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By motogp.com

Testing, testing: MotoGP™, Moto2™ and Moto3™

All the details about pre-season as we count down the days to the #QatarGP

Tags MotoGP, 2017

The MotoGP™ winter break will soon be over, and that means engines fired up and bikes back on track. Pre-season testing begins in earnest for the premier class at Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia on January 30th – with another two three-day tests thereafter, ahead of lights out for the first Grand Prix of the year.

2017 should be an exciting pre-season, as Jorge Lorenzo settles in at Ducati, Maverick Viñales has another shot at the top of the timesheets as he gets used to life at Movistar Yamaha – and reigning Champion Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) readies himself for another title defence. Here’s all the dates for MotoGP™ pre-season tests:

MotoGP™ Official Tests Date
Sepang International Circuit January 30th – February 1st
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit February 15th – 17th
Losail International Circuit March 10th – 12th

Moto2™ and Moto3™ also gear up for 2017 soon, with the Circuito de Jerez first to host the intermediate and lightweight classes in early March - followed by a second official test at Losail International Circuit in Qatar the weekend ahead of the first GP.

Moto2™/Moto3™ Official Tests Date
Circuito de Jerez March 8th – 10th                    
Losail International Circuit March 17th – 19th

Moto2™ and Moto3™ teams will also be taking part in different private test days and sessions as they prepare for the season.

Viñales was fastest in Valencia in November, Lorenzo was off to a flier and Marquez’ difficulties from pre-season in 2016 looked far behind him. After a record-breaking season with nine different winners last year, 2017 is sure to be another stunner – and it’s coming very, very soon!