Updated Moto2 List - 40 Entries So Far

With the announcement that Toni Elias and Vladimir Ivanov have signed for the Gresini Moriwaki Moto2 team, as well as updates on the Campetella and CIP Technomag team, we are edging closer to what passes for a definitive Moto2 entry list. The biggest surprise is the size of the list: After the initial announcement at Valencia that only 37 entries would be accepted for the 2010 Moto2 class, the total already stands at 40. No doubt the process of raising the necessary funds to actually go racing will whittle that list back to a more manageable size. As one paddock insider put it to us, "when Moto2 was first announced, everybody jumped in. Now they need to actually raise the money, they're starting to pull back..."

Provisional Moto2 list as of January 18th, 2010 

Team Rider Chassis
Ajo Motorsport Alex Debon FTR
Campetella Racing Alex Baldolini Caretta
Campetella Racing vacancy Caretta
Cardion AB Karel Abraham RSV
Technomag CIP Dominique Aegerter Suter
Technomag CIP Shoya Tomizawa Suter
Interwetten Team Tom Luthi Moriwaki
Forward Racing Jules Cluzel Suter
Forward Racing Ricard Cardus Suter
G22 Racing Team Fonsi Nieto Moriwaki
G22 Racing Team Yannick Guerra Moriwaki
Honda Gresini Toni Elias Moriwaki
Honda Gresini Vladimir Ivanov Moriwaki
JIR Mattia Pasini TSR
JIR Japanese wildcard TSR
Kino Racing Fabricio Perren BQR
Mapfre Aspar Julian Simon RSV
Mapfre Aspar Mike di Meglio RSV
Marc VDS Racing Team Scott Redding Suter
Marc VDS Racing Team Vincent Lonbois Suter
Matteoni Racing Lukas Pesek Moriwaki
Pons Racing Sergio Gadea Kalex
Pons Racing Axel Pons Kalex
Promoracing Kenny Noyes Harris
Promoracing Joan Olive Harris
Racing Team BQR David de Gea BQR
Racing Team BQR Bernat Martinez BQR
Racing Team Germany Arne Tode Suter
Scot Racing Team Niccolo Canepa RapidInside
Scot Racing Team Alex de Angelis RapidInside
Speedup Gabor Talmacsi FTR
Speedup Andrea Iannone FTR
Sprint Technology Racing Robertino Pietri Suter
Sprint Technology Racing Roberto Rolfo Suter
Stop & Go Hector Faubel Suter
Stop & Go Ratthapark Wilairot Suter
Tech 3 Raffaele de Rosa Tech 3
Tech 3 Yuki Takahashi Tech 3
Viessman KieferRacing Stefan Bradl Suter
Viessman KieferRacing Vladimir Leonov Suter
WTR San Marino Valentin Debise ADV
WTR San Marino Claudio Corti ADV
FB Corse Simone Grotzkyj Bimota

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is also down as riding for Viessman KieferRacing !?!? This is like herding cats isn’t it :-)

The confusion was down to not proofreading carefully enough. Despite the fact that I got Vladimir Ivanov's name right in the introduction, as well as in the story about Toni Elias and Gresini, I idiotically changed it to Leonov in the list. It's fixed now. Thanks for pointing that out!

With the extra Campetella and CIP machines, I actually count 43 bikes there (although there are two rides with no rider in that)...

13 suter bikes there...the best or the cheapest?

... if moving down to Moto2 is going to be more common occurance now after a rider doesn't succeed at the MotoGP level then it was to move back down during the 250 era. And perhaps moving back up (second chance) will happen too?

My memory isn't great, but off the top of my head I can't think of any 500/MotoGP guys that went back down to 250's...

I beleive Capirossi moved back down to 250's after some time in 500's, punted Harada off to win a championship, lost to Rossi, then moved back up.

Alex Debon is riding for Motorsport 69 not Ajo racing. Ajo has yet to announce their Moto2 team. They have confirmed Marquez and Cortese for 125cc.

Ant West tested with MZ at Valencia (though in reality, it was just West's Stiggy Honda Supersport bike), and were going to build their own chassis. However, that required money, and the team have not been able to find any. So West is out of a job right at the minute.

West has always had a tough time finding sponsors. You'd have thought all that time he spent with John Hopkins might have rubbed off! Find a energy drink and make buddys in the marketing dept.

I'm sure it sounds easier said then done, but really your job as a racer is to do their job in product promotion...... Unless of course you have the talent of Casey Stoner.