Sepang MotoGP Test 2016

Following the two-month winter break, MotoGP official begins 2016 with the first pre-season test set for February 1-3 at Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia.

Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa are set for the first test, which they will use to familiarize themselves with the regulation changes, most notably the switch from Bridgestone to Michelin spec tires.

The two-time MotoGP Champion Marquez and Pedrosa will put in some serious testing aboard their respective RC213V prototypes at Sepang – and also Phillip Island and Losail – before the season opener on March 20 at Losail, Qatar.

Repsol Honda says the 2016 MotoGP Championship “itself will see the riders spend more than 100 days at tracks in 15 different countries, and take almost one hundred flights in the space of a year.”

With these types of demands, MotoGP pilots like Marquez and Pedrosa are constantly on the go, and could lose as much as 3,000 ounces of sweat between them. There’s much involved to off-set this loss, including drinking up to 16 gallons of water at the hottest tracks. And one of these tracks is Sepang, where the first testing begins next week.

During the sweltering temps, the Repsol Honda boys must do much to stay healthy, which is exposed in the infographic  below.

MotoGP Riding in Extreme Heat