Upwards of 22 riders have secured slots on the 2020 WorldSBK Championship grid as the much-delayed entry list for the new season was finally revealed.

Ahead of the first WorldSBK test of 2020 in Spain, the FIM unveiled a 22-strong permanent entry list but with two spots listed as TBA belonging to Pedercini Kawasaki and MIE Racing.

It is understood issues with these two teams led to the delay of the entry list being published, but both are still yet to firm up its riders. Pedercini Kawasaki had originally confirmed Jordi Torres and Lorenzo Savadori, but investigations embroiling its title sponsor Global Service Solutions led to a split.

As such, Pedercini Kawasaki has slimmed to a single TBA entry and withdrawn from WorldSSP altogether, with Torres and Savadori now missing from the line-up.

Meanwhile, MIE Racing still looks set to run a pair of satellite Honda CBR1000RR-Rs, with an as-yet-unconfirmed rider to join Takumi Takahashi in the line-up.

In addition to the two missing names, two entries – Motocorsa Racing (Leandro Mercado) and Brixx Performance (Sylvain Barrier) – are only expected to join the ranks from the European rounds onwards.

Elsewhere on the entry list there are no surprises beyond what has already been revealed with upgraded Honda factory effort to be run under the Team HRC banner. Only Motocorsa is a brand-new entry.

In all, there will be six Ducati entries, five from Kawasaki, five from Yamaha, four from Honda and BMW on two.

Though there is a more international feel to this year’s line-up with entries from USA, Japan and Chile, the UK still dominates with seven riders.

2020 WorldSBK Entry List

No.RiderNat.MotorcycleTeam
1Jonathan ReaGBRKawasaki ZX-10RRKawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK
22Alex LowesGBRKawasaki ZX-10RRKawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK
7Chaz DaviesGBRDucati Panigale V4 RAruba.it Racing - Ducati
45Scott ReddingGBRDucati Panigale V4 RAruba.it Racing - Ducati
54Toprak RazgatliogluTURYamaha YZF-R1PATA Yamaha WorldSBK
60Michael van der MarkNEDYamaha YZF-R1PATA Yamaha WorldSBK
50Eugene LavertyIRLBMW S1000 RRBMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team
66Tom SykesGBRBMW S1000 RRBMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team
12Xavi ForesESPKawasaki ZX-10RRKawasaki Puccetti Racing
31Garrett GerloffUSAYamaha YZF-R1GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Junior Team
64Federico CaricasuloITAYamaha YZF-R1GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Junior Team
76Loris BazFRAYamaha YZF-R1Ten Kate Racing Yamaha
2Leon CamierGBRDucati Panigale V4 RBarni Racing Team
21Michael Ruben RinaldiITADucati Panigale V4 RTeam GOELEVEN
77Maximilian ScheibCHIKawasaki ZX-10RRORELAC Racing VERDNATURA
13Takumi TakahashiJPNHonda CBR1000RR-RMIE Racing
19Alvaro BautistaESPHonda CBR1000RR-RTeam HRC
91Leon HaslamGBRHonda CBR1000RR-RTeam HRC
36Leandro MercadoARGDucati Panigale V4 RMotocorsa Racing
20Sylvain BarrierFRADucati Panigale V4 RBrixx Performance
 TBATBAKawasaki ZX-10RRTeam Pedercini Racing
 TBATBAHonda CBR1000RR-RMIE Racing

 

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