It’s been already two months since the MotoGP provisional entry list for 2017 was published so I know I’m a little bit late with it. But this my new blog is really still new so firstly I wanted to write the reviews of 2016 so now when we are already in the year of 2017 I start to post things about the upcoming season.
|4||Andrea Dovizioso (ITA)||Ducati Team||Ducati|
|5||Johann Zarco (FRA)||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha *|
|8||Héctor Barberá (SPA)||Avintia Racing||Ducati *|
|9||Danilo Petrucci (ITA)||Octo Pramac Yakhnich||Ducati *|
|17||Karel Abraham (CZE)||Pull&Bear Aspar Team||Ducati *|
|19||Álvaro Bautista (SPA)||Pull&Bear Aspar Team||Ducati *|
|22||Sam Lowes (GBR)||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia *|
|25||Maverick Viñales (SPA)||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha|
|26||Dani Pedrosa (SPA)||Repsol Honda Team||Honda|
|29||Andrea Iannone (ITA)||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki|
|35||Cal Crutchlow (GBR)||LCR Honda||Honda *|
|38||Bradley Smith (GBR)||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM|
|41||Aleix Espargaró (SPA)||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia *|
|42||Alex Rins (SPA)||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki|
|43||Jack Miller (AUS)||Marc VDS Racing Team||Honda *|
|44||Pol Espargaró (SPA)||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM|
|45||Scott Redding (GBR)||Octo Pramac Yakhnich||Ducati *|
|46||Valentino Rossi (ITA)||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha|
|53||Tito Rabat (SPA)||EG 0,0 Marc VDS||Honda *|
|76||Loris Baz (FRA)||Avintia Racing||Ducati *|
|93||Marc Márquez (SPA)||Repsol Honda Team||Honda|
|94||Jonas Folger (GER)||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha *|
|99||Jorge Lorenzo (SPA)||Ducati Team||Ducati|
* Independent team rider
Some of the very awaited changes in the teams did happen. One of them is Jorge Lorenzo to Ducati. We all are very curious about how he will do in the Italian manufacturer.
The other one is Maverick Vñales to Yamaha. For me dark horse of the championship.
But there are some more interesting changes! Andrea Iannone goes to Suzuki, while Aleix Espargaró moves to Aprilia. Álvaro Bautista moves back to his old team Aspar.
There will be 4 newcomers. It will be exciting to watch their battle for the Rookie of the year trophy. Sam Lowes goes to Aprilia, Alex Rins has signed with Suzuki. Johann Zarco and Jonas Folger are now team mates in Tech 3.
The KTM factory comes to MotoGP with their team. Their riders will be Pol Espargaró and Bradley Smith. They know each other very well as they were team mates in Tech 3 for a few years.
Karel Abraham returns back to MotoGP after 1 year spent in World Superbikes. He will be racing in Aspar Team.
Stefan Bradl and Eugene Laverty are leaving MotoGP, both go to World Superbikes. Yonny Hernández moves back to Moto2 category.