Provisional MotoGP team launch dates confirmed with Yamaha up first

The provisional dates for when MotoGP teams will be unveiling their 2023 team colours and riders have now been confirmed, with Yamaha scheduled to open proceedings.
Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP 2022
Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP 2022

The Monster Energy Yamaha team will unveil its 2023 M1 MotoGP bike alongside riders Fabio Quartararo and Franco Morbidelli on January 17th. 

The 2023 season marks the first time in the MotoGP era that Yamaha will have just one team on the grid following RNF’s switch to Aprilia. 

Yamaha’s team presentation will then be followed by Gresini Ducati four days later, with the team welcoming new addition Alex Marquez alongside Fabio Di Giannantonio

Taking place over two days, the factory Lenovo Ducati team will be up next as they also welcome a new rider in the form of Enea Bastianini after the Italian, who won four races in 2022, replaces long-time Ducati rider Jack Miller

Another two team presentations will take place in January as Prima Pramac Ducati are set for a January 25th release date, before the factory KTM team will present its new RC16 machine and Miller. 

Repsol Honda are currently the lone team scheduled to showcase its bikes and riders in February, with Joan Mir joining eight-time world champion Marc Marquez for 2023. 

The satellite teams of Tech 3 GASGAS Factory Racing and RNF Aprilia will present their new line-up and machine in March, while three teams remain without a confirmed date.

Those are the factory Aprilia team of Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Vinales, LCR Honda who have Alex Rins joining Takaaki Nakagami, and the Mooney VR46 Ducati team which is only the fourth outfit on the grid that remains unchanged for 2023. 

The teams that are presenting their new colours in January will showcase their liveries on-track for the first time during next month’s pre-season test at Sepang, although that’s not the case for the likes of Repsol Honda who are presenting their RC213V on the 25th of February.

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