The Factory Ducati team will officially present its new MotoGP rider line-up of Jack Miller and Francesco Bagnaia during a team launch on February 9.

The online-only presentation will begin at 4:00 PM (CET) and be broadcast live on the Ducati website and Official YouTube channel. The usual media press conferences with riders and management will also be held virtually, due to the Covid pandemic.

Ducati is set to kick off a series of online Factory MotoGP team launches, with Repsol Honda (Marc Marquez and Pol Espargaro) expected to hold its presentation a few days later (perhaps February 11), followed by the confirmed dates of February 12 for Red Bull KTM (Miguel Oliveira and Brad Binder) and February 15 for Monster Yamaha (Maverick Vinales and Fabio Quartararo).

Defending world champion's Suzuki currently have nothing scheduled for mid-February, suggesting a later launch, while Aprilia said they might again choose to unveil their latest colours at the Qatar tests, in March. Most Independent teams are still to set a launch date, although Tech3 is expected to be part of the Red Bull KTM launch.

With the Malaysian tests cancelled due to Covid restrictions all Official 2021 pre-season MotoGP testing will now take place in Qatar, starting with a Shakedown on March 5 then Official testing on March 6-7 and again on March 10-11-12.

The season-opening night race is set for Losail on March 28.

Provisional 2021 MotoGP Calendar

Round

Date

Race

Circuit

1

28 March

Qatar

Losail

2

11 April

Argentina

Termas de Rio Hondo

3

18 April

Americas

COTA

4

2 May

Spain

Jerez

5

16 May

France

Le Mans

6

30 May

Italy

Mugello

7

6 June

Catalunya

Barcelona

8

20 June

Netherlands

Assen

9

27 June

Germany

Sachsenring

10

11 July

Finland*

KymiRing

11

 

To Be Decided

 

12

15 August

Austria

Red Bull Ring

13

29 August

Great Britain

Silverstone

14

12 September

Aragon

Aragon

15

19 September

San Marino e Della Riviera di Rimini

Misano

16

3 October

Japan

Motegi

17

10 October

Thailand

Buriram

18

24 October

Australia

Phillip Island

19

31 October

Malaysia

Sepang

20

14 November

Comunitat Valenciana

Ricardo Tormo

 

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