MotoGP updates pre-season test and shakedown schedule

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MotoGP bosses have today updated the pre-season test and shakedown schedule after next month’s planned Sepang outing had to be cancelled due to Covid.

Two extra Official Test days and a Shakedown Test day will now also be held at Losail International Circuit in March, ahead of and in addition to the previously confirmed Qatar Test, allowing the teams extra preparation ahead of the 2021 season.

On March 5, a Shakedown Test will take place in which participation will be limited solely to test riders and MotoGP class rookies.

On the 6th and 7th of March, all riders may participate in two extra Official Test days.

The new MotoGP class test schedule is therefore as follows:

3rd-4th March: Setup
5th March: Shakedown Test – rookies and test riders only
6th-7th March: Official Test
10th-12th March: Official Test