Finally the 2020 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup season has wings and a 12 race season. With the ongoing support of Dorna as part of the Road to MotoGP structure, the fourteenth Cup season will begin with four races over back-to-back weekends at the Red Bull Ring following a three day preseason test at the same venue in the first week of August.
Alongside the other Grand Prix classes the double weekend theme continues with four races at Motorland Aragón in October and the remaining quartet in November at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia.
The twenty-six Rookies come from across the globe and are desperate to get on their KTM RC 250 Rs having shared the motorsport world’s frustration following the cancelation of the original test in Jerez in April and the delayed start to the season.
Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup Calendar 2020
August 2-4: Preseason Test in Spielberg, Austria
August 15-16: Race 1 & Race 2 in Spielberg, Austria
August 22-23: Race 3 & Race 4 in Spielberg, Austria
Good news MXGP fans! You can now check out the 81st issue of the MXGP Magazine!
This month’s cover features three generations of the legendary Everts family, including Harry, Stefan and Liam Everts, who talked about their history and Liam’s first races following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather.
Also, inside you will find a special feature about the 6-time Women’s World Champion, Kiara Fontanesi and how she balances motherhood and racing, along with a Racing Catch-up, discussing the surprises of this season so far!
Additionally, the May issue includes more about Corrado Maddii in our MX Hall of Fame, as well as Shayne King’s 1996 KTM 500 in our Vintage Bike section. Lots for you to enjoy and read through!
Users who have already downloaded other issues on their iOS device can automatically download the new issue by opening the News Stand and clicking on the cover of the MXGP Mag. Whereas those readers using an Android device will be able to download the magazine for free thanks to this app: http://bit.ly/IssuuOnAndroid
Tavullia, Italy – Have a sneak peek inside Valentino Rossi’s private Ranch training ground in Italy. Rossi explains why training on dirt helps you improve on asphalt.
“It’s more difficult to organize training on the track,” said Rossi. “Sometimes we go to Misano, other times Mugello but we can’t do it every week. The ranch was created from an oval, then we made another one, and finally, the rest of the track, which looks like a TT, with fast corners and hairpins.”
“We needed a place to improve our skills in controlling the bike when it starts to skid,” explained Rossi. “You have to move on the seat to find some grip. You also need this when riding on asphalt.”