After the recently announced racing calendar for next season Dorna has now released a tentative list of riders who will compete in the upcoming season of MotoGP. MotoGP next season will include 21 riders and nine CRT teams. The number #1 goes to Casey Stoner, while Jorge Lorenzo will return to his old number #99. There are of course the new riders and teams who will compete this season, some familiar faces have changed teams, some have returned, and there are new riders who have not yet raced MotoGP race.

Tentative list of drivers and teams for the 2012 season:

# 1 – Casey Stoner – AUS – Team Honda – Honda

# 4 – Andrea Dovizioso – ITA – Tech 3 Yamaha – Yamaha

# 5 – Colin Edwards – United States – Forward Racing – Suter *

# 6 – Stefan Bradl – GER – LCR Honda MotoGP – Honda

# 8 – Hector Barbera – Spain – Pramac Racing Team – Ducati

# 9 – Danilo Petrucci – ITA – IODA Racing Project – IODA *

# 11 – Ben Spies – USA – Yamaha Factory Racing – Yamaha

# 13 – Anthony West – AUS – Speed ​​Master – ART *

# 14 – Randy De Puniet – FRA – Aspar Team MotoGP – ART *

# 17 – Karel Abraham – CES – Cardion AB Motoracing – Ducati

# 19 – Alvaro Bautista – Spain – Gresini Honda – Honda

# 20 – Aleix Espargaro – Spain – Aspar Team MotoGP – ART *

# 22 – Ivan Silva – Spain – BQR – BQR-FTR *

# 26 – Dani Pedrosa – Spa – Team Honda – Honda

# 35 – Cal Crutchlow – VBR – Tech 3 Yamaha – Yamaha

# 46 – Valentino Rossi – ITA – Ducati Team – Ducati

# 51 – Michele Pirro – ITA – Honda Gresini – FTR *

# 68 – Yonny Hernandez – KOL – BQR – BQR-FTR *

# 69 – Nicky Hayden – United States – Ducati Team – Ducati

# 77 – James Ellison – VBR – Paul Bird Racing – ART *

# 99 – Jorge Lorenzo – Spain – Yamaha Factory Racing – Yamaha

* CRT team