No Surprises In 2015 MotoGP Entry List


The 2015 MotoGP field has been confirmed on the eve of the first official test of the year, with 25 riders set to contest the upcoming season. Two-time champion Marc Marquez will defend his title with Repsol Honda with his four closest rivals from last season remaining with their teams.

The factory ranks have been boosted by the arrival of Suzuki and Aprilia with Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Vinales representing Suzuki while the Gresini-run Aprilia squad will field Alvaro Bautista and the returning Marco Melandri. Honda and Yamaha remain unchanged while Andrea Iannone moves from Ducati’s satellite team to their factory line-up, joining Andrea Dovizioso.

British fans will get the chance to see their leading three riders on factory-spec machines with Cal Crutchlow and Scott Redding running Honda RC213Vs for CWM LCR and Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS respectively. After much speculation through last summer, Bradley Smith is retained at Monster Yamaha Tech 3 as Herve Poncharal leaves his rider line-up unchanged.

While one Laverty brother departs, another arrives in MotoGP with Eugene moving across from World Superbikes to join Drive M7 Aspar, with his elder sibling Michael returning to BSB. The Irishman is one of four rookies on the 2015 grid along with former SBK rival Loris Baz (Forward Racing), Moto3 runner-up Jack Miller and Moto2 star Maverick Vinales.

 2015 MotoGP ENTRY LIST

4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati Ducati Team Factory
6 Stefan Bradl Forward Yamaha Forward Racing Open
8 Hector Barbera Ducati Avintia Racing Open
9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati Pramac Racing Factory
15 Alex de Angelis ART Octo IodaRacing Team Open
17 Karel Abraham Honda AB Motoracing Open
19 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Factory
25 Maverick Vinales Suzuki Team Suzuki MotoGP Factory
26 Dani Pedrosa Honda Repsol Honda Team Factory
29 Andrea Iannone Ducati Ducati Team Factory
33 Marco Melandri Aprilia Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Factory
35 Cal Crutchlow Honda CWM LCR Honda Factory
38 Bradley Smith Yamaha Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Factory
41 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki Team Suzuki MotoGP Factory
43 Jack Miller Honda CWM LCR Honda Open
44 Pol Espargaro Yamaha Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Factory
45 Scott Redding Honda Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Factory
46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Factory
50 Eugene Laverty Honda Drive M7 Aspar Open
63 Mike di Meglio Ducati Avintia Racing Open
68 Yonny Hernandez Ducati Pramac Racing Factory
69 Nicky Hayden Honda Drive M7 Aspar Open
76 Loris Baz Forward Yamaha Forward Racing Open
93 Marc Marquez Honda Repsol Honda Team Factory
99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Factory