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Six Moto2 teams granted MotoGP entries

Jerez MotoGP start 2011Six leading Moto2 teams have been granted places on the MotoGP grid for 2012, when the premier category switches to its new technical regulations.

Kiefer Racing, which currently leads the Moto2 standings with Stefan Bradl, BQR/Blusens, Forward Racing, Marc VDS Racing, Interwetten Paddock GP and the Speed Master team set up around Andrea Iannone this year will all have the opportunity to run one bike in MotoGP from next year under the less restricted 'Claiming Rule Teams' system being introduced as part of the switch from 800cc to 1000cc engines.

The FIM has not yet announced the list of new chassis and engine manufacturers that will be joining the field as part of the move to 1000cc and CRT, amid suggestions that the likes of Aprilia, Norton, Kawasaki and BMW will have a presence.

Marc VDS has already begun testing a 2012 MotoGP-spec Suter-BMW.

"Applications from new manufacturers wishing to participate in MotoGP continue to be evaluated," said a statement from the governing body.

"Further information will be provided when a decision has been taken on such applications."

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