After a frenzied start to the 2020 season, the MotoGP ™ World Championship is now taking a brief breather after Brno events and the double at the Red Bull Ring in Austria in consecutive weeks.
The last three weeks of action have certainly flipped any preconceived notions that this year’s championship may be a foregone conclusion, but despite a two week break between races, that hasn’t stopped the constructors from working, as they look to eke out any advantage possible.
This is particularly true in the case of Ducati, KTM and Aprilia, who this week have taken the opportunity to start warming up at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli through a triple test day held from Tuesday to Thursday. It is not a novel situation for the three factories at the end of last June they already had the opportunity to shoot there along with Suzuki.
Currently, there are 4 pilots working in Misano. KTM has two representatives on the track, as it has displaced Mika Kallio and a Dani Pedrosa, who has been highly praised in recent weeks as a key part of the definitive explosion of the Mattighofen manufacturer.
Michele Pirro, fresh from substituting for the injured ‘Pecco’ Bagnaia (Pramac Racing) recently, is in Misano working on improvements for Ducati, while Aprilia’s Lorenzo Savadori is testing out the RS-GP.
Pirro, who has already had the opportunity to ride the GP20 at Misano in June, shoulders the responsibility for Ducati to pave the way in home a double round where they want to relaunch their ambitions on the circuit where they will be able to race in front of their own fans.
The Lenovo GP of San Marino and the Rimini Riviera will be held from September 11 to 13, and a week later it will be the turn of the TISSOT GP of Emilia-Romagna and the Rimini Riviera. Ducati, KTM and Aprilia are already taking positions!
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