The announcement that the season finale of the 2020 FIM MotoGP World Championship will be held at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve in Portimão has now been followed by the confirmation of two days of testing on the Portuguese circuit. The tests will take place on Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 October, just before the French Grand Prix.
The test is primarily intended for MotoGP manufacturer test teams and will allow the teams to collect valuable data, as well as technical suppliers, in view of Portimão's debut on the calendar.
Among the test riders present will be Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha), Michele Pirro (Ducati), Dani Pedrosa (KTM) and Stefan Bradl (Honda).
Some riders from the MotoGP class will be present on Wednesday 7 October. They will only ride production bikes to familiarize themselves with the track.
The provisional list of riders in the MotoGP class 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)