2019 Teams and Riders
The riders the teams for the 2019 MotoGP Season.
Which teams are the riders in? Who is riding for who?
What all the racers want to win!
Let's take a look at who is where.
The out-going teams are the Angel Nieto Ducati Team and the Marc VDS Honda Team has been replaced by the new SIC Petronas Yamaha team. Marc VDS will not continue in MotoGP next season but will continue with their Moto2 and Moto3 teams.
After the Christmas holiday MotoGP testing starts again in February 6th at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia. Then the MotoGP crews go to Qatar for the 23rd of February Qatar MotoGP Test at the Losail International Circuit at Doha in Qatar.
We have to wait until 10th of March for the first race the Grand Prix of Qatar, at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar.
The 2019 MotoGP year looks like it will be another exciting season already. With so many racers having made their mark in the four test days thus far.
The new riders have settled into their new teams now.
So to sum up for 2019 the new riders in new teams are Jorge Lorenzo with the Repsol Honda Team.
Danilo Petrucci is promoted into the Factory Ducati Team.
Factory Ecstar Suzuki Team have rookie Joan Mir joining them.
Factory Red Bull KTM Team for 2019 have signed Johann Zarco.
Also they have set up their new Tech 3 KTM Satellite Team with Hafizh Syahrin and rookie Miguel Oliveira.
Factory Aprilia Gresini Team Aprilia are joined by Andrea Iannone and Bradley Smith.
Alma Pramac Ducati Team have signed Francesco Bagnaia.
Karel Abraham swaps satellite Ducati team to join Reale Avintia.
And of course the new SIC Petronas Yamaha Team with their two riders Franco Morbidelli and rookie Fabio Quartararo.
Márquez will be up the sharp end slip sliding and saving his way to the front.
How will the Yamahas go? Have they sorted out the problems that hindered them all through 2018?
Will Rossi get a bike he can win on?
How will the rookies get on?
Only time will tell. We shall just have to wait and see!
But one thing is for sure, in MotoGP nothing goes as expected, there will be some surprises and upsets.
My race of 2018 was the Assen race, with so many overtakes, lots of bumping and fairing bashing to a dramatic end.
Relive the tremendous race here...
I can't wait for the new season to start - can you?
- Roland Potter