Moto3 2017 provisional entry list

bo_niccoloThe year of 2017 is here so it is time to fully concentrate on the upcoming season. In this post there is the Moto3 provisional entry list for the season. It is still only called as “provisional” but I guess (and also hope) that there will not be any big chances ahead of the start of the season.

No. Rider Team Motorbike
4 Patrik Pulkkinen (FIN) Peugeot MC Saxoprint Peugeot
5 Romano Fenati (ITA) Ongetta-Rivacold Honda
6 María Herrera (SPA) AGR Team KTM
7 Adam Norrodin (MAL) SIC Racing Team Honda
8 Nicolo Bulega (ITA) Sky Racing Team VR46 KTM
11 Livio Loi (BEL) Leopard Racing Honda
12 Albert Arenas (SPA) Aspar Team Moto3 Mahindra
14 Tony Arbolino (ITA) SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda
16 Andrea Migno (ITA) Sky Racing Team VR46 KTM
17 John McPhee (GBR) GB Team Honda
19 Gabriel Rodrigo (ARG) RBA Racing Team KTM
21 Fabio Di Giannantonio (ITA) Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda
23 Niccoló Antonelli (ITA) Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM
24 Tatsuki Suzuki (JPN) SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda
27 Kaito Toba (JPN) Honda Team Asia Honda
33 Enea Bastianini (ITA) Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda
36 Joan Mir (SPA) Leopard Racing Honda
40 Darryn Binder (RSA) Platinum Bay Real Estate KTM
41 Nakarin Atiratphuvapat (THA) Honda Team Asia Honda
42 Marcos Ramírez (SPA) Platinum Bay Real Estate KTM
44 Aron Canet (SPA) Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda
48 Lorenzo Dalla Porta (ITA) Pull&Bear Aspar Mahindra Team Mahindra
53 Marco Bezzecchi (ITA) CIP-Unicom Starker Mahindra
58 Juanfran Guevara (SPA) RBA Racing Team KTM
64 Bo Bendsneyder (NED) Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM
65 Philipp Oettl (GER) Schedl GP Racing KTM
71 Ayumu Sasaki (JPN) SIC Racing Team Honda
84 Jakub Kornfeil (CZE) Peugeot MC Saxoprint Peugeot
88 Jorge Martín (SPA) Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda
95 Jules Danilo (FRA) Ongetta-Rivacold Honda
99 Enzo Boulom (FRA) CIP-Unicom Starker Mahindra

Which are the news for 2017? Well, let’s start with the rookies.

Patrik Pulkkinen makes a surprising (for me surprising) move from Red Bull Rookies Cup. But now, let’s be a little bit biased. I am so happy for him! I follow his career so I hope he will take some points during the season. It would be a success.

He is not the only one rookie from the Red Bull Rookies Cup. Also Ayumu Sasaki (the Champion of 2016) and Kaito Toba are coming. These two Japanese boys are very talented, maybe finally competitive riders from this country are coming after a few years.

Marco Bezzecchi is coming from the CIV Championship. He already did some World Championship appearances.

There are some boys coming from the FIM CEV Championship. They are Tony Arbolino, Enzo Boulom (who also already made some World Championship appearances) and Nakarin Atiratphuvapat (who I don’t know at all). And I already can pronounce his surname!

Albert Arenas, Lorenzo Dalla Porta and Marco Ramírez did already some races in Moto3, in 2017 they should be regular riders there.

After his punishment Romano Fenati is back in Moto3. He will race for Ongetta-Rivacold.

What are the other riders’ changes?

Jakub Kornfeil comes to Peugeot and becomes Pulkkinen’s team mate (very important team mates for me, my countryman plus a boy from my beloved country). Niccoló Antonelli goes to Ajo KTM (another important thing for me as I am big Ajo Team supporter), Enea Bastianini will race for Estrella Galicia, while Jorge Martín goes to Gresini team.

Livio Loi goes to Leopard Team. In this category they will race under this name, in Moto2 this team will race under their original name Kiefer Racing.

John McPhee will race in a British team called GB Team.

SIC58 Squadra Corse team is coming to Moto3. It is Paolo Simoncelli’s team (father of Marco). He said he never wanted to come back to world racing after his son’s death but he created this team, they were racing in FIM CIV and they realized it’s the time to come back. Such a strong story.

Platinum Bay Real Estate switches from Mahindra to KTM. I guess this is good news because the Mahindra bikes of this team weren’t good at all. As a fan of them, I am really pleased with these news. Let’s hope this switch will help them to go up from the bottom.

Photo: Red Bull KTM Ajo


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