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MotoGP: Shakedown Test Starts Feb. 5 At Sepang – Roadracing World Magazine

3, 2, 1… Shakedown! MotoGP™ factories head for Sepang

The initially track action of the year sees manufacturing facility check riders and our 2023 rookie head out for 3 days of Shakedown Screening

Friday, 03 February 2023

The time has come… or just about! In advance of the formal Sepang Examination from the 10th to the 12th of February, the MotoGP™ factories – and our 2023 rookie – will be out on track for the Shakedown from the 5th to the 7th. The Shakedown also usually takes put at the majestic and usefully diversified Sepang Worldwide Circuit, and it will be our first style of the blockbuster, document-breaking season we have in keep for 2023.

So, the rookie. Leading course debutants are allowed to consider portion in the Shakedown and this period, that signifies GASGAS Factory Racing Tech3 newcomer Augusto Fernandez. The reigning Moto2™ Winner is the sole rookie and will enjoy the 3 times of monitor time to get acquainted following his debut in the Valencia examination in November, and he’ll be joined by the factory exam riders.

That signifies it’s Michele Pirro out for Ducati as the Ducati Lenovo Group search to start off their defence of not one particular, not two, but 3 titles, aka that coveted triple crown. Yamaha, in the meantime, are expected to subject three examination riders – Cal Crutchlow, Katsuyuki Nakasuga and Kohta Nozane – as they glance to consider again to the top rated.

For Aprilia, we can anticipate Lorenzo Savadori on responsibility as the Noale manufacturing facility head into new territory in their publish-concession environment, and at Honda Stefan Bradl will choose the reins. The Japanese manufacturing facility will be looking for a stage ahead and to lay some huge groundwork for progress in advance of handing the RC213V back to Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Workforce), new stablemate Joan Mir and LCR’s Takaaki Nakagami and the incoming Alex Rins.

KTM have two riders set to get to the observe: MotoGP™ Legend Dani Pedrosa, who also recently verified the Spanish GP wildcard very first uncovered by Red Bull KTM Manufacturing facility Racing Crew Supervisor Francesco Guidotti, and long-time examination rider Mika Kallio. The Austrian manufacturing facility also have Jonas Folger on the textbooks for 2023, so will the German get to the observe at the Shakedown? We’re about to locate out!

The motion runs from 10:00 to 18:00 for the Shakedown, and there is no stay timing but motogp.com will have an finish-of-day spherical up report just after every day. There’ll also be a selection of photographs and social updates across the party as we get in equipment for the Sepang Take a look at appropriate, so continue to be tuned for a report and photograph collection on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday!