PICS – Check out what’s new as the latest spec 2024 MotoGP machines debut in Sepang [Updated]


Testing for the 2024 MotoGP World Championship is underway with initial shakedown taking place over three days at the Sepang Circuit in Malaysia.

The three days are a chance for each of the five manufacturers – KTM, Honda, Ducati, Yamaha and Aprilia – to dust off the cobwebs on the machinery that will be sampled properly when official testing begins on 6 February [Tuesday, next week].

The first day of shakedown testing was dedicated to the manufacturer’s lead development riders, plus the one and only rookie on the grid – Pedro Acosta – to get some extra familiarity with the larger engined machinery having switched from Moto2 over the winter.

New for 2024, however, is the introduction of MotoGP’s new ‘concession’ rules, which are results based and allow those enduring struggling times – in this case Yamaha and Honda – to run their race riders over the final two days of the Sepang test.

Day one was a chance for the manufacturers to clear the throats of their 2024-spec machinery. Though the machines seen here won’t likely be the final specifications that will line-up for the opening round in Qatar on 8-10 March, they do debut some new aero features.

Honda, Ducati and Aprilia are noticeable for revealing fresh tail-end designs to their models, while Yamaha appears to have tweaked the front-end of the M1 to make it less aero-dependent and work on making it more slippery in a straight line as it bids to discover more performance.

Honda too made an impression with a front-end that more than bears a resemblance to that of the Ducati GP23

In the meantime, get the magnifying glasses out – or in KTM’s case, prepare your eyes – to see what’s new…

KTM Factory Racing / GasGas Factory Racing Tech 3

KTM RC16 – Pol Espargaro, Dani Pedrosa, Pedro Acosta

Aprilia Racing

Aprilia RS-GP – Lorenzo Savadori

Ducati Lenovo Team

Ducati GP24 – Michele Pirro

Yamaha Racing

Yamaha M1 – Cal Crutchlow

Honda HRC

Honda RC213V – Stefan Bradl

🇲🇾 ⏱️ 2024 MotoGP Pre-Season Shakedown Testing Results | Sepang, Malaysia | Day 2 of 3 [Friday]
Name Nat. Team Motorcycle Lap Time
1 Pol Espargaro 🇪🇦 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM RC16 1m 58.241
2 Fabio Quartararo 🇮🇹 Monster Energy Yamaha Racing Yamaha M1 1m 58.524
3 Pedro Acosta 🇪🇦 Red Bull GasGas Factory Tech3 KTM RC16 1m 58.531
4 Alex Rins 🇮🇹 Monster Energy Yamaha Racing Yamaha M1 1m 58.650
5 Dani Pedrosa 🇪🇦 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM RC16 1m 58.672
6 Joan Mir 🇮🇹 Repsol Honda Team Honda RC213V 1m 59.087
7 Johann Zarco 🇮🇹 LCR Honda RC213V 1m 59.091
8 Luca Marini 🇮🇹 Repsol Honda Team Honda RC213V 1m 59.212
9 Takaaki Nakagami 🇮🇹 LCR Honda RC213V 1m 59.269
10 Stefan Bradl 🇩🇪 HRC Honda RC213V 1m 59.770
11 Michele Pirro 🇮🇹 Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati GP24 2m 00.156
12 Cal Crutchlow 🇬🇧 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha M1 2m 00.425
13 Lorenzo Savadori 🇮🇹 Aprilia Racing Aprilia RS-GP 2m 00.820
2024 MotoGP Shakedown Pre-Season Testing – Sepang, Malaysia – Day 1 of 3 Results
Name Nat. Team Motorcycle Lap Time
1 Dani Pedrosa 🇪🇦 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM RC16 1m 59.233
2 Pedro Acosta 🇪🇦 Red Bull GasGas Factory Tech3 KTM RC16 1m 59.385
3 Pol Espargaro 🇪🇦 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM RC16 1m 59.415
4 Stefan Bradl 🇩🇪 HRC Honda RC213V 1m 59.860
5 Michele Pirro 🇮🇹 Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati GP24 2m 00.866
6 Cal Crutchlow 🇬🇧 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha M1 2m 01.013
7 Lorenzo Savadori 🇮🇹 Aprilia Racing Aprilia RS-GP 2m 01.799




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