Gallery: The full 2018 MotoGP grid

The 2018 MotoGP season begins this weekend at Qatar's Losail International Circuit. We run you through the 24-strong grid.

Gallery: The full 2018 MotoGP grid

11 countries will have a representation in MotoGP next year, with Spain continuing to lead the charts with no fewer than nine riders. Five Italians will be on the grid, while three riders will be from the UK.

There will only be a single rider from France following the departure of Loris Baz, while Belgium, Switzerland and Japan would again have a representation in the premier class.

A Malaysian rider will be present on the MotoGP grid for the first time in 2018 following Tech 3's decision to sign Hafizh Syahrin as a replacement for the injures Jonas Folger.

Despite the arrival of five new riders, Suzuki's Alex Rins will remain the youngest rider on the 2018 grid. The Spaniard was born in 1995, when Valentino Rossi was 16-year-old!

Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team)

<img src="http://cdn-1.motorsport.com/static/custom/car-thumbs/MOTOGP_2017/RIDERS_NUMBERS/Lorenzo.png" width="35" /> Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team)
1/24

Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

MotoGP career:
Starts: 170 (debut 2008)
Victories : 44
Podiums : 109
Pole positions : 39
Titles : 3

Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team)

<img src="http://cdn-1.motorsport.com/static/custom/car-thumbs/MOTOGP_2017/RIDERS_NUMBERS/Dovizioso.png" width="30" /> Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team)
2/24

Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

MotoGP career:
Starts : 174 (Debut 2008)
Victories : 6
Podiums : 40
Pole positions : 5

Valentino Rossi (Yamaha Factory Racing)

<img src="http://cdn-1.motorsport.com/static/custom/car-thumbs/MOTOGP_2017/RIDERS_NUMBERS/Rossi.png" width="35" /> Valentino Rossi (Yamaha Factory Racing)
3/24

Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

500cc/MotoGP career :
Starts : 301 (Debut 2000)
Victories : 89
Podiums : 190
Pole positions : 54
Titles : 7

Maverick Viñales (Yamaha Factory Racing)

<img src="http://cdn-1.motorsport.com/static/custom/car-thumbs/MOTOGP_2017/RIDERS_NUMBERS/Vinales.png" width="35" /> Maverick Viñales (Yamaha Factory Racing)
4/24

Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

MotoGP career :
Debut : 50 (debut 2015)
Victories : 4
Podiums : 10
Pole positions : 4

Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team)

<img src="http://cdn-1.motorsport.com/static/custom/car-thumbs/MOTOGP_2017/RIDERS_NUMBERS/Marquez.png" width="35" /> Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team)
5/24

Photo by: Honda

MotoGP career:
Starts : 86 (Debut 2013)
Victories : 34
Podiums : 60
Pole positions : 43
Titles : 3

Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team)

<img src="http://cdn-1.motorsport.com/static/custom/car-thumbs/MOTOGP_2017/RIDERS_NUMBERS/Pedrosa.png" width="35" /> Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team)
6/24

Photo by: Honda

MotoGP career:
Starts : 195 (Debut: 2006)
Victories : 30
Podiums : 111
Pole positions : 30

Pol Espargaró (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing)

<img src="http://cdn-1.motorsport.com/static/custom/car-thumbs/MOTOGP_2017/RIDERS_NUMBERS/PEspargaro.png" width="35" /> Pol Espargaró (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing)
7/24

Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

MotoGP career:
Starts : 65 (Debut 2014)
Best result : 4th
Best qualifying : 2nd

Bradley Smith (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing)

<img src="http://cdn-1.motorsport.com/static/custom/car-thumbs/MOTOGP_2017/RIDERS_NUMBERS/Smith.png" width="30" /> Bradley Smith (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing)
8/24

Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

MotoGP career :
Starts : 82 (Debut 2013)
Best result : 2nd
Podiums : 2
Best qualifying : 3nd

Álex Rins (Team Suzuki MotoGP)

<img src="http://cdn-1.motorsport.com/static/custom/car-thumbs/MOTOGP_2017/RIDERS_NUMBERS/Rins.png" width="30" /> Álex Rins (Team Suzuki MotoGP)
9/24

Photo by: Toni Börner

MotoGP career:
Starts : 9 (Debut 2017)
Best result : 8th
Best qualifying : 12th

Andrea Iannone (Team Suzuki MotoGP)

<img src="http://cdn-1.motorsport.com/static/custom/car-thumbs/MOTOGP_2017/RIDERS_NUMBERS/Iannone.png" width="30" /> Andrea Iannone (Team Suzuki MotoGP)
10/24

Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

MotoGP career:
Starts : 78 (debut 2013)
Victories : 1
Podiums : 7
Pole positions : 2

Hafizh Syahrin (Monster Yamaha Tech 3)

