Today marked the end of the MotoGP preseason as the action returned for Day 3 of the Official MotoGP Mandalika Test in Indonesia. Tech3 KTM Factory Racing’s Raul Fernandez and Remy Gardner jumped on their KTM RC16 for their eighth and final day of winter testing, combining five days in Sepang and three here in Mandalika.
It was a new day for the orange duo Remy Gardner and Raul Fernandez at the beautiful Pertamina Mandalika Circuit for the second day of the Official MotoGP Mandalika Test, as both rookies returned to track-action this morning at 9:00 local time. Unlike yesterday, the weather conditions were on our side for the first half of the day, and despite some dark clouds threatening the MotoGP paddock at lunch time, the day went on with no interruption.
For the first time ever, Tech3 KTM Factory Racing was traveling to the beautiful island of Lombok in Indonesia for the first Official MotoGP Mandalika Test set to take place from February 11 to 13, with the aim to try the brand-new track of Mandalika circuit ahead of the Pertamina Grand Prix of Indonesia on March 20, 2022. The entire MotoGP class was trying out this new layout of 4.3km on Day 1, with six left corners and ten right corners, located in the south of the island, by the ocean.