With the announcement of a test at the Kymiring in Finland, the test schedule for 2019 and off-season tests for 2020 has been finalized.
In addition to the three official post-race tests, held as always after the Jerez, Barcelona, and Brno MotoGP rounds, there will be a two-day private test open to all MotoGP teams to be held at Misano. That test will be held after the British round of MotoGP at Silverstone.
At the end of the year, there will be the traditional two-day test after the Valencia race, before the final test of 2019 at Jerez, on 25th and 26th November.
After the usual winter break in December and January, MotoGP returns as usual to Sepang, with a three-day shakedown test for the test riders, before the contracted MotoGP riders take to the track on 7th, 8th, and 9th of February 2020.
With Finland likely to be added to the calendar in 2020, there will also be a test at the track to gather data for Michelin and the factories on 19th and 20th of August. This test will only be for the MotoGP test riders.
The schedule for testing in 2019 and 2020 is as follows:
|Jerez||6th May||Post-Race||MotoGP contracted riders|
|Barcelona||17th June||Post-Race||MotoGP contracted riders|
|Brno||5th August||Post-Race||MotoGP contracted riders|
|Kymring/Finland||19th/20th August||New circuit test||Factory test teams|
|Misano||29th/30th August||Private test||MotoGP contracted riders|
|Valencia||19th/20th November||Off-season test||2020 MotoGP contracted riders|
|Jerez||25th/26th November||Off-season test||2020 MotoGP contracted riders|
|Sepang||2nd/3rd/4th February 2020||Shakedown test||Factory test teams|
|Sepang||7th/8th/9th February 2020||Off-season test||2020 MotoGP contracted riders|
The press release announcing the official test dates appears below:
MotoGP™ class Official Test details confirmed
Dates and venues for upcoming tests confirmed ahead of the season opener
Friday, 08 March 2019
Just before track action gets underway in 2019 at Losail International Circuit, MotoGP™ test dates and details for the season and beyond have been decided.
The Official Test in August is now confirmed as taking place at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli. Set up will take place on August 28th. The test will take place on the 29th and 30th August.
There is a possibility for a test to take place at the Kymiring in Finland for MotoGP™ class manufacturers’ test teams, with dates to be confirmed.
As in 2018 there will be a two-day test at the Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto in 2019. This will take place on the 25th and 26th of November.
2020 activity will commence with a shakedown test on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of February at Sepang International Circuit, before the Official Test takes place on the 7th, 8th and 9th of the same month.