Bradley Smith heads 27-strong 125GP grid
Bradley Smith will start the 2010 125GP world championship campaign as clear pre-season favourite after a 27-rider grid was unveiled today.
Smith, who became Britain’s most successful rider since Barry Sheene with two victories in a breakthrough 2009 campaign, will again ride for the Spanish-based Aspar Aprilia squad running the number 38.
Nicolas Terol, who finished third in 2009, will partner the Oxfordshire rider following the departure of Julian Simon to the new Moto2 class.
Smith is joined by fellow British rider Danny Webb, who will ride for Team WRB. Aprilia.
Webb will run his traditional number 99 as he goes in search of his first world championship podium.
Webb is back in testing action at the beginning of March at the Valencia circuit.
Other title contenders include Sandro Cortese, Pol Espargaro and Marc Marquez, who is now on an Aprilia following the withdrawal of Austrian factory KTM.
2010 125GP entry list
5 Alexis Masbou FRA Worldwiderace Team Aprilia
7 Efren Vazquez ESP Bainet Derbi Derbi
9 Muhammad Zulfahmi MAL Empowerment WorldWideRace Team Aprilia
11 Sandro Cortese GER Red Bull Ajo Motorsport Derbi
12 Esteve Rabat SPA BQR Racing Aprilia
14 Johann Zarco FRA WTR San Marino Team Aprilia
18 Nicolas Terol SPA Bancaja Aspar Team Aprilia
23 Alberto Moncayo SPA Andalucia Cajasol Aprilia
24 Simone Corsi SPA Fontana Racing Aprilia
26 Adrian Martin SPA Team WRB Aprilia
32 Lorenzo Savadori ITA Matteoni C.P. Racing Aprilia
35 Randy Krummenacher SUI Molenaar Racing Aprilia
38 Bradley Smith GB Bancaja Aspar Team Aprilia
39 Luis Salom SPA Lambretta Reparto Corse Lambretta
44 Pol Espargaro SPA Bainet Derbi Derbi
50 Sturia Fagerhaug NOR Empowerment WorldWideRace Team Aprilia
69 Louis Rossi FRA CBC Corse Aprilia
71 Tomoyoshi Koyama JPN Racing Team Germany Honda
72 Marco Ravaioli ITA Lambretta Reparto Corse Lambretta
78 Marcel Schrotter GER Interwetten Racing Honda
80 Quentin Jacquet FRA Molenaar Racing Aprilia
84 Jakub Kornfeil CZE Racing Team Germany Honda
87 Luca Marconi ITA Worldwiderace Team Aprilia
93 Marc Marquez SPA Red Bull Ajo Motorsport Derbi
94 Jonas Folger GER Worldwiderace Team Aprilia
99 Danny Webb GB Team WRB Aprilia