MotoGP: Rossi and Mir join Portimao test list

Published on October 5, 2020
By Short Shift News

Valentino Rossi and Joan Mir have both added themselves to the list of riders to take part in a one-day test at Portimao this week.

MotoGP roars back to life this weekend, with the French Grand Prix taking place in Le Mans. However, riders will take to the track beforehand, completing a one-day test in Portimao to familiarise themselves with the Portuguese circuit ahead of the season finale in November.

As per the rules, both Rossi and Mir will join their fellow riders, riding street bikes, as the rules states riders cannot train on a bike similar to that of their MotoGP machine.

Since the original entry list, two riders have dropped and two riders have been added, both Cal Crutchlow and Iker Lecuona will not take part in the test. Crutchlow will continue to recover from his injury before heading to Le Mans.

MotoGP test riders, Jorge Lorenzo, Michele Pirro, Stefan Bradl, Dani Pedrosa, Sylvain Guintoli, Bradley Smith and Lorenzo Savadori will all be in attendance, riding the Grand Prix spec machinery as they look together as much data as they can ahead of the Grand Prix weekend.

The entry list for riders on production-based machinery looks like this:

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)
Joan Mir
(Team Suzuki ECSTAR)
Bradley Smith (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini)
Valentino Rossi (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP)

The test riders in attendance look like this:

Bradley Smith (7th) & Lorenzo Savadori (8th) (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini)
Jorge Lorenzo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP)
Dani Pedrosa (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing)
Michele Pirro (Ducati Team)
Stefan Bradl (Repsol Honda Team)
Sylvain Guintoli (Team Suzuki ECSTAR)

The single-day test will take place on October 7th before quickly flying to France for the next round of the season and the start of another triple header.

Featured image: MotoGP


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