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MotoGP 21: Full Rider List, Marquez, Rossi, Mir, Quartararo & more


MotoGP 21 has impressed us on a number of levels and we can't get enough of it! To find out exactly why we love it so much, check out our full review.

The game is coming to last and current-gen consoles, as well as Switch and PC through Steam and Epic Games store.

With the 2021 season underway, let's take a look at all the riders you'll be able to play as in MotoGP 21!

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#5 - Johann Zarco

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With both 2020 Pramac riders moving to Ducati's factory team, Johann Zarco is one of the riders filling in. Zarco rode for Esponsorama last season.

#9 - Danilo Petrucci

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Danilo Petrucci is making the switch from Ducati to KTM for the 2021 season. The Italian rider will compete for the Tech3 team.

#10 - Luca Marini

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Luca Marini is making the step up from Moto2 to make his MotoGP debut in 2021. He will ride for Esponsorama Racing after finishing runner-up in 2020's Moto2 championship.

#12 - Maverick Vinales

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Maverick Vinales will be looking for a better season in 2021 after his sixth place in the riders' standings in 2020. He will continue to ride for Monster Energy Yamaha.

#20 - Fabio Quartararo

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Fabio Quartararo has big boots to fill in 2021, as he replaces the great Valentino Rossi at Yamaha's factory team. He's living up to expectations so far though, as he currently leads the championship after France.

#21 - Franco Morbidelli

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2020 runner-up Franco Morbidelli remains with Yamaha and the Petronas SRT Team. He will partner fellow Italian Rossi at the Malaysian outfit.

#23 - Enea Bastianini

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Enea Bastianini is another rider who's getting his MotoGP debut in 2021. The Italian won last year's Moto2 championship and will partner Marini at Esponsorama.

#27 - Iker Lecuona

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Iker Lecuona will remain with Tech3 and KTM for the 2021 season. The Spaniard has a tough 2020 and will be looking to improve on his first full season in MotoGP.

#30 - Takaaki Nakagami

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Takaaki Nakagami had his best ever MotoGP season this year, finishing 10th overall. The Japanese rider will remain with LCR Honda in 2021.

#32 - Lorenzo Savadori

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After riding in the last three MotoGPs of 2020, Lorenzo Savadori has been rewarded with a full-time drive for Aprillia for 2021. Before this, Savadori raced in the MotoE series.

#33 - Brad Binder

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Brad Binder's debut season in MotoGP was a solid start to his top-level motorcycle career. The South African finish 11th overall and will remain with Red Bull KTM.

#36 - Joan Mir

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The 2020 champion remains with Suzuki after winning the Japanese company's first title since 2000. Mir will do very well to retain his title, but he was very consistent last season.

#41 - Aleix Espargaro

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Aleix Espargaro will remain with Aprillia for 2021 after an indifferent season in 2020.

#42 - Alex Rins

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Alex Rins came out on top in the upper-midfield battle despite a poor result in the final round in Portugal. Rins will continue to partner Mir at Suzuki for 2021.

#43 - Jack Miller

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Jack Miller will also be making the leap up to Ducati's factory team for 2021. The Aussie rider will be looking to get his first win in five years next year and build on a personal best of seventh in the riders' standings.

#44 - Pol Espargaro

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Pol Espargaro is another rider who will be looking to improve on a PB in 2020. The Spaniard was fifth overall in last season's standings but is still looking for his first MotoGP win.

Espargaro won't have it easy though, as he will be partnering Marc Marquez at Repsol Honda.

#46 - Valentino Rossi

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It's fair to say that Valentino Rossi's best days are behind him, but the 42-year-old is far from making the numbers up. The seven-time champion remains with Yamaha but leaves their factory team in favour of Petronas.

#63 - Francesco Bagnaia

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Francesco Bagnaia will be joining Miller at the factory Ducati team in 2021. Bagnaia missed several races last season but still managed 16th overall.

#73 - Alex Marquez

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Alex Marquez made his MotoGP debut in 2020 and while not on the same level as his brother, he did do a decent job. Two second places secured his 2021 seat, as he moves to LCR Honda.

#88 - Miguel Oliveira

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Miguel Oliveira gets the promotion to the senior KTM team after a ninth-place finish overall in 2020. The Portuguese rider will partner Binder at the team.

#89 - Jorge Martin

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Jorge Martin is another young rider who will get his MotoGP debut in 2021. The 22-year-old finished fifth in Moto2 and will ride for the Pramac Ducati team.

#93 - Marc Marquez

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Marc Marquez will be looking to take back his MotoGP crown in 2021. The Spanish legend had won the previous six championships in a row, before an injury at the start of the 2020 season ruled him out for the year.

He remains with Honda, who he has signed with until the end of the 2023 season.

Historical riders

The MotoGP games have included historical content in recent years. These include re-living classic scenarios from season's past. Riders and bikes of the past are available in these, so we should see some old faces.

Classic Rossi will most likely be in MotoGP 21 again next year
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Classic Rossi will most likely be in MotoGP 21 again next year

Who will be included is anybody's guess, but Milestone tends to focus on the late 90s and early 2000s.

Going off that, we could see the likes of Casey Stoner, Dani Pedrosa and the late Nicky Hayden in MotoGP 21.

More Riders

MotoGP 20 included much more than MotoGP riders. Milestone's annual MotoGP game also included the full rosters for Moto2, Moto3, MotoE and more.

That will be the case for MotoGP 21, as the game will more than likely also include the complete Moto2, Moto3, MotoE, Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, 4-Stroke and 2-Stroke championships.

Moto2

Moto2 is the direct feeder series for MotoGP. Three Moto2 riders from 2020 will be making their MotoGP debuts in 2021, who from the current crop will make the step up for 2022?

