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Updated 2014 MotoGP rider contracts

Who is so far signed for the 2014 MotoGP World Championship...'s updated contract list following confirmation that Cal Crutchlow will join Ducati and that Pol Espargaro will take the Englishman's place at Tech 3.

All the existing factory team rides have now been taken for next year, while a few satellite team seats are still to be confirmed.

By contrast, almost all the privateer rides - Karel Abraham will surely remain at his father's Cardion AB team - still look to be available, with many non-factory teams also yet to confirm their 2014 machinery.

Suzuki has delayed its MotoGP return until 2015...

2014 Factory MotoGP team riders:
Jorge Lorenzo SPA - Factory Yamaha rider until end of 2014.
Valentino Rossi ITA - Factory Yamaha until the end of 2014.
Dani Pedrosa SPA - Repsol Honda rider until the end of 2014.
Marc Marquez SPA - Repsol Honda rider until the end of 2014.
Andrea Dovizioso ITA - Ducati Team until the end of 2014.
Cal Crutchlow GBR - Ducati Team until the end of 2015.
Yet to sign?
Nicky Hayden USA - Ducati Team until the end of 2013.

2014 Satellite MotoGP team riders:
Pol Espargaro SPA - Tech 3 in 2014, Yamaha until the end of 2015.
Bradley Smith GBR - Tech 3 Yamaha until the end of 2014.
Alvaro Bautista SPA - Gresini Honda until the end of 2014.
Ben Spies USA - Pramac/Ducati until the end of 2014.
Yet to sign?
Stefan Bradl GER - LCR Honda/HRC until the end of 2014?
Andrea Iannone ITA - Pramac/Ducati until the end of 2013.

Non-factory (Privateer) MotoGP riders:
All riders thought to be currently unsigned for 2014.
Colin Edwards USA - Forward Racing.
Claudio Corti ITA - Forward Racing.
Karel Abraham CZE - Cardion AB.
Randy de Puniet FRA - Aspar.
Alex Espargaro SPA - Aspar.
Hiroshi Aoyama JPN - Avintia Blusens.
Hector Barbera SPA - Avintia Blusens.
Danilo Petrucci ITA - IodaRacing.
Lukas Pesek CZE - IodaRacing.
Bryan Staring AUS - Honda Gresini.
Michael Laverty GBR - Paul Bird Motorsport.
Yonny Hernandez COL - Paul Bird Motorsport.

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August 07, 2013 6:08 PM

@ GOAT46 & bikefan. Please read Don-R's post. Then read it again. Absorb what he is saying. Customer Yamaha engines. Customer Honda Bikes. Satellite Yam & Honda's. All with teams that compete with.... yup, FACTORY Yamaha and FACTORY Honda. So, 2 Teams actually CONTROL the relative pace and competitiveness of most of their supposed competition. So, anyone spending their money to get Yam / HRC equipment surrenders independence and guarantees itself bridesmaid status. Its Dorna's job to run MotoGP and ensure all teams have a fair chance to compete. Would the above situation make YOU think Dorna were doing a good job?


August 07, 2013 6:22 PM

Also... its easy to say MotoGP needs more factory teams to get more competitive seats. However - Dorna can't attract NEW Mfr's. Why? Global economy, shifts in sales away from sportsbikes yes, but mainly IMO because the environment in MotoGP means that other Mfrs know that they don't have any real chance to get competitive. Suzuki (foolish decision IMO) ARE coming back in 2015. You really think that guarantees 2 more competitive factory bikes? Instead I say we need NO factory teams, only independent private teams. Then, making the rules fair for all would be MUCH simpler and we can have genuine racing again. Its the only thing that makes sense IMO.

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