With the announcement that Takaaki Nakagami has signed for an extra year with the Idemitsu LCR Honda squad, the 2019 MotoGP grid is almost finalized. Nakagami's signing brings the total of confirmed riders up to 21 of the total of 22 entries.
The only rider left to be confirmed officially is Tito Rabat. The Spaniard's serious leg injury, sustained at Silverstone, has caused a delay, with his contract extension expected to have already come earlier. There is no doubt that Rabat will get the final seat, though it will probably have to wait until he is fit enough to return again.
Below is the official line up for 2019:
|Valentino Rossi||Yamaha M1||2020|
|Maverick Viñales||Yamaha M1||2020|
|Jorge Lorenzo||Honda RC213V||2020|
|Marc Márquez||Honda RC213V||2020|
|Alex Rins||Suzuki GSX-RR||2020|
|Joan Mir||Suzuki GSX-RR||2020|
|Aleix Espargaro||Aprilia RS-GP||2020|
|Andrea Iannone||Aprilia RS-GP||2020|
|Johann Zarco||KTM RC16||2020|
|Pol Espargaro||KTM RC16||2020|
|Andrea Dovizioso||Ducati GP19||2020|
|Danilo Petrucci||Ducati GP19||2019|
|Pecco Bagnaia||Ducati GP18||2020|
|Jack Miller||Ducati GP19||2019|
|Cal Crutchlow||Honda RC213V||2020|
|Taka Nakagami||Honda RC213V||2019|
|Miguel Oliveira||KTM RC16||2019|
|Hafizh Syahrin||KTM RC16||2019|
|Petronas SIC Team|
|Franco Morbidelli||Yamaha M1||2019|
|Fabio Quartararo||Yamaha M1||2019|
|Tito Rabat?||Ducati GP18||?|
|Karel Abraham||Ducati GP18||2020|
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