From Misano to... Silverstone. The MotoGP virtual races are still on, and the fifth stage will be held on the iconic English track that returned to the world championship calendar in 2010. The event will take place on Sunday, May 31st, starting at 3 pm and, as usual, the riders will be challenging each other with the MotoGP20.
What's new compared to the last race is the return of the Moto2 and Moto3 riders, who were in Misano for the MotoE, but the line-up of the premier class is also arousing curiosity. This race will be made up of eight riders, three less than the last, but with a new, very important name: Jorge Lorenzo, who's back "on the track" for the official Yamaha team, but as a Wildcard.
And neither Valentino Rossi nor the Marquez brothers - absent for the first time - will be racing against Lorenzo, while it'll be Fabio Quartararo's and Pecco Bagnaia's fifth time, forming the blue team, along with Michele Pirro and Lorenzo Savadori. Rounding out the grid will be Tito Rabat, Joan Mir, and Takaaki Nakagami.
As for the Moto2, ten riders will be challenging each other, including the winner of the first and only real race so far: Tetsuta Nagashima. Obviously, the blue team made up of Marco Bezzecchi, Nicolò Bulega, and Stefano Manzi won't be missing out either. The blue team in the Moto3 will be less crowded, with only Stefano Nepa, who'll have to deal with (among others) Jaume Masia and John Mcphee.
Here's the complete list of participants:
Ducati Team: Michele Pirro
Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo
Team Suzuki Ecstar: Joan Mir
Petronas Yamaha SRT: Fabio Quartararo
Pramac Racing: Francesco Bagnaia
LCR Honda Idemitsu: Takaaki Nakagami
Aprilia Racing Team Gresini: Lorenzo Savadori
Reale Avintia Racing: Tito Rabat
Red Bull KTM Ajo: Tetsuta Nagashima
Flexbox HP 40: Hector Garzo
Liqui Moly Intact GP: Marcel Schrötter
ONEXOX TKKR SAG Team: Kasma Daniel Kasmayudin
Petronas Sprinta Racing: Xavi Vierge
NTS RW Racing GP: Bo Bendsneyder
Sky Racing Team VR46: Marco Bezzecchi
MV Agusta Forward Racing: Stefano Manzi
Federal Oil Gresini Moto2: Nicolo Bulega
EG 0.0 Marc VDS: Augusto Fernandez
Aspar Team Gaviota: Stefano Nepa
Petronas Sprinta Racing: John McPhee
Leopard Racing: Jaume Masia
Kömmerling Gresini Moto3: Jeremy Alcoba
Honda Team Asia: Yuki Kunii
Red Bull KTM Ajo: Kaito Toba
Red Bull KTM Tech 3: Ayumu Sasaki
Reale Avintia Racing: Carlos Tatay
CIP Green Power: Maximilian Kofler
CarXpert Prüstel GP: Barry Baltus