Presenting the 2016 MotoGP preseason calendar

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If you want to know when Marc Márquez and Dani Pedrosa will be training from now to the start of the MotoGP World Championship so you can track their progress, you should first make a note of the test sessions that have been scheduled. Here they are!

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Presenting the 2016 MotoGP preseason calendar

The Australian test session (17-19 February) will be key for working on the new tyres. #preseason #MotoGP


The last track tried out on the Repsol Honda Team bikes was the Jerez circuit in 2015. It’s not long till they’re back on the circuits, though, and Marc Márquez and Dani Pedrosa can get back to work.

They will start back up at the beginning of February, during an official training session scheduled across three days, from the 1st to the 3rd of February. The destination chosen for this comeback is Sepang, and the high temperatures will need to be taken into account when we analyse the data collected.

It is particularly important to work under different conditions and on circuits with different features throughout the preseason. That way, the team can collect data about all kinds of situations which means we make much more progress in optimising the bikes ready.


Phillip Island y Losail

Between the 17th and the 19th of February, Australia will welcome the MotoGP riders for the next preseason session. Michelin is sure to focus on this session, given that Phillip Island tends to be a difficult circuit for the teams in terms of tyres. It will be a key test for them.

From the 2nd to the 4th of March, Dani, Marc, and their teams will travel to Losail to continue working and improving as much as possible before the impending kick-off to the 2016 season. This last test is particularly important because the World Championship will begin here just a few days later, on the 17th of March.

The Moto2 and Moto3 teams will start working on the 2nd and 3rd of March in Jerez and will then travel to Qatar, where they will stay from the 11th to the 13th of March for a slightly shorter training schedule than the MotoGP riders.

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