2011 Provisional MotoGP Line Up

Confirmed and expected rider and team line up for the 2011 MotoGP season

Rider Team Bike Contract Duration
Valentino Rossi Marlboro Ducati Ducati 2011-2012
Nicky Hayden Marlboro Ducati Ducati 2011-2012
Ben Spies Factory Yamaha (Movistar?) Yamaha  2011
Casey Stoner Repsol Honda Honda 2011
Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Honda 2011-2012
Alvaro Bautista Suzuki Suzuki 2011
Karel Abraham Cardion AB Ducati Ducati 2011
Marco Simoncelli Gresini Honda Honda 2011
Hector Barbera Aspar Ducati Ducati 2011
Cal Crutchlow Monster Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha 2011-2012
Colin Edwards Monster Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha 2011
Jorge Lorenzo Factory Yamaha (Movistar?) Yamaha 2011-2012
Loris Capirossi Pramac Ducati Ducati 2011
Randy de Puniet Pramac Ducati Ducati 2011
Toni Elias LCR Honda  Honda 2011
Expected / rumored in descending order of probability Status
Andrea Dovizioso Repsol Honda Honda Definitely at Honda, almost certainly at Repsol Honda, just waiting for confirmation of the three-bike line up.
Hiroshi Aoyama Gresini Honda Honda Almost Certain, Honda and Dorna keen to keep Aoyama in the championship
  Suzuki    Suzuki will only run one bike in MotoGP in 2011, with a promise to return to more bikes in 2012. 

Last update: November 7th, 2010 - Confirmation of Elias and De Puniet

Created: September 1st, 2010

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I'm not so sure Gresini just got any better by landing Aoyama to replace Melandri.

I have to ask this just to see what your thoughts are David.

Are the only 2 eligible for Rookie of the Year next year going to be Abraham and Crutchlow, since Elias has previously been in MotoGP? I would guess so, but I figured I would ask you to just be sure.

dovi confirmed as part of repsol today. will be interesting to read your take on the 3 man repsol team, david. puig and suppo plus all the history of the big repsol squad in the past...