2011 Moto2 teams announced

40-strong grid for next year, despite attempts to reduce numbers

THE 2011 Moto2 grid has been revealed, with the same 40-strong line-up, despite a bid to reduce the number of competitors.

“We wanted to have less, but it was impossible,” said Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta. “We hope that in 2012 some teams will want to move to Moto3, or to MotoGP.”

The list of teams was released a day late at Estoril, after attempts to prune it back kept officials hard at it.

Riders have not been named, although some have been confirmed already ... including Briton Bradley Smith, who will move up from 125s to join Mike di Meglio in the Tech 3 team.

It was also confirmed at Estoril that Aleix Espargaro will be moving from MotoGP to join the Pons Racing Moto2 squad.

2011 Moto2 List

Forward Racing
G22 Racing Team
Gresini Racing
Holiday Gym Racing *
Interwetten Moriwaki Moto2 *
Iodaracing Project
Italtrans Racing Team
Jack & Jones by A. Banderas
JIR Moto2
Mapfre Aspar Team
Marc VDS Racing
Monlau Competicion *
MZ Motor
QMMF Racing Team
Racing Team By Quereseno
Stop and Go Racing Team
Tech 3 Racing
Technomag CIP
Tenerife 40 Pons
Tuenti Speed Up
Viessman Kiefer Racing
WTR/Speed Master Team *

* One entry only. All other teams two entries.