Honda decided to burn everyone on their times, and the new RC213V will ride is first kilometers of the year in Spain tomorrow at the Jerez circuit.
Test rider, Stefan Bradl, made the announcement on his social media channels: “With the new week ends the winter break. First testing in 2020 with Team HRC gets under way on Tuesday in Spain. On my way to Jerez."
The ban on testing in December and January only applies to riders under contract with a team, so Bradl, as a tester, has the option of getting on a bike without going against regulation.
Stefan will test the latest changes on the Honda and then fly to Sepang, where the tests reserved for test riders will begin starting February 2nd. On that occasion, Alex Marquez will also be able to test, since he's a rookie. To see his brother Marc on the track, however, we'll have to wait until February 7th, when all the riders will be involved in the 3 test days in Malaysia.