Jerez test: from the #FinalShowdown to the final countdown

There are some notable absences from MotoGP™ however, including the Repsol Honda Team of Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa. After Valencia, the team have elected to next test at Sepang in January for the first official track time of the year – with Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) the man on track at Jerez testing some parts for HRC. Marquez is likely to be present, however, as brother Alex Marquez (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) will test his team’s MotoGP™ machine as full time 2018 rider Tom Lüthi continues to recover from injury. Movistar Yamaha MotoGP and Monster Yamaha Tech 3 – so Maverick Viñales, Valentino Rossi and Johann Zarco respectively – will also skip Jerez, choosing to undertake a private test at Sepang later in the month.