2023 MotoGP: Shakedown testing begins at Sepang

Shakedown testing for the 2023 MotoGP season begins immediately at Sepang Worldwide Circuit (SIC) with workforce take a look at riders taking out model new race equipment. At the moment out on monitor are the Honda Take a look at Staff, the Ducati Lenovo Staff, Yamaha Take a look at Staff and Aprilia Racing.

Additionally in attendance is GASGAS Manufacturing unit Racing Tech 3 with rookie rider Augusto Fernandez given particular dispensation by race organisers Dorna to attend the take a look at and clock monitor time. Fernandez, having been topped Moto 2 World Champion in 2022, is the only real rookie on the grid and is using the rebranded KTM RC16.

Usually, MotoGP shakedown testing is carried out by manufacturing unit take a look at riders to gather knowledge and take a look at new elements and enhancements to the racing bikes. Amongst manufacturing unit take a look at riders taking to the moist monitor at SIC are Stefan Bradl of Honda, Michele Pirro of Ducati, Lorenzo Salvadori of Aprilia Racing, Jonas Folger of Purple Bull KTM Manufacturing unit Racing and Cal Crutchlow of Yamaha.

paultan.org spoke to Datuk Razlan Razali, workforce principal of CryptoDATA Aprilia RNF MotoGP Staff, racing as a satellite tv for pc workforce for Aprilia after leaving Yamaha in 2022. “For 2023 we will probably be racing the final model of the Aprilia RS-GP, from the final race of the 2022 season, the one ridden by Alex Espargaro,” stated Razlan.

The official 2023 MotoGP Winter Take a look at at SIC begins Friday, February 10, to Sunday, February 12, when all of the groups and riders flip up for the primary run of the season. Public entrance to the primary grandstand is free with parking at between RM10 and RM5 for vehicles and RM5 and RM2 for bikes.