino. An Aprilia engined CRT with Iannone on board may well deliver another surprise or two. Bradl on a BMW engined Kiefer/Kalex. Someone is going to raise Toni Elias/LCR ride this season and for what ? We are not talking the 'establishment',rather opportunity for the new generation. Teams and racers. I hope the transition is smooth and the competition from confirmed CRT outfits adds to the quality of the game. Era's die hard,but they do die.New life springs up out of the ashes. 500 2 strokes ain't comming back. Good old days are replaced by good new days is the general idea,rightly or wrongly.

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