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MotoGP opens up entry for final 2017 grid slot

The final spot on the 2017 MotoGP grid is to be offered to any teams with an interest in the available place as it aims for a full 24-bike grid
The final spot on the 2017 MotoGP grid is to be offered to any teams with an interest in the available place as it aims for a complete formation.

With KTM entering MotoGP with two full-factory efforts next year the current grid will bolster to 23, one short of the targeted 24. As a result, the International Road Racing Teams' Assciation (IRTA), FIM and MotoGP commercial rights holders Dorna will create a select committee and is welcoming applicants forward.

Teams considered to be potential candidates for the entry will then be given further details of the conditions of participation and asked to submit full details of their project. The initial submission deadline is Friday 29th April.


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Navelgazer

March 24, 2016 11:07 AM

I understand the concept of having a finite limit but capacity for Moto2 is 30-something bikes? Before everyone starts telling me we have much more powerful bikes in the top class etc., we also have riders with much more experience at controlling that power. Surely if a team has the money to put a MotoGP project together they should be encouraged to be able to come to the class? I'm thinking of independents like Suter, Harris, Roberts etc. Also, how does that figure stand with wildcard entries - you remember, those extra bikes we used to get that aren't factory test riders who actually livened up the racing?



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