Check out the movers, shakers and leavers in next year's premier class
ACCORDING TO MotoGP Rookie of the Year Ben Spies, 2011 will be "the biggest shake-up for MotoGP in recent years".
With more seats being swapped than in the recent General Election, the premier racing class looks set to benefit from the much-needed move-around, with many of the current riders staying within the series, albeit on different machines.
We've compiled a list of who's going where in 2011; it's not a final draught as some seats are still yet to be confirmed.MOVERS
Ben Spies - to Fiat Yamaha from Tech 3Cal Crutchlow - from WSB to Tech 3Randy De Puniet - to Pramac Ducati (unconfirmed) from LCR HondaCasey Stoner - to Repsol Honda from Marlboro DucatiValentino Rossi - to Marlboro Ducati from Fiat YamahaLoris Capirossi - to Pramac Ducati from Rizla SuzukiToni Elias - to LCR Honda from Moto2Karl Abraham - from Moto2 to Cardion AB Motoracing
STAYERSJorge Lorenzo - stays at Fiat Yamaha Andrea Dovizioso - Gresini/Repsol Honda ?Colin Edwards - stays at Tech 3 YamahaAlvaro Bautista - stays at Rizla SuzukiDani Pedrosa - stays at Repsol HondaNicky Hayden - stays at Marlboo DucatiMarco Simoncelli - stays at Gresini HondaHector Barbera - stays at Aspar DucatiLEAVERSMika Kallio - leaves Pramac Ducati to ?Marco Melandri - leaves Gresini Honda for Yamaha WSBAleix Espargaro - leaves Pramac Ducati (unconfirmed)Hiroshi Aoyama - leaves Interwetten Honda, team retire from MotoGP to focus on Moto2
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Why oh why has Edwards still got a Moto GP ride? Is he an ace development rider? Does he know some of Hervé's dark secrets?
It's certainly nothing to do with his performance.
Posted: 02/11/2010 at 15:58
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