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In just three weeks, the MotoGP™ riders will return to track action as the third 2019 preseason test kicks off at Sepang. But before that, we’ll see some of the teams unveil their new liveries ahead of one of the most eagerly anticipated seasons in Grand Prix racing history.
Ducati will kick things off as they introduce the new Ducati GP19 on Friday, 18th January in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Last season’s runner-up Andrea Dovizioso and fellow Italian Danilo Petrucci will be there, and you can watch it live on motogp.com from 18:00 (GMT +1).
Petrucci's first day on the official Ducati Desmosedici
A few days later in Madrid, on Wednesday 23rd January, it’s the turn of the Repsol Honda Team to pull the covers off the 2019 RC213V, as the team celebrate 25 years of Repsol sponsorship in the premier class. New Honda rider and five-time World Champion Jorge Lorenzo will join seven-time Champion Marc Marquez, as we get to see a mouth-watering lineup show off their 2019 colours for the first time. Again, you can see the unveiling right here on motogp.com, as well as interviews from the event.
To discover the new Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP colours, you’ll have to wait until Monday, 4th February as the team share their 2019 YZR-M1 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Nine-time Champion Valentino Rossi will be joined by Maverick Viñales on stage, and you can witness the covers being taken off the 46 and 12 machines live on motogp.com.
Then, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing will welcome the media on Tuesday 12th February for the presentation of their latest RC16. Johann Zarco joins Pol Espargaro in the factory setup in 2019, with Red Bull KTM Tech 3 also introducing the colours of their bikes as they begin a new chapter in MotoGP™.
A new era for Movistar Yamaha?
For your information: Sky Racing Team VR46 have planned to host their presentation in Milan on Friday 1st February, with their Moto2™ and Moto3™ teams. As for Alma Pramac Racing, a date will be announced soon as to when we will see their 2019 team presentation.
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