The quiet time has started in Grand Prix motorcycle racing with the conclusion of testing this week at Valencia and Aragon. Honda will test Nov. 24-26 at Sepang, although Dani Pedrosa will stay home. Ducati is scheduled to test Nov. 28-30 at Jerez.
But there will be a 10-week break before all MotoGP teams break cover and gather for the next mass test session, Feb. 5-7 at Sepang. A look at the official preseason testing schedule for the 2013 season:
Feb. 5-7: MotoGP test at Sepang
Feb. 12-14: Moto2/Moto3 test at Valencia
Feb. 19-21: Moto2/Moto3 test at Jerez
Feb. 26-28: MotoGP test at Sepang
March 11-13: Moto2/Moto3 test at Jerez
March 15-17: MotoGP test at Jerez
The 2013 MotoGP season opens March 31 under the lights at Qatar.