The 2018 Moto Gp season starts this weekend with all the teams and competitors commencing in testing at the Sepang International Circuit.
The Malaysian Circuit will see riders and teams tearing up the track from this Sunday through to next Tuesday.
With this being the first time the grid will be on track together in 2018, riders and teams will be there to make a mark.
Jorge Lorenzo will be one to watch, already displaying his eagerness on twitter yesterday. Lorenzo will be out to prove what he can do on his second year on Ducati. But will he be a championship contender?
The mind games have already started on the LCR Honda camp with Team Manager Lucio Cecchinello telling motogp.com that his rider, Cal Crutchlow is the “best prepared rider” for this weekends events. Cecchinello also made it clear that Crutchlow will be getting a strong package for this year after technicians in Japan have put together the new bike, supposedly a new and improved version of the 2017 Honda.
As ever, all eyes will be on the Doctor as he begins his campaign for his 10th world title, after all, this may be the last year we will see grand stands filled with yellow as Rossi is yet to have signed or renewed any contract to stay in MotoGP past this year. With the Yamaha crew holding their 2018 team presentation tomorrow, you can be sure the boys in blue will be looking make a mark this weekend.
The Repsol Honda camp have stayed relatively quite in the run up to the tests, but you can be sure they will be ready when the time comes. With Marc Marquez looking to defend his crown, HRC will be looking to make their presence known this weekend.
After the Sepang test the teams turn their attention to tests at the Chang International Circuit in Thailand. Although, the circuit has been host to the World Superbike paddock, MotoGP machinery is yet to have tried it’s luck around the 4.5Km circuit. Action in Thailand will commence the 16th of February, with the circuit also featuring as round 15 of the Moto GP calendar.