MotoGP stars to use street bikes at Portimao test

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MotoGP stars will be using street bikes when they visit Portimao for a two-day test in October.

The test is primarily for MotoGP manufacturer test teams and will provide valuable data to premier class teams, as well as technical suppliers, ahead of Portimão’s debut on the calendar.

Test riders present will include Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha), Michele Pirro (Ducati), Dani Pedrosa (KTM) and Stefan Bradl (Honda).

It will mean that the likes of Andrea Dovizioso, Cal Crutchlow and Maverick Vinales will be lapping on a Panigale V4R, a Fireblade SP and an YZF-R1M.

The provisional entry list of MotoGP class riders is as follows:

Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team)
Jack Miller (Pramac Racing)
Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP)
Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing)
Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda Idemitsu)
Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Tech 3)
Pol Espargaro (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing)
Johann Zarco (Esponsorama Racing)
Francesco Bagnaia (Pramac Racing)
Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini)
Alex Marquez (Repsol Honda Team)
Iker Lecuona (Red Bull KTM Tech 3)
Bradley Smith (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini)
Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda Castrol)