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Final 2014 Factory/Open MotoGP line-up revealed

Find out who is riding in what class ahead of this evening's opening practice session for the Qatar MotoGP...
Ahead of this evening's opening practice session for the Qatar MotoGP, the final 2014 MotoGP entry list - showing exactly which riders will be running as 'Factory' - has been revealed.

The list confirms that not only will Ducati Team riders Cal Crutchlow and Andrea Dovizioso remain as Factory entries, but also satellite Pramac Ducati riders Andrea Iannone and Yonny Hernandez.

Hernandez (pictured) had been named as Open class on all previous 2014 entry lists, with Crutchlow, Dovizioso and Iannone also briefly joining the Open category before the latest rule revision kept Ducati in the Factory class.

However, as revealed on Tuesday, although racing in the same Factory category as the Honda and Yamaha teams, Ducati - being "a Manufacturer with entries under the factory option who has not achieved a win in dry conditions in the previous year" - will actually start the season with almost all of the benefits available to the Open class.

We've colour-coded the names and provided a brief summary of the rules applicable to each rider...

#4 Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici)
#5 Colin Edwards USA NGM Forward Racing (Forward Yamaha)
#6 Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda MotoGP (RC213V)
#7 Hiroshi Aoyama JPN Drive M7 Aspar (RCV1000R)
#8 Hector Barbera ESP Avintia Racing (Avintia)
#9 Danilo Petrucci ITA IodaRacing Project (ART)
#17 Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing (RCV1000R)
#19 Alvaro Bautista ESP Go&Fun Honda Gresini (RC213V)
#23 Broc Parkes AUS Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM-ART)
#26 Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V)
#29 Andrea Iannone ITA Pramac Racing (Desmosedici)
#35 Cal Crutchlow GBR Ducati Team (Desmosedici)
#38 Bradley Smith GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)
#41 Aleix Espargaro ESP NGM Forward Racing (Forward Yamaha)
#44 Pol Espargaro ESP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)
#45 Scott Redding GBR Go&Fun Honda Gresini (RCV1000R)
#46 Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)
#62 Mike Di Meglio FRA Avintia Racing (Avintia)
#68 Yonny Hernandez COL Pramac Racing (Desmosedici)
#69 Nicky Hayden USA Drive M7 Aspar (RCV1000R)
#70 Michael Laverty GBR Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM-ART)
#93 Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V)
#99 Jorge Lorenzo ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)

Blue = Factory - Control ECU hardware, unique manufacturer software.
20 litres of race fuel, 5 engine changes for the season. All engines identical throughout the year within the same team (development freeze).
Black = Factory (with concessions) - Control ECU hardware, unique manufacturer software.
Currently only Ducati, but technically applicable to any Factory manufacturer that has not achieved a dry win the previous year, or any new MotoGP manufacturer.
24 litres of race fuel, 12 engine changes for the season. No engine development freeze, plus the same softer rear tyre allocation and extra testing opportunities as the Open category. Fuel to be reduced to 22 litres should Ducati achieve a race win, two second places or three (dry) podiums during 2014. If Ducati claims three wins this season they will also lose the softer rear tyre. All other concessions confirmed until start of single ECU era in 2016.
Red = Open - Full control ECU system, hardware and software.
24 litres of race fuel, 12 engine changes for the season. No engine development freeze, a softer rear tyre allocation and more testing opportunities relative to the Factory option.


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