The clock is ticking, and we are on the verge of entering the year 2024.

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The countdown is on: 2024 is just around the apex

From team presentations to pre-season testing, new regulations, and sustainable fuel, gear up for 2024. The anticipation is building for the season opener in Qatar, scheduled from the 8th to the 10th of March at the Lusail International Circuit. However, before that, MotoGP™ enthusiasts can look forward to various events.

The first major happening of the season belongs to Gresini Racing MotoGP™. The Independent squad is set to unveil their 2024 colors on Saturday, the 20th of January. The spotlight will be on their dynamic Marc Marquez-Alex Marquez lineup, promising an exciting start to the season.

With several moves in the lineup for 2024, including the arrival of Pedro Acosta at GASGAS Factory Racing Tech3, the team presentations will showcase all the new line-ups and colors. Fans will also witness the race livery of the new Trackhouse Racing MotoGP™ team, adding more excitement to the upcoming season. The full calendar of presentations has been revealed, with Gresini leading the way and Prima Pramac closing the chapter.

The clock is ticking, and we are on the verge of entering the year 2024.
The clock is ticking, and we are on the verge of entering the year 2024. (Credits: Motorsport)

Track action and pre-season testing kick off with the Sepang Shakedown from the 1st to the 3rd of February. This season’s testing promises to be exceptional, with Honda and Yamaha fielding their race riders alongside rookie and factory test riders. Notably, Honda’s Independent LCR Team welcomes new addition Johann Zarco (CASTROL Honda LCR) and veteran Takaaki Nakagami (IDEMITSU Honda LCR) under the new concession system, effective from the start of 2024. Factory standings and privileges will be reassessed for the first time in the summer.

A significant change in regulations marks the beginning of a more sustainable era in MotoGP™. Starting in 2024, fuel for all Grand Prix classes must be a minimum of 40% non-fossil origin. This transition was initially announced in 2021, and 2024 represents the initial phase. By 2027, all fuels in all Grand Prix classes are mandated to be 100% non-fossil origin. Each premier class manufacturer has collaborated with their supplier to develop their own sustainable fuels. Moto2™ and Moto3™ rely on official fuel supplier PETRONAS. As the pinnacle of two wheels, MotoGP™ serves as an ideal platform to develop these environmentally friendly fuels, fostering a global impact without a single proprietor.

After the Shakedown provides a sneak peek into these fuels in action, Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP™ unveils their 2024 livery with Alex Rins alongside the 2021 Champion Fabio Quartararo. The Sepang Test brings the entire grid to the track for the first time this season, with three full days of testing scheduled from the 6th to the 8th of February. Subsequently, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing, Repsol Honda Team, Honda LCR, and Aprilia Racing reveal their setups before two more days of testing at the Lusail International Circuit for the Qatar Test. Finally, Prima Pramac takes the stage, unveiling their presentation as the final countdown to racing in the 75th-anniversary season begins.

It’s not just season number 75; it’s a celebration of 75 years. The conclusion of the 2023 season marked MotoGP™ completing 75 full seasons since its inception in 1949. To commemorate this milestone, a dedicated 75th-anniversary page offers a glimpse of the best content from then and now, with more additions planned throughout this historic season.

Let’s gear up for a record-breaking 2024 calendar. Join us in the coming weeks as the countdown continues, celebrating 75 years of MotoGP™ history.


By Park-Shin Jung

I am Park-Shin Jung. I am a professional content writer for cars.

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