Rossi hoping for two-day MotoGP pre-season test

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Monster Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi is hoping for a two-day MotoGP test prior to the 2020 season getting underway in order to blow away the coronavirus cobwebs.

The Doctor, who is hoping to re-open his training ranch in the next week, thinks that a test at the track where MotoGP will finally begin will help all the riders re-acclimatise after the long lay-off.

“It will certainly not be easy physically, because we have to train a lot to be ready. I hope we can put in a little test before the first race, maybe on the same track, and maybe for two days,” said Rossi.

“Because it’s been a while since we were last on the track. Maybe that’s why we’re not ready to start with the first free practice session.”

Team-mate Maverick Vinales is a little less worried about it: You don’t lose that feeling, or at least that’s one of my strengths.

“I can not get on my bike for two months and then have the same feeling as before, which is very positive. There are also enough other bikes to train on. We don’t have to sit on the M1 to train.”