So silly season has been pretty dull this year, mainly because the factory rides have been known for a while. What we know:
Forward Racing (CRT)
This was announced today. An R1 motor for sure, possibly a Tech 3 chassis.
Bradley Smith to Tech 3 is a rumor, which is maybe hotter now with CE gone. I don't get this one, as I don't think he's impressed much on a Moto 2 bike. But then again that might be meaningless, when you consider guys like Elias on a GP bike. Crutchlow may be out though, as I guess Herve doesn't fancy him much.
Randy De Puniet to Tech 3 is a rumor also.
Probably the most interest is on Dovisioso and Simoncelli. Plus, earlier this year Honda said only four bikes next year, and only two of them will be factory. LCR is seeming to get a Honda, which leaves one for Gresini. It has also been rumored that Gresini could run a CRT bike with an Aprilia V4. I also heard snippets today during practice that Dovi and Simoncelli both said they will walk if they don't get a factory supported Honda.
Dovi to Tech 3 is also being mentioned.
If I remember correctly, Aspar want two bikes.
Bradl is supposedly bringing money to either LCR or a CRT bike.
Perhaps finally, we have Suzuki. I wonder if they will forge on with the 800?
Lots to sort out yet.