MotoGP back up to 21 bikes as Petrucci, Silva and Hernandez fill final CRT rides
|Friday, January 13th 2012, 13:42 GMT|
MotoGP has announced a 21-bike entry list for 2012, with Danilo Petrucci, Ivan Silva and Yonny Hernandez confirmed as riders for the final CRT bikes.
The new lower-cost category will provide just under half the field, with nine CRT bikes on the list.
In addition to established MotoGP teams Aspar and Gresini fielding CRT entries, Forward Racing, Ioda Racing Project, Speed Master and BQR step up from the support categories to run CRT bikes and Paul Bird Racing moves over from Superbikes.
BQR will field Moto2 graduate Hernandez and former Superbike and 250cc rider Ivan Silva on FTR chassis, while the Ioda bike goes to Italian Superstock 1000 champion Petrucci.
No Rider Team Bike 1 Casey Stoner Honda Team Honda 4 Andrea Dovizioso Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 5 Colin Edwards Forward Racing Suter 6 Stefan Bradl LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 8 Hector Barbera Pramac Racing Team Ducati 9 Danilo Petrucci Ioda Racing Project Ioda 11 Ben Spies Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 13 Anthony West Speed Master ART 14 Randy de Puniet Aspar Team MotoGP ART 17 Karel Abraham Cardion AB Motoracing Ducati 19 Alvaro Bautista Honda Gresini Honda 20 Aleix Espargaro Aspar Team MotoGP ART 22 Ivan Silva BQR BQR-FTR 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda Team Honda 35 Cal Crutchlow Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 46 Valentino Rossi Ducati Team Ducati 51 Michele Pirro Honda Gresini Ftr 68 Yonny Hernandez BQR BQR-FTR 69 Nicky Hayden Ducati Team Ducati 77 James Ellison Paul Bird Racing ART 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha