Manufacturers nominate 2022 private Test circuits

Outside of the Official MotoGP™ Tests, teams can carry out private testing at three extra destinations throughout the season

Ahead of what is a well-deserved winter break, preparations for 2022 continue to take place following the conclusion of two days of testing in Jerez.

The next time we’ll see MotoGP™ riders on the tarmac will be in Malaysia for the Sepang Test on the opening weekend of February, which will be swiftly followed by MotoGP™’s debut at the new Mandalika International Street Circuit in Indonesia one week later.

As always, manufacturers are afforded the opportunity to carry out further testing during the season at previously nominated tracks, the locations of which we now know.

Jerez features on all five manufacturers’ list of tracks while the three Japanese based constructors, Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha, have chosen Motegi as one of their destinations.

Ducati and KTM have also both selected their home circuits in Mugello and Spielberg respectively while it’s a split between Aragon and Misano for the final location.
Ducati and Honda have both selected World Circuit Marco Simoncelli as their final location while KTM, Suzuki and Yamaha will have some track time at MotorLand Aragon.

The full selection of nominated tracks is as follows:

KTM – The Red Bull Ring, Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto, MotorLand Aragon
Ducati – Mugello International Circuit, Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto, Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncalli
Honda – Twin Ring Motegi, Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto, Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncalli
Suzuki – Twin Ring Motegi, Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto, MotorLand Aragon
Yamaha – Twin Ring Motegi, Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto, MotorLand Aragon

Aprilia don’t feature on the list as they remain the only constructor to hold concessions going into 2022, and will therefore be allowed extra testing days. You can learn more about that here!

Jerez hosts private Test for Moto2™ and Moto3™
Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto will see three days of action across the two classes

Just a few short days after premier class riders and teams packed up their things and set off for the winter break, Moto2™ and Moto3™ riders are on track in Jerez to round out their season and begin preparations for 2022.

The intermediate and lightweight classes are on track at Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto for three days of private testing, offering them their first taste of what to expect next season.

On Monday, Moto3™ World Champion Pedro Acosta (Red Bull KTM Ajo) made his debut in the intermediate class as he completed his first laps on a Moto2™ machine, even sporting his new number.

Fellow Moto3™ graduates Gabriel Rodrigo (Pertamina Mandalika SAG Team), Jeremy Alcoba (Liqui Moly Intact GP), Filip Salac (Gresini Racing Moto2) and Niccolo Antonelli (Avintia VR46 Academy) make their debuts, while Romano Fenati (Speedup Racing) returns to the class for the first time since 2018.

Also joining the Moto2™ ranks this season are Zonta Van Den Goorbergh (RW Racing GP), who makes the jump up from the FIM Moto3™ Junior World Championship,

Alessandro Zaccone (Gresini Racing Moto2) moving over from MotoE™, and MotoAmerica star Sean Dylan Kelly (American Racing). All three have seen track time so far in Jerez.

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