The complete roster of 30 riders for the 2021 Moto2 season has already been confirmed and is listed in the table below:

Team
Constructor
No.
Rider
EG 0,0 Marc VDS
Kalex
22
Sam Lowes
EG 0,0 Marc VDS
Kalex
37
Augusto Fernandez
Federal Oil Gresini Moto2
Kalex
11
Nicolo Bulega
Federal Oil Gresini Moto2
Kalex
21
Fabio Di Giannantonio
IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia
Kalex
35
Somkiat Chantra
IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia
Kalex
79
Ai Ogura
Italtrans Racing Team
Kalex
16
Joe Roberts
Italtrans Racing Team
Kalex
19
Lorenzo Dalla Porta
Liqui Moly Intact GP
Kalex
14
Tony Arbolino
Liqui Moly Intact GP
Kalex
23
Marcel Schrotter
Pertamina Mandalika SAG Team
Kalex
12
Thomas Luthi
Pertamina Mandalika SAG Team
Kalex
64
Bo Bendsneyder
Petronas Sprinta Racing
Kalex
96
Jake Dixon
Petronas Sprinta Racing
Kalex
97
Xavi Vierge
Pons HP40
Kalex
40
Hector Garzo
Pons HP40
Kalex
62
Stefano Manzi
Red Bull KTM Ajo
Kalex
25
Raul Fernandez
Red Bull KTM Ajo
Kalex
87
Remy Gardner
SKY Racing Team VR46
Kalex
13
Celestino Vietti
SKY Racing Team VR46
Kalex
72
Marco Bezzecchi
Tennor American Racing
Kalex
6
Cameron Beaubier
Tennor American Racing
Kalex
42
Marcos Ramirez
MV Agusta Forward Racing
MV Agusta
7
Lorenzo Baldassarri
MV Agusta Forward Racing
MV Agusta
24
Simone Corsi
NTS RW Racing GP
NTS
55
Hafizh Syahrin
NTS RW Racing GP
NTS
70
Barry Baltus
Aspar Team
Speed Up
44
Aron Canet
Aspar Team
Speed Up
75
Albert Arenas
Speed Up Racing
Speed Up
5
Yari Montella
Speed Up Racing
Speed Up
9
Jorge Navarro

Moto3

Moto3 is the third tier of combustion engine motorcycle racing. There's a total of 28 riders for 14 teams in this series and the entire grid has already been confirmed for 2021.

We've got the complete list below:

Team
Constructor
No.
Rider
Aspar Team Moto3
GasGas
11
Sergio Garcia
Aspar Team Moto4
GasGas
28
Izan Guevara
Honda Team Asia
Honda
19
Andi Farid Azdihar
Honda Team Asia
Honda
92
Yuki Kunii
Leopard Racing
Honda
7
Dennis Foggia
Leopard Racing
Honda
43
Xavier Artigas
Petronas Sprinta Racing
Honda
17
John McPhee
Petronas Sprinta Racing
Honda
40
Darryn Binder
Rivacold Snipers Team
Honda
12
Filip Salac
Rivacold Snipers Team
Honda
16
Andrea Migno
SIC58 Squadra Corse
Honda
20
Lorenzo Fellon
SIC58 Squadra Corse
Honda
24
Tatsuki Suzuki
Team Gresini Moto3
Honda
2
Gabriel Rodrigo
Team Gresini Moto4
Honda
52
Jeremy Alcoba
Sterilgarda Max Racing Team
Husqvarna
21
Alonso Lopez
Sterilgarda Max Racing Team
Husqvarna
55
Romano Fenati
BOE Skill Rider Facile Energy
KTM
54
Riccardo Rossi
BOE Skill Rider Facile Energy
KTM
82
Stefano Nepa
CarXpert Prustel GP
KTM
6
Ryusei Yamanaka
CarXpert Prustel GP
KTM
50
Jason Dupasquier
CIP Green Power
KTM
27
Kaito Toba
CIP Green Power
KTM
73
Maximilian Koffler
Reale Avintia Moto3
KTM
23
Niccolo Antonelli
Reale Avintia Moto4
KTM
99
Carlos Tatay
Red Bull KTM Ajo
KTM
5
Jaume Masia
Red Bull KTM Ajo
KTM
37
Pedro Acosta
Red Bull KTM Tech3
KTM
53
Deniz Oncu
Red Bull KTM Tech4
KTM
71
Ayumu Sasaki

MotoE

MotoE was founded in 2019 and is the all-electric motorbike racing series. For 2021, seven races are currently planned for the championship.

Unlike the other series featured in this article, MotoE is a stock series. This means that all riders use the same bike, the Ego Corsa.

The full roster of MotoE drivers for 2021 has now been finalised:

Team
No.
Rider
Aspar Team MotoE
6
Maria Herrera
Aspar Team MotoE
54
Fermin Aldeguer
Avant Ajo MotoE
78
Hikari Okubo
Esponsorama Racing
14
Andre Pires
Esponsorama Racing
18
Xavier Cardelus
Gresini MotoE
9
Andrea Mantovani
Gresini MotoE
11
Matteo Ferrari
Intact GP
77
Dominique Aegerter
LCR E-Team
21
Kevin Zannoni
LCR E-Team
71
Miquel Pons
Pons Racing 40
40
Jordi Torres
Pons Racing 40
53
Jasper Iwema
Pramac MotoE
61
Alessandro Zaccone
Pramac MotoE
68
Yonny Hernandez
Sic58 Squadra Corse
27
Mattia Casadei
Tech3 E-Racing
35
Lukas Tulovic
Tech3 E-Racing
19
Corentin Perolan
WithU Motorsport
51
Eric Granado

We will be bringing you the full list of riders for the other series that will be included in MotoGP 21 in due course.

For more articles like this, take a look at our MotoGP page.