MotoGP: Portimao Test Scheduled for October

Published on September 17, 2020
By Short Shift News

MotoGP organisers have today confirmed the one-day test at Portimao, strictly for Grand Prix machinery and test riders only.

This means that only MotoGP test riders can ride Grand Prix machinery in the one day test taking place on Wednesday the 7th of October.

So far, Dani Pedrosa (KTM),  Michele Pirro (Ducati) and Stefan Bradl (Honda) will all be present, but it will also be the first time we see Jorge Lorenzo onboard the YZR-M1 since his return in Sepang. Valentino Rossi and Fabio Quartararo were very vocal last week as to why Lorenzo, a three-time champion on Yamaha machinery, has not taken part in any test programs since the February test in Malaysia.

This has now been confirmed by Massimo Meregalli, claiming that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all European tests were put on pause.


However, these riders won’t be the only MotoGP riders present. The majority of the 2020 MotoGP field will take to the Portimao circuit, however, due to the regulations will be strictly limited to riding street machinery in order to familiarise themselves with the track ahead of the race on November 22nd.

The provisional entry list of MotoGP™ class riders is as follows:

Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team)
Jack Miller (Pramac Racing)
Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP)
Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing)
Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda Idemitsu)
Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Tech3)
Pol Espargaro (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing)
Johann Zarco (Esponsorama Racing)
Francesco Bagnaia (Pramac Racing)
Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini)
Alex Marquez (Repsol Honda Team)
Iker Lecuona (Red Bull KTM Tech3)
Bradley Smith (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini)
Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda Castrol)

A full entry list will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

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