Provisional MotoGP winter testing schedule released

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The 2007 MotoGP world championship may have only just reached the halfway stage, but plans are already well underway for next year's series.

Eight winter tests are scheduled for MotoGP teams on a provisional winter testing calendar given to MCN, Plans for the 2008 MotoGP world championship will kick off immediately after the final round of the season in Valencia. The test will take place over one-and-a-half days on Tuesday November 6 and Wednesday November 7.

The Valencia test session is likely to see a host of riders making their first appearance on new machinery, with only Valentino Rossi, Nicky Hayden and Casey Stoner having deals in place for 2008 at the moment.

Here is the full provisional testing calendar for MotoGP.

2007

Valencia November 6, 7.

Jerez, Spain  November 15, 16, 17.

TBC (MotoGP)

Jerez, Spain  November 27, 28, 29 (MotoGP)

2008

Sepang, Malaysia  January 22, 23, 24 (MotoGP)

Phillip Island, Australia - January 29, 30, 31 (MotoGP)

Sepang, Malaysia February 4, 5, 6 (MotoGP)

Jerez, Spain  February 16, 17, 18 (MotoGP)

Losail, Qatar  February 27, 28 (MotoGP)

Other dates 2008

Jerez, Spain  January 24, 25, 26 (125/250)

Valencia, Spain  January 29, 30, 31 (125/250)

Jerez, Spain  February 19, 20, 21 (125/250)

Losail, Qatar  February 29, March 1, 2 (125/250)

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By MCN Staff