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Record breaking MotoGP™ Entry list in Qatar

Record breaking MotoGP™ Entry list in Qatar

The MotoGP™ entry list for 2015 maintains the high standard of recent years, with a huge amount of experience and talent on display.

The full time entry list for this year has increased from 23 to 25, with the following changes:

  • Departing the series after last season: Hiroshi Aoyama, Broc Parkes, Michael Laverty and Colin Edwards who retired from racing after the 2014 Indianapolis GP and was replaced by Alex de Angelis.
  • Joining the MotoGP class for 2015: Maverick Viñales, Marco Melandri, Jack Miller, Eugene Laverty and Loris Baz.

The strength of the MotoGP grid can be illustrated by the following facts about the riders who will line up on the grid for 2015:

  • There are twelve riders who have won a Grand Prix World Championship. This is the greatest number of grand prix world champions ever assembled on one grid. These twelve riders have won a total of twenty-eight World Championships titles between them; a new record for the full-time MotoGP entry list.
  • Seven riders on the list have won races in the premier-class. These seven riders have between them won a total of 169 premier-class GP races - the highest number of accumulated premier-class GP wins ever assembled on the entry list.
  • Nineteen riders on the MotoGP entry list have had race victories in at least one of the three classes of Grand Prix racing

The combined total of Grand Prix victories for the riders in the list above is 390. If all of these GP winners line up on the grid in Qatar it will set a new record for the greatest aggregate number of GP wins for riders starting a Grand Prix race; the current record is a total of 360 GP wins for the riders lining up on the grid for the final MotoGP™ race of 2014 at Valencia.

The oldest rider on the MotoGP™ full-time entry list is Valentino Rossi, who celebrated his 36th birthday in February. The youngest rider is Jack Miller, who will be 20 years and 70 days old when he lines up on the grid in Qatar; Miller is just six days younger than fellow MotoGP™ rookie Maverick Viñales.



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