We are getting closer and closer to what will be the first tests of 2019 at Sepang, but first there is room for presentations. The MotoGP teams (with the exception of LCR Honda, Aprilia Racing, Alma Pramac Racing and Avintia Racing, which are still awaiting news) have announced when and where they will show the new teams and the renewed colors on the hulls of the motorcycles. Here is a brief summary.
Ducati Team will open the dances. The Borgo Panigale team will present itself on Friday 18 January in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, at the Phillip Morris headquarters. Will be shown by the new Desmosedici GP 2019 and the renewed couple of drivers, with Andrea Dovizioso flanked by Danilo Petrucci. The live will be on the team’s Facebook and Youtube channels. It then touches the Repsol Honda Team , which will lift the veils on the RC213V 2019 in Madrid on January 23rd. It will be an opportunity to see for the first time in an official event the new couple, with the confirmed Marc Marquez who will have to contend with Jorge Lorenzo. Live streaming guaranteed by the same team and by motogp.com .
We are now also familiar with the Suzuki Ecstar Team programs : the GSX-RR 2019 and the youngest rider duo present in MotoGP, composed of Alex Rins and rookie Joan Mir, will be presented on Thursday 31st January, just before the start of the test in Malaysia. It will then be the turn of the new official Yamaha team: the riders will not change, which will always be Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales, but we expect new features from the livery, as it is now called Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP . The event will be on February 4th in Jakarta, Indonesia.
There will then be a team debut in the queen category: it is the new Petronas Yamaha Sepang Racing Team , which will show the colors of its M1 and pilots Franco Morbidelli and Fabio Quartararo on February 5 in Malaysia. It then closes on February 12th at Mattinghofen with the presentation of the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing and the renewed Red Bull KTM Tech 3 . Johann Zarco and Pol Espargaró for the official team, Hafizh Syahrin and Miguel Oliveira for the customer team, all together for a new chapter and to show the new liveries of the RC16.