Most of MotoGP teams will launch their line-up and livery for 2019 just before Sepang Official IRTA Test. Except LCR Honda, Aprilia Racing, Alma Pramac Racing e Avintia Racing, all the squads racing in MotoGP have released the date for their team launch.
The first one to be presented is Ducati Team. The team launch will take place on 18th January in Neuchâtel (Switzerland), the city where their sponsor Phillip Morris has its headquarters. There, Ducati will unveil 2019 Desmosedici machine and their rider line-up, formed by Italian pair Andrea Dovizioso-Danilo Petrucci. Ducati Team Launch will be broadcasted live on the Italian squad’s Facebook and Youtube channels. Who comes next is Repsol Honda Team, whose presentation is scheduled on 23rd January at Madrid and will be broadcasted by both the team and motogp.com. It will be a great opportunity to see Jorge Lorenzo and reigning Champion Marc Márquez together.
Team Suzuki Ecstar will unveil their 2019 GSX-RR machine and the youngest rider line-up in the whole Motogp Championship (Alex Rins and rookie Joan Mir) on 31st January, just before heading to Malaysia. Later on, the world will finally see the new Monster Energy-coloured Yamaha MotoGP, whose presentation will take place on 4th February in Jakarta. Of course, Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales will be there.
MotoGP rookie Petronas Yamaha Sepang Racing Team will unveil their M1 and riders Franco Morbidelli and Fabio Quartararo on 5th February in Malaysia. Finally, KTM headquartes in Mattighofen will host the launch of both Red Bull KTM Factory Racing and Red Bull KTM Tech 3 teams on 12th February. Then, Johann Zarco and Pol Espargaró (Factory Racing) and Hafizh Syahrin and Miguel Oliveira (Tech 3) will display the new colours of their KTM machines for 2019 season.
Translated by Alessandro Palma