Motorcycles Impressive: Jonathan Rea when test faster than the MotoGP prototypes
Andrea Dovizioso back on a MotoGP bike: private test with Aprilia
© Motorsport Images Ex-MotoGp driver Andrea Dovizioso has agreed to a test with Aprilia Are these the first steps for Andrea Dovizioso towards a MotoGP comeback? Aprilia has announced that it will do a three-day private test with the Italian in Jerez next month. There Dovizioso is to pilot the current RS-GP 2021 from April 12th to 14th. "I was pleased with Aprilia's interest and when we talked about the possibility of taking this test, I gladly accepted the invitation," says the 34-year-old.
Jonathan Rea has completed the preseason tests with a recorddrunning. In the final forums in Aragon (), the Kawasaki pilot circulated the course in 1: 48.528 minutes and was thus faster than on his pole round in the previous year. In addition, Rea subbed the lap times of KTM-MotoGP Test Driver Dani Pedrosa, who also turned his laps in Aragon.
"I am very satisfied with this test," commented on the Superbike Record World Champion. "We were able to work out everything we had done. The racing simulations were most important to us. I graduated every day at the time of the race. Exactly, we drove a bit later because the temperatures were the highest temperatures at 3 pm. "
Riders keen on a MotoGP version of Drive to Survive
Leading MotoGP riders have reacted positively to the idea of a Drive to Survive-style series for the championship, with a documentary being filmed this season. © Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images Alex Rins, Team Suzuki MotoGP, Valentino Rossi, Petronas Yamaha SRT Netflix's Drive to Survive has proven to be a smash hit for Formula 1, driving interest in the series to the point where the championship expects to broadcast to one million viewers in 2021.
"Step by step, we dealt with my driving style and with some electronic parts. But it was more about me so I could find a rhythm and could understand the behavior of the tires over many laps. In addition, we dealt with the electronics tuning, which we worked Use in the race, "reports Rea.
With the next victory, REA would reach the brand of 100 WSBK rivers. "It's not a formality," Warnes Rea at 'worldsbk.com'. "Of course it's my big goal to do that at the beginning of the season. I remember when I overtook Fogarty with the victory in Brno 2018. That was a milestone in my career. I think 100 will create the same feeling."
But to win, he has to prevail against Scott Redding, Toprak Razgatlioglu, Alvaro Bautista, Michael Van der Mark and the other top drivers. Which driver does Rea itself on the bill? "I think it's disrespectful to ask for names. Of course, it is always good for the media to ask. But always forgets names. I do not want to be disrespectful," he noticed.
"The past has already shown that the supposed favorite of his role is not fair and instead is an outsider on the front. Last year we had seven different race winners. We should not forget that," explains Rea. "I hope I can fight for the win at the first race weekend. Let's wait for those who can still mix."
The WSBK season 2020 starts on the penultimate May weekend in Aragon. A week after it goes on directly in Estoril.
MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix - Start time, how to watch & more .
MotoGP travels to Jerez this weekend for the fourth round of the 2021 season. Here's how you can watch the Spanish Grand Prix in your country. © KTM Images Brad Binder, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Factory Yamaha rider Fabio Quartararo leads the championship heading into Spain on the back of two victories in the opening three races of the season, with Ducati's Francesco Bagnaia sitting second ahead of the second factory M1 of Maverick Vinales.Honda's Marc Marquez will be racing at his home turf again, having made a solid return to MotoGP at the previous round in Portimao following a long injury layoff.