FIM Announces Official Moto2 & Moto3 Entries for 2012

10/18/2011 @ 7:04 am, by Jensen Beeler4 COMMENTS

FIM Announces Official Moto2 & Moto3 Entries for 2012 Marc Marquez Moto2 Aragon 635x421

The Selection Committe, comprised of the FIM, IRTA, and Dorna, has released its official list of entrants for the 2012 Moto2 & Moto3 World Championships. Subject still to the final confirmation of riders contracted to the teams, we can initially see that Moto2 will get a slight grid reduction for 2012, as the middle-child of Grand Prix racing will have 32 riders from 20 teams competing on any given Sunday.

That number will also hold for the new Moto3 class, which will replace 125GP in the upcoming season. Notable team entries come from Bankia Aspar, which is currently leading the 125GP class, and Gresini Racing, which will have a stake in each of the three GP classes. Also present is Marc Marquez’s Monlau Competicion team, which adds some fodder to the increasing debate as to whether the talented Spaniard will ride in MotoGP for next season, though we expect to hear more on that at Valencia, if not at Sepang.

Though an official list, a final selection meeting will be held by the Selection Committee at the Valencia GP, after which a final list of teams and riders accepted will be published. Check the official Moto2 & Moto3 entries after the jump.

Moto3 class – 20 teams, representing 32 entries

1. Ajo Motorsport Red Bull
2. Avant Airasia Ajo
3. Bankia Aspar Team
4. By Queroseno Racing
5. Caretta Technology (Techno Racing)
6. CBC Corse
7. Gresini Racing
8. Ioda Racing Project
9. Mahindra Racing Team
10. Monlau Competicion
11. Moto FGR
12. Moto Racing Matteoni
13. MZ Motor Co
14. Racing Team Germany
15. RW Racing GP BV
16. Team Italia FMI
17. Team Machado
18. Technomag CIP
19. TT Motion Events Racing
20. Worldwide Communications (Phonica Racing)

Reserve Entry: Technomag CIP – Second place.

Moto2 class – 20 teams, representing 32 entries

1. Forward Racing
2. Gresini Racing
3. GP Team Switzerland
4. Ioda Racing Project
5. Italtrans Racing Team
6. JIR Moto2
7. Kiefer Racing
8. Mapfre Aspar Moto2
9. Marc VDS Moto2GP
10. Monlau Competicion
11. MZ Motor
12. Pons Racing
13. QMMF Racing Team
14. Racing Team by Queroseno
15. Speed Master
16. Speed Up
17. Stop and Go Racing Team
18. Technomag CIP
19. Tech 3
20. TT Motion Events

Reserve Entry: Bainet Sport

Source: FIM; Photo: Honda

Comment:

  1. Jake Fox says:

    Weren’t we supposed to get an announcement over the weekend from Suzuki regarding their participation in the premier class next year? What’s the deal?

  2. Westward says:

    I also did not notice Thomas Luthi’s Interwetten team listed either…

  3. Bjorn says:

    I’m hoping that Moto3 will be a roaring success and create a climate favourable to the idea of opening Moto2 to other engine suppliers. I’ve been awestruck by the racing in Moto2, but I can’t help but feel dissatisfaction at the premier middleweight racing class being powered by only one brand of engine.

  4. dc4go says:

    Is moto2 going to use an open motor class or is it still a Honda only class?