The FIM today released the provisional entry lists for all three grand prix classes, which featured very few surprises. The biggest changes were among the riders who were forced to change numbers. Fabio Di Giannantonio switched from 21 (taken by Franco Morbidelli) to 49, while Marco Bezzecchi kept 72, Darryn Binder kept 40, and Raul Fernandez stuck with 25, the number abandoned by Maverick Viñales at the end of the 2018 season.
The most noteworthy, if not surprising, change came with the VR46 team. In previous lists of teams accepted to MotoGP and Moto2, the VR46 Racing Team were still using the name Aramco VR46, after the Saudi Arabian oil company. That deal has proved to be chimerical, and the team is now listed as VR46 Racing Team.
Provisional MotoGP line up for 2022:
|4||Andrea Dovizioso||Italian||WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team||Yamaha||*|
|5||Johann Zarco||French||Pramac Racing||Ducati||*|
|10||Luca Marini||Italian||VR46 Racing Team||Ducati||*|
|12||Maverick Viñales||Spanish||Aprilia Racing||Aprilia|
|20||Fabio Quartararo||French||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha|
|21||Franco Morbidelli||Italian||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha|
|23||Enea Bastianini||Italian||Gresini Racing MotoGP||Ducati||*|
|25||Raul Fernandez||Spanish||Tech3 KTM Factory Racing||KTM||*|
|30||Takaaki Nakagami||Japanese||LCR Honda Idemitsu||Honda||*|
|33||Brad Binder||S-African||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM|
|36||Joan Mir||Spanish||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki|
|40||Darryn Binder||S-African||WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team||Yamaha||*|
|41||Aleix Espargaro||Spanish||Aprilia Racing||Aprilia|
|42||Alex Rins||Spanish||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki|
|43||Jack Miller||Australian||Ducati Lenovo Team||Ducati|
|44||Pol Espargaro||Spanish||Repsol Honda Team||Honda|
|49||Fabio Digiannantonio||Italian||Gresini Racing MotoGP||Ducati||*|
|63||Francesco Bagnaia||Italian||Ducati Lenovo Team||Ducati|
|72||Marco Bezzecchi||Italian||VR46 Racing Team||Ducati||*|
|73||Alex Marquez||Spanish||LCR Honda Castrol||Honda||*|
|87||Remy Gardner||Australian||Tech3 KTM Factory Racing||KTM||*|
|88||Miguel Oliveira||Portuguese||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM|
|89||Jorge Martin||Spanish||Pramac Racing||Ducati||*|
|93||Marc Marquez||Spanish||Repsol Honda Team||Honda|
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