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By motogp.com

Riders ready for first taste of Portimao

Test riders and some MotoGP™ riders will be spinning laps in Portugal this week in preparation for the 2020 season finale

Tags MotoGP, 2020

On Wednesday the 7th of October, some MotoGP™ riders and the factory test riders will be on track at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve as vital preparations are done ahead of the 2020 season finale in Portimao.

On Tuesday at 16:00 local time (GMT+1), there will be a Press Conference with the test riders of each factory, with the best clips available on motogp.com. The test riders on MotoGP™ bikes and the full-time MotoGP™ riders on superbikes will then be on track from 09:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00, with the test riders also laying the rubber on Thursday.

The test riders (and Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro) who are on track on Wednesday and Thursday are as follows:
- Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha)
- Dani Pedrosa (KTM)
- Stefan Bradl (HRC)
- Michele Pirro (Ducati)
- Sylvain Guintoli (Suzuki)
- Lorenzo Savadori (Aprilia)*
- Bradley Smith (Aprilia)**
- Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia)**

*Only riding Thursday
**Only riding Wednesday

The MotoGP™ riders who are riding superbikes are as follows:
- Maverick Viñales
- Valentino Rossi
- Andrea Dovizioso
- Danilo Petrucci
- Jack Miller
- Francesco Bagnaia
- Johann Zarco
- Tito Rabat
- Takaaki Nakagami
- Alex Marquez
- Pol Espargaro
- Brad Binder
- Miguel Oliveira
- Joan Mir
- Alex Rins

Highlights of the riders attacking the stunning Portimao layout for the first time will be available on motogp.com, as will interviews with the riders to get their thoughts on the track. Reports and reactions will also be available on motogp.com.

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