KTM has anticipated everyone else and will be back on track tomorrow at the Red Bull Ring. As you can see in the photo above (© Speedweek), the team's trucks are already present in the paddock of the Austrian circuit and tomorrow and the day after Pol Espargarò and test rider Dani Pedrosa will be on the track.
KTM has made sure of the utmost confidentiality in organizing these tests, so much so that the circuit had been officially booked for tests with the X-Bow car. Instead Wednesday and Thursday it will be the RC16 that will be out on the spectacular Spielberg circuit, in the hands of Espargarò and Pedrosa. The rookie Brad Binder, who has been trying for two weeks to leave South Africa without success, will not be present.
These tests will be fundamental for KTM, which has been able to work on the MotoGP project in recent weeks. As decided by the GP Commission, KTM and Aprilia (the two manufacturers that benefit from concessions) will also have to have their engines punched and therefore have until June 29 to continue with development work but will also be able to use their official riders for any tests.
KTM has seized the opportunity and will try to take advantage of every useful day to improve its bike. "We can do it in every sector," Mike Leitner told Speedweek.
The championship does not yet have a start date, but MotoGP is already out on track.