There are 22 professional riders residing in Andorra, 9 of whom race in MotoGP. Until now, due to the limitations caused by the coronavirus epidemic, they were unable to train except with a trial bike, but good news has now arrived with the reopening of the local kart track.
The Automobile Club and the Motorcycling Federation of Andorra have been working, with the invaluable collaboration of Raul Romero (owner of the Avintia team and partner of the circuit), Ruben Xaus, Alex Bercianos and the sponsorship of Credit Andorra, to make it available for the riders to train.
To ensure the safety of the riders, biologist Joel Lopez has validated a health protocol. Furthermore, there cannot be more than 10 riders on the track at the same time, so it was decided to split them into two groups.
Group 1: Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP), Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar), Joan Mir (Team Suzuki Ecstar), Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT), Pol Espargaro (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing), Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini), Tito Rabat (Reale Avintia Racing), Jorge Martin (Red Bull KTM Ajo) and Albert Arenas (Aspar Team Gaviota).
Group 2: John McPhee (Petronas Sprinta Racing), Xavier Simeon (LCR E-Team), Xavi Cardelus (Avintia Esponsorama Racing), Chaz Davies, Xavi Fores, Leon Camier, Jules Cluzel, Hector Barbera, Randy de Puniet, Freddie Foret and Michael Fudala.
It’s only training, but we can be sure that with the names on the list, a lot of fun will be had by all concerned...