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

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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.

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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

MotoGP 21 game Johann Zarco

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

MotoGP 21 game 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

MotoGP 21 game Luca Marini

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

MotoGP 21 game Maverick Vinales

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.

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#20 - Fabio Quartararo

MotoGP 21 game Fabio Quartararo

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

MotoGP 21 game Franco Morbidelli

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

MotoGP 21 game 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

MotoGP 21 game Iker Lecuona

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

MotoGP 21 game Takaaki Nakagami

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

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#32 - Lorenzo Savadori

MotoGP 21 game Lorenzo Savadori

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

MotoGP 21 game Brad Binder

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

MotoGP 21 game Aleix Espargaro

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

#42 - Alex Rins

MotoGP 21 game Alex Rins

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.

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#43 - Jack Miller

MotoGP 21 game Jack Miller

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

MotoGP 21 game Pol Espargaro

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.

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#46 - Valentino Rossi

MotoGP 21 game Valentino Rossi

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

MotoGP 21 game Francesco Bagnaia

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

MotoGP 21 game 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

MotoGP 21 game Miguel Oliveira

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

MotoGP 21 game Jorge Martin

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.

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#93 - Marc Marquez

MotoGP 21 game Marc Marquez

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
Classic Rossi will most likely be in MotoGP 21 again next year
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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 VDSKalex22Sam Lowes
EG 0,0 Marc VDSKalex37Augusto Fernandez
Federal Oil Gresini Moto2Kalex11Nicolo Bulega
Federal Oil Gresini Moto2Kalex21Fabio Di Giannantonio
IDEMITSU Honda Team AsiaKalex35Somkiat Chantra
IDEMITSU Honda Team AsiaKalex79Ai Ogura
Italtrans Racing TeamKalex16Joe Roberts
Italtrans Racing TeamKalex19Lorenzo Dalla Porta
Liqui Moly Intact GPKalex14Tony Arbolino
Liqui Moly Intact GPKalex23Marcel Schrotter
Pertamina Mandalika SAG TeamKalex12Thomas Luthi
Pertamina Mandalika SAG TeamKalex64Bo Bendsneyder
Petronas Sprinta RacingKalex96Jake Dixon
Petronas Sprinta RacingKalex97Xavi Vierge
Pons HP40Kalex40Hector Garzo
Pons HP40Kalex62Stefano Manzi
Red Bull KTM AjoKalex25Raul Fernandez
Red Bull KTM AjoKalex87Remy Gardner
SKY Racing Team VR46Kalex13Celestino Vietti
SKY Racing Team VR46Kalex72Marco Bezzecchi
Tennor American RacingKalex6Cameron Beaubier
Tennor American RacingKalex42Marcos Ramirez
MV Agusta Forward RacingMV Agusta7Lorenzo Baldassarri
MV Agusta Forward RacingMV Agusta24Simone Corsi
NTS RW Racing GPNTS55Hafizh Syahrin
NTS RW Racing GPNTS70Barry Baltus
Aspar TeamSpeed Up44Aron Canet
Aspar TeamSpeed Up75Albert Arenas
Speed Up RacingSpeed Up5Yari Montella
Speed Up RacingSpeed Up9Jorge 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 Moto3GasGas11Sergio Garcia
Aspar Team Moto4GasGas28Izan Guevara
Honda Team AsiaHonda19Andi Farid Azdihar
Honda Team AsiaHonda92Yuki Kunii
Leopard RacingHonda7Dennis Foggia
Leopard RacingHonda43Xavier Artigas
Petronas Sprinta RacingHonda17John McPhee
Petronas Sprinta RacingHonda40Darryn Binder
Rivacold Snipers TeamHonda12Filip Salac
Rivacold Snipers TeamHonda16Andrea Migno
SIC58 Squadra CorseHonda20Lorenzo Fellon
SIC58 Squadra CorseHonda24Tatsuki Suzuki
Team Gresini Moto3Honda2Gabriel Rodrigo
Team Gresini Moto4Honda52Jeremy Alcoba
Sterilgarda Max Racing TeamHusqvarna21Alonso Lopez
Sterilgarda Max Racing TeamHusqvarna55Romano Fenati
BOE Skill Rider Facile EnergyKTM54Riccardo Rossi
BOE Skill Rider Facile EnergyKTM82Stefano Nepa
CarXpert Prustel GPKTM6Ryusei Yamanaka
CarXpert Prustel GPKTM50Jason Dupasquier
CIP Green PowerKTM27Kaito Toba
CIP Green PowerKTM73Maximilian Koffler
Reale Avintia Moto3KTM23Niccolo Antonelli
Reale Avintia Moto4KTM99Carlos Tatay
Red Bull KTM AjoKTM5Jaume Masia
Red Bull KTM AjoKTM37Pedro Acosta
Red Bull KTM Tech3KTM53Deniz Oncu
Red Bull KTM Tech4KTM71Ayumu 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.

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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 MotoE6Maria Herrera
Aspar Team MotoE54Fermin Aldeguer
Avant Ajo MotoE78Hikari Okubo
Esponsorama Racing14Andre Pires
Esponsorama Racing18Xavier Cardelus
Gresini MotoE9Andrea Mantovani
Gresini MotoE11Matteo Ferrari
Intact GP77Dominique Aegerter
LCR E-Team21Kevin Zannoni
LCR E-Team71Miquel Pons
Pons Racing 4040Jordi Torres
Pons Racing 4053Jasper Iwema
Pramac MotoE61Alessandro Zaccone
Pramac MotoE68Yonny Hernandez
Sic58 Squadra Corse27Mattia Casadei
Tech3 E-Racing35Lukas Tulovic
Tech3 E-Racing19Corentin Perolan
WithU Motorsport51Eric 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.