The testing of MotoGP™ machinery is an absolutely crucial part of the preparation process for the teams involved in all three MotoGP™ categories.
Sessioni di test programmate su circuiti designati in varie parti del mondo permettono ai team di provare le nuove moto, raccogliere dati fondamentali, registrare le sensazioni con le gomme nuove, fare simulazioni di gara, mettere a punto nuovi settaggi e risolvere i problemi con i prototipi.
Per il pilota, i test permettono anche di abituarsi alla nuova moto, allenandosi ed aumentando il feeling con il prototipo. Questa è anche l’occasione per fare amicizia con i nuovi piloti che quest’anno hanno cambiato team.
In addition to test days after the Jerez, Catalunya, and the Czech Grand Prix, the off-season is an important testing period for the teams. There is an almost two month long ban on any on-track testing for December and January, but the months of November and February are vital development periods for MotoGP™.
Valencia (after the final race of the year), Sepang (Malaysia), Losail (Qatar) and Jerez in southern Spain are regular test venues, providing an array of challenges and demands for the riders.
The selection of testing venues by IRTA and Dorna is designed to give the teams and the tyre suppliers a good all-round variation in terms of track layouts and the locations are intended to provide clear, dry weather - as rain hindered practice runs are not generally as useful to teams as dry sessions.
Testing Regulations – MotoGP™ class
Il totale delle giornate di test consentite ai piloti titolari è ristretto a:
• Uno dei tre giorni di test su un circuito europeo tra l'ultima gara e il 30 novembre.
Three tests, each of three days, organised by Dorna/IRTA between 1 February and the first event of the season.
• Un massimo di tre test, di una giornata ciascuno, i lunedì dopo gli eventi indicati da Dorna/IRTA in Europa.
• Su autorizzazione della Direzione Gara
No testing is permitted between the first of December and 31st January, both dates being inclusive.
Contracted riders in teams who have scored less than six concession points may test at any circuit during the season using the team’s Test Tyre Allocation.
Contracted riders can test at a nominated circuit for a maximum of five days during the season using the manufacturer’s Test Tyre Allocation.
Testing Regulations – Moto3™ and Moto2™ classes
Moto3™ and Moto2™ classes have the following testing regulations:
They may test at any circuit, with any riders, between the final GP and the 30th November
Pre-season official tests, but only with contracted riders, at circuits in Europe nominated by Dorna/IRTA.
Teams may test at any time from 01 February onwards with any riders, but not within 14 days of an event at the circuit. They are also limited to a maximum of ten days of private testing.
Teams may also participate in tests held on Mondays and/or Tuesdays after events in Europe when these days are not required for MotoGP™ class testing.
• Su autorizzazione della Direzione Gara.
• Nessun test è consentito tra l’1 dicembre e il 31 gennaio.