Following a Shakedown for test riders, concession manufacturers (KTM and Aprilia) and rookies, the full 2020 MotoGP grid is taking to the track for the first time this year, at Sepang in Malaysia.

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The three-day test (which runs from Friday to Sunday) will see Johann Zarco's debut outing for Ducati as well as the first MotoGP laps since shoulder surgery for reigning world champion Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) and Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda).

Tech 3's Miguel Oliveira, the other rider to undergo a recent shoulder operation, was present for the Shakedown test, where KTM riders were quickest over all three days courtesy of Dani Pedrosa and Pol Espargaro

Espargaro set the best lap with a 1m 59.444s, but last year's Sepang test saw a new unofficial lap record of 1m 58.239s by Ducati's Danilo Petrucci.

Will the new Michelin rear tyre combined with the latest bike developments produce the first-ever 1m 57s lap?

Triple MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo, who began his new role as a Yamaha test rider at the Shakedown, is also expected to ride at some stage during the Official Test.

The track action takes place from 10am to 6pm each day, after which just one further pre-season test will be held, in Qatar, venue of the season-opening night race on March 8.

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2020 MotoGP Calendar

Round

Date

Race

Circuit

1

8 March

Qatar*

Losail International Circuit

2

22 March

Thailand

Chang International Circuit

3

5 April

Americas

Circuit of the Americas

4

19 April

Argentina

Termas de Rio Hondo

5

3 May

Jerez

Circuito de Jerez - Angel Nieto

6

17 May

France

Le Mans

7

31 May

Italy

Mugello

8

7 June

Catalunya

Circuit de Barcelona - Catalunya

9

21 June

Germany

Sachsenring

10

28 June

Netherlands

TT Circuit Assen

11

12 July

Finland**

KymiRing

12

9 August

Czech Republic

Brno

13

16 August

Austria

Red Bull Ring - Spielberg

14

30 August

Great Britain

Silverstone

15

13 September

San Marino

Misano

16

4 October

Aragon

MotorLand Aragon

17

18 October

Japan

Motegi

18

25 October

Australia

Phillip Island

19

1 November

Malaysia

Sepang

20

15 November

Valencia

Comunitat Valenciana - Ricardo Tormo