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Thought I'd post a couple cheat sheets for the riders and teams. Lots of new graphics and colors this year. New riders and new rules too. Anyway, here's a couple reference sheets to keep track of the riders and teams.

#4 Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Ducati *)
#5 Colin Edwards USA NGM Mobile Forward Racing (FTR Yamaha)
#6 Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda MotoGP (Honda *)
#7 Hiroshi Aoyama JPN Power Electronics Aspar (Honda)
#8 Hector Barbera SPA Avintia Blusens (FTR)
#9 Danilo Petrucci ITA Iodaracing Project (TBA)
#17 Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing (Honda)
#19 Alvaro Bautista SPA Go&Fun Honda Gresini (Honda *)
#26 Dani Pedrosa SPA Repsol Honda Team (Honda *)
#29 Andrea Iannone ITA Pramac Racing (Ducati *)
#35 Cal Crutchlow GBR Ducati Team (Ducati *)
#38 Bradley Smith GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (Yamaha *)
#41 Aleix Espargaro SPA NGM Mobile Forward Racing (FTR Yamaha)
#44 Pol Espargaro SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (Yamaha *)
#45 Scott Redding GBR Go&Fun Honda Gresini (Honda)
#46 Valentino Rossi ITA Yamaha Factory Racing (Yamaha *)
#59 Niccolò Canepa ITA Iodaracing Project (TBA)
#63 Mike di Meglio FRA Avintia Blusens (FTR)
#68 Yonny Hernandez COL Pramac Racing (Ducati)
#69 Nicky Hayden USA Power Electronics Aspar (Honda)
#70 Michael Laverty GBR Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM/ART)
#93 Marc Marquez SPA Repsol Honda Team (Honda *)
#99 Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha Factory Racing (Yamaha *)
To Be Confirmed Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM/ART)


The provisional 2014 MotoGP entry list:

No Rider Nationality Bike Factory/Open Contract until
Factory Yamaha
46 Valentino Rossi ITA Yamaha M1 Factory 2014
99 Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha M1 Factory 2014

Repsol Honda
26 Dani Pedrosa SPA Honda RC213V Factory 2014
93 Marc Marquez SPA Honda RC213V Factory 2014

Factory Ducati
4 Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati GP14 Factory 2014
35 Cal Crutchlow GBR Ducati GP14 Factory 2015

Tech 3 Yamaha
38 Bradley Smith GBR Yamaha M1 Factory 2014
44 Pol Espargaro SPA Yamaha M1 Factory 2015

LCR Honda
6 Stefan Bradl GER Honda RC213V Factory 2014

Gresini Honda
19 Alvaro Bautista SPA Honda RC213V Factory 2014
45 Scott Redding GBR Honda RCV1000R Open 2015

NGM Forward
5 Colin Edwards USA FTR Yamaha M1 Open 2014
41 Aleix Espargaro SPA FTR Yamaha M1 Open 2015

Pramac Ducati
29 Andrea Iannone ITA Ducati GP14 Factory 2014
68 Yonny Hernandez COL Ducati GP13 Open 2014

Cardion AB
17 Karel Abraham CZE Honda RCV1000R Open 2014

PBM
70 Michael Laverty GBR PBM/ART Open 2014
To be confirmed PBM/ART Open 2014

IODA
9 Danilo Petrucci ITA Aprilia ART/Ducati Open
59 Niccolo Canepa ITA Aprilia ART/Ducati Open

Aspar
7 Hiroshi Aoyama JPN Honda RCV1000R Open 2014
69 Nicky Hayden USA Honda RCV1000R Open 2014

Avintia Blusens
8 Hector Barbera SPA FTR Kawasaki Open 2015
63 Mike Di Meglio FRA FTR Kawasaki Open 2014
 

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Looks to be an interesting season from the start of things = new open / factory rules & tires ! So far some different results , lets see what happens Sunday :confused:
 

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I want to piggy back your thread here jd9.....the shyt storm at FIM is just starting it seems.

Rossi has the stir stick out....I love it when the riders tell it how it is. The FIM will see to it Rossi doesn't win another race if he keeps this up...FIM is a political hornets nest right now. IMO

I had a feeling Ducati was lamenting in the ears of FIM. This was something I read into when reading the preliminary information about the rules changes.

I hate it when the dick measuring screws the racing up for everyone.:rolleyes:
 

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^ Glad to help. ;)


I want to piggy back your thread here jd9.....the shyt storm at FIM is just starting it seems.

Rossi has the stir stick out....I love it when the riders tell it how it is. The FIM will see to it Rossi doesn't win another race if he keeps this up...FIM is a political hornets nest right now. IMO

I had a feeling Ducati was lamenting in the ears of FIM. This was something I read into when reading the preliminary information about the rules changes.

I hate it when the dick measuring screws the racing up for everyone.:rolleyes:
Yeap... I bet you're right. Personally, I thought it was fine to let Ducati go open class and give them a year or two to get competitive with Honda and Yamaha.
Just had a thought - I wonder if Honda would like their RCV1000R to beat the factory Ducati's. :D

It just seems like they've gone way over the top on what teams get what equipment, what electronics, what tires, how much fuel, etc. I could see if it was an honest effort to try to level the playing field. But then they go and complicate it with conditions about what class the rider can stay in depending on whether he wins a race, or how many podiums he wins, then being locked into a different class until 2016. Wtf? :rolleyes:
Way to much thinking going on here - I wish they'd simplify the rules and just let the guys race. I can't think of another sport where they change the rules as often as MotoGP does.
 

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What a race , the new rules are cool making the MotoGP racing more interesting . The guys have to ride around those new Bridgestone tires . Rossi rode the wheels off his M1 . I thought it was a great race today . Old Rossi looked awesome at a ripe old age . The kid rode the wheels off that bike as well
 

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Except were the riders who were on the softer compounds seem to have cooked their tires and wrecked.

Its a nice start...unless your name is Lorenzo,
 
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