Both teams are extremely talented and match up well, but there are a number of advantages on either side for a number of the essential positions. The entire team is truly motivated, and we’re working well together.

Both ridersleave the Tech 3 Yamaha group to join the newly-formed KTM factory group, where they’re predicted to be extremely competitive. Quite simply, the 2017 season is going to be a development season.

MotoGP 2016 season was closed by the conclusion of the final series in Valencia Nov. 13.

Here is the full list of the 2017 Motogp riders and teams:

Aprilia Racing Team Gresini
Sam Lowes
Aleix Espargaro

Ducati Team
Andrea Dovizioso
Jorge Lorenzo

EG 0,0 Marc VDS
Jack Miller
Tito Rabat

LCR Honda
Cal Crutchlow

Monster Yamaha Tech 3
Johann Zarco
Jonas Folger

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
Maverick Viñales
Valentino Rossi

OCTO Pramac Racing
Danilo Petrucci
Scott Redding

Pull&Bear Aspar Team
Karel Abraham
Alvaro Bautista

Reale Avintia Racing
Hector Barbera
Loris Baz

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
Bradley Smith
Pol Espargaro

Repsol Honda Team
Dani Pedrosa
Marc Marquez

Team SUZUKI ECSTAR
Andrea Iannone
Alex Rins