Bradley Smith is set to start the MotoGP 125cc season as title favorite, although he will face a tough challenge from his new Aspar teammate Nicolas Terol.
British teenager Smith finished second in the standings to teammate Julian Simon last year and took two race wins. Terol joins him at Aspar for 2010, having finished third in the standings with the Jack&Jones team last season.
Other leading returnees in the entry list issued by the FIM today include double race winner Pol Espargaro, regular front-runner Sandro Cortese, and rising 16-year-olds Marc Marquez and Jonas Folger.
Simone Corsi, who was runner-up to Mike di Meglio in the 2008 125cc title race but slumped to 11th last year, also stays on for a seventh season in 125cc.
2010 125cc entry list
No. Rider Team Bike
5 Alexis Masbou WorldwideRace Team Aprilia
7 Efren Vazquez Bainet Derbi Derbi
9 Muhammad Zulfahmi Empowerment WorldwideRace Team Aprilia
11 Sandro Cortese Red Bull Ajo Motorsport Derbi
12 Esteve Rabat BQR Racing Aprilia
14 Johann Zarco WTR San Marino Team Aprilia
18 Nicolas Terol Bancaja Aspar Team Aprilia
23 Alberto Moncayo Andalucia Cajasol Aprilia
24 Simone Corsi Fontana Racing Aprilia
26 Adrian Martin Team WRB Aprilia
32 Lorenzo Savadori Matteoni C.P. Racing Aprilia
35 Randy Krummenacher Molenaar Racing Aprilia
38 Bradley Smith Bancaja Aspar Team Aprilia
39 Luis Salom Lambretta Reparto Corse Lambretta
44 Pol Espargaro Bainet Derbi Derbi
50 Sturia Fagerhaug Empowerment WorldwideRace Team Aprilia
69 Louis Rossi CBC Corse Aprilia
71 Tomoyoshi Koyama Racing Team Germany Honda
72 Marco Ravaioli Lambretta Reparto Corse Lambretta
78 Marcel Schrotter Interwetten Racing Honda
80 Quentin Jacquet Molenaar Racing Aprilia
84 Jakub Kornfeil Racing Team Germany Honda
87 Luca Marconi WorldwideRace Team Aprilia
93 Marc Marquez Red Bull Ajo Motorsport Derbi
94 Jonas Folger WorldwideRace Team Aprilia
99 Danny Webb Team WRB Aprilia
tba tba CBC Corse Aprilia