MotoGP: Changes To 2020 Testing Schedule Approved

MotoGP: Changes To 2020 Testing Schedule Approved

© 2019, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued by Dorna and FIM:

FIM Grand Prix World Championship

Decision of the Grand Prix Commission

The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Messrs. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Paul Duparc (FIM), Herve Poncharal (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA), in an electronic  meeting held on 7 October 2019, made the following decision:

Sporting Regulations

MotoGP CLASS – TEST RESTRICTIONS

With the introduction of additional events in the Grand Prix calendar, the MotoGP class teams have been examining ways to offset the additional workload on riders and team staff by reducing the number of tests.

Agreement was reached between the teams to propose cancellation of the November 2020 test after the Valencia GP and the traditional March 2021 test prior to the Qatar GP.

The proposal was approved by the GPC and will become effective in the regulations from Season 2020, which starts the day after the 2019 Valencia GP.

Implementation of the new regulations will result in the following programme of MotoGP class tests:

 

SEASON 2020 (STARTING 18 NOVEMBER 2019)

Valencia 19-20 November Two-day official test.

Jerez 25-26 November Two-day joint private test

Sepang 02-04 February Three-day shakedown test.

Sepang 07-09 February Three-day official test.

Qatar 22-24 February Three-day official test

Jerez 04 May One-day official test after the GP

Barcelona 08 June One-day official test after the GP

Finland 15-16 June Two-day Michelin tyre test – test teams only

Misano 15-16 September Two-day joint private test

 

SEASON 2021 (STARTING 16 NOVEMBER 2020)

Jerez 19-20 November Two-day official test

Sepang 01-03 February (prov) Three-day shakedown test

Sepang 06-08 February (prov) Three-day official test

On dates to be confirmed when 2021 calendar is known:

Possible three-day, pre-season test at Lombok, Indonesia if circuit is in 2021 calendar.

Two of one-day official tests on Mondays after events. Circuits to be confirmed.

Two-day official test at a circuit to be confirmed – probably Misano.

The detailed regulations will be available to view shortly on the FIM website:
http://www.fim-live.com/en/sport/regulations-and-documents/grand-prix/

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