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Suzuki to make comeback in Barcelona test

Suzuki to make comeback in Barcelona test

Following Sunday’s Catalan Grand Prix, a selection of MotoGP™ outfits will remain at the Circuit de Catalunya for a single day of post-race testing. They will be joined by Suzuki as the Japanese marque makes its official return to the paddock ahead of a possible full-time reappearance in the championship next year.

19 riders will be in action on the track, with the entire field set to test with the exceptions of Repsol Honda Team and GO&FUN Honda Gresini; Dani Pedrosa, Marc Marquez and Alvaro Bautista will instead travel to MotorLand Aragon where they are scheduled to run a test outing between Tuesday and Thursday.

Perhaps the talking point of Monday’s test in Barcelona will be the presence of Suzuki, as its new prototype bike shares a circuit with other manufacturers for the first time. Randy de Puniet will serve as test rider, then moving on to Aragon where on Wednesday Suzuki will be running alongside the aforementioned Honda outfits as well as Stefan Bradl and LCR Honda MotoGP.

Suzuki rider Nobuatsu Aoki spoke with in order to share the latest details on the Suzuki programme: “We have brought the new 1,000cc prototype and will try it on the circuit tomorrow – and we’re excited about that. Actually, I cannot say too much more, but the test we have already done at Motegi got us some good lap times and so I believe we can be optimistic.”

Monday morning’s Official MotoGP™ Test will run between 10am and 6pm local time (GMT +2) and can be tracked through live timing on


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