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Full MotoGP 2012 entry list revealed
13 January 2012
A full (but still provisional) entry list for the 2012 MotoGP World Championship has been released, confirming riders, teams, race numbers and the inclusion of nine 'CRT' bikes.
The list confirms a total of 21 bikes for the start of the new 1000cc era (four more than last year) headed by new double world champion Casey Stoner, who will assume the No.1 plate on his Honda, while Jorge Lorenzo reverts back to No.99.
As expected, the Claiming Rule Team entrants - allowed engine and fuel concessions - are headlined by Forward Racing's Colin Edwards on a Suter-BMW, plus Aspar's Randy de Puniet and Aleix Espargaro on the complete Aprilia CRT entry (running under the machine name 'ART').
The FIM also confirms that James Ellison and Anthony West will use the Aprilia (ART) machine, the former for Paul Bird Racing, the latter for Speed Master.
The four other CRT places go to Danilo Petrucci on an Aprilia-powered Ioda, Yonny Hernandez and Ivan Silva on the BQR FTR-Kawasakis, plus Michele Pirro on the Gresini FTR-Honda (engine and electronics to be supplied by Ten Kate)
Moto2 champion Stefan Bradl (LCR Honda) will be the only rookie on a non-CRT bike, with the other class newcomers being Petrucci, Pirro and Hernandez.
West, Espargaro and Ellison are all returning to MotoGP, having previously raced for at least one season in the class, while Silva made four premier-class appearances in 2006-07.
No title sponsors were given.
Provisional 2012 MotoGP Entry List
AUS Honda Team (HONDA)
ITA Yamaha Tech 3 (YAMAHA)
USA Forward Racing (SUTER) *
GER LCR Honda MotoGP (HONDA)
SPA Pramac Racing Team (DUCATI)
ITA Ioda Racing Project (IODA) *
USA Yamaha Factory Racing (YAMAHA)
AUS Speed Master (ART) *
Randy De Puniet
FRA Aspar Team MotoGP (ART) *
CZE Cardion AB Motoracing (DUCATI)
SPA Honda Gresini (HONDA)
SPA Aspar Team MotoGP (ART) *
SPA BQR (FTR) *
SPA Honda Team (HONDA)
GBR Yamaha Tech 3 (YAMAHA)
ITA Ducati Team (DUCATI)
ITA Honda Gresini (FTR) *
COL BQR (FTR) *
USA Ducati Team (DUCATI)
GBR Paul Bird Racing (ART) *
SPA Yamaha Factory Racing (YAMAHA)
* CRT (Claiming Rule Team)
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