Hafizh Syahrin (Monster Yamaha Tech 3)
11/24

Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

Rookie

Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech3)

<img src="http://cdn-1.motorsport.com/static/custom/car-thumbs/MOTOGP_2017/RIDERS_NUMBERS/Zarco2.png" width="30" /> Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech3)
12/24

Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

MotoGP career :
Starts : 14 (Debut 2017)
Best result : 2nd
Podiums : 1
Pole positions : 1

Aleix Espargaró (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini)

<img src="http://cdn-1.motorsport.com/static/custom/car-thumbs/MOTOGP_2017/RIDERS_NUMBERS/AEspargaro.png" width="30" /> Aleix Espargaró (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini)
13/24

Photo by: Toni Börner

MotoGP career:
Starts : 126 (Debut 2009)
Best result : 2nd
Podiums : 1
Pole positions : 2

Scott Redding (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini)

<img src="http://cdn-1.motorsport.com/static/custom/car-thumbs/MOTOGP_2017/RIDERS_NUMBERS/Redding.png" width="25" /> Scott Redding (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini)
14/24

Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

MotoGP career:
Starts : 68 (debut 2014)
Best result : 3rd
Podiums : 2
Best qualifying : 3rd

Danilo Petrucci (Pramac Racing)

<img src="http://cdn-1.motorsport.com/static/custom/car-thumbs/MOTOGP_2017/RIDERS_NUMBERS/Petrucci.png" width="25" /> Danilo Petrucci (Pramac Racing)
15/24

Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

MotoGP career:
Starts : 96 (Debut 2012)
Best finish : 2nd
Podiums : 4
Best qualifying : 2nd

Jack Miller (Pramac Racing)

<img src="http://cdn-1.motorsport.com/static/custom/car-thumbs/MOTOGP_2017/RIDERS_NUMBERS/Miller.png" width="30" /> Jack Miller (Pramac Racing)
16/24

Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

MotoGP career:
Starts : 45 (debut 2015)
Victories : 1
Podiums : 1
Best qualifying : 5th

Karel Abraham (Aspar MotoGP Team)

<img src="http://cdn-1.motorsport.com/static/custom/car-thumbs/MOTOGP_2017/RIDERS_NUMBERS/Abraham.png" width="30" /> Karel Abraham (Aspar MotoGP Team)
17/24

Photo by: Aspar Team

MotoGP career:
Starts : 81 (Debut 2011)
Best result : 7th
Best qualifying : 2nd

Álvaro Bautista (Aspar Racing Team)

<img src="http://cdn-1.motorsport.com/static/custom/car-thumbs/MOTOGP_2017/RIDERS_NUMBERS/Bautista.png" width="35" /> Álvaro Bautista (Aspar Racing Team)
18/24

Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

MotoGP career:
Starts : 136 (Debut 2010)
Best result : 3rd
Podiums : 3
Pole positions : 1

Cal Crutchlow (Team LCR Honda)

<img src="http://cdn-1.motorsport.com/static/custom/car-thumbs/MOTOGP_2017/RIDERS_NUMBERS/Crutchlow.png" width="30" /> Cal Crutchlow (Team LCR Honda)
19/24

Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

MotoGP career:
Starts : 119 (Debut 2011)
Victories : 2
Podiums : 13
Pole positions : 3

Takaaki Nakagami (Team LCR Honda)

<img src="http://cdn-1.motorsport.com/static/custom/car-thumbs/MOTOGP_2017/RIDERS_NUMBERS/Nakagami.png" width="25" /> Takaaki Nakagami (Team LCR Honda)
20/24

Photo by: LCR Honda MotoGP Team

Rookie

Xavier Siméon (Avintia Racing)

<img src="http://cdn-1.motorsport.com/static/custom/car-thumbs/MOTOGP_2017/RIDERS_NUMBERS/Simeon.png" width="30" /> Xavier Siméon (Avintia Racing)
21/24

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Rookie

Tito Rabat (Avintia Racing)

<img src="http://cdn-1.motorsport.com/static/custom/car-thumbs/MOTOGP_2017/RIDERS_NUMBERS/Rabat.png" width="25" /> Tito Rabat (Avintia Racing)
22/24

Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

MotoGP career :
Starts : 30 (debut 2016)
Best result : 9th
Best qualifying : 10th

Thomas Lüthi (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS)

<img src="http://cdn-1.motorsport.com/static/custom/car-thumbs/MOTOGP_2017/RIDERS_NUMBERS/Luthi.png" width="30" /> Thomas Lüthi (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS)
23/24

Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

Rookie

Franco Morbidelli (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS)

<img src="http://cdn-1.motorsport.com/static/custom/car-thumbs/MOTOGP_2017/RIDERS_NUMBERS/Morbidelli.png" width="30" /> Franco Morbidelli (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS)
24/24

Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

Rookie
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