Six New Teams Added to MotoGP for 2012 Season

06/15/2011 @ 8:58 am, by Jensen Beeler4 COMMENTS

MotoGP has just announced that six new teams will be inducted into the premier motorcycle racing series come the 2012 season. Recieving more bids than there was room for, Dorna’s list of new entries is entirely comprised of teams who currently campaign in the Moto2 or 125 GP Championships, which is less surprising than it seems since these teams already have the resources and logistics to do the globetrotting that MotoGP requires, not to mention the economies of scale.

Also, the participation of these teams in the lower classes serves as a vetting process to ensure that only quality race efforts enter MotoGP. Conversely, it’s in the best interest of Dorna to create a ladder program within the three Championships, so participating teams can groom young talent all the way from Moto3, through Moto2, and into the premier class. Find the list of the six new Moto1 MotoGP teams after the jump.


Each time is set to field only one rider, and all the currently participating MotoGP teams are automatically granted a spot on the 2012 grid. How many bike each of the current teams will field remains to be seen though, as Pramac Ducati is rumored to be dropping to a single bike (many suspect this is Loris Capirossi’s last season), while Team Aspar may add a second Ducati to its ranks. It’ll be interesting to see which of these teams will run claiming-rule team bikes. More on that as we get it.

Source: MotoGP; Photo: © 2011 Scott Jones Photography – All Rights Reserved

  • zaphod

    Any possibility any of these teams will be fielding BMWs or Aprilias?

  • From what I understand, Aprilia, BMW, and Kawasaki motors will be making an appearance.

  • Kirby

    Am I to assume iannone, luthi, bradl, redding, cluzel, and gadea? Any idea if Paris Hilton will still be involved with queroseno? As much as I dislike her, her money is as good as anybody else’s, and she has a lot of it.

  • joe

    Good to see more teams, and manus back in there.