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SBK, Bautista vs Toprak: foretaste of mid-June challenge at Misano

All factory teams will be on track Thursday and Friday for two test days. Petrucci is getting back on the Panigale V4 after his bad fall with the motocross. News for Bautista and Iannone is expeceted from Ducati, while Toprak and Bassani meet up gain with BMW and Kawasaki. Pirro will also be present.

SBK: Bautista vs Toprak: foretaste of mid-June challenge at Misano

The Superbike is ready to get back in action tomorrow during a two-day test at the Misano track that will end on Friday night. Aruba booked the track and extended an invitation to the other teams, which responded to the call.

So we'll be seeing all the Panigale V4s on the Riviera track (except for Motocorsa, even if Rinaldi will riding the road bike), starting with Nicolò Bulega's and Alvaro Bautista's official. The latter is expecting news that will relaunch the race towards a third world title. And, speaking of news, Andrea Iannone is also waiting for further support from the Borgo Panigale constructor before the World Championship continues mid-June in Misano.

Also among the topics of interest is Danilo Petrucci's return, back on a motorcycle after a nasty motocross accident last April. Petrux will be getting on the Barni team's Ducati to get a feel for it again and figure out if he's good to go after his right jaw and collarbone fractures. Other riders participating on Ducatis are Sam Lowes joined by Michele Pirro, who's going to be a widcard in the Riviera round with the Ducati test team.

We'll be seeing BMWs as well in Misano, with great expectations for Toprak, who's currently second in the World Championship and was absent at last week's Cremona test. The same goes for Kawasaki Provec with Axel Bassani and Alex Lowes, who'll be riding the ZX-10RR again after the Assen round.

Then we have Yamaha with Rea and Locatelli joined by GRT riders, namely Gardner and Aegerter, and Oettl and Ray at work on the R. Finally, Honda will also be present with the HRC team made up of Lecuona and Vierge, joined by MIE with Norrodin and Mackenzie.

In short, they have enough irons in the fire ahead of what will be a full-fledged foretaste of the mid-June stage. For all fans, admission will be free for both days at the Tribuna C.

ARUBA - DUCATI SBK

 

Bautista

 

 

Bulega

ARUBA RACING SSP

 

Huertas

DUCATI SBK TEST TEAM

 

Pirro

                               MARC VDS

 

Lowes

GOELEVEN

 

Iannone

BARNI

 

Petrucci

 

 

Montella

EVANBROS

 

Debise

YAMAHA CRESCENT

 

Rea

 

 

Locatelli

GRT YAMAHA

 

Gardner

 

 

Aegerter

GMT 94 YAMAHA

 

Ottl

 

 

Maia

                                HONDA HRC

 

Vierge

 

 

Lecuona

MY HONDA

 

Mackenzie

 

 

Norrodin

BMW MOTOSPORT

 

Toprak

 

 

WDM

KAWASAKI RACING TEAM

 

Bassani

 

 

Lowes

PUCCETTI KAWASAKI

 

Rabat

 

 

 

TENKATE

 

Manzi

 

 

Van Straalen

DG 34 (GIUGLIANO)

 

Edwards

 

 

Bayliss

MV QUADRANTIES.

 

Sofoglu

 

 

Schrotter

FULIGNI

 

Fuligni

 

 

Translated by Leila Myftija

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