2023 MotoGP rider line-up: Every rider and team confirmed

A new-look grid will be kept busy by the MotoGP 2023 calendar - the season will feature some fascinating new partnerships plus some major changes.
Alex Rins, Portimao MotoGP test, 12 March
Alex Rins, Portimao MotoGP test, 12 March
Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team
Fabio Quartararo (end of 2024) #20
Franco Morbidelli (end of 2023) #21

Ducati Lenovo Team
Francesco Bagnaia (end of 2024) #63
Enea Bastianini (end of 2024) #23

Aprilia Racing
Aleix Espargaro (end of 2024) #41
Maverick Vinales (end of 2024) #12

Repsol Honda Team
Marc Marquez (end of 2024) #93
Joan Mir (end of 2024) #36

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
Jack Miller (end of 2024) #43
Brad Binder (end of 2024) #33

Gresini Racing MotoGP (Ducati)
Alex Marquez (end of 2023) #73
Fabio di Giannantonio (end of 2023) #49

Prima Pramac Racing (Ducati)
Johann Zarco (Ducati contract for 2023) #5
Jorge Martin (Ducati contract for 2023) #89

Mooney VR46 Racing Team (Ducati)
Luca Marini (for 2023) #10
Marco Bezzecchi (for 2023) #72

RNF MotoGP Team (Aprilia)
Miguel Oliveira (Aprilia contract, end of 2024) #88
Raul Fernandez (Aprilia contract, end of 2024) #25

Tech3 GASGAS Factory Racing (KTM)
Pol Espargaro (KTM contract, end of 2024) #44
Augusto Fernandez (KTM contract, end of 2024) #37

LCR Honda Castrol/Idemitsu
Alex Rins (Honda contract, end of 2024) #42
Takaaki Nakagami (Honda contract, end of 2023) #30

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Suzuki quits MotoGP

The biggest news for 2023 is the shock departure of Suzuki, which negotiated its exit from the sport after just one year of a planned five-year contract with Dorna (2022-2026). The end of the title-winning GSX-RR project, which made its debut at the end of 2014, reduced MotoGP to five manufacturers.

Marc Marquez to be partnered by Joan Mir

Suzuki's decision to quit MotoGP forced 2020 world champion Joan Mir and race-winning team-mate Alex Rins to find alternative rides. While Mir was soon being linked with Repsol Honda, Rins was the first to sign for HRC, inking a deal to ride for LCR. Mir was subsequently confirmed as taking over from Pol Espargaro at the factory team, where he will seek to become the first team-mate of Marc Marquez to win a MotoGP race since Dani Pedrosa in 2017.

Jack Miller leaves Ducati for KTM

After five years at Ducati, Jack Miller will start a new chapter in his MotoGP career with KTM. The Australian, who has won MotoGP races for both Honda and Ducati, has signed a two-year deal to race the RC16 alongside Brad Binder at the factory Red Bull team.

Jack Miller race start, French MotoGP race, 15 May
Jack Miller race start, French MotoGP race, 15 May

Bastianini wins factory duel with Martin 

The choice of Miller's factory Ducati replacement came down to a duel between young guns Enea Bastianini (Gresini) and Jorge Martin (Pramac). Bastianini's string of race victories on the GP21 ultimately swung the decision in his favour, with Martin remaining at Pramac, where he will continue to receive the latest spec machinery.

RNF drops Yamaha for Aprilia

For the first time in the 'MotoGP' era, Yamaha will not have a satellite team on the 2023 grid after RNF switched its allegiance to Aprilia. Razlan Razali's team will also have an all-new rider line-up with Miguel Oliveira and Raul Fernandez arriving from KTM.

Morbidelli out of sync

The only factory team with a potential seat now free for the 2024 season is Monster Yamaha, which signed Franco Morbidelli until the end of 2023 when he took over the M1 seat vacated by Maverick Vinales midway through 2021. Yamaha's World Superbike champion Toprak Razgatlioglu, who briefly tested the MotoGP bike in 2022, could be among those interested in the ride, with manager Kenan Sofuoglu stating that Razgatlioglu will only move to MotoGP with a factory team.

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