Featured In January/February: MotoGP Analysis Looks At Pre-Season Testing

Featured In January/February: MotoGP Analysis Looks At Pre-Season Testing

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Featured In the January/February 2020 issue of Roadracing World:

MotoGP teams stayed on after the 2019 season’s final race at Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain, to test new and revised parts and major components before
moving onto a stand-alone test at Jerez.

It will be different at the end of the 2020 season, when post-series-finale testing by MotoGP teams will be banned, giving teams a break before testing begins for the
2021 season. The move is designed to offset the additional time and travel teams will endure as new races join the schedule.

As MotoGP regulations have become more restrictive in recent years, radical change to the machines is rare. When the garages opened in Valencia on Tuesday morning,
the bikes that were wheeled onto the hot pit lane were visually quite similar to the motorcycles that had raced there two days prior.

Each manufacturer had specific ideas as to what needed improvement, and the bikes featured changes designed to address the weaknesses in their 2019 racing machines…

-MotoGP Analysis, 2020 MotoGP Pre-Season Testing

 

The 2020 MotoGP season got underway within hours of the checkered flag at the 2019 race in Valencia. Almost all of the major manufacturers unveiled new
chassis, engines, aerodynamics and other components designed to address the shortcomings that a long, hard 2019 season had highlighted. We break it down team by team, as Honda, Yamaha, Ducati, Suzuki, KTM, and Aprilia make ready for the upcoming season. Take a look at what is in store in 2020 – it’s in the latest issue of Roadracing World!

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