Michael Laverty and Yonny Hernandez have both been named as Paul Bird riders in the provisional 2013 MotoGP entry list.
The team had initially planned to expand to a two bikes for 2013, with James Ellison expected to retain his ride. The 32-year-old lost his seat at the team, however, and though Hernandez was strongly linked with the vacancy no announcement has been forthcoming.
While that remains true, the provisional 2013 MotoGP entry list has Paul Bird entering both Laverty – on a "PBM" machine – and Hernandez, riding the ART Aprilia. The only spot yet to be decided is at Came IodaRacing, alongside Danilo Petrucci.
The entry list confirms that 2012 champion Jorge Lorenzo will ride with his customary No. 99.