No Gino Rea on provisional 2013 Moto2 entry list

By Matthew Birt -

MotoGP

 28 November 2012 22:23

British rider Gino Rea is a notable absentee from the provisional Moto2 entry list released today for the 2013 world championship campaign.

The Londoner, who scored a stunning debut podium with third in a rain-lashed Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang last month, lost his ride with the Gresini squad after a largely disappointing debut Moto2 campaign.

There are still two TBC (to be confirmed) places on the grid for next season and Rea has been linked with one in a new ESGP squad that plans to be the only entry to use a British-built FTR frame.

Scott Redding and Danny Kent will be joined by Kyle Smith in Moto2 next season. Smith is a Spanish-based Brit who has signed with the Blusens Avintia squad to ride a Kalex chassis with 2010 Moto2 world champion Toni Elias.

Now that current world champion Marc Marquez has moved to MotoGP as Casey Stoner’s replacement at Repsol Honda, Spaniard Pol Espargaro will be a big pre-season title favourite.

Gloucestershire rider Redding is also being tipped as a serious title contender, particularly now that the Moto2 category will feature a minimum weight for machine and rider in full racing kit of 215kg for next year.

Provisional Moto2 entry list

3          SIMONE CORSI, ITALIAN, NGM MOBILE RACING, SPEED UP
4          RANDY KRUMMENACHER, SWISS, TECHNOMAG carXpert, SUTER
5          JOHANN ZARCO, FRENCH, CAME IODARACING PROJECT, SUTER
7          DONI TATA PRADITA, INDONESIAN, FEDERAL OIL GRESINI Moto2, SUTER
8          KYLE SMITH, BRITISH, BLUSENS AVINTIA, KALEX
11       SANDRO CORTESE, GERMAN, DYNAVOLT INTACT GP, KALEX
12       THOMAS LUTHI, SWISS, INTERWETTEN PADDOCK, SUTER
14       RATTHAPARK WILAIROT, THAI, HONDA GRESINI Moto2, SUTER
15       ALEX DE ANGELIS, SAN MARINO, NGM MOBILE FORWARD RACING, SPEED UP
17       ALBERTO MONCAYO, SPANISH, ARGINANO y GINES RACING, MOTOBOST
18       NICOLAS TEROL, SPANISH, MAPFRE ASPAR TEAM Moto2, SUTER
19       XAVIER SIMEON, BELGIAN, SAG TEAM, KALEX
23       MARCEL SCHROTTER, GERMAN, SAG TEAM, KALEX
24       TONI ELIAS, SPANISH, BLUSENS AVINTIA, KALEX
30       TAKAAKI NAKAGAMI, JAPANESE, ITALTRANS RACING TEAM, KALEX
36       MIKA KALLIO, FINNISH, MARC VDS RACING TEAM, KALEX
40       POL ESPARGARO, SPANISH, TUENTI HP 40, PONS KALEX
44       STEVEN ODENDAAL, SOUTH AFRICAN, ARGINANO y GINES RACING, MOTOBOST
45       SCOTT REDDING, BRITISH, MARC VDS RACING TEAM, KALEX
49       AXEL PONS, SPANISH, TUENTI HP 40, PONS KALEX
52       DANNY KENT, BRITISH, TECH 3, TECH 3
54       MATTIA PASINI, ITALIAN, NGM MOBILE RACING, SPEED UP
60       JULIAN SIMON, SPANISH, ITALTRANS RACING TEAM, KALEX
63       MIKE DI MEGLIO, FRENCH, JIR Moto2, MOTOBI
77       DOMINIQUE AEGERTER, SWISS, TECHNOMAG carXpert, SUTER
80       ESTEVE RABAT, SPANISH, TUENTI HP 40, PONS KALEX
81       JORDI TORRES, SPANISH, MAPFRE ASPAR TEAM Moto2, SUTER
88       RICKY CARDUS, SPANISH, NGM MOBILE FORWARD RACING, SPEED UP
95       ANTHONY WEST, AUSTRALIAN, QMMF RACING TEAM, SPEED UP
96       LOUIS ROSSI, FRENCH, TECH 3, TECH 3
97       RAFID TOPAN SUCIPTO, INDONESIAN, QMMF RACING TEAM, SPEED UP
TBC     TO BE CONFIRMED, HONDA RACING ASIA TADY MORIWAKI
TBC     TO BE CONFIRMED, ESGP Moto2, FTR