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Stat Sheet: MXGP Teams

When the MXGP season concludes and withdrawal symptoms set it, the hardcore fan will turn to silly season to fuel their need for some kind of action. Even that is starting to quieten down now, however, as a majority of riders have found a home next year. You may have missed some of those announcements, hence why we’ve put everything that we know into this.

Red Bull KTM

Jeffrey Herlings

MXGP

Antonio Cairoli

MXGP

Glenn Coldenhoff

MXGP

Note: Antonio Cairoli and Glenn Coldenhoff will be the only riders beneath the De Carli awning next year, as Jeffrey Herlings will work from the same truck that he did this year.

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Glenn Coldenhoff will stay at Red Bull KTM and fulfil the final year of his deal.

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Sarholz KTM

Dennis Ullrich

MXGP

Angus Heidecke

MXGP

Note: The ADAC MX Masters will be the priority for the two Sarholz KTM riders, but they will also compete in certain MXGP rounds once the series returns to Europe.

Marchetti KTM

Jose Butron

MXGP

Hitachi KTM

Jake Nicholls

MXGP

Note: Jake Nicholls will be the sole 450F rider on the Hitachi Construction Machinery team next year. The team will return to KTM following a brief stint with Husqvarna and also travel overseas, which they did not do this year.

CEC Scandinavian Racing Sports KTM

Jonathan Bengtsson

MXGP

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Jake Nicholls will return to KTM with the Hitachi Construction Machinery team.

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Rockstar Energy Husqvarna

Max Nagl

MXGP

Max Anstie

MXGP

Gautier Paulin

MXGP

Note: Max Nagl returns to Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing on a one-year deal, alongside Max Anstie and Gautier Paulin. The latter two will be ‘white’ until the end of 2018.

62 Motorsports Husqvarna

Klemen Gercar

MXGP

8Biano Racing Husqvarna

Tanel Leok

MXGP

Rui Goncalves

MXGP

Note: Tanel Leok returns to MXGP with the relatively-new 8Biano Racing Husqvarna squad and will sit alongside a fellow veteran, Rui Goncalves, in MXGP.

Maurer Racing Husqvarna

Jernej Irt

MXGP

Note: Maurer Racing Husqvarna will tackle the European MXGP rounds with Jernej Irt, as well as a handful of ADAC MX Masters rounds.

STC Racing Husqvarna

Jaap Corneth

MXGP

Honda HRC

Tim Gajser

MXGP

Evgeny Bobryshev

MXGP

Note: Giacomo Gariboldi will run the official HRC team in MXGP next year, so Tim Gajser will effectively stay beneath the same awning. Evgeny Bobryshev will move over for yet another ‘red’ term.

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The two heavyweights, Gajser and Herlings, will go head-to-head across nineteen rounds.

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24MX Honda

Milko Potisek

MXGP

Damon Graulus

MXGP

Assomotor Honda

Valentin Guillod

MXGP

Alessandro Lupino

MXGP

Note: Valentin Guillod will move over to Assomotor Honda on a one-year deal and fill the spot vacated by Kei Yamamoto. Yamamoto will return to Japan.

Carglass Honda

Ander Valentin

MXGP

Note: The Carglass Honda team will enter MXGP with Jed Beaton and Stefan Ekerold in EMX250, but will also have Ander Valentin on a 450F at the European rounds.

Monster Energy Yamaha

Romain Febvre

MXGP

Jeremy Van Horebeek

MXGP

Note: No change at Monster Energy Yamaha. Romain Febvre signed a new deal that’ll see him stay with the team through 2019, but Jeremy Van Horebeek’s contract will expire at the end of the season.

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Romain Febvre signed a new deal that'll see him be a Yamaha-mounted rider for the next three years.

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Wilvo Yamaha

Shaun Simpson

MXGP

Arnaud Tonus

MXGP

Note: Aleksandr Tonkov believes that, if he can overcome his visa issues, he could work out some sort of deal with Wilvo Yamaha, but that is obviously all up in the air.

iFly JK Yamaha

Ryan Houghton

MXGP

Note: Ryan Houghton will contest five or six MXGP rounds with the Italian team, if everything goes to plan.

CDP Cortenuova Yamaha

Matevz Irt

MXGP

Suzuki World MXGP

Kevin Strijbos

MXGP

Arminas Jasikonis

MXGP

Note: Kevin Strijbos enters the final part of his two-year deal and his teammate, Arminas Jasikonis, will also see his contract expire at the end of the season.

J-Tech Suzuki Valenti

Ken De Dycker

MXGP

Note: It has not yet been confirmed whether Ken De Dycker will contest the overseas events (it’s his choice), but he’s in for the European fixtures with support from Suzuki Italy.

Castrol Power 1 Suzuki

Filip Bengtsson

MXGP

Note: The German team have not confirmed their plans for next year yet, but Filip Bengtsson is expected to return and compete in the European rounds.

Monster Energy Kawasaki

Clement Desalle

MXGP

Jordi Tixier

MXGP

Note: The riders beneath the Monster Energy KRT awning will not change, but everyone will be hoping that the results are a little better.

Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki

Tommy Searle

MXGP

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Less mechanical issues would help Tommy Searle a lot in his second term with DRT.

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Gebben Van Venrooy Kawasaki

Maxime Desprey

MXGP

Note: After breaching the age limit, Maxime Desprey will step up to the MXGP class and compete in all the European rounds of the series.

