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Pinpoint: The OAT Teams

An update for the new season

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Now that the new year is just around the corner, Youthstream have released a list of officially-approved teams for the upcoming FIM Motocross World Championship. There will supposedly be an updated list at the end of January, but this one certainly has everything that you could possibly want to know. Do you think something is missing? Email lewis.phillips@mxvice.com.

Team HRC

Tim Gajser

MXGP

Brian Bogers

MXGP

Calvin Vlaanderen

MX2

Note: It is also worth noting that Team HRC have picked up a major sponsor for next year in the form of HSF Logistics. Brian Bogers is currently out injured, following a crash in training, and is not expected to return in time for round one of MXGP.

The Team HRC riders for the fast-approaching MXGP season (Honda Racing Corporation)

Honda Red Moto

TBC

MXGP

Petar Petrov

MXGP

Note: There has been no confirmation from this team, but the OAT list from Youthstream has confirmed that Petar Petrov will be beneath their awning. The second rider is down as TBA, but it'll be Arminas Jasikonis. Stamp that.

KMP Honda Racing

Nathan Renkens

MXGP

Vaessen will join Lancelot's team for his second year in MX2 (Suzuki Racing)

114 Motorsports Honda

Bas Vaessen

MX2

Hunter Lawrence

MX2

Note: Initial rumours suggested that a third rider would land on this team, but that will not be the case after all. This is a solid effort from a new squad.

Carglass Honda

Freek van der Vlist

EMX250

Steven Clarke

EMX250

Note: Carglass Honda were initially unsure whether they were going to enter the MXGP division or not, but it now seems as though they will not. 

Martin Racing Honda

Michele Cervellin

MX2

Max Anstie should experience a lot more of this next season (Husqvarna Images/J.P Acevedo)

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna

Gautier Paulin

MXGP

Max Anstie

MXGP

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna

Thomas Covington

MX2

Thomas Kjer Olsen

MX2

Note: The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing teams will strip back to two riders next year, after running three in each class this season.

Both Husqvarna riders will expect to fight for the MX2 title in 2018 (Husqvarna/J.P Acevedo)

62 Motorsport Husqvarna

Klemen Gercar

MXGP

920 Fly Group Husqvarna

Ander Valentin

MXGP

8Biano Racing Husqvarna

Iker Larranaga Olano

MX2

Brent Van Doninck

MX2

Note: The 8Biano Racing Husqvarna team will just focus on MX2 next year. Tanel Leok will run a Husqvarna at the European rounds from a private team, but it remains to  be seen what Rui Goncalves is going to do. It seems that he will not be going racing.

For the first time in his professional career, Brent Van Doninck won't be on a Yamaha (Monster Energy Media/Ray Archer)

STC Racing Husqvarna

Henry Jacobi

MX2

Note: The STC Racing outfit were restricted to the European rounds this year. However, they have now partnered up with Sturm Racing and will be racing the full FIM Motocross World Championship. Two riders will supposed to sit alongside Jacobi in the MX2 category, but Jacobi was the only one on the OAT list.

AM1 Motorsport Husqvarna

Tanel Leok

MXGP

Note: Tanel Leok will be at the European rounds of the FIM Motocross World Championship and work from beneath his own awning.

SKS Husqvarna

Lars van Berkel

MXGP

Note: It remains to be seen what rounds of the FIM Motocross World Championship Lars van Berkel will compete in, but he'll be at a couple.

Pauls Jonass will shoot for KTM's third MX2 title in succession (KTM Images/Ray Archer)

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

Antonio Cairoli

MXGP

Jeffrey Herlings

MXGP

Glenn Coldenhoff

MXGP

Pauls Jonass

MX2

Jorge Prado

MX2

Standing Construct KTM

Valentin Guillod

MXGP

Kevin Strijbos

MXGP

Note: Kevin Strijbos has not been announced as the second rider on Standing Construct KTM, but the OAT list let the cat out of the bag. Everyone knew that anyway, right? There was an exclusive interview with the team owner, Tim Mathys, on MX Vice earlier this month.

The reigning EMX250 champion has found a full-time deal in MX2 (Monster Energy Media/Ray Archer)

Marchetti Racing KTM

Jose Butron

MXGP

Morgan Lesiardo

MX2

Hitachi KTM UK

Graeme Irwin

MXGP

Conrad Mewse

MX2

Note: Hitachi KTM UK finally announced their plans at the Dirt Bike Show and there was a pleasant surprise: The squad will receive some factory support. It also seems that ASA Scaffolding will have a large presence on the bikes, but it remains to be seen if that'll be as a title sponsor or not. Hitachi KTM UK is the official name of the team.

Jordi Tixier will lead the all-new BOS KTM team into action (Monster Energy Media/Ray Archer)

CreyMert Racing

TBC

MX2

Kevin Horgmo

EMX250

Note: The CreyMert outfit stated that they will have an MX2 rider, who will compete in the European rounds of the FIM Motocross World Championship, but there is no name on the OAT list. They could sign someone at a later date, of course. There will be updates as soon as we receive them.

