All 2021 MotoGP grid places are now confirmed barring the second Aprilia seat alongside Espargaro, which had been reserved for Andrea Iannone. That seat will now go to either Bradley Smith or fellow test rider Lorenzo Savadori, a final decision being made after pre-season testing.

Two race winners without a place are Andrea Dovizioso and Cal Crutchlow. Dovizioso announced he was leaving Ducati in mid-August and, while insisting he is not retiring, will now take a sabbatical. Crutchlow, who has lost his LCR Honda seat to Alex Marquez, has signed to become a Yamaha test rider in 2021.

Repsol Honda:
Marc Marquez (End of 2024)
Pol Espargaro (End of 2022)

Alex Marquez (moving to LCR Honda)

Monster Yamaha:
Maverick Vinales (End of 2022)
Fabio Quartararo (End of 2022)

Valentino Rossi (joining Petronas Yamaha for 2021)

Ducati Team:
Jack Miller (End of 2021, option for 2022)
Francesco Bagnaia (End of 2022)

Andrea Dovizioso (leaving Ducati at end of 2020)
Danilo Petrucci (joining Tech3 KTM for 2021)

Suzuki:
Alex Rins (End of 2022)
Joan Mir (End of 2022)

Red Bull KTM:
Miguel Oliveira (End of 2022)
Brad Binder (End of 2021)

Pol Espargaro (joining Repsol Honda)

Aprilia Gresini:
Aleix Espargaro (End of 2022)

Bradley Smith or Lorenzo Savadori

Andrea Iannone (four-year ban for anti-doping violation)

Petronas Yamaha Sepang Team:
Franco Morbidelli (End of 2022)
Valentino Rossi (End of 2021)

Fabio Quartararo (joining Monster Yamaha in 2021)

Tech3 KTM:
Danilo Petrucci (KTM contract, end of 2021)
Iker Lecuona (KTM contract, end of 2021)

Miguel Oliveira (moving to Red Bull KTM for 2021)

LCR Honda:
Alex Marquez (HRC contract, end of 2022)
Takaaki Nakagami (HRC contract, end of 2021 'and beyond')

Cal Crutchlow (HRC contract, end of 2020)

Pramac Ducati:
Johann Zarco (Ducati contract, end of 2021, option for 2022)
Jorge Martin (Ducati contract, end of 2022)

Francesco Bagnaia (moving to the official Ducati team in 2021)
Jack Miller (moving to the official Ducati team in 2021)

Avintia Racing
Luca Marini (End of 2021)
Enea Bastianini (End of 2021)

Johann Zarco (moving to Pramac)
Tito Rabat (End of 2021)

Provisional 2021 MotoGP Calendar

Round

Date

Race

Circuit

1

28 March

Qatar

Losail

2

11 April

Argentina

Termas de Rio Hondo

3

18 April

Americas

COTA

4

2 May

Spain

Jerez

5

16 May

France

Le Mans

6

30 May

Italy

Mugello

7

6 June

Catalunya

Barcelona

8

20 June

Netherlands

Assen

9

27 June

Germany

Sachsenring

10

11 July

Finland

KymiRing

11

 

TBD

 

12

15 August

Austria

Red Bull Ring

13

29 August

Great Britain

Silverstone

14

12 September

Aragon

Aragon

15

19 September

San Marino e Della Riviera di Rimini

Misano

16

3 October

Japan

Motegi

17

10 October

Thailand

Buriram

18

24 October

Australia

Phillip Island

19

31 October

Malaysia

Sepang

20

14 November

Comunitat Valenciana

Ricardo Tormo