Former British Superbike champion Leon Camier set for MotoGP switch
|By Sam Tremayne||Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 15:32 GMT|
Former British Superbike champion Leon Camier is set to move into MotoGP with Ioda.
The 27-year-old Briton will ride a second ART machine alongside 2014 team-mate Danilo Petrucci, who enters his third straight season with the Ioda squad.
Camier claimed 19 victories en route to his 2009 BSB crown and then stepped up to World Superbikes, where he has competed for the past four seasons.
He claimed a total of nine podiums over that period, with his best championship finish of seventh coming in 2011 for the Alitalia Aprilia outfit.
Broc Parkes meanwhile has, as expected, been confirmed for the second Paul Bird Motorsport ride.
PBM, like Ioda, will compete in the Open class in 2014.
The confirmations of Parkes and Camier complete the provisional entry list for the 2014 championship.
Provisional 2014 MotoGP entry list # Rider Team Bike Class 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati Ducati Factory 5 Colin Edwards Forward FTR/Yamaha Open 6 Stefan Bradl LCR Honda Factory 7 Hiroshi Aoyama Aspar Honda Open 8 Hector Barbera Avintia FTR Open 9 Danilo Petrucci Ioda ART Open 17 Karel Abraham Cardion AB Honda Open 19 Alvaro Bautista Gresini Honda Factory 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda Honda Factory 29 Andrea Iannone Pramac Ducati Factory 35 Cal Crutchlow Ducati Ducati Factory 38 Bradley Smith Tech 3 Yamaha Factory 41 Aleix Espargaro Forward FTR/Yamaha Open 44 Pol Espargaro Tech 3 Yamaha Factory 45 Scott Redding Gresini Honda Open 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha Yamaha Factory 63 Mike di Meglio Avintia FTR Open 68 Yonny Hernandez Pramac Ducati Open 69 Nicky Hayden Aspar Honda Open 70 Michael Laverty Paul Bird PBM/ART Open 93 Marc Marquez Honda Honda Factory 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Yamaha Factory tba Broc Parkes Paul Bird PBM/ART Open tba Leon Camier Ioda ART Open