Portimão MotoGP test to take place in October

Portimão set to host two-day test for manufacturer test teams and some MotoGP riders on 7th and 8th October


SINCE the announcement that Portimão will host the final round of the 2020 MotoGP World Championship season, fans have been salivating at the prospect of full factory machines taking to the stunning Portuguese circuit.

And we won’t have to wait long to get a taste of the spectacle, as Dorna has organised a two-day test at the venue, helping the teams and some of the riders to get acclimatised to the circuit.

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The test will take place on Wednesday the 7th and Thursday the 8th of October, just before the French round of the championship. The test is primarily for MotoGP manufacturer test teams, enabling them to gather data regarding the layout and the surface prior to the MotoGP round.

Test riders present will include Jorge Lorenzo, Yamaha, Michele Pirro, Ducati, Dani Pedrosa KTM, and Stefan Bradl Honda.

Dorna is also offering the chance for some of the current MotoGP race team pilots to sample the venue, although they will be strictly limited to riding street only machinery and not full fat race bikes or prototype MotoGP machines.

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 Tech 3)
  • 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 Tech 3)
  • Bradley Smith (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini)
  • Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda Castrol)

The final entry list of MotoGP™ class riders will be published once confirmed.