Moto2 grid cut to 30 bikes for 2020 season

Team entry lists have been issued for the 2020 Moto2 and Moto3 seasons, with the intermediate class dropping to a full-time contingent of 15 two-bike teams next year.

A reduction in the number of teams had been anticipated in Moto2 since Kiefer Racing revealed last month that it had been informed it was not granted a 2020 grid slot.

Along with Kiefer and Tech 3, Tasca Racing, a mainstay of the Moto2 field since 2013, is also dropping out according to the entry list issued by the FIM on Thursday.

The one-bike operations that have been granted grid slots for 2020 – Petronas Sprinta Racing and Gresini Racing – are both expanding to two bikes apiece next year.

It means there is a reduction of only two bikes for next season compared to the 32 full-time entries on the grid at present. Kalex is expected to be the dominant manufacturer again, even more so following the withdrawal of KTM from the intermediate class.

Only one team in all three classes of grand prix racing will be running a single-bike operation next year: the Avintia Moto3 team, which has already signed Red Bull Rookies champion Carlos Tatay to spearhead its charge in 2020.

Avintia will be one of 16 teams on the Moto3 grid in 2020 for a total of 31 bikes.

The loss of WorldWideRace (formerly Bester Capital Dubai) has been offset by the arrival of Tech 3 and Max Racing Team and Ajo KTM both expanding to second bikes.

2020 Moto2 grid so far:

Team Riders
Marc VDS

 Alex Marquez

 Sam Lowes

Pons Racing

 Lorenzo Baldassarri

 Augusto Fernandez

Ajo Motorsport

 Iker Lecuona

 Jorge Martin

Speed Up

 Jorge Navarro

 Fabio Di Giannantonio

Intact GP

 Tom Luthi

 Marcel Schrotter

SAG Racing

 Remy Gardner

 Tetsuta Nagashima

Petronas Sprinta

 Xavi Vierge

TBA

Italtrans 

 Enea Bastianini

 Lorenzo Dalla Porta

Team VR46

 Luca Marini

 Marco Bezzecchi

Angel Nieto Team

 Aron Canet

TBA

American Racing

 Marcos Ramirez

TBA

RW Racing

 Jesko Raffin

 Bo Bendsneyder

Gresini Racing

 Nicolo Bulega

TBA

Honda Team Asia

TBA

TBA

MV Agusta (Forward Racing)

TBA

TBA

2020 Moto3 grid so far:

Team Riders
Leopard Racing

 Jaume Masia

 Dennis Foggia

Petronas Sprinta

 John McPhee

 Khairul Idham Pawi

Team VR46

 Andrea Migno

 Celestino Vietti

Snipers Team

 Tony Arbolino

 Filip Salac

CIP

 Darryn Binder

 Maximilian Kofler

Prustel GP

 Jason Dupasquier

 Barry Baltus

Avintia Racing

 Carlos Tatay

Gresini Racing

 Gabriel Rodrigo

TBA

Ajo KTM

 Kaito Toba

TBA

Tech 3 KTM

 Ayumu Sasaki

TBA

BOE Motorsports

 Jakub Kornfeil

TBA

Estrella Galicia 0,0 (Monlau)

TBA

TBA

Max Racing Team

TBA

TBA

Angel Nieto Team

TBA

TBA

SIC58

TBA

TBA

Honda Team Asia

TBA

TBA

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