Strong 2014 Moto2 entry list unveiled

Published: 20 November 2013

British star Scott Redding and new world champion Pol Espargaro may have quit Moto2 to move to MotoGP, but the 2014 Honda-powered 600cc category entry list is still packed full of quality talent.

Taking Redding’s place in the Marc VDS Racing squad is Tito Rabat, who left the Tuenti HP 40 Pons squad to join forces with experienced Finn Mika Kallio.

Rabat and Espargaro’s departure will see Spanish team boss Sito Pons run reigning Moto3 world champion Maverick Vinales and Luis Salom on a Kalex frame next season.

Redding might have moved into MotoGP after finishing runner-up in Moto2 in 2013, but British interest will remain significant with the arrival of current World Supersport champion Sam Lowes.

Lowes will race a Speed Up frame with young Italian rookie Alessandro Nocco, while Gino Rea also features on the provisional entry list and is down to race a British-built FTR chassis in the AGT-Rea Racing squad.

Rea was without a permament ride in 2013 but a series of self-funded wild cards appear to have paid off.

There is also confirmation of the new high profile Caterham project, which MCN first revealed back in mid-September.

The British-based squad will run Johann Zarco and AMA Superbike champion Josh Herrin on a Suter frame.

The list also confirms Takaaki Nakagami’s late switch to a Kalex chassis in the Idemitsu Honda Team Asia that is run by former Repsol Honda rider and 500cc winner Tadayuki Okada.

Nakagami’s departure means the Italtrans squad has yet to confirm his replacement to partner former 125GP world champion Julian Simon.
 
2 JOSH HERRIN - USA - CATERHAM MOTO RACING - SUTER
3 SIMONE CORSI - ITALIAN - NGM MOBILE FORWARD RACING - FTR
4 RANDY KRUMMENACHER - SWISS - IODARACING PROJECT - SUTER
5 JOHANN ZARCO - FRENCH - CATERHAM MOTO RACING - SUTER
7 LORENZO BALDASSARRI – ITALIAN - GRESINI Moto2 - SUTER
8 GINO REA - BRITISH - AGT-REA RACING - FTR
10 THITIPONG WAROKORN - THAI STOP AND GO RACING TEAM - KALEX
11 SANDRO CORTESE - GERMAN - DYNAVOLT INTACT GP - KALEX
12 THOMAS LUTHI - SWISS - INTERWETTEN PADDOCK Moto2 - SUTER
15 ALEX DE ANGELIS - SAN MARINO - LA FONTE TASCA RACING - SUTER
18 NICOLAS TEROL - SPANISH - MAPFRE ASPAR TEAM Moto2 - SUTER
19 XAVIER SIMEON - BELGIAN - FEDERAL OIL GRESINI Moto2 - SUTER
22 SAM LOWES - BRITISH - SPEED UP - SPEED UP
23 MARCEL SCHROTTER - GERMAN - TECH 3 - TECH 3
25 AZLAN SHAH - MALAYSIAN - IDEMITSU HONDA TEAM ASIA - TBA
30 TAKAAKI NAKAGAMI - JAPANESE - IDEMITSU HONDA TEAM ASIA - KALEX
31 KOHTA NOZANE - JAPANESE - JIR Moto2 - MOTOBI
36 MIKA KALLIO - FINNISH - MARC VDS RACING TEAM  - KALEX
40 MAVERICK VINALES - SPANISH - TUENTI HP 40 PONS - KALEX
49 AXEL PONS - SPANISH - ARGIÑANO & GINÉS RACING - KALEX
53 ESTEVE RABAT  - SPANISH - MARC VDS RACING TEAM - KALEX
54 MATTIA PASINI - ITALIAN - NGM MOBILE FORWARD RACING - FTR
55 HAFIZH SYAHRIN - MALAYSIAN - PETRONAS RACELINE MALAYSIA - KALEX
60 JULIAN SIMON  - SPANISH - ITALTRANS RACING TEAM - KALEX
70 ROBIN MULHAUSER - SWISS - TECHNOMAG carXpert - SUTER
77 DOMINIQUE AEGERTER - SWISS - TECHNOMAG carXpert - SUTER
80 LUIS SALOM – SPANISH - TUENTI HP 40 PONS – KALEX
81 JORDI TORRES - SPANISH - MAPFRE ASPAR TEAM Moto2 - SUTER
88 ALESSANDRO NOCCO - ITALIAN - SPEED UP - SPEED UP
92 ALEX MARINELARENA - SPANISH - TECH 3 - TECH 3
94 JONAS FOLGER - GERMAN - ARGIÑANO & GINÉS RACING - KALEX
95 ANTHONY WEST - AUSTRALIAN - QMMF RACING TEAM - SPEED UP
96 LOUIS ROSSI - FRENCH - STOP AND GO RACING TEAM - KALEX
TO BE CONFIRMED - QMMF RACING TEAM - SPEED UP
TO BE CONFIRMED - ITALTRANS RACING TEAM - KALEX