2022 F.I.M. Grand Prix motorcycle racing season.
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The 2022 FIM MotoGP World Championship will be the premier class of the 74th F.I.M. Road Racing World Championship season. Fabio Quartararo will come into the season the defending world champion.

Teams and riders

Team Constructor Motorcycle No. Rider
Italy Aprilia Racing Aprilia RS-GP 12 Spain Maverick Viñales[1]
41 Spain Aleix Espargaró[2]
Italy Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati Desmosedici 43 Australia Jack Miller[3]
63 Italy Francesco Bagnaia[4]
Italy Gresini Racing MotoGP 23 Italy Enea Bastianini[5]
49 Italy Fabio Di Giannantonio[5]
Italy Pramac Racing 5 France Johann Zarco[6]
89 Spain Jorge Martín[6]
Italy VR46 Racing Team 10 Italy Luca Marini[7]
72 Italy Marco Bezzecchi[8]
Monaco LCR Honda Idemitsu
Monaco LCR Honda Castrol
Honda RC213V 30 Japan Takaaki Nakagami[9]
73 Spain Álex Márquez[10]
Japan Repsol Honda Team 44 Spain Pol Espargaró[10]
93 Spain Marc Márquez[11]
Austria Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM RC16 33 South Africa Brad Binder[12]
88 Portugal Miguel Oliveira[13]
France Tech3 KTM Factory Racing 25 Spain Raúl Fernández[14]
87 Australia Remy Gardner[15]
Japan Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki GSX-RR 36 Spain Joan Mir[16]
42 Spain Álex Rins[17]
Japan Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha YZR-M1 20 France Fabio Quartararo[18]
21 Italy Franco Morbidelli[19]
Malaysia WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team 04 Italy Andrea Dovizioso[20]
40 South Africa Darryn Binder[21]
Sources:[22][23][24][25][26][27][28][29]
Key
Regular rider
Replacement rider
Wildcard rider

All teams use series-specified Michelin tyres.

Team changes

  • Aprilia will enter the series with their own full factory team effort for the first time since 2004.[30] Aprilia had previously sponsored and supplied bikes with factory support to the Gresini Racing team beginning in 2015.
  • Racing Team VR46 will enter the championship, taking over the grid slots from Esponsorama Racing who will leave the premier class after 10 seasons.[31][26] The team will use Ducati machinery until at least the end of 2024.[25]
  • Gresini Racing will make their return as a fully-independent team with, their bikes being supplied by Ducati.[5]
  • Petronas SRT quit the sport after the 2021 season, with the management team forming a new entry for 2022.[28] It was subsequently announced that the team will rebrand as RNF MotoGP Racing starting 2022.[29] The team will continue to use Yamaha bikes for 2022, with options to extend for 2023 and 2024.[32] The team will officially enter the class as the WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team.

Rider changes

Calendar

The following Grands Prix are provisionally scheduled to take place in 2022:[40]

Round Date Grand Prix Circuit
1 6 March[a] Qatar Grand Prix of Qatar Losail International Circuit, Lusail
2 20 March Indonesia Grand Prix of Indonesia Mandalika International Street Circuit, Central Lombok
3 3 April Argentina Gran Premio de la República Argentina Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo, Termas de Río Hondo
4 10 April United States Grand Prix of The Americas Circuit of the Americas, Austin
5 24 April Portugal Grande Prémio de Portugal Algarve International Circuit, Portimão
6 1 May Spain Gran Premio de España Circuito de Jerez – Ángel Nieto, Jerez de la Frontera
7 15 May France Grand Prix de France Circuit Bugatti, Le Mans
8 29 May Italy Gran Premio d'Italia Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello, Scarperia e San Piero
9 5 June Catalonia Gran Premi de Catalunya Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmeló
10 19 June Germany Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland Sachsenring, Hohenstein-Ernstthal
11 26 June Netherlands TT Assen TT Circuit Assen, Assen
12 10 July Finland Grand Prix of Finland Kymi Ring, Iitti
13 7 August United Kingdom British Grand Prix Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone
14 21 August Austria Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich Red Bull Ring, Spielberg
15 4 September San Marino Gran Premio di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Misano Adriatico
16 18 September Aragon Gran Premio de Aragón Motorland Aragón, Alcañiz
17 25 September Japan Grand Prix of Japan Twin Ring Motegi, Motegi
18 2 October Thailand Thailand Grand Prix Chang International Circuit, Buriram
19 16 October Australia Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Phillip Island
20 23 October Malaysia Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix Sepang International Circuit, Sepang
21 6 November Valencian Community Gran Premio de la Comunitat Valenciana Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia
Sources:[41][42][43][44][45][46][47][48][49][50][51][52][53][54][55]

Grand Prix locations

Calendar changes

Notes

  1. ^ Night race

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