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MotoGP entry list updated, Leon Camier at Ioda

Leon Camier moves from WSBK to MotoGP.
Leon Camier will move to MotoGP this season, with Iodaracing.

The 27-year-old Englishman's deal is the main change on an updated 2014 MotoGP entry list released by the FIM, which also reveals that Ioda will switch from Suter-BMW to become the only team running Aprilia's ART machinery.

The ART dominated both years of the previous CRT class in the hands of former Aspar rider Aleix Espargaro and is expected to be upgraded for the new Open category.

2009 BSB champion Camier raced for the Factory Aprilia team in WSBK, before spending the last two years with Crescent Suzuki. Ioda had been tipped as Camier's most likely destination, after his unexpected Crescent exit.

Camier - who has nine WSBK podiums to his credit - is the fifth British rider on the 2014 line-up alongside Cal Crutchlow, Bradley Smith, Scott Redding and Michael Laverty.

Paul Bird Motorsport, the other team linked with ART bikes for 2014, is now confirmed as running its own Aprilia-powered PBM machine for both Laverty and new signing Broc Parkes, whose deal was announced in December.

Despite recent speculation, Ducati still officially has three Factory class entries, while all 24 grid places are now occupied...

#4 Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Ducati *)
#5 Colin Edwards USA NGM Mobile Forward Racing (FTR Yamaha)
#6 Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda MotoGP (Honda *)
#7 Hiroshi Aoyama JPN Power Electronics Aspar (Honda)
#8 Hector Barbera SPA Avintia Blusens (FTR)
#9 Danilo Petrucci ITA Iodaracing Project (ART)
#12 Leon Camier GBR Iodaracing Project (ART)
#17 Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing (Honda)
#19 Alvaro Bautista SPA Go&Fun Honda Gresini (Honda *)
#23 Broc Parkes AUS Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM)
#26 Dani Pedrosa SPA Repsol Honda Team (Honda *)
#29 Andrea Iannone ITA Pramac Racing (Ducati *)
#35 Cal Crutchlow GBR Ducati Team (Ducati *)
#38 Bradley Smith GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (Yamaha *)
#41 Aleix Espargaro SPA NGM Mobile Forward Racing (FTR Yamaha)
#44 Pol Espargaro SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (Yamaha *)
#45 Scott Redding GBR Go&Fun Honda Gresini (Honda)
#46 Valentino Rossi ITA Yamaha Factory Racing (Yamaha *)
#63 Mike di Meglio FRA Avintia Blusens (FTR)
#68 Yonny Hernandez COL Pramac Racing (Ducati)
#69 Nicky Hayden USA Power Electronics Aspar (Honda)
#70 Michael Laverty GBR Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM)
#93 Marc Marquez SPA Repsol Honda Team (Honda *)
#99 Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha Factory Racing (Yamaha *)

* = Factory class: Will continue with their own ECU software but face four-litres less race fuel and five, rather than twelve, engine changes during the season compared to the Open class.

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January 14, 2014 3:57 PM

Well I suppose its a ride for Leon but for someone who was going really well towards the end of the season in WSBK, I cant understand why he didnt get a competitive ride in superbikes for the coming season. For me hes more deserving than a number of the others who are still there on good machinery.

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