2013 Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix
MotoGP is the pinnacle of motorcycle racing; an eighteen-race series visiting fourteen countries and four continents with millions of viewers across the globe. The world’s best riders line the grid armed with the cutting edge technology of three leading manufacturers; Honda, Yamaha and Ducati. Don’t miss your chance to witness the new era of champions, as rookie, Marc Marquez, battles it out for ultimate glory against the likes of Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo, Andrea Dovizioso and Dani Pedrosa.
Claiming Rule Team (CRT)
There will be two types of MotoGP bikes on the grid as we saw in 2012, with highly tuned prototypes used by the manufacturers and some selected satellite teams, and the Claiming Rule Team (CRT) bikes with production based engines and larger fuel tanks.
As in 2012, Claiming Rule Teams are swelling MotoGP’s ranks this year. Many of these teams' riders have the opportunity to experience top flight racing in MotoGP for the first time and will use modified production engines from Honda, Kawasaki, Aprilia and BMW. The regulations that apply to CRT engines allow special tuning advantages, the ability to have twice as many engines available for the season and the advantage of a larger fuel tank. This should make for some interesting racing!
Number Rider Team Motorcycle 4 ANDREA DOVIZIOSO DUCATI TEAM DUCATI 5 COLIN EDWARDS NGM MOBILE FORWARD RACING FTR KAWASAKI* 6 STEFAN BRADL LCR HONDA MotoGP HONDA 7 HIROSHI AOYAMA AVINTIA BLUSENS FTR* 8 HECTOR BARBERA AVINTIA BLUSENS FTR* 9 DANILO PETRUCCI CAME IODARACING PROJECT IODA-SUTER* 11 BEN SPIES PRAMAC RACING TEAM DUCATI 14 RANDY DE PUNIET POWER ELECTRONICS ASPAR ART* 17 KAREL ABRAHAM CARDION AB MOTORACING ART* 19 ALVARO BAUTISTA GO & FUN HONDA GRESINI HONDA 26 DANI PEDROSA REPSOL HONDA TEAM HONDA 29 ANDREA IANNONE PRAMAC RACING TEAM DUCATI 35 CAL CRUTCHLOW MONSTER YAMAHA TECH 3 YAMAHA 38 BRADLEY SMITH MONSTER YAMAHA TECH 3 YAMAHA 41 ALEIX ESPARGARO POWER ELECTRONICS ASPAR ART* 46 VALENTINO ROSSI YAMAHA FACTORY RACING YAMAHA 51 MICHELE PIRRO DUCATI TEST TEAM DUCATI 52 LUKAS PESEK CAME IODARACING PROJECT IODA-SUTER* 67 BRYAN STARING GO & FUN HONDA GRESINI FTR HONDA* 68 YONNY HERNANDEZ PAUL BIRD MOTORSPORT ART* 69 NICKY HAYDEN DUCATI TEAM DUCATI 70 MICHAEL LAVERTY PAUL BIRD MOTORSPORT PBM* 71 CLAUDIO CORTI NGM MOBILE FORWARD RACING FTR KAWASAKI* 93 MARC MARQUEZ REPSOL HONDA TEAM HONDA 99 JORGE LORENZO YAMAHA FACTORY RACING YAMAHA