KTM confirms Binder, Kallio for Goodwood - Pol back for GASGAS

Red Bull KTM has confirmed that its MotoGP race winner Brad Binder and factory test rider Mika Kallio will steer the RC16 up the famous Goodwood hill on July 13-16.

The Austrian factory team will join its sister GASGAS squad plus Ducati Lenovo, LCR Honda, Aprilia Racing and the RNF Aprilia Team at the Festival of Speed.

New Moto2 grand prix winner Jake Dixon will also be in attendance, alongside MotoGP Legends such as Giacomo Agostini, Mick Doohan, Kevin Schwantz and Casey Stoner.

Ten current riders including 2022 world champion Francesco Bagnaia will also take to the hill, with KTM confirming that Kallio will ride the RC16 on Thursday and Friday, before Binder - a double Sprint winner this season and fourth in the current standings - takes over on Saturday and Sunday.

Meanwhile, Pol Espargaro will complete his first laps on a GASGAS MotoGP bike since his Portimao accident on Thursday and Friday.

The full MotoGP rider line-up on each day of the Festival will be as follows:

Aprilia Racing: Lorenzo Savadori (Thursday, Friday).

RNF Aprilia: Miguel Oliveira (Saturday), Raul Fernandez (Sunday).

Ducati Lenovo: Michele Pirro (Thursday, Friday). Francesco Bagnaia & Enea Bastianini (Saturday, Sunday).

GASGAS Tech3: Pol Espargaro (Thursday, Friday), Augusto Fernandez (Saturday, Sunday).

LCR Honda: TBC.

Red Bull KTM: Mika Kallio (Thursday, Friday), Brad Binder (Saturday, Sunday)

Over 200,000 visitors are expected to attend this year’s Festival of Speed, held a few weeks before the British MotoGP at Silverstone on August 4-6.

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