To help combat those January blues and look ahead to the warmth of the motorcycle racing season, we’ve picked apart the rider entry list for the 2014 MotoGP championship. The names alone reveal the high caliber of racing we can expect to witness, and best of all there are an amazing 5 Brits on the grid!

2014 MotoGP entry list confirmed – it look’s set to be a great season!

Here’s the full list of entries so far:

Factory spec machines

93 marc márquez – spain – repsol Honda team – Honda * – Won last year’s Championship in his rookie season, will be looking to retain the title.

26 dani pedrosa – spain – repsol Honda team – Honda * – Still waiting for his first MotoGP championship, will 2014 be Dani’s year?

99 jorge lorenzo – spain – Yamaha factory racing – Yamaha * – Desperately close runner up last season, Lorenzo has got to be the most determined guy on the grid!

46 valentino rossi – italy – Yamaha factory racing – Yamaha * – The veteran, can Vale prove he’s still got what it takes and claim his 10th World Title?

4 andrea dovizioso – italy – Ducati team – Ducati * – Plagued with bad lack last season, will the addition of his Tech 3 team mate Cal spur him on?

35 cal crutchlow – great britain – Ducati team – Ducati * – After heavy criticism for taking the Ducati ride, can Crutchlow silence all the negative press?

44 pol espargaro – spain – monster Yamaha tech 3 – Yamaha * – Joins his brother in MotoGP and joining the well-regarded Tech 3 team will undoubtedly see Pol challenging near the front.

38 bradley smith – great britain – monster Yamaha tech 3 – Yamaha * – With his rookie season dispatched, Bradley will be looking to prove himself this year.

6 stefan bradl – germany – lcr Honda motogp – Honda * – A consistently strong finisher, but can he get some wins under his belt in 2014?

19 álvaro bautista – spain – go&fun Honda gresini – Honda * – Another solid season for Bautista in 2013 but can he step up and pose a serious threat for the title?

29 andrea iannone – italy – pramac racing – Ducati * – A factory spec bike shows faith in Iannone, can he repeat some of his 250cc glory days?
Privateer spec machines

5 colin edwards – usa – ngm mobile forward racing – ftr Yamaha – another veteran, can Colin break into the top 10 and kick if with the factory boys?    

41 aleix espargaro – spain – ngm mobile forward racing – ftr Yamaha – top-placing CRT rider in 2013, will the experience of team mate Edwards push him forward?

8 héctor barberá – spain – avintia blusens – ftr  – Barbera shows huge potential but can he turn it into results this season?

63 mike di meglio – france – avintia blusens – ftr – Di Meglio has also show heaps of promise, we can’t wait to see him tearing it up in MotoGP.   

9 danilo petrucci – italy – iodaracing project – art – More young blood into the championship, can he match Marquez’s rookie season?

12 leon camier – great britain – iodaracing project – art – a top-class Superbike rider looking to make it in the Grand Prix circuit, we’ll be cheering him on!  
17 karel abraham – czech republic – cardion ab motoracing – Honda – Abraham shows promise and brings some serious funding, but can he secure some top 10 finishes in 2014?   
45 scott redding – great britain – go&fun Honda gresini – Honda – We’ve been waiting to cheer Scott on in MotoGP for quite some time now, this will undoubtedly be one to watch.

68 yonny hernandez – colombia – pramac racing – Ducati – Hernandez has got some skill but will need to deliver some results to maintain his ride going forward.
69 nicky hayden – usa – power electronics aspar – Honda – Finally off the Ducati and back to the good old Honda, we can’t wait to see the former world champ fighting in 2013.   

7 hiroshi aoyama – japan – power electronics aspar – Honda – despite his solid history, Aoyama is yet to really impress in MotoGP.    
70 michael laverty – great britain – paul bird motorsport – pbm – The follow up to a season plagued with bad luck, let’s hope Michael can deliver what we know he’s capable of in 2014.       

23 broc parkes – australia – paul bird motorsport – pbm – another well respected superbike rider back from injury and looking to make in in the big league.

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