The green light is almost on for resuming the National and World Championships, and the various tests that have been taking place these past weeks is proof of this. In fact, the "Marco Simoncelli" Misano World Circuit will open its gates next week, from June 23rd to 25th, for a three-day test that will definitely be interesting, with both the MotoGP and Superbike teams present.
The first day will only be dedicated to the MotoGP, represented by as many as four manufacturers, namely Ducati, Aprilia, Suzuki, and KTM that, in two cases out of four, will also field their official riders. If Ducati and Suzuki will only be relying on their test teams - respectively led by Michele Pirro and Sylvain Guintoli - Aprilia and KTM will be able to count on the same riders who will take to the track in Jerez on July 19th.
For Aprilia (that is still monitoring the Iannone case), consequently, Aleix Espargarò, Bradley Smith, and Lorenzo Savadori will take to the track, while Pol Espargarò (the market man of the moment), Brad Binder, and Dani Pedrosa will be riding for KTM. The Austrian company will also have the Tech3 team, with Iker Lecuona and Miguel Oliveira.
Moving on to the Superbike, there are many high-level names who will be racing on Wednesday and Thursday. Just think that both the Ducati Aruba team, with Chaz Davies and Scott Redding, and the official Kawasaki team, with reigning world champion Jonathan Rea and the 2020 world leader Alex Lowes, will also be present.
All the Ducati satellite teams will join the above mentioned: Go Eleven with Michael Rinaldi, Barni with Leon Camier, Motocorsa with Tati Mercado, and Brixx with Sylvain Barrier. On the last day, two Supersport teams will also participate, namely, the Bardahl Evan Bros. team with Andrea Locatelli and the MV Agusta team with Randy Krummenacher, Raffaele De Rosa, and Federico Fuligni.
MISANO MOTOGP TEST PARTICIPANTS LIST
Ducati test team: Michele Pirro
Suzuki test team: Sylvain Guintoli
KTM test team: Daniel Pedrosa
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing: Pol Esparagrò, Brad Binder
Red Bull KTM Tech 3: Iker Lecuona, Miguel Oliveira
Aprilia test team: Lorenzo Savadori
Aprilia Racing Team Gresini: Aleix Espargarò, Bradley Smith
MISANO SUPERBIKE / SUPERSPORT TEST PARTICIPANTS LIST
Aruba.it Racing Ducati: Scott Redding, Chaz Davies
Kawasaki Racing Team: Jonathan Rea, Alex Lowes
Motocorsa Ducati: Tati Mercado
Barni Racing: Leon Camier
Brixx Performance: Sylvain Barrier
Goeleven Ducati: Michael Rinaldi
Bardahl Evan Bros Team: Andrea Locatelli
MV Agusta Reparto Corse: Randy Krummenacher, Raffale De Rosa, Federico Fuligni