Moto GP

FIM has published the official entry list for the 2009 MotoGP season. There will be 19 riders total. Here are key changes for next year:

  • Sete Gibernau returns to the MotoGP line-up riding for Grupo Francisco Hernando’s Ducati Team.
  • Nicky Hayden riding for the factory Ducati Marlboro Team. Go Nicky!
  • Andrea Dovizioso riding for the factory Repsol Honda Team.
  • Marco Melandi riding for the Kawasaki Racing Team. Go Marco!
  • Tony Elias riding for the San Carlos Honda Gresini Team.

Rookies for 2009 will include:

  • Niccolo Canepa and Mika Kallio will be riding for the Pramac Racing Ducati Team (Alice still has not been mentioned as a sponsor).
  • Yuki Takahashi riding for the Scot Honda Racing Team.

Riding Number Changes:

  • Jorge Lorenzo from #48 to #99
  • Dani Pedrosa from #2 to #3 (reflecting his new championship position. Will he ever change it to double digits?)
  • Casey Stoner from #1 back to #27

2009 MotoGP Entry List:

3. Dani Pedrosa SPA Repsol Honda Team
4. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Repsol Honda Team
5. Colin Edwards USA Tech 3 Yamaha
7. Chris Vermeulen AUS Rizla Suzuki MotoGP
14. Randy de Puniet FRA LCR Honda MotoGP
15. Alex de Angelis RSM San Carlo Honda Gresini
21. John Hopkins USA Kawasaki Racing Team
24. Toni Elias SPA San Carlo Honda Gresini
27. Casey Stoner AUS Ducati Marlboro Team
33. Marco Melandri ITA Kawasaki Racing Team
36. Mika Kallio FIN Pramac Racing
46. Valentino Rossi ITA FIAT Yamaha Team
52. James Toseland GBR Tech 3 Yamaha
59. Sete Gibernau SPA Grupo Francisco Hernando
65. Loris Capirossi ITA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP
69. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Marlboro Team
72. Yuki Takahashi JPN Scot Racing Team MotoGP
88. Niccolo Canepa ITA Pramac Racing
99. Jorge Lorenzo SPA FIAT Yamaha Team

Once again, GO!!!!!!!!! Rossi!