Official MotoGP entry list
The final entry list for MotoGP has been announced with Shane Byrne being officially confirmed for the Proton/KTM team at last.
Aprilia have disappeared from the list and Byrne is named as riding for the Proton KR team, which this year will be using the KTM engine.
Max Biaggi is finally on the list as well. It was common knowledge that he would be riding for the Repsol Honda team but he was mysteriously missing from the provisional list released in December.
Roberto Rolfo will be the lone D’Antin Ducati rider this year.
Full MotoGP entry list:
3 Max Biaggi ITA Honda Repsol Honda Team
4 Alex Barros BRA Honda Camel Honda
5 Colin Edwards USA Yamaha Gauloises Yamaha Team
6 Makoto Tamada JPN Honda Konica Minolta Honda
7 Carlos Checa SPA Ducati Ducati Marlboro Team
10 Kenny Roberts USA Suzuki Team Suzuki MotoGP
11 Ruben Xaus SPA Yamaha Fortuna Yamaha Team
12 Troy Bayliss AUS Honda Camel Honda
15 Sete Gibernau SPA Honda Team Movistar Honda MotoGP
21 John Hopkins USA Suzuki Team Suzuki MotoGP
24 Toni Elias SPA Yamaha Fortuna Yamaha Team
27 Franco Battaini ITA Blata Blata WCM
33 Marco Melandri ITA Honda Team Movistar Honda MotoGP
44 Roberto Rolfo ITA Ducati D'Antin MotoGP
46 Valentino Rossi ITA Yamaha Gauloises Yamaha Team
56 Shinya Nakano JPN Kawasaki Kawasaki Racing Team
65 Loris Capirossi ITA Ducati Ducati Marlboro Team
66 Alex Hofmann GER Kawasaki Kawasaki Racing Team
67 Shane Byrne GBR Proton KR Team Roberts
69 Nicky Hayden USA Honda Repsol Honda Team
77 James Ellison GBR Blata Blata WCM