KTM made everything being totally silent and tried to keep his secret until coming back on track. The Austrian manufacturer’s plan was a success as long as we only knew yesterday that Daniel Pedrosa and Pol Espargaro will be on track on 27th May and 28th May at Red Bull Ring to test the bike.
Speedweek.com unveiled that and KTM will so be able to try their components for two days with his test rider Daniel Pedrosa and the official one, Pol Espargaro, while his teammate, Brad Binder, was not able to leave Sudafrica due to Coronavirus restrictions. Surely not ideal for the 2016 Moto3 World Champion who is a rookie and surely would have taken benefit from testing the bike.
The circuit was blocked to test X-Bow Auto but it was just a coverage made by KTM that could test a lot of things, but especially finding the feeling back with the MotoGP. Anyway, these two days will be really important as long as KTM has to homologate his engine and will have time until 29th June thanks to concessions.
Mike Leitner declared to Speedweek that KTM will make everything to improve and make step forwards: “We could improve in every area”, admitted Leitner. Championship has not started yet and we still miss a provisional calendar, but the Teams are doing everything to be ready for the beginning of the 2020 MotoGP Season.