A lot of riders on track today in Barcelona and Valencia for test days. From MotoGP stars, like Pol Espargaro and Maverick Vinales, to a lot of Moto2 and Moto3 riders. Before the start, all the participants observed a minute of silence in memory of Fausto Gresini.
A lot of riders today went on track for some tests in Barcelona‘s circuit Montmelo and in Valencia‘ circuit Ricardo Tormo. A lot of MotoGP riders were involved, but mostly with road bikes. Along with them on track, we saw also a lot of Moto2 and Moto3 riders, especially in Valencia. Before the opening of the pit lanes, a minute of silence in memory of Fausto Gresini was observed.
CADET CLASSES ON THE TRACK IN VALENCIA
In Valencia a lot of Moto2 Italian riders went on track: Fabio Di Giannantonio and Nicolò Bulega, with Tony Arbolino and his team IntactGP. On track also Sky Racing Team VR46 with Celestino Vietti and Marco Bezzecchi. From Moto2, with a Yamaha, there was also Sam Lowes. Unluckily there wasn’t a timing official service today but it seems that Bezzecchi completed a 1:35.5 lap and his rookie teammate, Vietti, recorded a 1:37.2.
There was plenty of Moto3 riders and teams too. SIC58 Squadra Corse with Tatsuki Suzuki and the rookie Lorenzo Fellon, Snipers Team with the new entry Andrea Migno and Filip Salač. Along with them also Gabriel Rodrigo and Jeremy Alcoba. Also for these drivers, we have just some unofficial timings: 1:39.7 for Suzuki and 1:41.1 for Fellon. However, the satisfaction of being back on track remains, especially for Migno who seems to be happy with the new team led by Mirko Cecchini and their bike.
ALL CATEGORIES TESTED IN BARCELONA
Joan Mir and Alex Rins (Suzuki), Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo Team), Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha), Pol Espargaró (Repsol Honda Team), Aleix Espargaró (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini), Johann Zarco (Pramac Racing) were present on the Catalan track, with Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda Idemitsu) and Alex Márquez (LCR Honda Castrol).
Finally Pol Espargarò at work with Honda. He worked with two road bikes: a Honda CBR 1000 RR-R Fireblade and a RC213V-S. Fabio Quartararo rode his YZF-R1 painted with the Monster Energy Yamaha team colours. Later in the day, his new teammate Maverick Viñales arrived. All of these riders were able to cross the new La Caixa corner (turn 10), remodelled during the winter (VIDEO).
In addition to the MotoGP riders, there were also other members of Moto2 and Moto3. Remy Gardner and his Red Bull KTM partner Ajo. Also Raúl Fernández, Albert Arenas (Aspar Team Moto2), Marcos Ramírez (Tennor American Racing). And from Moto3, Jaume Masiá (Red Bull KTM Ajo).