The dates of the MotoGP presentations
The coronavirus pandemic is marking a change in the staging of the MotoGP teams that have put aside face-to-face presentations and streaming via YouTube or their web pages is the most used for that first contact of the season in the one that usually reveal their colors and mounts. At the moment there are five teams that have already shared their dates and the remaining seven are finishing outlining them.
Three of the big teams have already set a date for their presentations. Repsol Honda has chosen February 8, between the Sepang (February 5-6) and Mandalika (February 11-13) tests, for its online presentation after a first bite on January 14 with the presentation of the giant Honda Racing Corporation .
Champion Fabio Quartararo’s Monster Energy Yamaha will take advantage of the fact that they are at the Sepang circuit to show off on February 4, the day before the test for the official riders (from January 31 to February 2 is the Shakedown for testers, rookies and Aprilia riders for still having concessions) their bikes in the hands of the Quartararo-Morbidelli duo.
And this Tuesday Ducati has revealed that on January 28 from 4:00 p.m. they will present their official Ducati Lenovo Team made up of Pecco Bagnaia and Jack Miller and they will do so online through their official website.
Pramac Ducati is considering February 2, taking advantage of the end of the Shakedown in Sepang, and Suzuki the date of February 4, also in Sepang, a date that it would share with Monster Energy Yamaha if it were to become official.
The Gresini Racing MotoGP Team was on January 15 the first to present itself via streaming to the whole world from its headquarters in Faenza, a team that was founded and “raised” by Fausto Gresini and that is now led by his widow Nadia Padovani and that returns to the premier class of MotoGP as an independent team after performing functions of Aprilia factory team. Enea Bastianini and rookie Fabio Di Giannantonio got on their Ducati Desmosedici GP21 in 2022, a motorcycle that they were able to discover last November in Jerez and that premiered its new and unprecedented colors.
THE DATES OF THE MOTOGP PRESENTATIONS
January 15: Gresini Racing (11 hours, Faenza) online
January 24: WithU Yamaha RNF (16 hours, Verona) online
January 28: Ducati Lenovo Team (16 hours, Borgo Panigale) online
February 4: Monster Energy Yamaha (8.30 am, Sepang) online
February 8: Repsol Honda (online)
THE DATES OF THE MOTOGP TESTS PRE-SEASON
January 31-February 2: Shakedown test in Sepang (testers, rookies and Aprilia, brand with concessions)
February 5-6: Sepang test (Malaysia)
February 11-13: Mandalika test (Indonesia)
March 4-6: World Cup kicks off in Losail (Qatar)