If vacation time has long since come to an end for the MotoGP, summer break is almost over for the Superbike. In fact, a two-day test organized by Aruba will take place on the Aragon track on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Ducati team booked the track, and the official teams responded to the roll call. We’ll be seeing BMW, Honda, and Kawasaki in action, but Yamaha decided not to participate. We’ll also see some satellite teams present, such as Barni, Bonovo, and MIE, without forgetting Bulega with the Panigale V2.
Riders will get a chance to sharpen their weapons in view of the start of this second part of the season, as they get ready for September 9th and 10th at Magny-Cours, namely, the first round after the summer break.
In all this, the market is holding court. The name everyone is mentioning is Johnny Rea, who might accept Yamaha’s proposal for a new challenge in 2024. At the moment, there are still no confirmations, although everyone expects some news before the transalpine round.
Michael Rinaldi is also at the center of negotiations. As we know, he’ll be replaced on the official team by Bulega next season. The rider from Romagna is looking for a spot, and his end of summer also promises to be exciting. Then there’s Axel Bassani, who was also called to renew his contract with Motocorsa, unless something else comes along to pique his interest.
The Superbike is, therefore, ready to get back into action. We’re convinced that, between the track and the market, we definitely won’t be bored in the weeks to come.