MotoGP bosses have today announced that due to an extra races being added to the schedule in future, the traditional post-Valencia test will be scrapped after 2019.
In addition, a year later the Qatar test before the season-opening race will also be chucked in the skip to reduce costs and wear and tear on teams and riders.
Testing schedule for 2020 season
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
Testing schedule for 2021 season
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
There will additional testing in 2021 which might include:
Possible three-day, pre-season test at Lombok, Indonesia if circuit is on 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.