MotoGP Manufacturers Reveal Tracks For 2023 Private Testing
Following the reduction of official MotoGP test days the question of which tracks manufacturers will use for 2023 Private Testing becomes all the more important.
Only during the last MotoGP season, rule makers decided to reduce the number of test days for all manufacturers.
In hope of reducing the drastically growing costs, the MotoGP manufacturers will only have two official test days in 2023.
Although there was no limit on the number of laps and days for the private tests, where only test riders may be used, the number of available tyres shrank from 240 to 200.
The importance of choosing the right test tracks in order to not lose any crucial testing time has therefore become all the more important.
Before the start of the season, the manufacturers have to announce three of the homologated MotoGP tracks which they will use for private tests – that is the maximum.
A rather big surprise
Often, the manufacturers stick to a classic selection of tracks. The Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto plays a major role in all of them.
Located in Europe and the thanks to the southern Spanish location almost always top weather, the track hits all marks to be perfect for testing.
The Japanese manufacturers on top of that usually choose Motegi because of its proximity to their own main factories.
But despite the fundamentally rather classic choice, there is one big surprise. KTM are dropping their own home track, the Red Bull Ring, for 2023 private testing. The roster is made up as follows:
Ducati: Jerez, Misano, Mugello
Yamaha: Jerez, Mugello, Motegi
Aprilia: Jerez, Misano, Valencia
KTM: Jerez, Misano, Valencia
Honda, Jerez, Misano, Motegi