JD191 KTM

Richard Sikyna

MX2

Silver Action KTM

Stephen Rubini

MX2

Nicolas Bertuzzi

MX2

Note: Mahi Villanueva Sanchez will race in EMX250 for Silver Action KTM, Gianluca Facchetti will be in EMX125 and Amandine Verstappen is scheduled to partake in WMX.

JD191 KTM

Richard Sikyna

MX2

Stephen Rubini last raced a Silver Action KTM in 2016 (Monster Energy Media/Ray Archer)

VHR KTM

David Herbreteau

MX2

Note: David Herbreteau is expected to compete in all of the European rounds. It remains to be seen if he'll have a teammate on VHR KTM.

BOS Project KTM

Jordi Tixier

MXGP

Benoit Paturel

MXGP

Note: BOS Suspension were linked to Evgeny Bobryshev, but eventually signed Benoit Paturel to fill their second seat.

Things looked bleak initially, but Benoit Paturel has found a home (Monster Energy Media/Ray Archer)

LRT KTM

Davy Pootjes

MX2

Note: The LRT KTM set-up will stick around with Davy Pootjes. Pootjes will be on a similar programme to what Julien Lieber had this year.

Monster Energy KRT

Clement Desalle

MXGP

Julien Lieber

MXGP

Clement Desalle enters year one of a two-year deal with KRT (Monster Energy Media/Ray Archer)

Bike It DRT Kawasaki

Tommy Searle

MXGP

Darian Sanayei

MX2

F&H Racing Kawasaki

Adam Sterry

MX2

Ruben Fernandez

MX2

Jed Beaton

MX2

Note: Marc de Reuver will train Ruben Fernandez and Jed Beaton. Adam Sterry, on the other hand, will continue to work with the RMJ Academy.

Jed Beaton could be an underdog in the MX2 division (Honda Racing Corporation)

Gebben Van Venrooy Kawasaki

Alessandro Lupino

MXGP

Maxime Desprey

MXGP

Bud Racing Kawasaki

Brian Hsu

MX2

Note: Bud Racing will return to the MX2 class with Brian Hsu, but also have Brian Strubhart-Moreau and Pierre Goupillon will feature in EMX250.

Monster Energy Yamaha

Romain Febvre

MXGP

Jeremy Van Horebeek

MXGP

Romain Febvre is entering year two of his three-year contract (Monster Energy Media/Ray Archer)

Kemea Yamaha

Vsevolod Brylyakov

MX2

Jago Geerts

MX2

Ben Watson

MX2

iFly JK Yamaha

Ivo Monticelli

MXGP

Anton Gole

MX2

Note: Tim Edberg, Jaydon Murphy and Brad Todd will represent the squad in EMX250. Adam Kovaks will ride in EMX125, Manuel Iacopi will be in EMX300 and Kathryn Booth will join Lynn Valk in WMX.

Brent Van Doninck will sit alongside Iker Larranaga Olano next year (Monster Energy Media/Ray Archer)

Wilvo Yamaha MXGP

Shaun Simpson

MXGP

Arnaud Tonus

MXGP

Jeremy Seewer

MXGP

Ausio Yamaha

Jorge Zaragoza

MX2

Note: The Ausio Yamaha team will also be represented in the EMX classes, but those riders have not been announced yet.

Yamaha SM Action

Simone Furlotti

MX2

Alvin Ostlund

MX2

Note: Simone Furlotti will enter the FIM Motocross World Championship with this team next year and Alvin Ostlund will join him. The pair will contest all of the MX2 rounds, then Maxime Renaux and Alessandro Manucci will be in EMX250.

Alvin Ostlund has found a home on a smaller team (Yamaha Racing)

Ceres 71 Racing Yamaha

Milko Potisek

MXGP

Simone Zecchina

MXGP

TM Factory Racing

Max Nagl

MXGP

Samuele Bernardini

MX2

Team Steelsdrjack

Davide Bonini

MXGP

E2T-Racing Team

Enzo Toriani

MX2

Suzuki will not run an official team in the FIM Motocross World Championship (Suzuki Racing)

Suzuki World MXGP

N/A

N/A

Note: The biggest question mark on this list. Suzuki have withdrawn their MXGP and MX2 teams from the series, but thankfully a lot of the riders have found deals. It remains to be seen what Arminas Jasikonis will do, however, but it does seem as though he has something in the pipeline. Stefan Everts also spoke exclusively about Suzuki's decision to step away.

24MX Honda

N/A

N/A

Note: 24MX Honda recently announced that they will not be returning to the MXGP paddock for the new season. Ken De Dycker retired earlier this year, so does not need a new ride, but it remains to be seen what Damon Graulus will do.

Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Monster Energy Media/Ray Archer

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