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Red Bull KTM

Pauls Jonass

MX2

Jorge Prado

MX2

Note: Jorge Prado was entertaining the idea of moving to the USA, but chose to spend another year in Europe. The Spaniard is expected to make the jump prior to the 2018 season.

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Jorge Prado already has one eye on the USA, so this could be his only shot at the MX2 title.

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HSF Logistics KTM

Davy Pootjes

MX2

Brian Bogers

MX2

Calvin Vlaanderen

MX2

Note: Davy Pootjes steps across to the HSF Logistics team to replace Roberts Justs, who doctors have advised to take two years off.

Hitachi KTM

Ben Watson

MX2

Josiah Natzke

MX2

Note: Josiah Natzke is expected to join the Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM team in 2017, but this has not yet been confirmed.

Marchetti KTM

Ivo Monticelli

MX2

Note: Ivo Monticelli was entertaining the idea of moving up to MXGP, but elected to tackle MX2 one last time. Where has Christopher Valente, who contested the class for the team this year, gone? He’ll be representing Marchetti KTM in the EMX300 division.

Sahkar KTM

Hardi Roosiorg

MX2

Note: Hardi Roosiorg will be on the same programme as he was this year, which took him to six points across the season.

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Davide Bonini is expected to go 'orange' with the Silver Action outfit.

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Silver Action KTM

Davide Bonini

MX2

Note: Davide Bonini is expected to compete in all European rounds of the FIM Motocross World Championship in 2017.

Italian Factory KTM

Nicholas Lapucci

MX2

Note: Although some have reported that Lapucci will be on an 8Biano Husqvarna next year, he’ll compete in the European rounds for this new team.

LRT KTM

Julien Lieber

MX2

Note: Following a year on the sidelines, Julien Lieber will return to racing with his own effort next year. The season will be his last on the 250F.

Creymert Racing KTM

Freek van der Vlist

MX2

Note: Freek van der Vlist enters his first season on a KTM, where he’ll only be competing in the European rounds.

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Conrad Mewse enters his first full season in the MX2 class as a full-factory Husqvarna rider.

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Rockstar Energy Husqvarna

Conrad Mewse

MX2

Thomas Kjer Olsen

MX2

Thomas Covington

MX2

Note: Thomas Covington enters his fourth season in MX2, but second with Husqvarna, and will be joined beneath the awning by a pair of MX2 rookies.

8Biano Racing Husqvarna

Ivan Petrov

MX2

Caleb Ward

MX2

Iker Larranaga Olano

MX2

Note: Caleb Ward will burst onto the European scene after finishing second in the Australian MX2 series. Ward will be joined by Iker Larranaga Olano, who broke his wrist at the final round this year, and Ivan Petrov.

Maurer Racing Husqvarna

Brian Hsu

MX2

Note: Although some expected Brian Hsu to head to the USA with Suzuki, he’ll move across to the smaller Maurer Racing Husqvarna outfit on a two-year deal. It remains to be seen whether he’ll make it to the overseas events.

CEC Husqvarna Sweden

Anton Gole

MX2

STC Racing Husqvarna

Henry Jacobi

MX2

Monster Energy Kawasaki

Petar Petrov

MX2

Adam Sterry

MX2

Stephen Rubini

MX2

Note: Adam Sterry will be ‘green’ for his second season in MX2 and be joined by Stephen Rubini, who will head straight to the 250F after taking four EMX125 victories this year. Petar Petrov will step up to the role of team leader.

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Darian Sanayei will boost America's presence in MXGP, as he fills a berth beneath Steve Dixon's wing.

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Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki

Darian Sanayei

MX2

Vsevolod Brylyakov

MX2

F&H Kawasaki Racing Team

David Herbreteau

MX2

Magne Klingsheim

MX2

Note: David Herbreteau moves across from Gariboldi Honda and will only contest the European rounds, but in the second and final year of his deal he’ll complete the full season. Magne Klingsheim will join him for his penultimate year in MX2.

Honda HRC

Chihiro Notsuka

MX2

Michele Cervellin

MX2

Note: It’s not been officially announced but, hey, the list of officially-approved teams from Youthstream let the cat out of the bag!

Vamo Racing Honda

Lars Van Berkel

MX2

Michael Ivanov

MX2

Note: Michael Ivanov will travel overseas, but Lars Van Berkel will just stick to the European events. That is still an upgrade, as he only did five rounds this year.

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Avoiding injuries will be a priority for Brent Van Doninck next year.

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Kemea Yamaha

Benoit Paturel

MX2

Alvin Ostlund

MX2

Brent Van Doninck

MX2

Ausio Yamaha

Jorge Zaragoza

MX2

Note: Jorge Zaragoza has turned ‘blue’ for next year, but will only compete in the European rounds of the FIM Motocross World Championship. Zaragoza will also race a 450F in his homeland.

SM Action Errzetta Yamaha

Simone Furlotti

MX2

Simone Zecchina

MX2

CDP Cortenuova Yamaha

Nicola Recchia

MX2

GSM Yamaha

Nicolas Dercourt

MX2

iFly JK Yamaha

James Dunn

MX2

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Suzuki are putting a lot into Jeremy Seewer and hoping they'll end up with a title. They need it!

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Suzuki World MX2

Jeremy Seewer

MX2

Bas Vaessen

MX2

Hunter Lawrence

MX2

J-Tech Suzuki Valenti

Giuseppe Tropepe

MX2

TM Factory Racing

Samuele Bernardini

MX2

Words: Lewis Phillips | Image: ConwayMX

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