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2010 preseason schedule announced

2010 preseason schedule announced

While there are still four races to go in the 2009 MotoGP World Championship, the teams are already looking towards 2010.

The usual Valencia test, to be held right after the final race of the 2009 season, should provide the first opportunity to see riders make their maiden runs with their new teams or new rides, but the 2010 pre-season will only start in earnest in February 2010 with the first of three official testing sessions.

A favourite destination for testing due to the favourable weather, the Sepang International Circuit will host the first 2010 test from 3rd-5th February, with the first day being reserved solely for test riders as a "private test" - whilst the official MotoGP riders will have the two subsequent days of work at the Malaysian venue.

Three weeks later, from 24th-26th February, the MotoGP teams will head back to Sepang for another “1+2”-day test, before a final pre-season test to be held at the Losail International Circuit from 17th-19th March, just three weeks before the inaugural race of the 2010 season at the Qatari venue.

Three tests should also be scheduled for Moto2 and 125cc teams over the February/March period, with sessions planned at the Jerez and Valencia circuits.

MotoGP, 2009

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