A provisional version of the 2021 MotoGP entry list has been released.

The most obvious feature is that Lorenzo Savadori, who took over from fellow Aprilia test rider Bradley Smith for the final three rounds of this year on the machine originally intended for Andrea Iannone, is again listed alongside Aleix Espargaro on the RS-GP.

However, Aprilia told Crash.net that, while Savadori has a 2021 contract, hence his inclusion on the list, the decision on its second race rider is not yet final.

Instead, the factory - currently debuting its 2021 machine during a private test at Jerez - will shortly confirm three riders for 2021, but who will race alongside Espargaro and who will test won't be decided until the end of the winter.

Joe Roberts was hotly linked with the Aprilia seat early in the Portimao weekend, but then seemed to decide against the move and the American is duly listed as staying in Moto2 at Italtrans next season.

UPDATE: Aprilia has now confirmed Espargaro, Savadori and Smith for MotoGP in 2021: "Aleix will obviously be our top rider. The roles of second rider and test rider will be decided at the end of the winter test schedule.”

The entry list also has Suzuki's new world champion Joan Mir continuing with the #36 instead of running the #1, at least for now, while - as rumoured - Tech3 is without Red Bull title sponsorship...

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Provisional 2021 Moto2 World Championship entry list
Provisional 2021 Moto3 World Championship entry list
 
Provisional 2021 MotoGP entry list
 RiderNATTEAMBIKE
#5Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Racing(Ducati)
#9Danilo PetrucciITATech3 KTM Factory Racing(KTM)
#10Luca MariniITAEsponsorama Racing(Ducati)
#12Maverick VinalesSPAMonster Energy Yamaha MotoGP(Yamaha)
#20Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Energy Yamaha MotoGP(Yamaha)
#21Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha SRT(Yamaha)
#23Enea BastianiniITAEsponsorama Racing(Ducati)
#27Iker LecuonaSPATech3 KTM Factory Racing(KTM)
#30Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda Idemitsu(Honda)
#32Lorenzo SavadoriITAAprilia Racing Team Gresini(Aprilia)
#33Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM Factory Racing(KTM)
#36Joan MirSPATeam Suzuki Ecstar(Suzuki)
#41Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Racing Team Gresini(Aprilia)
#42Alex RinsSPATeam Suzuki Ecstar(Suzuki)
#43Jack MillerAUSDucati Team(Ducati)
#44Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda Team(Honda)
#46Valentino RossiITAPetronas Yamaha SRT(Yamaha)
#63Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Team(Ducati)
#73Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda Castrol(Honda)
#88Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM Factory Racing(KTM)
#89Jorge MartinSPAPramac Racing(Ducati)
#93Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda Team(Honda)

 

 

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

 

To Be Decided

 

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

 

 

 

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