Following individual outings for KTM (Red Bull Ring) and then Aprilia (Misano), the first multi-team test since the easing of the coronavirus lockdown will take place at Misano next week.

KTM and Aprilia will again be on track from June 23-25, the Concession rules also allowing both factories to bring their race riders.

Only Pol Espargaro joined KTM test rider Dani Pedrosa during the team's Austrian shakedown at the end of May, which marked the first MotoGP laps since February's Qatar test.

KTM has told that all four of its 2020 race riders - Espargaro and Brad Binder, plus Tech3's Miguel Oliveira and Iker Lecuona - will be present at Misano, although Pedrosa will not be taking part.

Following a post-lockdown shakedown with test riders Bradley Smith and Lorenzo Savadori at Misano last week, Aprilia will bring team leader Aleix Espargaro to join the pair at next week's outing. Andrea Iannone is still unable to ride, pending the outcome of his CAS appeal.

Suzuki and Ducati confirmed to that their MotoGP test teams, with Sylvain Guintoli and Michele Pirro respectively, will also be present - at a circuit that is now scheduled to host back-to-back MotoGP events in mid-September.

In other Ducati related news, the Pramac team told that Jack Miller should be back in Europe, from Australia, 'around the end of June'.

The first MotoGP outing for Honda and Yamaha since the lockdown is still to be confirmed.

Three hours of official MotoGP testing, featuring all teams and riders, is scheduled for Jerez on Wednesday, July 15, a few days before the new season-opening race weekend.



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