17 Jul, 2017
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2018 MotoGP rider line-up so far

2018 MotoGP rider contracts so far announced...

2018 MotoGP rider line-up so far
2018 MotoGP rider line-up so far
Updated following Alvaro Bautista's contract extension with Aspar Ducati ...

Repsol Honda
Marc Marquez (End of 2018)
Dani Pedrosa (End of 2018)

Movistar Yamaha
Valentino Rossi (End of 2018)
Maverick Vinales (End of 2018)

Ducati Team
Jorge Lorenzo (End of 2018)
Andrea Dovizioso (End of 2018)

Suzuki
Andrea Iannone (End of 2018)
Alex Rins (End of 2018)

KTM
Bradley Smith (End of 2018)
Pol Espargaro (End of 2018)

Aprilia Gresini
Aleix Espargaro (End of 2018)
Sam Lowes (End of 2018)*
*Aprilia admit to speaking with other riders for next season.

Monster Yamaha Tech 3
Jonas Folger (End of 2018)
Johann Zarco (End of 2018)

LCR Honda
Cal Crutchlow (HRC contract until end of 2019)
Takaaki Nakagami* ?
*LCR tipped to add a second bike for 2018.

Marc VDS Honda*
Franco Morbidelli (End of 2019, option for 2020)
Jack Miller (HRC contract until end of 2017. Linked with Pramac Ducati)
Tito Rabat (End of 2017. Linked with Avintia Ducati)
* Marc VDS Honda contract with HRC ends this season. Still discussing the package for 2018.

Pramac Ducati
Danilo Petrucci (Contracted to Ducati, end of 2018)

Scott Redding (Contracted to Ducati, end of 2017. Linked with Aprilia if loses seat to Miller)

Avintia Ducati
Hector Barbera (End of 2017)
Loris Baz (End of 2017)

Aspar Ducati
Alvaro Bautista (End of 2018)
Karel Abraham (End of 2017)

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12 Comments

  • GlazingVegas 17 Jul, 2017 14:53:36
    I would like to see Dani P have a go on that Zuk. Obviously he's contracted thru next year so I will have to wait and see... I think Marc and his super aggressive style has developed a bike that is just too stiff for little Dani. Dani was a lot more consistent before Marc arrived. And of course Honda is doing the right thing by following their fastest rider.. Dani is just too small to get the bike to generate grip like Marc and Cal and they both brake harder so that is how the machine is setup to work optimally
  • Don-R 21 Jun, 2017 13:29:11
    According to paddock rumour, the riders most at risk of losing their seats are Rabat, Lowes, Redding, Baz, Barbera, & Abraham.

    Most of those riders could probably save their sides with a big result or two, but I think Rabat is as good as gone from MVDS.

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